Modular Smart Array
controller, cache, and battery
These instructions apply to MSA1000,
MSA1500 cs, and MSA1510i products.
These components may also be used in other
HP products. See documentation for your
specific product for replacement instructions.
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Second edition February 2006
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About this document
This document details procedures for replacing a controller, controller
cache module, or cache batteries in HP StorageWorks Modular Smart
Array (MSA) 1000, 1500 cs, and 1510i products.
Before you begin
Be sure the replacement is available before removing
the failed component. Removing a component impacts airflow and
cooling within the enclosure.
Follow these instructions when replacing components.
If the procedure is done improperly, it is possible to lose data or
When handling system components, there is a
danger to equipment from electrostatic discharge (ESD). Use proper
anti-static protection at all times:
Keep the replacement component in the ESD bag until needed.
Wear an ESD wrist strap grounded to an unpainted surface of the
If an ESD wrist strap is unavailable, touch an unpainted surface of
the chassis before handling the component.
Never touch connector pins.
See your user documentation for additional information.
Using this document
Your replacement procedures may not require all steps listed in this
Controller replacement—Use steps 1, 2, 4, and 5.
Controller cache module replacement—Use steps 1, 2, 4, and 5.
Controller cache battery replacement—Use steps 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Verifying component failure
Before replacing a controller, cache module, or battery pack:
Check the controller heartbeat LED (1).
If the LED is not blinking, it might indicate a failure.
Check the controller fault LED (2).
If the LED is on, it might indicate a failure. Check for an error
message listed in
Remove the controller, wait 10 seconds, and then reinsert it,
ensuring that it is fully seated in the chassis. If this does not resolve
the issue, continue with the replacement procedures.
and take appropriate action.