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should a perc5i card reporting a battery issue cause a server to reboot

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hi, I have a dell poweredge 840 using a perc5i raid controller.
I have just noticed the server has powered off 4 times in the last 48 hours, all that is reported in the event viewer is that the perc5i card battery needs replacing, which the dell server administrator program confirms.

should the dead battery be causing the server to collapse ?

we have 5 staff using the server as an 2003 sbs with sage on it. its not overly used to be honest, but we can run some big reports.
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by:Stampel
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It should not. Can you post the iDRAC logs ? They would mention why it reboots i guess
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by:total123
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it nevercame with an idrac card
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by:Seth Simmons
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can you post the controller log?  available from OMSA
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attached is the logs
oma-16.zip
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You are right, looks like the battery is causing you this trouble where it should not.
You could upgrade all firmwares but it is a better solution to just order a new one.
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by:total123
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Is there any chance the firmware could screw up the controller or raid setup ?

In other words, should I make a virtual image of the server first. We do standard backups as it is anyway.
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by:Stampel
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I have never had such a problem with firmware updates with DELL (neither BIOS, neither DRAC firmware, neither PERC firmwares) but that does not mean it could never happen :)
So yes if you can make a system image.
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by:total123
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update
still waiting to do firmware update
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ok keep in touch
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firmware update worked, thank you
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