SPS Battery Test Alerts

I received few mail alerts from EMC Storage box as below,

“Time Stamp ‘date’ 01:10:40 (GMT) Event Number 2580 Severity Error Host SPB Storage Array ‘Serial No’ SP N/A Device N/A Description Storage Array Faulted Enclosure 0 : Faulted Enclosure 0 SPS A : Faulted”

sps-a

“Time Stamp ‘date’ 01:00:40 (GMT) Event Number 2580 Severity Error Host SPB Storage Array ‘Serial No’ SP N/A Device N/A Description Storage Array Faulted Enclosure 0 : Faulted Enclosure 0 SPS B : Faulted”

sps-b

T

T1

Conclusion:

This is not an issue.Each week the SP runs a battery self-test to ensure that the monitoring circuitry is working in each SPS. While the test runs, storage-system write caching is disabled, but communication with the server continues. I/O performance may decrease during the test. When the test is finished, storage-system write caching is re-enabled automatically. The factory default setting for the battery test is set to start at 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, which you can change. Please find the below SP events while battery test.

sps events