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BL20P G2 - no power, no boot

 
dgaussiran
Occasional Visitor

BL20P G2 - no power, no boot

I have a BL20P G2 enclosure running 8 servers. Today, after swapping a couple drives out of a server and rebooting via its ILO, it will not power up. There are no error indicator lights and the server itself has no lights basically as if it were not inserted into the enclosure. Holding the power down for various lengths of time does nothing. ILO no longer responds to requests as it did earlier. We've reseated the blade server a couple times to no avail. We also shut down a functioning server, pulled it and inserted it into this slot and now THAT server will no longer boot in its original slot, either!

I've read through various posts here relating to a similar issue, but they talk about using the ILO virtual power to boot it, flash the firmware, hold down the power button, check error indicators, etc., but I cannot flash firmware when the server has no power and with no error indications it's impossible to tell where the issue lies. Any wisdom on this?
3 REPLIES
cari4ever
Occasional Visitor

Re: BL20P G2 - no power, no boot

Try this:

remove the blade and blow on the inserted side! Hit
Up UP Down Down Left Right Left Right A B AB
Timur S Lukovkin
Regular Advisor

Re: BL20P G2 - no power, no boot

you will have to replace the system board.
gregersenj
Honored Contributor

Re: BL20P G2 - no power, no boot

In most cases it's the DC/DC converter that fail. If so, then you don't have to replace the system I/O board.

BR
/jag