LH3 Alarm

 
Denis_25
Occasional Advisor

LH3 Alarm

I have an LH3 server with a flashing red status LED. The server passes all diagnostics and TopTools is not installed. Are there any other explanations for this condition?
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Alicia White
Esteemed Contributor

Re: LH3 Alarm

The condition of the LED comes from the events in the Hardware Event Log or System Event Log. The LED on the front panel of the LH3 (and other LH series NetServers) is basically a stop light. The bottom LED is green; the center LED is amber yellow; and, the top LED is red. Obviously, green is good, no steps need to be taken. Yellow is a warning about a non-critical condition that needs attention. Red is a critical alert that something needs immediate attention.

Now, a red LED doesn't necessarily mean your LH3 is about to crash and burn, but you do need to find out why that LED is red. So, you need to check the Hardware/System Event Log (HEL or SEL).

There are various ways to check the SEL. The easiest way to find out what is causing the alert is by using Instant Top Tools. There are versions for both Windows and Novell. You can download that utility here (look under the heading "Utility- Instant TopTools"):

http://h20004.www2.hp.com/soar_rnotes/bsdmatrix/matrix50448en_US.html

For Windows, the utility runs in an Internet Explorer window
but it requires that Virtual Machine be installed.

If you can't install that utility, then another way to check the SEL to is to boot to the NetServer Navigator CD. Depending on the version you have, the Hardware Event Viewer should be under either the ToolBox or More tools menus. You can also boot to the Utility Partition which can be installed by NetServer Navigator CD.

The red LED could be caused by something as benign as running out of space on your hard drives or the SEL getting full (it only takes a finite number of events). The beauty of Instant Top Tools is that you can check the SEL or even clear it without rebooting. Or, the red LED could be cause by something as serious as a fan failure or an overheating CPU.

I would strongly recommend installing Instant Top Tools over Top Tools for Servers. TSS runs a bunch of services that are constantly polling system devices and can cause a noticeable drag on the system. ITT only takes a snapshot of the system when it starts so it is a lot less invasive.

Good luck,

Alicia
Alicia White
Esteemed Contributor

Re: LH3 Alarm

The condition of the LED comes from the events in the Hardware Event Log or System Event Log. The LED on the front panel of the LH3 (and other LH series NetServers) is basically a stop light. The bottom LED is green; the center LED is amber yellow; and, the top LED is red. Obviously, green is good, no steps need to be taken. Yellow is a warning about a non-critical condition that needs attention. Red is a critical alert that something needs immediate attention.

Now, a red LED doesn't necessarily mean your LH3 is about to crash and burn, but you do need to find out why that LED is red. So, you need to check the Hardware/System Event Log (HEL or SEL).

There are various ways to check the SEL. The easiest way to find out what is causing the alert is by using Instant Top Tools. There are versions for both Windows and Novell. You can download that utility here (look under the heading "Utility- Instant TopTools"):

http://h20004.www2.hp.com/soar_rnotes/bsdmatrix/matrix50448en_US.html

For Windows, the utility runs in an Internet Explorer window
but it requires that Virtual Machine be installed.

If you can't install that utility, then another way to check the SEL to is to boot to the NetServer Navigator CD. Depending on the version you have, the Hardware Event Viewer should be under either the ToolBox or More tools menus. You can also boot to the Utility Partition which can be installed by NetServer Navigator CD.

The red LED could be caused by something as benign as running out of space on your hard drives or the SEL getting full (it only takes a finite number of events). The beauty of Instant Top Tools is that you can check the SEL or even clear it without rebooting. Or, the red LED could be cause by something as serious as a fan failure or an overheating CPU.

I would strongly recommend installing Instant Top Tools over Top Tools for Servers. TSS runs a bunch of services that are constantly polling system devices and can cause a noticeable drag on the system. ITT only takes a snapshot of the system when it starts so it is a lot less invasive.

Good luck,

Alicia
Alicia White
Esteemed Contributor

Re: LH3 Alarm

The condition of the LED comes from the events in the Hardware Event Log or System Event Log. The LED on the front panel of the LH3 (and other LH series NetServers) is basically a stop light. The bottom LED is green; the center LED is amber yellow; and, the top LED is red. Obviously, green is good, no steps need to be taken. Yellow is a warning about a non-critical condition that needs attention. Red is a critical alert that something needs immediate attention.

Now, a red LED doesn't necessarily mean your LH3 is about to crash and burn, but you do need to find out why that LED is red. So, you need to check the Hardware/System Event Log (HEL or SEL).

There are various ways to check the SEL. The easiest way to find out what is causing the alert is by using Instant Top Tools. There are versions for both Windows and Novell. You can download that utility here (look under the heading "Utility- Instant TopTools"):

http://h20004.www2.hp.com/soar_rnotes/bsdmatrix/matrix50448en_US.html

For Windows, the utility runs in an Internet Explorer window
but it requires that Virtual Machine be installed.

