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Additional DAC Battery User's Guide
Make sure you read this manual before using the product.
After reading this manual carefully, store it in a safe place.
Keep this manual carefully.
N8103-102
855-900502-011-A

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    Keep this manual carefully. N8103-102 Additional DAC Battery User's Guide • • Make sure you read this manual before using the product. After reading this manual carefully, store it in a safe place. 855-900502-011-A...

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    NEC assumes no liability arising from the use of this product, nor any liability for incidental or consequential damages arising from the use of this manual regardless of Item (4).

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    (SATA2) xviii Congratulations for your purchase of the N8103-102 Additional DAC Battery (called BBU hereafter). The User’s Guide describes how to install and use the BBU correctly and safely. Read the guide thoroughly before handling it. In addition, refer to this manual when you want to know how to use it or some malfunction occurs.

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    Keep this User's Guide at hand for quick reference at anytime necessary. Be sure to read this section carefully. NOTES ON USE - Always read the Notes - The following includes information necessary for proper and safe operation of the product. SAFETY INDICATIONS In the User’s Guide, "WARNING"...

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    Precautions against hazards are presented with the following symbols. The individual symbols are defined as follows: ( ) (Example) Attention This symbol indicates the presence of a hazard. An image in the symbol illustrates the hazard type. Precaution against electric shock ( ) (Example) Prohibited Action...

  • Page 6: Symbols Used In This Manual And Warning Labels

    Symbols Used in This Manual and Warning Labels Attentions Indicates a general notice or warning that cannot be specifically identified. Indicates that improper use may cause an electric shock. Indicates that improper use may cause personal injury. Indicates that improper use may cause fumes or fire. Prohibited Actions Indicates a general prohibited action that cannot be specifically identified.

  • Page 7: Safety Indications

    NEC does not assume any liability for accidents resulting in injury or death, or for any damages to property that may occur as a result of using the product in such facilities, equipment, or control systems.

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    CAUTION Keep water or foreign matter away from the server. Do not let any form of liquid (water etc.) or foreign matter (e.g., pins or paper clips) enter the server. Failure to follow this warning may cause an electric shock, a fire, or a failure of the server.

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    Power Supply and Power Cord Use CAUTION Disconnect the power cord(s) before installing or removing the product in/from the server. Make sure to power off the server and disconnect the power cord(s) from a power outlet before installing/removing the product in/from the server, or connecting with the peripheral devices.

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    Do not use any unauthorized interface cable. Use only interface cables authorized by NEC and locate a proper device and connector before connecting a cable. Using an unauthorized cable or connecting a cable to an improper destination may cause a short circuit, resulting in a fire.

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    CAUTION Do not use or store the product in the place where corrosive gases exist. Make sure not to locate or use the server in the place where corrosive gases (sulfur dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, nitrogen dioxide, chlorine, ammonia, ozone, etc) exist. Also, do not install it in the environment where the air (or dust) includes components accelerating corrosion (ex.

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    Cleaning and Working wit h the Product WARNING Do not disassemble, repair, or alter the server. Never attempt to disassemble, repair, or alter the product on any occasion. Failure to follow this instruction may cause an electric shock or fire as well as malfunctions of the product.

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    During Operation CAUTION Avoid contact with the server during thunderstorms. Disconnect the power plug from the outlet when a thunderstorm is approaching. If it starts thundering before you disconnect the power plug, do not touch any part of the server containing the product. Failure to follow this warning may cause an electric shock.

  • Page 14: Warning Labels

    Warning Labels The warning label is attached to the product with possible danger or their vicinity in your product to inform the user that a hazardous situation may arise when operating the product. (Do not intentionally remove or damage any of the labels.) If you find any labels totally/partially removed or illegible due to damage, contact your sales representative.

  • Page 15: Notes On Use - For Correct Operation Of Bbu

    xiii Notes on Use - for correct operation of BBU - N8103-101 (SATA2) Note the following when you use the BBU. If you ignore the notes, your assets (including important data and/or other devices) may be damaged. The BBU is an additional battery exclusively used for the N8103-101 Disk Array Controller (SATA2).

  • Page 16: This Manual

    This Manual Windows The guide is intended for persons who are familiar with operating systems including Windows and fundamental operations of general-purpose I/O devices including the keyboard and mouse. Text Conventions The following conventions are used throughout this User's Guide. For safety symbols, see "SAFETY INDICATIONS"...

