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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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Checking Interface Modules

Checking Interface Modules

Interface modules are used to house front-end ports and expansion ports. You can learn about the health and running status of an interface module by checking its status information.

Impact on the System

Faulty interface modules may disable the communication between the storage device and application servers, controller enclosure and disk enclosures, or storage device and storage devices.

Reference Standard

If interface modules are working properly, the following items are true on the DeviceManager:
  • All of the interface modules are in the Normal health status and Running running status.
  • No interface module alarm appears on the Current Alarms tab page.


  1. Log in to DeviceManager.
  2. Choose System.
  3. Click to switch to the rear view of the storage device.

    If a storage system has multiple cabinets, select a cabinet that you want to view.

  4. Click the desired interface module in the view.

    The detailed information about the interface module is displayed.

  5. View the interface module information in the group box that is displayed.

    Table 9-24 describes associated status parameters.

    Table 9-24  Interface module status parameters and their meanings



    Health Status

    Health status of an interface module. The value can be:
    • Normal: The functionality and operating performance of the interface module are normal.
    • Faulty: The interface module is working improperly.

    Running Status

    Running status of an interface module. The value can be Running or Powered off.

Follow-up Procedure

If an interface module alarm appears on the Current Alarms tab page, select the alarm and diagnose the problem according to its details and repair suggestions.

Updated: 2019-04-17

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