If you can't install that utility, then another way to check the SEL to is to boot to the NetServer Navigator CD. Depending on the version you have, the Hardware Event Viewer should be under either the ToolBox or More tools menus. You can also boot to the Utility Partition which can be installed by NetServer Navigator CD. Or you can boot the DiagTools Diskettes, which you can also download from the page I gave above.

The red LED could be caused by something as benign as running out of space on your hard drives or the SEL getting full (it only takes a finite number of events). Or, the red LED could be cause by something as serious as a fan failure or an overheating CPU.

I would strongly recommend installing Instant Top Tools over Top Tools for Servers. TSS runs a bunch of services that are constantly polling system devices and can cause a noticeable drag on the system. ITT only takes a snapshot of the system when it starts so it is a lot less invasive.

Good luck,

Alicia
Alicia White
Esteemed Contributor

Re: LH3 Alarm

The condition of the LED comes from the events in the Hardware Event Log or System Event Log. The LED on the front panel of the LH3 (and other LH series NetServers) is basically a stop light. The bottom LED is green; the center LED is amber yellow; and, the top LED is red. Obviously, green is good, no steps need to be taken. Yellow is a warning about a non-critical condition that needs attention. Red is a critical alert that something needs immediate attention.

Now, a red LED doesn't necessarily mean your LH3 is about to crash and burn, but you do need to find out why that LED is red. So, you need to check the Hardware/System Event Log (HEL or SEL).

There are various ways to check the SEL. The easiest way to find out what is causing the alert is by using Instant Top Tools. There are versions for both Windows and Novell. You can download that utility here (look under the heading "Utility- Instant TopTools"):

http://h20004.www2.hp.com/soar_rnotes/bsdmatrix/matrix50448en_US.html

For Windows, the utility runs in an Internet Explorer window
but it requires that Virtual Machine be installed.

If you can't install that utility, then another way to check the SEL to is to boot to the NetServer Navigator CD. Depending on the version you have, the Hardware Event Viewer should be under either the ToolBox or More tools menus. You can also boot to the Utility Partition which can be installed by NetServer Navigator CD. Or you can boot the DiagTools Diskettes, which you can also download from the page I gave above.

The red LED could be caused by something as benign as running out of space on your hard drives or the SEL getting full (it only takes a finite number of events). Or, the red LED could be cause by something as serious as a fan failure or an overheating CPU.

I would strongly recommend installing Instant Top Tools over Top Tools for Servers. TSS runs a bunch of services that are constantly polling system devices and can cause a noticeable drag on the system. ITT only takes a snapshot of the system when it starts so it is a lot less invasive.

Good luck,

Alicia
Alicia White
Esteemed Contributor

Re: LH3 Alarm

The condition of the LED comes from the events in the Hardware Event Log or System Event Log. The LED on the front panel of the LH3 (and other LH series NetServers) is basically a stop light. The bottom LED is green; the center LED is amber yellow; and, the top LED is red. Obviously, green is good, no steps need to be taken. Yellow is a warning about a non-critical condition that needs attention. Red is a critical alert that something needs immediate attention.

Now, a red LED doesn't necessarily mean your LH3 is about to crash and burn, but you do need to find out why that LED is red. So, you need to check the Hardware/System Event Log (HEL or SEL).

There are various ways to check the SEL. The easiest way to find out what is causing the alert is by using Instant Top Tools. There are versions for both Windows and Novell. You can download that utility here (look under the heading "Utility- Instant TopTools"):

http://h20004.www2.hp.com/soar_rnotes/bsdmatrix/matrix50448en_US.html

For Windows, the utility runs in an Internet Explorer window
but it requires that Virtual Machine be installed.

If you can't install that utility, then another way to check the SEL to is to boot to the NetServer Navigator CD. Depending on the version you have, the Hardware Event Viewer should be under either the ToolBox or More tools menus. You can also boot to the Utility Partition which can be installed by NetServer Navigator CD. Or you can boot the DiagTools Diskettes, which you can also download from the page I gave above.

The red LED could be caused by something as benign as running out of space on your hard drives or the SEL getting full (it only takes a finite number of events). Or, the red LED could be cause by something as serious as a fan failure or an overheating CPU.

I would strongly recommend installing Instant Top Tools over Top Tools for Servers. TSS runs a bunch of services that are constantly polling system devices and can cause a noticeable drag on the system. ITT only takes a snapshot of the system when it starts so it is a lot less invasive.

Good luck,

Alicia
Alicia White
Esteemed Contributor

Re: LH3 Alarm

The condition of the LED comes from the events in the Hardware Event Log or System Event Log. The LED on the front panel of the LH3 (and other LH series NetServers) is basically a stop light. The bottom LED is green; the center LED is amber yellow; and, the top LED is red. Obviously, green is good, no steps need to be taken. Yellow is a warning about a non-critical condition that needs attention. Red is a critical alert that something needs immediate attention.

Now, a red LED doesn't necessarily mean your LH3 is about to crash and burn, but you do need to find out why that LED is red. So, you need to check the Hardware/System Event Log (HEL or SEL).

