Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dell MD3200 Failed Battery Pack Replaced

One of the RAID Controller’s battery on my Dell PowerVault MD3200 has failed today so I got a replacement part to replace it.

Replacing the battery requires detaching the RAID Controller from the MD3200.  However, there was no down time because the other RAID Controller is still functioning.  We just need to make sure all the disk groups have been changed over to the working RAID Controller by using the PowerVault Modular Disk Storage Manager in the Logical View.

Then in the Physical view, select the RAID Controller to be removed.


Click on the Advanced menu and select Recovery –> Place RAID Controller Module –> Offline.  This will place the RAID Controller offline and we are ready to remove it.


This is how the RAID Controller with the battery removed looks like.


The high speed 8GB SDHC card on the RAID Controller.


The battery pack.

Dell MD3200 RAID Controller Battery

After replacing the the battery pack, reinsert the RAID Controller back and place it online.  Wait for a few minutes and everything is back to normal.

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