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DL380 G5 - green drive light stays off

 
Ken Etter
Occasional Advisor

DL380 G5 - green drive light stays off

Repurposing an HP DL380 G5. Originally only had 4 drives in it. I just installed 8 new drives. Drive in bay 7 does not show a green light after creating the array. I thought I had a bad drive, so I put a different one in but it has the same problem. The drive is listed as ok in the onboard array config utility, but this really bothers me. I have swapped the two cables to make sure that wasn't a problem.  I don't know if it is a problem with the controller (P400) or the drive cage but I don't have spares of either to try swapping them out.  No OS installed yet.  Any ideas how to troubleshoot this?  I don't want to set everything up and then have a major failure.


Ken

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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: DL380 G5 - green drive light stays off

Your "major failure" could be a bad LED on the disk backplane.


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Ken Etter
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Re: DL380 G5 - green drive light stays off

Torsten,


Thanks for the quick reply!  I will check into that.


Ken

Ken Etter
Occasional Advisor

Re: DL380 G5 - green drive light stays off

Torsten,

 

Replaced the drive cage back plane and problem solved.  Thanks!


Ken