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OceanStor 9000 V300R006C10 Parts Replacement 06

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Replacing an NVDIMM

Replacing an NVDIMM

A non-volatile dual in-line memory module (NVDIMM) is mainly used to save data within it if a system power outage occurs.

Impact on the System

Before replacing an NVDIMM, you must power off the storage node. This will adversely affect the services running on the node.

Prerequisites

  • The replacement NVDIMM is ready.
    NOTE:

    The replacement NVDIMM must be brand-new.

  • You have obtained the OceanStor 9000 Version Mapping and OceanStor 9000 Node Firmware Upgrade Guide of the corresponding version.
    NOTE:
    You can log in to http://support.huawei.com/enterprise/, choose Support > Cloud Storage, and click the product model to go to the document page of the product. Then, click Downloads tab page. On the Downloads tab page, click the version that you need download, the download page is displayed. And then download the documents.

Precaution

  • Only professional technical support engineers are allowed to replace an NVDIMM.
  • A storage node has two power modules. Ensure that both are disconnected.
  • Before the replacement, remove the cable connection between the NVDIMM and its supercapacitor.
  • An NVDIMM has only one installation direction. If an NVDIMM cannot be properly seated in a slot, do not exert excess force on the module to avoid damaging the NVDIMM or slot.
  • Before replacing an NVDIMM, record the system memory capacity for check and comparison after the replacement.
  • An NVDIMM is located at 000 (A) in Figure 2-120.
    Figure 2-120  Memory riser (dual-processor)

Tools and Materials

  • Flat-head screwdrivers
  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD) gloves
  • ESD wrist straps
  • ESD bags
  • Labels

Procedure

  1. Wear an ESD wrist strap or ESD gloves.
  2. Use the KVM to log in to the operating system of the node, enter user name root and its password (default: Root@storage), and run poweroff command to power off the node.

    Wait until the KVM has no output. The power-off is complete.

  3. Remove all power cables and external signal cables.
  4. Remove the storage node from the enclosure.
    1. Slide the storage node out of the cabinet, as shown in step 1 in Figure 2-121.
    2. Press the baffle plate and slide the storage node out of enclosure, as shown in step 2 in Figure 2-121.

    Figure 2-121  Removing a storage node

  5. Remove the enclosure cover.
    1. Use a flat-head screwdriver to loosen the latch that secures the ejector lever of the enclosure cover, as shown in step 1 in Figure 2-122.
    2. Open the ejector lever to push the enclosure cover backwards, as shown in step 2 in Figure 2-122.

      Figure 2-122  Removing an enclosure cover

  6. Optional: Remove the riser card tray. For details, see 6 in Replacing a Riser Card.

    NOTE:

    If the configured riser card is with full height and full length, remove the riser card tray first.

  7. Take out the air duct, as shown in Figure 2-123.

    Figure 2-123  Removing an air duct

  8. Remove the NVDIMM.
    1. At the same time, open the fixing clips of the NVDIMM slot, as shown in step 1 in Figure 2-124.

      Figure 2-124  Removing an NVDIMM

    2. Remove the NVDIMM from the slot, as shown in step 2 in Figure 2-124.
  9. Remove the power cable connection between the NVDIMM and its supercapacitor.

    Do not remove the power cable that connects the supercapacitor to the NVDIMM.

  10. Put the removed NVDIMM into an ESD bag.
  11. Take the replacement NVDIMM out of its ESD bag.
  12. Connect the power cable connection between the NVDIMM and its supercapacitor.
  13. Align the NVDIMM with the NVDIMM slot, and insert the NVDIMM into the slot. The two fixing clips close automatically, as shown in Figure 2-125.

    Figure 2-125  Installing an NVDIMM

  14. Align the positioning pins on the air duct with the fixing holes on the mainboard by following the instructions on the enclosure, and vertically place the air duct downwards, as shown in Figure 2-126.

    Figure 2-126  Installing an air duct

  15. Optional: Install the riser card tray. For details, see 12 in Replacing a Riser Card.

    NOTE:

    If the configured riser card is with full height and full length, install the riser card tray.

