I have an EMC AX4-5I that I am using for a test environment that is running without the Standby Power Supply connected. I would like to add my ExpansionTier Enabler but am getting an error indicating there is a fault with the system. The fault is that the SPS is not being detected, but will not allow me to continue with the Enabler installation (using NaciSECCli.exe -h 172.21.2.100 ndu -install "C:\Program Files (x86)\EMC\ExpansionTier_Enabler-01.01.5.001.ena")
Enclosure 0 : Faulted
The installation cannot continue until these faults are resolved.
RULE NAME: Special Conditions
RULE REVISION: 18.104.22.168.13.1
RULE STATUS: Rule has warning.
RULE DESCRIPTION: This rule is a warning to check for special conditions before installing software on the storage system.
RULE RESULT: Please check for the following conditions:
1. All attached servers are running failover software.
2. All attached VMWare ESX servers running pre v2.1.0 software have I/O stopped.
3. All attached AIX servers must meet the requirements described in EMC Knowledgebase Solution ID emc67186.
Does anyone know of a way to remove the SPS from the array or to bypass the No System Faults rule?
Try removing the SPS cables from the SP connections, then reboot the array - that should remove the fault. Of course with no SPS Write cache is disabled.
I'm having problems with the installation of the file ExpansionTier_Enabler-01.01.5.001.ena, could you pass me your file to test?