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DL360 G5 Server unable to boot-up

Hamza Mohamed
Occasional Visitor

DL360 G5 Server unable to boot-up

Hey All,

I have an HP ProLiant DL360 G5 Server with SATA 120GB Hard Drive installed on it
Unfortunelty, one of HD is shown "Amber Light", currently system is down and unable to boot-up, an error message appear during booting process.

I beleive it due to fault in HD, could any one guide me how i can troubleshoot the issue to be sure.
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: DL360 G5 Server unable to boot-up


What kind of controller do you have installed?
From what I can see most of the DL360 G5 have a smart array controller.

What error message do you see during boot?
Do you have a replacement disk?
Is it only one disk or do you have a RAID?

You can then boot the server on the smartstart CD - run ACU (array configuration utility) to get an overview, re-create arrays, stuff like that.

And you can also run diagnostics or the ADU - array diagnostic utility - to get some very detailed information. Most of the time the ACU will be enough.