PowerEdge Batteries. re:1950s and 2950s w/Perc 6/i
Don't hit return unless you want to post!!! I need the part numbers for the Coin Battery and the Battery for the Perc6/i Raid, a short description of what happens if these batteries discharge or fail, the uninstalled shelf life for the batteries, and the expected operational lifetime for these batteries. Is there any catestrophic failure modes? Are there any other batteries in the PowerEdge 1950 and 2950 servers?
RE: PowerEdge Batteries. re:1950s and 2950s w/Perc 6/i
The RAID Battery is here --> http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Networking_Enterprise_Class/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&cs=04&sku=312-0448 - PERC 5 and 6 use the same battery.
Not sure if there is a part number for the CMOS battery - It's a common part, CR2032 - Panansonic, is what's in mine in the lab. Available at every local corner drug store across the US.
There's great details on the PERC battery life starting on page 30 --> http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/storage/RAID/PERC6/en/PDF/en_ug.pdf
If the CMOS battery fails, the BIOS information will reset to defaults and time will reset - only if system is off. Not sure of the operational life of the CMOS battery. I'll forward to someone to see if they know. I know in the lab that I've got machines over 5 years old and never had any battery issues.