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Dell PowerVault MD3000i Replacement Manual

Replacing a raid controller module in a single-controller md3000i
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WARNING:
A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury,
or death.
Replacing a RAID Controller Module
in a Single-Controller MD3000i
This document describes how to replace a failed RAID controller module in a
single-controller MD3000i. After replacing the RAID controller, you will also
need to update its controller and NVSRAM firmware. These steps are described
in "Updating RAID Controller and NVSRAM Firmware on the Replacement
RAID Controller Module" later in this document.
Replacing the RAID Controller Module
WARNING:
Always wear a wrist grounding strap when handling equipment with
static-sensitive components. See your
information.
Removing the RAID Controller Module
1 Power down the MD3000i enclosure.
2 Disconnect all cables from the failed RAID controller module.
3 Push up on the release tab on the left side of the module (see Figure 1).
4 At the same time, pull out on the release lever. When the lever is pulled out,
the controller module partially ejects from the enclosure.
5 Remove the module from the enclosure and place it on a flat, secure surface.
CAUTION:
To avoid damage to the sensitive EMI (ElectroMagnetic Interference)
contacts on the bottom of the controller module, do not stack or place the module on a
hard surface.
Product Information Guide
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  • Page 1 WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death. Replacing a RAID Controller Module in a Single-Controller MD3000i This document describes how to replace a failed RAID controller module in a single-controller MD3000i. After replacing the RAID controller, you will also need to update its controller and NVSRAM firmware.
  • Page 2 Figure 1. Removing and Installing a RAID Controller Module release tab release lever Installing a Replacement RAID Controller Module 1 Carefully insert the replacement RAID controller module into the empty module slot. 2 Push the module into the back of the slot until it is firmly seated in the backplane connector (see Figure 1).
  • Page 3 NOTE: The Single Controller Replacement Utility will not update any RAID controller that is not in lockdown mode. If your RAID controller is not in lockdown mode, use the update procedure described in the Dell PowerVault MD3000i User’s Guide. NOTE: In order to update the firmware, the RAID enclosure must contain at least two disk drives.
  • Page 4 Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, and PowerVault are trademarks of Dell Inc. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products.