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DL580 G3 hardisk light blinking.

 
Meor Saifulizam
Occasional Visitor

DL580 G3 hardisk light blinking.

there were some Linux patches had been applied to the server. After the patches applied, the server need to be reboot and there the problem came out where hardisk light (orange color) blinking. the system became slow after that. I don't know wherethe problem was came from the hardisk or something else such as network.

can anybody assist on how to check why is the hardisk was blinking and is it contributed to the system slow problem.
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Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: DL580 G3 hardisk light blinking.

Hi,

An orange blinking light, is a pre-failure alert. The drive is running at the moment, but is likely to fail soon.

It should be replaced as soon as you can.

Cheers,

Rob
Meor Saifulizam
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL580 G3 hardisk light blinking.

hi, thanks for the reply...

is there any other way beside of replacing the hardisk with the new one.
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: DL580 G3 hardisk light blinking.

Hi,

You could try just reseating the drive and see if that helps.

You should check that the disk is part of a RAID array before you do this though...

Cheers,

Rob
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: DL580 G3 hardisk light blinking.

"is there any other way beside of replacing the hardisk with the new one" - ???

The drive will probably fail soon. You can even replace the bad drive with a known good but used one, if you don't want to use a "new" drive ;-)

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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KarloChacon
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Re: DL580 G3 hardisk light blinking.

yes

- a new one
- reseat
- firmware update


regards
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Meor Saifulizam
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL580 G3 hardisk light blinking.

hi all,
thanks for the reply, unfortunately before i replacing the hardisk, the os corrupted and the production server down. Now i already replaced the hardisk with the new one and reinstall the OS again.

so thing back to normal again. thank again for your help.