ServeRAID event "Potential non-optimal configuration due to drive PD X commissioned as emergency spare" - IBM System x



Source

RETAIN tip: H206526

Symptom

A system configured with IBM ServeRAID M5000 series SAS or SATA controller logs a message in the MegaRAID Storage Manager (MSM) Event log and the controller firmware log, similar to the following:

 

Reminder: Potential non-optimal configuration due to drive PD 0f(e0xfc/s2) commissioned as emergency spare

The message is logged every 24 hours.

Note: The 'PD 0f(e0xfc/s2)' is shown for illustrative purposes, the values will reflect the individual configuration.

Affected configurations

The system may be any of the following IBM servers:

  • System x3100 M4, type 2582, any model
  • System x3200 M3, type 7328, any model
  • System x3250 M3, type 4251, any model
  • System x3250 M3, type 4252, any model
  • System x3250 M3, type 4261, any model
  • System x3400 M2, type 7837, any model
  • System x3400 M3, type 7378, any model
  • System x3400 M3, type 7379, any model
  • System x3500 M2, type 7839, any model
  • System x3500 M3, type 7380, any model
  • System x3550 M2, type 4198, any model
  • System x3550 M2, type 7946, any model
  • System x3550 M3, type 4254, any model
  • System x3550 M3, type 7944, any model
  • System x3620 M3, type 7376, any model
  • System x3630 M3, type 7377, any model
  • System x3650 M2, type 7947, any model
  • System x3650 M3, type 4255, any model
  • System x3690 X5, type 7147, any model
  • System x3690 X5, type 7148, any model
  • System x3690 X5, type 7149, any model
  • System x3690 X5, type 7192, any model
  • System x3850 X5, type 7143, any model
  • System x3850 X5, type 7145, any model
  • System x3850 X5, type 7146, any model
  • System x3850 X5, type 7191, any model
  • System x3950 X5, type 7143, any model
  • System x3950 X5, type 7145, any model
  • iDataPlex dx360 M3 Server, type 6391, any model

The system is configured with one or more of the following IBM Options:

  • ServeRAID M5014 SAS or SATA Controller, Option part number 46M0916, any replacement part number (CRU)
  • ServeRAID M5015 SAS or SATA Controller, Option part number 46M0829, any replacement part number (CRU)
  • ServeRAID M5025 SAS or SATA Controller, Option part number 46M0830, any replacement part number (CRU)

This tip is not software specific.

Solution

There is no functional impact. To prevent the message from appearing in the system event logs:

  1. Open MegaRAID Storage Manager.
  2. Select Tools --> Monitor Configure Alerts.
  3. Select Change Individual Events.
  4. Highlight event ID 406.
  5. Deselect the System log check box.

Applicable countries and regions

 


Document id:  MIGR-5091562
Last modified:  2013-07-02
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