RAID Adapter Message Table

This section lists, in alphabetic order, messages associated with the IBM SCSI-2 Fast/Wide Streaming RAID-Adapter/A.

Where the "Action" information tells you to start the IBM RAID Configuration program, insert the RAID Configuration diskette into the primary diskette drive (usually drive A) and press Ctrl+Alt+Del.  The action column also is used to provide general information about the message.

Where "m", "n", "x", or "y" appear in these messages, a number will appear in the actual message displayed by the server.

n logical drives are installed.
Description: This is the number of logical drives that are defined.
Action:      Information only; no action required.

Controller cannot recover from data inconsistencies.
Description: The controller does not have a complete list of all pending operations from the last system usage.
Action:      Start the IBM RAID Configuration program and synchronize all logical drives.

Controller firmware error.  Reload firmware.
Description: The controller is not operational.
Action:      Have the system serviced.

Controller hardware error; run RAID Controller diagnostics program.
Description: The controller is not operational.
Action:      Have the system serviced.

Controller is not responding to commands.  No logical drives are installed.
Description: The controller is not operational.
Action:      Have the system serviced.

Data on critical logical drive is inconsistent.
Description: A power loss occurred when the logical drive was in Critical state.  Data is lost.
Action:      Replace the defunct drive and re-create the data.

Drive identified for channel n bay m found at channel x bay y.
Description: A hard disk drive is installed in the wrong bay.
Action:      Install the drive in the correct bay, or leave it where it is and reassign it to its present bay.  Data in the logical drive  will be lost when you reassign it to a new bay.

             To reassign the drive:
             1. Start the IBM RAID Configuration program.
             2. Select Create/delete array from the Main Menu.  The Bay/Array
                selection list will appear and you can reassign the drive.

Drive in channel n bay m does not respond.
Description: The drive in this bay does not respond to commands from the controller.
Action:      Insert the RAID Configuration Diskette and press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart  the system.  A screen will appear to help you decide whether to declare the drive irrecoverable.  If you declare the drive irrecoverable, start the IBM RAID Configuration program to resolve the problem.

IBM RAID BIOS - System in protect mode; cannot continue.  System halted.
Description: System operating in protect mode without a device driver.
Action:      Update the CONFIG.SYS file with the proper device drivers and restart  the system.

Installation stopped.
Description: The controller cannot be accessed.
Action:      This message is a follow-on to a preceding message.  Follow the Action  instructions for the preceding message you received to resolve the  problem.

Irrecoverable configuration error; run Configuration program.
Description: An error exists in the configuration data stored on the RAID controller.
Action:      Restore the configuration from your Disk Array Configuration Backup diskette.
             1. Start the IBM RAID Configuration Program.
             2. Select Advanced functions from the Main Menu; then select 
                  Restore config. from diskette.
             3. Follow the instructions on the screen.

         If the configuration stored on your Disk Array Configuration Backup diskette  is not current (or if you do not have a backup of your configuration information), have the system serviced.

Irrecoverable controller error - memory parity failure.
Description: The controller is not operational.
Action:      Have the system serviced.

No free RAM found; no logical drives are installed.
Description: The controller could not initialize its BIOS.
Action:      Have the system serviced.

No logical drives found; none are installed.
Description: No logical drives are defined.
Action:      Start the IBM RAID Configuration program and define a logical drive.

RAID firmware version x.yy.
Description: This is the version level.
Action:      Information only; no action is required.

Recoverable configuration error; run Configuration program.
Description: An error exists in the configuration data stored on the controller.
Action:      Insert the IBM RAID Controller Diskette and press Ctrl+Alt+Del to  restart the system.  Follow the instructions on the screen.

Recovery from data inconsistency is in progress.
Description: Most likely cause was a sudden power loss during last operation.
Action:      No action is required.

Starting drives...
Description: The controller is starting drives in the array.
Action:      Information only; no action is required.

Unidentified drive found in channel n bay m.
Description: The drive in this bay is not recognized by the system.
Action:      Information only; the system will assign it to that bay.

WARNING:  n logical drivers are critical.
Description: n logical drives are offline.  One or more drives have failed.
Action:      Replace the defunct drives as soon as possible to prevent data loss.

WARNING:  The firmware flash EEPROM is failing and must be replaced.
Description: The EEPROM on the controller is reaching the end of its life and must  be replaced.
Action:      Have the system serviced.

WARNING:  Too many entries in the change list.  Reset the system to clear it.
Description: Temporary tables in the controller are full; the controller needs to be  reset.
Action:      Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart the system; then follow the instructions  on the screen.

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