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Administrator Guide 15

OceanStor 5300 V3, 5500 V3, 5600 V3, 5800 V3, and 6800 V3 Storage System V300R003

Routine maintenance activities are the most common activities for the storage device, including powering on or off the storage device, managing users, modifying basic parameters of the storage device, and managing hardware components. This document applies to the system administrators who are responsible for carrying out routine maintenance activities, monitoring the storage device, and rectifying common device faults.
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Management and Maintenance Tasks

Management and Maintenance Tasks

This chapter describes the routine management and maintenance task for the OceanStor 5300 V3/5500 V3/5600 V3/5800 V3/6800 V3 storage system.

Management Task List

The management task list shown in Table 1-6 provides a quick way to get familiar with the management operations and their triggering events.

Table 1-6  Management task list



Triggering Event

Storage space management

Changing Storage Space Capacity

The storage space available for use by services is insufficient.

Allocating and Using Storage Space

A new service requires storage space.

User management

Managing Users

Storage system user accounts need to be configured or managed.

System configuration information management

Setting the Device Time (Applicable to V300R003C00/V300R003C10)Setting the Device Time (Applicable to V300R003C20) and Setting Device Information

Basic device information such as time, name, and location has been changed.

Exporting System Data

System running data or logs need to be backed up.

License file management

Viewing an Activated License File
  • An alarm related to a license file is generated.
  • System information needs to be collected.
Importing a License File

New functions need to be added.

Alarm management

Modifying Alarm Dump Settings (Applicable to V300R003C00/V300R003C10)Modifying Alarm Dump Settings (Applicable to V300R003C20)

An excessive number of storage system alarms need to be prevented from compromising system performance.

You can visit to obtain the latest guide to each feature. The feature guides provide information about how to configure and manage features of the storage system.

List of Maintenance Tasks and Frequencies

The list of maintenance tasks and frequencies shown in Table 1-7 can help you check the device environment and device status.

Table 1-7  List of maintenance items and frequencies

Maintenance Site



Recommended Frequency

Equipment room where the storage system resides

Checking the Equipment Room
  • Operating temperature
  • Storage temperature
  • Operating humidity
  • Storage humidity
  • Particle contaminants
  • Corrosive airborne contaminant
  • Power supply

□Normal □Abnormal


Checking Racks
  • General layout of cables
  • Layout of power cables
  • Layout of service cables
  • Cable labeling
  • Empty slots
  • Signal cable connectors
  • Power cables
  • Host port connections

□Normal □Abnormal


Checking Indicators
  • Switch indicators
  • Controller enclosure indicators
  • Disk enclosure indicators

□Normal □Abnormal



Checking the Running Status of the Storage Device
  • Device status
  • System alarm information
  • System power consumption
  • System performance

□Normal □Abnormal


Checking the Running Status of Services
  • Disk domain status
  • Storage pool status
  • LUN status
  • Data protection feature status
  • Host status
  • Host port status

□Normal □Abnormal


Collecting and Recovering Storage System Information
  • Collecting information
  • Exporting system configuration data
  • Exporting alarm and event information
  • Contacting Huawei

□Completely collected □Incompletely collected □Uncollected

Perform the maintenance when a fault cannot be rectified automatically.


Inspecting the Device Status Using SmartKit
Use SmartKit to implement real-time inspections on storage systems. Inspection items include:
  • Hardware status
  • Software status
  • Value-added services
  • Alarm check

□Normal □Abnormal

The maintenance period can be adjusted based on the device conditions.
Exporting System Data Using SmartKit

Use SmartKit to collect storage system logs, alarm logs, and running data.

□Collected □Uncollected

Perform the maintenance when a fault cannot be rectified automatically.

If an anomaly is detected, collect information and report it to Huawei technical engineers. For details, see Collecting and Recovering Storage System Information.

Updated: 2019-04-17

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