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V5R3 view disk IOA cache battery expiration

You've seen the pre-V5R3 version of how to view (via Service tools) the expiry dates of cache batteries on your disk controllers. Definitely the last thing you want to happen is for these batteries to run out, especially for your System ASP disk. Kiss response good-bye. V5R3 Service Tools now provides an easier method to view battery information.

V5R3 service tools now provides a new option on the Hardware Service Manager menu -- option 9: Work with resources containing cache battery packs. This provides the options to force a battery into an error state and to display battery information.

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This was first published in February 2005

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