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Parts Replacement

OceanStor V5 Series V500R007

This document is applicable to OceanStor 5110 V5, 5110F V5, 5300 V5, 5300F V5, 5500 V5, 5500F V5, 5600 V5, 5600F V5, 5800 V5, 5800F V5, 6800 V5, 6800F V5, 18500 V5, 18500F V5, 18800 V5, and 18800F V5. This document describes the procedure for replacing the parts of the storage systems in terms of safety operations, preparations, and precautions.
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Replacing a BBU (for 18000 V5/18000F V5 Series)

Replacing a BBU (for 18000 V5/18000F V5 Series)

This section describes how to replace a BBU.

Impact on the System

  • Replacing a BBU affects data integrity.
  • During the replacement, if all other BBUs fail, the system is no longer BBU-protected. To enhance data integrity, the system forcibly implements LUN write through, and the system performance is compromised.


  • The spare part of the BBU is ready.
  • Configuration data has been backed up.
  • The BBU that you want to replace has been located.

You can locate a component in either of the following ways:

  • Log in to DeviceManager, and go to the System page. On the System page, check the device view and locate the position of the component to be replaced. If the component has a location indicator, turn on the indicator. (For details about how to turn on a location indicator, see the online help of DeviceManager.)
  • Use the alarm indicator of the component to locate its component.


  • Remove and insert a BBU with even force. Excessive force may damage the appearance or connectors of the BBU.
  • Remove only one BBU at a time.
  • When a BBU is being replaced, the storage system does not have BBU redundancy. Therefore, you are advised to replace a BBU as quickly as possible.
  • A BBU must be replaced within five minutes. Otherwise, the system heat dissipation is compromised.

Tools and Materials

  • ESD wrist strap
  • ESD bag
  • Labels


  1. Perform a pre-replacement check.

    Check whether there is a redundant BBU and whether the Running/Alarm indicator of the BBU is steady green, as shown in Figure 5-68. For details about the indicators on different components, see Running/Alarm Indicators on a 6 U Controller Enclosure.
    Figure 5-68 Running/Alarm indicator on a BBU

    You can perform replacement only when a redundant BBU exists and the redundant BBU is working properly.

  2. Wear an ESD wrist strap.
  3. Press the latch on the BBU to release the handle and pull out the BBU, as shown in Figure 5-69.

    Figure 5-69 Removing a BBU

  4. Place the removed BBU into an ESD bag.
  5. Take the replacement BBU out of its ESD bag.
  6. Fully open the handle of the replacement BBU, insert the BBU into the empty slot, and close the handle, as shown in Figure 5-70.

    Figure 5-70 Installing a BBU

  7. Wait about one minute and check the status of the Running/Alarm indicator on the BBU to determine whether the BBU is successfully installed. Figure 5-71 shows the location of the Running/Alarm indicator.

    • If the indicator is steady green or blinking green, the BBU is successfully installed.
    • If the indicator is steady red or off, the newly installed BBU is faulty, the BBU slot is faulty, or the BBU is incorrectly installed.
    Figure 5-71 Running/Alarm indicator on a BBU

  8. Confirm the replacement.

    After the preceding procedure is complete, check services on the host for any storage-related error. If any storage-related error is reported, contact Huawei technical support.

Follow-up Procedure

After the BBU is replaced, label it to facilitate subsequent operations.

Updated: 2019-07-11

Document ID: EDOC1000181634

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