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How to power off an E-Series storage system

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Applies to

All E-Series platforms

Description

This article describes how to power off and on an E-Series array.

Examples:
When moving the system to a new location, data center upgrades, hardware replacement, or upgrades.

Procedure

Powering Down
  1. Halt Host I/O
  2. Perform any additional steps required on host, such as unmounting file systems
  3. Wait for 5 minutes.
  4. Ensure there are no background operations in progress
    • SANtricity Storage Manager: Monitor > Reports > Operations in Progress
    • SANtricity System Manager: Home tab > View Operations in Progress
  5. Turn off both power supplies in controller-drive enclosure
  6. Wait for LEDs to go dark
  7. Turn off both power supplies in each Expansion enclosure
  8. Wait for 2 minutes for drives to spin down

At this point, disconnect the cables and start moving/removing hardware, or perform any FRU activities.

Powering Up
  1. Power on all Expansion enclosures
  2. Wait for 2 minutes to allow drives to spin up
  3. Power up controller-drive enclosure
  4. Wait for 3 minutes
  5. Reconnect cables, if required
  6. Resume host activity

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