Grass valley does not use the battery backup on these models of RAID controllers but the battery is installed from the factory on each RAID controller. After five years, which is considered as the life span for each battery, Netcentral and the RAID controller will start showing alarms. The user can filter these messages but will still have to reset the amber or warning light from the RAID controller. You can find instructions below how to reset the battery life spam warning messages.
First you have to setup a network connection between your PC and the RAID controller "Maint" port. RAID controller maintenance port has a fixed IP address of 10.1.0.10 (primary controller) and 10.1.0.11 (backup controller).
You should be able to ping the RAID controller and open IE then browse to IP address 10.1.0.10.
You will prompted to implement a password which is "DE" without quotes., refresh IE to see all available options.
Click on the Configuration tab, then click on BBU Lifetime. You will see only "CONT#0" is selected.
We don’t use battery backup. You will need to change the year and month, preferably to something five years out, then click on the SET tab right next to the box.
You will notice the Alarm and Lifetime date change. If it still does not change then click on the SET tab next to Lifetime 5 year tab.
Repeat the same process but select the second controller from pull down menu.
There is no battery for expansion menu. You don’t have to set the expansion module battery.