Recently my IBM DS3400 SAN gave an alert that the controller batteries had to be changed out. So after ordering some batteries, receiving them, it was time to perform a battery exchange. The steps are quite straight forward but still require a bit of forethought. I run IBM System Storage Manager 10 from within a VM running Windows 2008 R2, it is actually my VMware vCenter Server. In order, for me to exchange the batteries the IBM System Storage Manager 10 must be able to talk to the controllers either over the network or over the fibre connection. Since this is a VM, all I can do is control the SAN over the network at this time. Continue reading IBM DS3400 Redundant Controllers and Bad Batteries, eNet Cable Fail
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