Trademarks Lenovo and the Lenovo logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both. None of the above, continue with my search. We exited and made no changes. The battery shown in the photo is not a production-level battery. The array suddenly ‘disappears’.

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windows server r2 – How to direct access a disk connected to serveraid 8k – Server Fault

Like I said, I would encourage folks to do their own research, testing, etc. You would probably have an easier time putting the drive in a hard drive enclosure and accessing it through USB, or connecting it to a regular PC and copying whatever files you need over the network. A note about the two part numbers and firmware: There has never been any visible indication of any drive failures–no amber fault lights, etc. The system went down unexpectedly several days ago.

Mznager addition, you cannot upgrade the firmware of the card to V8.

Server Fault works best with JavaScript enabled. I’ll give the backstory also but here is the current state. I still have no explanation for what transpired. Contact and feedback Need support? Supported IBM eServer systems.


If any other operation is performed on the revived Logical Drive, other than a delete logical drive, the ‘Arcconf’ utility will display the following error message:. Critical revived Status of logical drive: Not all servers that support this controller also support the battery.

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This is a constant problem with raid controllers. A card with firmware earlier than V8. My problem is that I need to read files from a HDD taken from managre machine not raid. RAID controllers newer than the ones shown are not supported.

IBM ServeRAID 8i, 8k, 8k-l and 8s BIOS and Firmware Update CD v (Build ) – Servers – 程序园

I’ll post what I did here but I would NOT encourage folks to blindly take the same action without proper research, understanding the implications, etc. This seems very promising given our situation.

What I don’t want to do serverair anything that would destory the sereraid and preclude us from being able to use a recovery service should we decide to do so. I have a working IBM serveraid-8k. The battery shown in the photo is not a production-level battery. I can still access files if I plug it back on it again. Today’s business-critical servers require more protection, performance, and manageability than ever.


Improving the question-asking experience. What I need to know and haven’t found yet is how one makes the serveraid 8k controller expose a drive to Windows R2 without erasing all data already in the disk.

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Additionally, the two drives that comprise the missing RAID 1 are visible. Check here to start a new keyword search. The array suddenly ‘disappears’. I did see in the controller log that, right around the time the system went down when the issue occurred, an “Unknown error” was recorded for all 6 drives by serial maager at the exact same time. Ian Murphy Ian Murphy 3 3 gold badges 16 16 silver badges 28 28 bronze serveraaid.

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All other supported systems support tape connectivity only. Unicorn Meta Zoo 9: I had previously captured the controller logs off of the original system using the ServeRAID boot CD so I knew the exact details of the array configuration.