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Dl360 G4p: Inconsistent booting ...

Marc G. Fournier
Occasional Contributor

Dl360 G4p: Inconsistent booting ...

Just picked up one of these things, and its a beauty ... but I'm getting *really* odd behaviour ...

I login through iLO, open up Remote Console then go to Virtual Devices to power up ... but all that seems to happen is it goes from:

Monitored Server Is Powered Down.

to:

Monitored Server Console Is In An Unsupported Text Mode.

And then just sits there ... eventually, I hear two beeps come out of it ...

The reason why this is odd ... I've already powered this server up, installed an operating system on it, rebooted several times, everything was great ... I unplugged the server from the wall (those fans can be annoying) two days ago, haven't moved the server ... just plugged it back in today to do some more work on it ...

I'm at a loss ... she was working great :(

Kinda makes me nervous to deploy it ...

What should I be looking at?

thanks ...
2 REPLIES
Marc G. Fournier
Occasional Contributor

Re: Dl360 G4p: Inconsistent booting ...

k, this is odd ... I took the cover off of the box, since there are 'flashing lights' on the inside ... plug'd it back in, boots fine ... replug in the power supplies again, doesn't boot fine ...

when it boots fine, its consist ... I can be in iLO and type 'power off' / 'power on' all I want and it boots fine ... when it doesn't boot, it never boots ...

power seems to be fine in all cases ... fans all power up, drives power up, and lights flicker on the RAID controller ...

The one thing that has botherd me though ... the 'charging' light on the RAID controller always appears on ... bad battery? or is this normal?

Marc G. Fournier
Occasional Contributor

Re: Dl360 G4p: Inconsistent booting ...

Posted a new ticket that focuses on the problem as I've been able to determine it so far, namely an iLO issue ...