  • Page 17: In The Package

    In the Package The carton contains various accessories, as well as the product itself. See the packing list to make sure that you have everything and that individual components are not damaged. If you find any component missing or damaged, contact your sales agent. Transportation To transport the BBU, remove it from the server following "Chapter 1 Overview"...

  • Page 18: Transfer To Third Party

    For details on data erasure, ask your sales representative. NEC assumes no liability for data leakage if the product is transferred to third party without erasing the data.

  • Page 19: Life Of Bbu

    xvii Life of BBU The BBU is equipped with a backup battery. The life of the battery is about 2 years while it varies depending on the use environment and operating conditions. Replace the battery with a new one after about two years from the installation of the BBU (the installation time can be known by the battery label put on the server and the BBU).

  • Page 20: Recycle And Disposal

    xviii Recycle and Disposal The battery pack of the BBU is equipped with lithium ion battery which is recyclable. To enable such valuable resources to be reused, contact your service representative or bring it to the nearest recycle agent. For the removal of the BBU, see "4. Battery Pack Replacement Procedure"...

  • Page 21: Table Of Contents

    Preface ......................... i NOTES ON USE - Always read the Notes - .............. ii Symbols Used in This Manual and Warning Labels ....iv Safety Indications....................v Warning Labels ..................xii Notes on Use - for correct operation of BBU - ..............xiii This Manual ......................xiv In the Package ..................

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    Contents Chapter 1 Overview ......................21 1. Characteristics of BBU ....................... 21 2. Specification ..........................22 3. Installation Flow ......................... 22 4. Checking Contents in Package ....................23 5. Names and Functions of Sections....................24 6. Notes............................26 6-1. Notes on Installation ......................26 6-2.

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    N8103-102 N8103-101 (SATA2)( (Write Back SDRAM Write Back PCI/PCI-X PCI-Express...

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    121( )×120( )X22( )mm 81( )×120( )X22( )mm 0.10(kg) 3.7(V) 1.92(W) 10°C 35°C 0°C 35°C...

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    Set up Date...

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    (PCI/PCI-X PCI-Express N8103-102...

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    Set up Date X X X...

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    6-1. 6-2. Web-based Promise Array Manager( WebPAM WebPAM Battery voltage is out of range...

  • Page 31: Pci

    1-1. PCI PCI/PCI-X PCI-Express 1-2. PCI-Express PCI/PCI-X PCI/PCI-X PCI-E PCI-E PCI-E PCI-E PCI-Express PCI/PCI-X...

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    1-2. 1-3. 2006 Set up Date...

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    1-4. 1-5.

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    Web-based Promise Array Manager WebPAM WebPAM Tree View Battery Battery Tree View Controller 1 Controller Settings Battery Not Detected Event Enable Disable Enable Battery Not Detected Event Enable...

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    Logical Drive View Logical Drive Logical Drive Information Setting (Write Cache Mode AutoSwitch (Write Cache Status Write Back WebPAM Voltage Now Reading... WebPAM WebPAM WebPAM CD-ROM...

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    2-1. Web-based Promise Array Manager( WebPAM 2-2.

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    2006 Set up Date...

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    WebPAM Voltage Now Reading. . WebPAM WebPAM...

  • Page 43: Chapter 1 Overview

    Chapter 1 Overview First read this chapter if you use the N8103-102 Additional DAC Battery (called BBU hereafter) for the first time. This chapter describes the characteristics and configuration of the BBU and outlines the additional battery installation job. 1. Characteristics of BBU The BBU is an additional battery exclusively used for the N8103-101 Disk Array Controller (SATA2) (called disk array controller hereafter).

  • Page 44: Specification

    2. Specification Item Specification Remarks Maximum data backup time 72 hours Full charging Outer Use of full-height PCI 121 (width) × 120 (depth) x 22 Excluding battery cable dimension bracket (height) mm Use of low-profile PCI 81 (width) × 120 (depth) x 22 bracket (height) mm Weight...

  • Page 45: Checking Contents In Package

    4. Checking Contents in Package The package contains the following items. Check the contents to confirm that all the items are provided before starting the installation job. Item Remarks Additional DAC battery This unit User’s Guide This manual Battery label Low-profile PCI bracket The package contains the following items.

