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Regular Advisor

Server is Down ?

Hi All,

The server is not coming up after TC through webconsole.
We found that 2 boot hard disks are corrupted.
How can we goahead to successfully up the server?
Waitinfg for yours quick response.
Main Menu: Enter command or menu > boot P1
Interact with IPL (Y, N, or Cancel)?> N

Boot IO Dependent Code (IODC) revision 1

IPL error: bad IPL address.

Error Reading IPL

---- Main Menu ---------------------------------------------------------------

Command Description
------- -----------
BOot [PRI|ALT|] Boot from specified path
PAth [PRI|ALT] [] Display or modify a path
SEArch [DIsplay|IPL] [] Search for boot devices

COnfiguration menu Displays or sets boot values
INformation menu Displays hardware information
SERvice menu Displays service commands

DIsplay Redisplay the current menu
HElp [|] Display help for menu or command
RESET Restart the system
Main Menu: Enter command or menu > sea lif

ERROR: Unknown device

Search Table has been cleared

Main Menu: Enter command or menu > he sea

---- SEARCH Help -------------------------------------------------------------

SEARCH is used to search for boot devices in the system.

SEArch Search for all potential boot devices
SEArch Search specified path for potential boot devices
SEArch IPL Search for all bootable devices with IPL
SEArch IPL Search specified path for bootable devices with IPL
SEArch DIsplay Display the results of the previous search

is a module path defined in I/O notation, such as
1/2/3, or in Mnemonic notation, such as INTSCSIA.
(layers are ignored).

The first 20 devices found will be displayed.

The devices found will have a path label such as P0,
P1, ... P19 that may be referred to in the BOot command
or will be displayed on a SEArch DIsplay command.

Short Command for SEArch SEA
Main Menu: Enter command or menu >sea ipl

ERROR: Unknown command

Main Menu: Enter command or menu > search ipl

Searching for device(s) with bootable media
This may take several minutes.

To discontinue search, press any key (termination may not be immediate).

Path# Device Path (dec) Device Path (mnem) Device Type and Utilities
----- ----------------- ------------------ -------------------------

No Devices Found

Main Menu: Enter command or menu >
Honored Contributor

Re: Server is Down ?

I think you're down to restoring with ignite restore tape that you've hopefully recently made.
We are the people our parents warned us about --Jimmy Buffett
Sivakumar TS
Honored Contributor

Re: Server is Down ?


you can also boot thru the support CD and get the Recovery Console and try recovering the boot area.

With Regards,

Nothing is Impossible !
Regular Advisor

Re: Server is Down ?

HI Siva,
Thanks for the reply.
We found that 2 hard diks is having problem and engineer need to replace that hard disks.
Please add the steps which is suitable for this situation.
Is the Recovery CD work out for this situation?
Robert-Jan Goossens_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Server is Down ?


I would try to recover the bootlif area from the cdrom.

more info

Title: How do I fix the boot message IPL error bad LIF magic at 11.X?
Document ID: KBRC00001355



Good luck!
Sivakumar TS
Honored Contributor

Re: Server is Down ?

Dear Sudhaadm,

If the problem with the DISKs are confirmed, then no point in trying to recover the LIF.

Just replace the disk and restore ignite backup.

by the way how did you confirm the disks problem.

With regards,

Nothing is Impossible !