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High Performance Flash Enclosure drive failures can cause loss of access

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Abstract

IBM released microcode with improved error handling for DS8870 High Performance Flash Enclosure (HPFE) flash drive errors.

Content

IBM has developed microcode enhancements for error handling in HPFE. DS8870 (R7.5 SP2.3 ) 87.51.23.4 microcode levels contain the changes to improve the reliability and availability of High Performance Flash Enclosures. This enhancement streamlines error detection and isolation when a failing Flash Drive exhibits excessive errors.

This change is designed to be concurrently installable on DS8870 presently running the R7.x families of microcode.

Recommendation:
A mandatory ECA 737 is being released to the field, we recommend upgrade to code bundle R7.5 SP2.3 87.51.23.4 as soon as possible.

ID: 312723 312369 313417

Document information

More support for: DS8870

Version: Version Independent

Operating system(s): N/A

Software edition: N/A

Reference #: S1005675

Modified date: 15 February 2016


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