Category: Storage

Synologo NAS: Parity Consistency Checking missing Percentage

Martin 08/11/2016

When adding bigger disks or rebuilding a volume, storage manager normally shows how far it’s gotten in the process, but sometimes this percentage is missing! For now, a workaround it to do a SSH to the terminal of the Synology, and issue this command: “cat /proc/mdstat” And you can see how far you are and a approx. time frame for the end 🙂

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IBM Storwize V3700 7.6.1.0 firmware released

Martin 15/03/2016

Amongst other things, it fixes the long pause when upgrading from 7.5.x to 7.6 🙂 Release notes: http://public.dhe.ibm.com/storage/san/sanvc/release_notes/760_releasenotes.html Download: http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/quickorder?product=ibm%2FStorage_Disk%2FIBM+Storwize+V3700&fixids=StorageDisk-2072-7.6.1.0&source=myna&myns=s028&mynp=OCSTLM5A&mync=E&cm_sp=s028-_-OCSTLM5A-_-E

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IBM/Lenovo Storwize V3700: New firmware released (7.6.0.3)

Martin 19/01/2016

IBM/Lenovo has now issued a new firmware for the V3700 again. This updates fixes two APARS (Search for 7.6.0.3 is the release notes 🙂 ) Release notes: http://public.dhe.ibm.com/storage/san/sanvc/release_notes/760_releasenotes.html Download link: http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/doSelectFixes?options.selectedFixes=StorageDisk-2072-7.6.0.3&continue=1

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URGENT – SVC/Storwize 7.6.0.0 issue

Martin 03/12/2015

UPDATE: Fix released for this 8/2015 – read more here: https://martinsblog.dk/ibmlenovo-storwize-firmware-version-7-6-0-1-released/ Got this from IBM yesterday: Unfortunately, an issue has been discovered in this release that may lead to unexpected node warmstarts if host I/O is performed to volumes that contain 64,000 extents or more.  This may result in both nodes in an I/O group pair warmstarting at the same time, causing a temporary loss of host access to volumes serviced by this I/O group. We… URGENT – SVC/Storwize 7.6.0.0 issue

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IBM Storwize V3700: Noisy Powersupply

Martin 10/11/2015

UPDATE 9/3-2016: IBM has a KB for this (This is from IBM support) – remember use this at own risk :): The command to reset canisters (which usually helps) is: svctask chenclosurecanister -reset -canister 1 EnclosureID svctask chenclosurecanister -reset -canister 2 EnclosureID in this case, the only enclosure in system is “1” so: svctask chenclosurecanister -reset -canister 1 1 svctask chenclosurecanister -reset -canister 2 1 Note that you should wait 30 minutes between canister 1… IBM Storwize V3700: Noisy Powersupply

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IBM/Lenovo StorWize V3700: Firmware update and Data Integrity Issue

Martin 17/09/2015

When you try to upgrade the code of the Storwize V3700 SAN, the testutility may  tell you that you need to firmware upgrade your drives.   This procedure is designed for software 7.4 and later only, if not running this, see the bottom of this page: (Data Integrity Issue when Drive Detects Unreadable Data) If you have firmware 7.4 and above, you can go into Pools -> Internal Storage -> Action -> Upgrade All Drive upgrades can… IBM/Lenovo StorWize V3700: Firmware update and Data Integrity Issue

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