I recently got an alert from a PE 905 which I manage:
I1912 SEL Full. I checked the SEL via the DRAC web UI and saw the following message repeated about 50 times for today:
"The disk drive bay battery has failed"
Followed a few seconds later by the equivalent trouble cleared message (unfortunately I cleared the SEL to see if I was still getting the messages before I could copy down its exact wording).
The trouble is that I wasn't even aware that the drive bay had a battery. (It doesn't, does it?)
The only RAID controller in the box is a PERC 6/i, and its battery is reported as good. I did not see any ROMB errors (nor did I get alerts), nor anything else to indicate the PERC's battery is bad.
Needless to say, I googled the error message but the best I could find was one cross-posted article in Japanese. Via G translate the author appears to indicate that the message could indicate a RAID battery failure or impending controller failure, per Dell.
It looks like he replaced the controller and the battery thereby resolving the issue. But were both replacements required? (I'm on a tight budget, and no, we no longer have Dell service/support on this machine).
With only one available post on this topic, I'd just like to know if anyone could shed more light on this error. I'd be happy to provide any logs, etc, however everything except that message in the SEL looks hunky-dory. In fact, the error has not returned in the past ~hour since clearing the log.