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Dl380 G2 rebooting jusst before login prompt

 
Graeme Ash_1
Occasional Visitor

Dl380 G2 rebooting jusst before login prompt

Hello,

We have recently had to restore one of our 2K servers, the restore went fine and the system seemed to be booting OK until just before the login prompt box.

The drive lights then all flash red and the server restarts.

I have tried the basics i.e. Last known good, safe mode, basic repair etc with no joy.

I am considering trying a different array controller.

Has anyone had a similar issue?

Regards
Graeme
3 REPLIES
Prashant (I am Back)
Honored Contributor

Re: Dl380 G2 rebooting jusst before login prompt

Hi,

Use the attach utility to check iml logs on server. buy using a bootable floppy.

Where as use the smart cd to run the daignostics on the server and try to run the server with minimum components.

What is leds status on front and inner board leds.

Regards,
Prashant S.
Nothing is impossible
e4services
Honored Contributor

Re: Dl380 G2 rebooting jusst before login prompt

It sounds as if something has changeed in the server since the backup was made.
Why did you need to restore? was there a failure? Would there be a reason to suspect a piece of hardware?
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SAKET_5
Honored Contributor

Re: Dl380 G2 rebooting jusst before login prompt

Hi,

I would say viewing IML for any hardware errors would be the starting point. Do you see any error message at POST? Do you see any LEDs flashing at the front panel of the server?Could you login to the server in Boot MOde?

Could you try botting off the latest Smart Start 7 and run the system diagnostics?

Are you still able to upgrade system BIOS?

Why do you suspect its the array controller?

Hope we progress it further, please update us on your findings.

Regards,