  16. Install the enclosure cover.
    1. Place the enclosure cover horizontally, align it with the fixing slots on both side panels of the enclosure, and close the ejector lever, as shown in steps 1 and 2 in Figure 2-127.
    2. Use a flat-head screwdriver to tighten the latch in order to secure the ejector lever of the enclosure cover, as shown in step 3 in Figure 2-127.

      Figure 2-127  Installing an enclosure cover

  17. Put the storage node into the cabinet.
    1. Align the securing holes in the inner rails with the positioning pins on the storage node, and secure the inner rails to the storage node, as shown in step 1 in Figure 2-128.
    2. Align the inner rails with the holding rails, and push the storage node into the holding rails, as shown in step 2 in Figure 2-128.
    3. Ensure that the storage node is horizontally installed and screwed.

    Figure 2-128  Installing a storage node

  18. Connect the storage node to the power sockets and peripheral devices according to the cable connection labels. Then power on the storage node.
  19. Log in to the storage node using the KVM.
  20. Clear NVDIMM data.
    1. Press Delete repeatedly when the screen shown in the following figure is displayed during server startup.

      Figure 2-129  BIOS startup screen

    2. Enter a BIOS password as prompted. The screen for setting the BIOS is displayed.

      NOTE:

      The default BIOS password is Huawei12#$ for the French or American keyboard and is Huawei12£$ for the English keyboard.

      To ensure system security, you are advised to change the default BIOS password after the first login.

    3. Choose Security > Clear NvDimm Flash.

      Figure 2-130  Choosing Clear NvDimm Flash

    4. In the Clear NvDimm Flash? dialog box, select Yes and press Enter.

      Figure 2-131  Starting to clear NVDIMM data

    5. Wait 20 seconds. Check whether the displayed dialog box states "Clear NvDimm flash success. Please reboot system!"

      • If yes, go to 20.f.
      • If no, contact technical support.
      Figure 2-132  Clearing NVDIMM data

    6. Press Enter and then F10. In the dialog box that is displayed, select Yes to save the configuration and restart the storage node.

      Figure 2-133  Saving the configuration and restarting the storage node

  21. During the system startup, the basic input/output system (BIOS) interface is displayed. Check the system memory capacity.
    1. If information similar to the following is displayed, press Delete repeatedly. The BIOS interface is displayed, as shown in Figure 2-134.

      Figure 2-134  BIOS startup page

      NOTE:

      If a dialog box that informs you of entering the password is displayed, enter the BIOS password (default: Huawei12#$).

    2. On the BIOS interface that is displayed, check the system memory capacity, as shown in Figure 2-135.

      Figure 2-135  Checking memory capacity

      NOTE:
      • If the system memory capacity equals the actual memory capacity, the installation is successful. Then restart the device.
      • If the system memory capacity is less than the actual memory capacity, the installation fails. Remove and reinsert the DIMM.

  22. Check and upgrade the firmware of an NVDIMM.
    1. On the node where the NVDIMM to be replaced resides, run the /usr/local/nvdimm/nvdimm getfwver command to view the value of FW version, which is the firmware version of the NVDIMM.
    2. Check whether the firmware version of the NVDIMM recorded in the OceanStor 9000 Version Mapping is the same as the one you have obtained.

      • If yes, there is no need to upgrade firmware.
      • If no, go to 22.c

    3. Upgrade the firmware of the NVDIMM to the required version by referring to the OceanStor 9000 NVDIMM Firmware Upgrade Guide. To obtain this guide, decompress the OceanStor 9000 Node Firmware Upgrade Guide package.
  23. Inspect the system using SmartKit. Choose Home > Storage > Routine Maintenance > More > Inspection to check the system status. For details, see the OceanStor 9000 Routine Maintenance.

    • If all inspection items are successful: The inspection is successful.
    • If some inspection items fail the inspection: The inspection is failed. Rectify the faults by taking recommended actions in the inspection reports. You need to reperform inspection after rectifying. If the inspection is still failed, contact Huawei technical support.

Follow-up Procedure

After replacing the NVDIMM, label the replaced NVDIMM to facilitate subsequent operations.

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