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DL380 G3 DIMM All DIMM Failure LEDs lit - no video

Chris_573
Occasional Visitor

DL380 G3 DIMM All DIMM Failure LEDs lit - no video

I was performing a Firmware install in the middle of which all the DIMM Failure LEDs whent to amber, and the system health LED on the front of the server went to red. Video stopped on the machine. Now when the machine is powered on, it goes to this state in about 10 seconds. It no longer boots. Is there a way to back out of a failed firmware install on a machine that won't boot anymore?
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Prashant (I am Back)
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380 G3 DIMM All DIMM Failure LEDs lit - no video

Hi,

Try to put the Maintance switch to on then power on the server.

OR

Create the ROMPaq diskette that will be used to restore the serverâ s system ROM

Set configuration switches 1, 4, 5, and 6 on systems with 6 switches, or switches 1,2,3 and 4 on systems with 4 switches on the system maintenance switch block to the ON position.

Insert the ROMPaq diskette into the diskette drive.

The keyboard, mouse, and monitor will all be inactive.

When the server has powered up, the server will make two long beeps to indicate that it is in Disaster Recovery Mode. For systems with the Integrated Management Display, check the IMD display for: "Insert ROMPAQ diskette".

Insert the System ROMPaq diskette in the server's diskette drive. Check the IMD display for: "ROMPAQ flashing ROM". Then, the server will read the ROMPaq diskette for the latest ROM image and will proceed to flash the system ROM on the target server. Flashing the System ROM should take a few minutes to complete. The procedure will take longer to complete on servers with Redundant ROMs since it is flashing two images; the primary and redundant.


Listen for a sequence of ascending (increasing) tone beeps after flashing is complete. Check for a message in the IMD that will indicate a successful operation is completed. The diskette drive may appear to still be in use, but the procedure is complete per the IMD messages and ascending tone beeps.
If the flashing fails, check for a message in the IMD display indicating the failure, and listen for a series of descending beeps will be generated. A second attempt should be made just in case the procedure should complete on that iteration. A quick series of beeps indicates successful completion of the system ROM recovery process.



Listen for a sequence of ascending (increasing) tone beeps after flashing is complete. Check for a message in the IMD that will indicate a successful operation is completed. The diskette drive may appear to still be in use, but the procedure is complete per the IMD messages and ascending tone beeps.
If the flashing fails, check for a message in the IMD display indicating the failure, and listen for a series of descending beeps will be generated. A second attempt should be made just in case the procedure should complete on that iteration. A quick series of beeps indicates successful completion of the system ROM recovery process.

When the disaster recovery process has successfully completed:
Remove the ROMPaq diskette from the drive and power down the server.
Return configuration switches 1, 4, 5, and 6 to their original positions.
Reassemble the server chassis.
Power up the server as usual.


Regards,
Prashant
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