Using Identify to work with your systems

When you click Identify for an object in the Physical devices view or Logical devices view, the ServeRAID Manager makes the hardware light associated with the selected object flash.

Depending on what you clicked, you can identify the following:

You can make only one selection at a time. The hardware will continue flashing until you click OK in the message window.

Identify works only on controllers with a SAF-TE processor and the appropriate firmware. The processor uses a SCSI ID; therefore, it is displayed in the Physical devices view as the following:

Enclosure Enclosure management device

If a device light or a series of device lights do not flash, it is because all or part of the subsystem is not controlled by a SAF-TE processor.

For example, if SCSI channel 1 has a SAF-TE processor, but SCSI channel 3 does not, and you select to Identify all physical drives, only SCSI channel 1 will flash.

Identify is particularly useful for enclosures. You can use Identify to clarify which drives in the enclosure you need to work with, before you pull them out of the enclosure.

If a SAF-TE processor is present and the controller supports device identification, you can identify the components by doing the following:

Right-click: To Identify...

Enclosure  Enclosure management device

The enclosure itself

Enclosure  Enclosure

All physical drives in the enclosure

Array  Array [number]

All physical drives in the selected array or spanned array
Logical drive  Logical drive [number] All physical drives in the selected logical drive
 Physical drive [number] The selected physical drive.
Arrays  (Arrays object) All physical drives in all arrays
Logical drives  (Logical drives object) All physical drives in all logical drives
 (Channel object) All physical drives on the selected channel
 (Ports object) All physical drives on the selected ports

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