Common misteak! IBM USes all upper case and letters like B and number 8 and runs slashes through their 0s (zeros). This makes it easy to miss differences.

So for example IBM shipped these two systems to one of my customers:


Try to keep those systems apart! LOL!

First the 68 is country of manufacture on all IBM gear. 68 is Singapore so ignore those characters.

The rest of the number is more obvious in lower case with spaces:

The Middle disk is 0 7 0 b 3 8

The Bottom disk is 0 7 0 b 0 e

So the Bottom disk is 'aces and eights.' (If you're not a poker fan google: "Dead man's hand.")

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis - Personal Development IBM i timeshare service. - Commercial IBM i Cloud Hosting.

On 12/11/2019 11:48 AM, Gary Kuznitz wrote:
On the error screen saying the drive in ASP 1 Unit 2 it
says the Serial Number is 68-70B0E
This is the screen:

There are three hard drives in the system. I have marked
on each drive where they are installed:

Both the middle and the bottom drive have 70B0E on the
drive. I don't see the number 68 on either drive.

This is the middle drive:

This is the Bottom drive:

In the pictures I have marked the ID on each drive.
I'm guessing in DST there is a way to display ASP 1 Unit
2 and it's ID to determine exactly which drive it's having
a problem with.
I can hear all three drives spinning up.

Does anyone know how to identify which drive is unit 2?



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