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DL380 G6 Automatic Power on after RE-AC power cord on ESXi 4.1

ybao.chen
Occasional Contributor

DL380 G6 Automatic Power on after RE-AC power cord on ESXi 4.1

1.ESXi 4.1 install on DL380 G6
I have Setting BIOS.
Automatic Power on : Disbale
but Shutdown esxi Host Server ,
Auto power on after re-AC power cord.

then same Machine
2. Windows 2003R2 install on DL380 G6
Automatic Power on : Disbale
but shutdown windows Server,
Nothing (power) after re-AC power cord.

How to do ESXi 4.1 on DL380 G6 ,
Nothing (power) after re-AC power cord???
7 REPLIES
Suman_1978
HPE Pro

Re: DL380 G6 Automatic Power on after RE-AC power cord on ESXi 4.1

Hi,

As I understand your issue, you are using DL380 G6 server with Automatic Power on : Disbale in BIOS.

But server powers up automatically if power cord gets connected.

In my opinion its noting to do with ESXi or Windows because OS has no such settings and its not even working while the server is OFF.

One example, if the power outage happened in the powered off state, the server will remain powered off, and if it happened when the server was in a powered on state, the server will start again, regardless of whether the Automatic Power On option is disabled in the BIOS.

What I think is you are not gracefully shutting down ESXi.

Try this:
Gracefully shutdown ESXi and let the server turn OFF, then remove and reconnect the power cord and test.

Hope this helps
ybao.chen
Occasional Contributor

Re: DL380 G6 Automatic Power on after RE-AC power cord on ESXi 4.1

Hi an suman:
Thank you reply.
My English not good..SO Sorry!Very Sorry!!

-- You are using DL380 G6 server with Automatic Power on : Disbale in BIOS.
But server powers up automatically if power cord gets connected.
==> Yes, it is my Problem!!

-- In my opinion its noting to do with ESXi or Windows because OS has no such settings and its not even working while the server is OFF.

One example, if the power outage happened in the powered off state,
the server will remain powered off, and if it happened when the
server was in a powered on state,
the server will start again, regardless of whether the Automatic
Power On option is disabled in the BIOS.
==> I know.
My use command
# Console or vSphere Client or vSphere CLI to shutdown ESXi Server

But, I test Three Four Machine

DL585 G7 (AMD) for ESXi 4.1 (A16 2010/06/24)
1. VM ESXi host (alt-F2 shutdown )
->Power Cord get connected,Server no Power on.
2. use vSphere client shutdown(not use maintenance mode)
->Power Cord get connected,Server no Power on.
3.use Vsphere client(into maintenance mode,shutdown)
->Power Cord get connected,Server no Power on.
4.use vicfg-hostops.pl --server IP Address -o shutdown --force
->Power Cord get connected,Server no Power on.


DL380 G6 (Intel)for ESXi 4.1(P62 2010/03/30)
1.VM ESXi host (alt-F2 shutdown)
-> Power Cord get connected,Server Power on.
2.use vSphere client shutdown(not use maintenance mode)
->Power Cord get connected,Server Power on.
3.use vSphere client(into maintenance mode, shutdown)
-> Power Cord get connected,Server Power on.
4.use vicfg-hostops.pl --server IP Address -o shutdown --force
->Power Cord get connected,Server Power on.

DL380 G6(Intel)for Win2003 R2(P62 2010/03/30)
1. Windows 2003 R2 shutdown
->Power Cord get connected,Server no Power on.

DL360 G7(Intel)for ESXi 4.1 (P68 2010/09/30)
1.VM ESXi host ( alt-F2 shutdown )
->Power Cord get connected,Server Power on.
2.use vSphere client shutdown (not use maintenance mode)
->Power Cord get connected,Server Power on.
3.use sVphere client(into maintenance mode, shutdown
->Power Cord get connected,Server Power on.
4.use vicfg-hostops.pl --server IP Address -o shutdown --force
->Power Cord get connected,Server Power on.

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I have test Windows 2003 r2 / Redhat 5.5 / VMware vSphere 4.1 / VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi 4.1) on DL380 G6 (same machine , only change HD)

Install RedHat 5.5 on DL380 G6
->Power Cord get connected,Server no Power on.

Install Windows 2003 R2 on DL380 G6
->Power Cord get connected,Server no Power on.

Install VMware vSphere 4.1 on DL380 G6
->Power Cord get connected,Server Power on.

Install VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi 4.1) ->Power Cord get connected,Server Power on.

Pleae Help me!!
Suman_1978
HPE Pro

Re: DL380 G6 Automatic Power on after RE-AC power cord on ESXi 4.1

Can you give these details from your DL380 G6 Server:
BIOS firmware version
iLO2 firmware version
Power supply part number or wattage
Processor model/description

Also you said that you are changing the Hard drives with OS, can you give us the hard drive model number on which you have installed VMware.

Thanks
ybao.chen
Occasional Contributor

Re: DL380 G6 Automatic Power on after RE-AC power cord on ESXi 4.1

BIOS firmware version : P62 03/30/2010
iLO2 firmware version : 1.82 Mar 31 2010
Power supply part number or wattage :
Spare Number : 511778-001 750W
Processor model/description : Intel XERON X5650 2.67GHZ

I do not upgrade BIOS FW , because i have test
DL380 G5 / DL380 G6 / DL360 G7.

I do not upgrade iLO FW , beasuse i have test DL360 G7 is iLO3.

I have disable iLo 2 and Wake on Lan on DL380 G6.
Suman_1978
HPE Pro

Re: DL380 G6 Automatic Power on after RE-AC power cord on ESXi 4.1

Just out of curiosity, have you tested this server without adding any hard drives?

Just remove all Hard drives and test the server for Automatic Power on issue.

If it does not Automatic Power on then we have to check on the hard drive model.
ybao.chen
Occasional Contributor

Re: DL380 G6 Automatic Power on after RE-AC power cord on ESXi 4.1

Yes, I have test three model.
<1 , Only Server , no HardDisk , no any device >-> Touch Power Button four sec (Power Off),
Power Cord get connected,Server no Power .

<2 , Only Server , have HardDisk , no install NOS , no any device>
-> Touch Power Button four sec (Power Off),
Power Cord get connected,Server no Power .

<3 , Only Server , no HardDisK , no any device>
-> Immediacy disconnect power cord ,(Server lost power),
Power Cord get connected,Server Power ON.


biohazard-ke
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL380 G6 Automatic Power on after RE-AC power cord on ESXi 4.1

This is vmware defect for 41 release.