DL360 server acting ... odd ...
mchartzell at getdts.com
Fri Jan 13 21:52:38 PST 2006
Just a shot in the dark but are all of the firmwares on the server current?
Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> I posted something to the HP Forums about this, see if I get anything
> over the weekend, but figured I'd pop a note to the list to see if
> anyone else has experienced something like this ... its not a FreeBSD
> issue, since its not getting to that point yet ...
> Here's what I've posted to the Forums ... maybe someone here has an
> idea? Or do I have a bad server?
> Just picked up one of these things, and its a beauty ... but I'm
> getting *really* odd behaviour ...
> I login through iLO, open up Remote Console then go to Virtual Devices
> to power up ... but all that seems to happen is it goes from:
> Monitored Server Is Powered Down.
> Monitored Server Console Is In An Unsupported Text Mode.
> And then just sits there ... eventually, I hear two beeps come out of
> it ...
> The reason why this is odd ... I've already powered this server up,
> installed an operating system on it, rebooted several times,
> everything was great ... I unplugged the server from the wall (those
> fans can be annoying) two days ago, haven't moved the server ... just
> plugged it back in today to do some more work on it ...
> I'm at a loss ... she was working great :(
> Kinda makes me nervous to deploy it ...
> What should I be looking at?
> thanks ...
> Followed up by:
> k, this is odd ... I took the cover off of the box, since there are
> 'flashing lights' on the inside ... plug'd it back in, boots fine ...
> replug in the power supplies again, doesn't boot fine ...
> when it boots fine, its consistent ... I can be in iLO and type 'power
> off' / 'power on' all I want and it boots fine ... when it doesn't
> boot, it never boots ...
> power seems to be fine in all cases ... fans all power up, drives
> power up, and lights flicker on the RAID controller ...
> The one thing that has botherd me though ... the 'charging' light on
> the RAID controller always appears on ... bad battery? or is this
> normal? ==========
> Right now, after unplugging it from the wall and back in again, I've
> got the server booted up and in the OS, and it seems to be running
> nicely ... if I shut it down, and try unplugging it from the wall and
> back in again, it has a 50-50 chance of booting ...
> Everything seems okay, even when it doesn't boot ... I can get into
> iLO, I can do 'power on' and hear the fans all wind up, and the drive
> lights all come on ... but it does those 2 beeps after a period of
> time, and no POST screen, no nothing ...
> When I first set it up, my first thought was memory, so I pulled them
> all out, no difference ... re-seated them all and it booted ... so, at
> that time, I figured I must have not seated them right the first time
> and all was well ...
> Thoughts / ideas?
> Marc G. Fournier Hub.Org Networking Services
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