There are various ways to check the SEL. The easiest way to find out what is causing the alert is by using Instant Top Tools. There are versions for both Windows and Novell. You can download that utility here (look under the heading "Utility- Instant TopTools"):

http://h20004.www2.hp.com/soar_rnotes/bsdmatrix/matrix50448en_US.html

For Windows, the utility runs in an Internet Explorer window
but it requires that Virtual Machine be installed.

If you can't install that utility, then another way to check the SEL to is to boot to the NetServer Navigator CD. Depending on the version you have, the Hardware Event Viewer should be under either the ToolBox or More tools menus. You can also boot to the Utility Partition which can be installed by NetServer Navigator CD. Or you can boot the DiagTools Diskettes, which you can also download from the page I gave above.

The red LED could be caused by something as benign as running out of space on your hard drives or the SEL getting full (it only takes a finite number of events). Or, the red LED could be cause by something as serious as a fan failure or an overheating CPU.

I would strongly recommend installing Instant Top Tools over Top Tools for Servers. TSS runs a bunch of services that are constantly polling system devices and can cause a noticeable drag on the system. ITT only takes a snapshot of the system when it starts so it is a lot less invasive.

Good luck,

Alicia
Alicia White
Esteemed Contributor

Re: LH3 Alarm

The condition of the LED comes from the events in the Hardware Event Log or System Event Log. The LED on the front panel of the LH3 (and other LH series NetServers) is basically a stop light. The bottom LED is green; the center LED is amber yellow; and, the top LED is red. Obviously, green is good, no steps need to be taken. Yellow is a warning about a non-critical condition that needs attention. Red is a critical alert that something needs immediate attention.

Now, a red LED doesn't necessarily mean your LH3 is about to crash and burn, but you do need to find out why that LED is red. So, you need to check the Hardware/System Event Log (HEL or SEL).

There are various ways to check the SEL. The easiest way to find out what is causing the alert is by using Instant Top Tools. There are versions for both Windows and Novell. You can download that utility here (look under the heading "Utility- Instant TopTools"):

http://h20004.www2.hp.com/soar_rnotes/bsdmatrix/matrix50448en_US.html

For Windows, the utility runs in an Internet Explorer window
but it requires that Virtual Machine be installed.

If you can't install that utility, then another way to check the SEL to is to boot to the NetServer Navigator CD. Depending on the version you have, the Hardware Event Viewer should be under either the ToolBox or More tools menus. You can also boot to the Utility Partition which can be installed by NetServer Navigator CD. Or you can boot the DiagTools Diskettes, which you can also download from the page I gave above.

The red LED could be caused by something as benign as running out of space on your hard drives or the SEL getting full (it only takes a finite number of events). Or, the red LED could be cause by something as serious as a fan failure or an overheating CPU.

I would strongly recommend installing Instant Top Tools over Top Tools for Servers. TSS runs a bunch of services that are constantly polling system devices and can cause a noticeable drag on the system. ITT only takes a snapshot of the system when it starts so it is a lot less invasive.

Good luck,

Alicia
Alicia White
Esteemed Contributor

Re: LH3 Alarm

The condition of the LED comes from the events in the Hardware Event Log or System Event Log. The LED on the front panel of the LH3 (and other LH series NetServers) is basically a stop light. The bottom LED is green; the center LED is amber yellow; and, the top LED is red. Obviously, green is good, no steps need to be taken. Yellow is a warning about a non-critical condition that needs attention. Red is a critical alert that something needs immediate attention.

Now, a red LED doesn't necessarily mean your LH3 is about to crash and burn, but you do need to find out why that LED is red. So, you need to check the Hardware/System Event Log (HEL or SEL).

There are various ways to check the SEL. The easiest way to find out what is causing the alert is by using Instant Top Tools. There are versions for both Windows and Novell. You can download that utility here (look under the heading "Utility- Instant TopTools"):

http://h20004.www2.hp.com/soar_rnotes/bsdmatrix/matrix50448en_US.html

For Windows, the utility runs in an Internet Explorer window
but it requires that Virtual Machine be installed.

If you can't install that utility, then another way to check the SEL to is to boot to the NetServer Navigator CD. Depending on the version you have, the Hardware Event Viewer should be under either the ToolBox or More tools menus. You can also boot to the Utility Partition which can be installed by NetServer Navigator CD. Or you can boot the DiagTools Diskettes, which you can also download from the page I gave above.

The red LED could be caused by something as benign as running out of space on your hard drives or the SEL getting full (it only takes a finite number of events). Or, the red LED could be cause by something as serious as a fan failure or an overheating CPU.

I would strongly recommend installing Instant Top Tools over Top Tools for Servers. TSS runs a bunch of services that are constantly polling system devices and can cause a noticeable drag on the system. ITT only takes a snapshot of the system when it starts so it is a lot less invasive.

Good luck,

Alicia
Alicia White
Esteemed Contributor

Re: LH3 Alarm

Whoops!

It didn't look like my post was going through so I kind of, sort of hit the submit button several times...
I should have suspected something was up.

My apologies to all concerned.

Alicia