"Smart Storage Battery" really needed, when using an UPS for the server ?

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  1. itsmemario1

    itsmemario1 MDL Addicted

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    Today on a reboot, the server (ML-350 Gen9) says:
    "313-HP Smart Storage Battery 1 Failure - Battery Shutdown Event Code: 0x0400."
    ILO says its degraded. Googles advice is to replace it.

    Im aware its used to "preserve data" in case of a power failure.

    My question would be, is the "Smart Storage Battery" in an HP server really needed for "normal work", if I have an UPS attached to the server, that will shut it down normally anyway, in case of a power failure ?

    Or will there be other "problems" involved, when not replacing the Smart Storage Battery...or completely remove it ?
     
  2. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    Get rid of the battery & disable write caching for your raid. Performance will be slower though.
    Those "Smart Storage Batteries" don't last that long...
     
  3. itsmemario1

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    "The controller will deactivate the cache automatically if the battery charge drops below a certain threshold."

    So I should be fine removing the battery from a shutdown server, without the need to re-configure scripts using the ILO CLI prompt ?

    Any chance to get any battery charge details without manual measuring ?
     
  4. pcnavarra

    pcnavarra MDL Senior Member

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  5. itsmemario1

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