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DL385 G2 not seeing 4 hard disks

todlarson
Occasional Visitor

DL385 G2 not seeing 4 hard disks

We have an HP DL385 G2 with an HP Smartarray P400 slot 1 and 8 hard drives (7 are in use).  We did a server reboot yesterday and then 4 hard stopped working (partition not visible to ESXi and red LEDs on the drives).  When we do F8 during boot to get into the RAID configuration we see that 4 disks are showing up as "missing" as if that "Port 1I" on the controller is bad.   The server boots fine to ESXi loaded onto logical drive #1.

 

Please advise on how to recover my logical drive #2?

 

I reseated the 4 "missing" drives but that didn't help.  Can I replace the P400 controller or something?

 

HP Smartarray P400 slot 1 and 8 hard drives

 

Logical Drive #1 Raid 1+0 33.9GB - OK

  Port 2I, Box 1, Bay 2 - 36.4GB SAS Drive OK

  Port 2I, Box 1, Bay 1 - 36.4GB SAS Drive OK

 

Logical Drive #2 Raid 5 683GB - FAILED

  Port 1I, Box 1, Bay 8 - 0GB SAS Drive Missing

  Port 1I, Box 1, Bay 7 - 0GB SAS Drive Missing

  Port 1I, Box 1, Bay 6 - 0GB SAS Drive Missing

  Port 1I, Box 1, Bay 5 - 0GB SAS Drive Missing

  Port 2I, Box 1, Bay 4 - 146GB SAS Drive OK

3 REPLIES
Suman_1978
HPE Pro

Re: DL385 G2 not seeing 4 hard disks

Hi,

 

I guess the issue could be with storage cable or drive backplane.

Try reseating or swapping the cables that connects from controller to backplane.

 

If you have a spare P400 handy, you could swap that.

 

Thank You!
I am a HP employee.

todlarson
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL385 G2 not seeing 4 hard disks

I swapped the raid cables and the same 4 disks showed up as "missing" so that proves the cables are good.

I reseated the P400 card, no joy.

I reseated all the disks, no joy.

I completely removed and reinstalled the hard disk backplane, no joy.

As luck would have it we discarded four DL385G2 servers last year and kept this one as a test box so I have no spare hardware.

 

How would I find the correct part number for the backplane and for the P400 so I can order a replacements?

 

todlarson
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL385 G2 not seeing 4 hard disks

We found a replacement P400 card and swapped it out, no joy.

We found a replacement backplane card and swapped it out, no joy.