Hardware Thread, Help - Save my bacon! in Technical; Got a HP Proliant ML350 which is not booting!
The problem is that its not POSTing, you can hear the ...
7th January 2010, 04:12 PM #1
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Help - Save my bacon!
Got a HP Proliant ML350 which is not booting!
The problem is that its not POSTing, you can hear the it start when you
press the power button, but theres no beeps or anything.
I assumed it was a VGA issue, and that 'HALT on Error' option was selected in th bios
thus causing it not to POST when it detected that there was no VGA output.
So i got a PCI VGA card and put it in the server, and it worked fine for a week, until i had to restart
it due some updates, and then the same thing happend again.
The school wants to get a new server, so im not to worried about getting it fixed, but want ideas
on how to access/recover the data that is on the hard drives which are on a RAID array
Any advice would be much appreciated!
7th January 2010, 04:20 PM #2
Have you reseated all of the connections inside?
7th January 2010, 04:24 PM #3
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7th January 2010, 04:27 PM #4
Clean the memory contacts, carefully with contact cleaner whilst grounded.
This fixes most post problems, after that check the PSU.
7th January 2010, 04:37 PM #5
It depends on what type of array you have. If you have a standalone SmartArray card in there it should be quite easy. Simply find another server or workstation (maybe) with the appropriate slot on the motherboard and transplant the card then use the extra length in the cables to connect the SCSI (assumed) cable over to the going machine. It sounds like it is still supplying power so the controller should be able to spin up the drives and access them once the right drivers are in windows (on the existing hd in temp pc).
If the controller is blown then it is still not too bad as the SmartArray cards have portable volumes so if you plug the whole hotswap tray into another one of the same or later vintage it will access them fine (so long as it includes the same interface type ie. SCSI.
If you have used the internal RAID then you may have issues depending on the one included. They may be portable but it is less likely.
7th January 2010, 04:46 PM #6
Had to ask.
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