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DL360 G3 not restarting properly.

Jeremy Wolfe
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DL360 G3 not restarting properly.

I have a DL360 G3 dual proc (2.4 xeon) server that I just loaded RedHat 8.0 on. When I try to restart the box it finishes shutting off all of the services then sits at "Restarting..."...but nothing even happens. Anyone expierence this or can point me in the right direction to getting this resolved? TIA
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: DL360 G3 not restarting properly.

Are you booting off the smp (multi processor) kernel?

You may find more knowledge of the hardware in this server will come from using a Linux distribution that hit the market after the hardware hit the street.

Recommendations:
Fedora Core 2
Red Hat Enterprise series
Suse 9.x
Debian.

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Jeremy Wolfe
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Re: DL360 G3 not restarting properly.

How do I determin if it is using the multi proc kernal?

Also, I was not aware that you could use anything other than RedHat 8.0 with a DL360G3. If RedHat 9 and or Fedora can be used where do I get the correct driver packs? I didn't see anything other than RH 8.0 support on HPs site!!!
Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: DL360 G3 not restarting properly.

RH8 is the last supported non-enterprise RH-based product (so no, RH9 and Fedora aren't supported I believe).

I've seen this before, but on different hardware. What shutdown command are you using? I used to get this when using a 'shutdown -i6 -g0 -y', but not when using a 'shutdown -r now' oddly enough (on an ML series machine).
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Vitaly Karasik_1
Honored Contributor

Re: DL360 G3 not restarting properly.

>How do I determin if it is using the multi proc kernal?

uname -r

- if you see "smp" in kernel name, it's kernel for multi-cpu [or single-cpu with hyperthreading]