  • Page 46: Names And Functions Of Sections

    Used to connect the battery cable to the BBU. Either of two connectors may be used. Select either connector appropriate to your system environment (e.g., location to install in the server and cable routing condition). N code label Indicates the N code given for this BBU. N8103-102...

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    Rear view Accessories Set up Date Recycle label The label is put on the BBU. It indicates the recycle mark, battery type, and warning, and is filled with the management revision of the BBU. NOTE: The recycle label is also put on the battery pack in the battery case. The label on the battery pack is filled with the management revision of the battery pack.

  • Page 48: Notes

    6. Notes Read the following notes thoroughly before using the BBU. 6-1. Notes on Installation Do not put the BBU on a metallic plate including the chassis of the server. Do not hold the BBU with wet hands. If you do not follow these directions, the battery may be short-circuited.

  • Page 49: Chapter 2 Installing Bbu

    Chapter 2 Installing BBU This chapter describes the installation of the BBU in the server. 1. Installation Procedure Install the BBU in the disk array controller in the following procedure. Before starting the installation job, refer to the User’s Guide of the disk array controller and that of the server.

  • Page 50: Selecting And Installing Bracket

    1-2. Selecting and Installing Bracket The BBU is originally equipped with the full-height PCI bracket. To install the BBU to a low-profile PCI slot, the full-height PCI bracket must be replaced with the low-profile PCI bracket coming with the BBU. Remove the screws (2) fixing the full-height PCI bracket to the BBU.

  • Page 51: Putting Battery Label

    1-3. Putting Battery Label Fill the date (year and month) when the BBU is installed in the server on the battery label coming with the BBU. Then put the label on the PCI bracket. Fill the year and month. 2006 Set up Date Example) Y The life of the battery is about 2 years while it varies depending on the use...

  • Page 52: Installing Bbu In Server

    1-5. Installing BBU in Server Install the BBU in the disk array controller and the server in the following procedure: Remove the additional slot cover and screw from an unused PCI slot. Remove the cables from the disk array controller. Remove the disk array controller from the server, and connect the battery cable to the battery connector on the disk array controller.

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    Insert the BBU and disk array controller into the PCI slot and fix the BBU with the screw removed previously. Screw Disk array controller Screws Battery cable To install the BBU in the server, an empty PCI slot is required in the server. Before the installation, make sure that at least one unused PCI slot remains in the server.

  • Page 54: Checking By Utility

    2. Checking by Utility After the installation, check the connections and settings of the BBU using the disk array controller management utility "Web-based Promise Array Manager" (called WebPAM hereafter). Make sure that the Battery icon appears in the Tree View of WebPAM. "Battery"...

  • Page 55: Chapter 3 Operation And Maintenance

    Chapter 3 Operation and Maintenance 1. Maintenance Service Service representatives subordinate to or authorized by NEC provide services of the BBU with use of genuine parts and high technical capabilities. You can get the services for your own convenience. For the services, contact the NEC sales department or representatives.

  • Page 56: Battery Pack Replacement Procedure

    3. Battery Pack Replacement Procedure Replace the battery pack in the following procedure: Exit from all applications and shutdown OS. Turn off the power of the server and remove all the power cords connected to the power unit from the receptacles. Remove the side cover following the User’s Guide of the server.

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    Remove the battery pack cable from the battery case connector. Remove the battery pack from the battery case. Battery pack Battery case Replace the battery pack with a new one and install it to the battery case. New (replaced) battery pack Battery case...

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    Connect the battery pack cable to the connector on the battery case. Make sure that the connector pins of the battery pack cable are securely inserted into the battery case connector. New (replaced) battery pack Battery case On the rear face of the BBU, fix the battery pack with the screws (4) removed in step 7.

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    Fill the replacement date (year and month) on the battery label coming with the battery pack. Then put the label on the PCI bracket. The old label may be either peeled off or left. If left, put the new label on the old one. Fill the year and month.

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    Install the BBU and the disk array controller to the PCI slot of the server as before and fix it with the screw. Disk array controller Screws Battery cable Connect all the cables to the server and the disk array controller as before. Install the removed side cover and power cords to recover the original state.

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