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I'm having the below problem configuring an ols PS100e, does anyone have any heads up, the system has been reset DELETEALLMYDATA,
 and now been on for about 30 mins, but every time I run 'setup' I get Database is not functional. The setup utility has failed ;

I was going to try the remote setup wiz, but I can't find anywhere to download it?



CLI> setup

Group Manager Setup Utility


It appears that setup was run previously, but it did not
complete. Restarting setup.

*** The battery is not completely charged. It is recommended that
you wait until the battery is completely charged before running setup. Please try again
Do you want to proceed anyway (yes | no ) [no]: yes

Initializing. This may take several minutes to complete...................
*** Database is not functional. The setup utility has failed.
Please try again.
CLI>
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Re: Initializing. This may take several minutes to complete................... [NEVER ENDS]

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The configuration & db are stored on the hard drives not the flash card. 

That is why I suggested resetting it again.

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Re: Initializing. This may take several minutes to complete................... [NEVER ENDS]

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Down rev to Java 6 that will likely work better.  

No w/o a valid contract or warranty you don't have the license to download the new firmware.  With non Dell drives even if you had a contract it would be voided.

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Being that it says the battery is not completely charged I would recommend to leave it turned on as it can take about 24 hours to ensure the battery is fully charged and then try and run the setup command and see if that error message goes away.

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If there is no data on the array, then I would first re-run 'reset'.   Where there any failing drives?   The battery cache issue won't prevent setup from running.   But it might be a failed drive didn't get reset but came back online and the array is reading a piece of the old configuration on that drive.

This isn't part of another group correct?   It was a single member group?

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This is one I have come to own, it was stored unit with no history, I've left it on all day today and I'll try again with it tonight. I'm hoping leaving it will ave meant it finished it's Initializing,

Where is the database stored, is it the flash on the controller, if so might that be duff?

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The configuration & db are stored on the hard drives not the flash card. 

That is why I suggested resetting it again.

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Ahhhh ok, so the disks I'm using to test have raid info on them from another system, that's going to be the issue, So Can I just flatten the disks I'm going to test with and  or do they need to be initialized in some way? does the rest command from the cmd line blank disks? is there a cmd to blank the disks.

Thanks for all the help, it's all very good.

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Yea reset will erase disks

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*Yes*  sent via phone sorry for typo

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So here is the process I've been through  it's stuck  at part 5 of the diag, anyone knoe what part that is;

re resetting an array that is a member of a group,

it is recommended that you delete the member from the

group.

Reset this array to factory defaults? [n/DeleteAllMyDataNow] DeleteAllMyDataNow

Resetting system, this will take a few minutes.

Deleting backup password files

Deleting agent.cnf

Zeroing drives, nvram and rebooting the system

#########################################################

#                                                       #

#       EqualLogic (R), Inc. storage array              #

#               Copyright 2001-2006                     #

#        70-0011 Rev=R33 SN=B030066 ECO=C00             #

#                                                       #

#########################################################

           -- Type Ctrl-p key to enter setup mode --

BOOTROM version 3.3.1

Build Date: Wed Sep 27 01:29:14 EDT 2006

Total memory: 0x40000000 bytes (1024MB)

NP Loading ...Done

SP Loading ...Done

Dell, Inc. Storage Array

Copyright 2001-2010 Dell, Inc.

SP:37.25:psarcp.c:428:INFO:28.2.4:Executing as active control module in slot 0.

SP:1358282152.16:emm.c:1193:INFO:28.2.6:Enclosure serial number: B030289.

SP:1358282154.96:emm.c:1843:WARNING:28.3.51:Warning health conditions currently exist.

       Correct these conditions before they affect array operation.

       Control modules are initializing. Control module failover cannot occur until the initialization completes.

       There are 1 outstanding health conditions. Correct these conditions before they affect array operation.

MFS set up

Building databases...

SP:1358282159.80:emm.c:2127:INFO:28.2.30:Control modules have completed initializing, and failover is now operational.

Tue Jan 15 15:36:01 EST 2013

Jan 15 15:36:01 init: kernel security level changed from 0 to 1

PS Series Storage Arrays

Unauthorized Access Prohibited

login: grpadmin

Password:

          Welcome to Group Manager

       Copyright 2001-2010 Dell, Inc.

netmgtd:1358282171.21:rcc_util.c:705:INFO:25.2.9:CLI: Login to account grpadmin succeeded.

It appears that the storage array has not been configured.

Would you like to configure the array now ? (y/n) :emotion-45:y

               Group Manager Setup Utility

SP:1358282175.86:cache_driver.cc:1002:INFO:28.2.39:Active control module cache set to write-back mode.

The setup utility establishes the initial network and storage

configuration for a storage array and then configures the array

as a member of a new or existing group of arrays.

