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Replacing failed drive in IBM DS3500 SAN

Replacing failed drive in IBM DS3500 SAN On an IBM DS3500 SAN you need to regularly check the event log because certain informational events won’t trigger an alert but do indicate a likely impending drive failure. Seeing an isolated VDD repair is normal, but when you see one paired with a “Destination drive error” or… Read More »

Upgrade Fabric OS on IBM Fiber Channel

This document explains how to update the fabric OS of a Brocade/IBM SAN fiber channel switch The model of the SAN fiber channel switch upgraded in this example is a SAN24B-4 (2498-B24) Download the Fabric OS To get the fabric OS upgrades go to the IBM website at this link – Support for IBM System… Read More »

Stage DS3500 SAN

IBM DS3500 SAN Staging – Array Configure This is a short walk through on how to stage an IBM 3500 SAN. The default IP addresses of the IBM DS3500 SAN are and  These IPs are the #1 Ethernet port on each controller. Make sure to change the name of the SAN.  Keeping the… Read More »

Remove Controller from IBM DS3500

Remove physical Controller from IBM DS3500 SAN Log onto IBM System Storage DS Storage Manager for your DS3500 Enter into you SAN Go To Advanced->Troubleshooting->Prepare for Removal Choose your Enclosure and the Controller. There will be a Green light on an OK when the SAN is ready for you to remove the Interface. Only remove one… Read More »