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DL380 G5 won't boot past Broadcom NetXtreme II Ethernet Boot Agent

 
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ahoffskov
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DL380 G5 won't boot past Broadcom NetXtreme II Ethernet Boot Agent

I have an old DL380 G5 that I use for learning and testing purposes, but suddenly it won't boot past the Broadcom NetXtreme II Ethernet Boot Agent v2.8.5.
I then tried transfering CPU's and RAM to an identical server - same problem. 

I cannot access the RBSU even if I press F9, NIC's are integrated, so I don't really know what to do. 

Both CPU's show up fine, all 40 GB of RAM are registered fine, I have a dead disk, but logical drives have been set for this - basically, everything runs fine up until the Broadcom Boot Agent.

Any suggestions?

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ahoffskov
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Re: DL380 G5 won't boot past Broadcom NetXtreme II Ethernet Boot Agent

I might have located the issue. I've been trying to boot with a SanDisk 32GB FAT formatted USB drive in the internal USB-port. When removing this, the server boots.

Strangely, I have been using this USB drive in the server before, and I would like to use it for installing the OS giving me the most options for disk space.

Should I assume that something is wrong with the USB-drive and just get a new one?

BPSingh
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Re: DL380 G5 won't boot past Broadcom NetXtreme II Ethernet Boot Agent

Greetings!

Please check the boot order from BIOS.

Keep hard drives as the first boot device under Standard Boot Order.

 


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ahoffskov
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Re: DL380 G5 won't boot past Broadcom NetXtreme II Ethernet Boot Agent

I tried removing the USB-key from the motherboard, then it booted fine. I then used another USB-key, and it works perfectly - so the USB-key was the issue here.

But I appreciate your input, might help someone else in the future