   For help, enter a question mark (?) at a prompt.

  Do you want to proceed (yes | no ) [no]: yes

Initializing.  This may take several minutes to complete.MgmtExec:1358282187.15:IoManager.cc:446:ERROR:7.4.1:No valid storage pool found.

..................

  *** Database is not functional. The setup utility has failed.

      Please try again.

The storage array is still initializing.  Limited commands will be available unt

il the initialization is complete. Please try again later.

CLI> diag

% Error - couldn't retrieve email notification configuration

The diag command will gather configuration data from this array

for support and troubleshooting purposes.  No user information will be

included in this data.

E-mail notification is not available, so you must retrieve the results

by using the "text capture" feature of your terminal emulator

or Telnet program.

You will be given information to help you do this at the end of this procedure.

Finally, please remember to include your Dell Technical Support case or incident number

in the subject line of any e-mail that you send to Dell Support.  This will help

ensure that the message is routed correctly.

Do you wish to proceed (y/n) :emotion-21:: y

Starting data collection on Tue Jan 15 15:40:18 EST 2013.

Section 1 of 15: .

Finished in 0 seconds

Section 2 of 15: .........0.........0......

Finished in 11 seconds

Section 3 of 15: .....

Finished in 1 seconds

Section 4 of 15: .........0......

Finished in 2 seconds

Section 5 of 15: .........0..

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Re: Initializing. This may take several minutes to complete................... [NEVER ENDS]

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But I do get some response without a disk in??? but then when I insert two disks which I have wiped and created a single partition, the same????

login: grpadmin

Password:

          Welcome to Group Manager

       Copyright 2001-2010 Dell, Inc.

netmgtd:1358288355.35:rcc_util.c:705:INFO:25.2.9:CLI: Login to account grpadmin succeeded.

It appears that the storage array has not been configured.

Would you like to configure the array now ? (y/n) :emotion-45:y

               Group Manager Setup Utility

SP:1358288359.75:cache_driver.cc:1002:INFO:28.2.39:Active control module cache set to write-back mode.

The setup utility establishes the initial network and storage

configuration for a storage array and then configures the array

as a member of a new or existing group of arrays.

   For help, enter a question mark (?) at a prompt.

  Do you want to proceed (yes | no ) [no]: yes

  *** Cannot create mini RAID set: No devices.

      Setup has failed. Please contact customer support.

The storage array is still initializing.  Limited commands will be available unt

il the initialization is complete. Please try again later.

CLI> setup

               Group Manager Setup Utility

The setup utility establishes the initial network and storage

configuration for a storage array and then configures the array

as a member of a new or existing group of arrays.

   For help, enter a question mark (?) at a prompt.

  Do you want to proceed (yes | no ) [no]: yes

  *** Cannot create mini RAID set: No devices.

      Setup has failed. Please contact customer support.

CLI> 70:2:MgmtExec:15-Jan-2013 17:20:09.370003:emdEcd.cc:107:INFO:7.2.0:Disk 0 has been inserted.

73:4:MgmtExec:15-Jan-2013 17:20:20.410005:emdEcd.cc:107:INFO:7.2.0:Disk 1 has been inserted.

75:45:SP:15-Jan-2013 17:20:22.220046:pclass.c:9259:INFO:32.2.11:Found and verified new drive: enclosure 0, disk 0, Model WDC WD5002ABYS-02B1B0, SN      WD-WCASYC284907.

76:46:SP:15-Jan-2013 17:20:22.220047:init.c:2555:INFO:13.2.0:Disk 0 is online.

77:47:SP:15-Jan-2013 17:20:22.230048:events.c:90:DIAG:13.6.0:Spare disk drive 0 added.

CLI> 79:49:SP:15-Jan-2013 17:20:33.210050:pclass.c:9259:INFO:32.2.11:Found and verified new drive: enclosure 0, disk 1, Model WDC WD5002ABYS-02B1B0, SN      WD-WCASYC579706.

80:50:SP:15-Jan-2013 17:20:33.210051:init.c:2555:INFO:13.2.0:Disk 1 is online.

81:51:SP:15-Jan-2013 17:20:33.220052:events.c:90:DIAG:13.6.0:Spare disk drive 1 added.

CLI> setup

               Group Manager Setup Utility

The setup utility establishes the initial network and storage

configuration for a storage array and then configures the array

as a member of a new or existing group of arrays.

   For help, enter a question mark (?) at a prompt.

  Do you want to proceed (yes | no ) [no]: yes

Initializing.  This may take several minutes to complete.92:15:MgmtExec:15-Jan-2013 17:20:55.990016:IoManager.cc:446:ERROR:7.4.1:No valid storage pool found.

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