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HP ProLiant DL380 G5 Server: is the power supply really broken?

 
Frenky-77
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HP ProLiant DL380 G5 Server: is the power supply really broken?

I have a HP ProLiant DL380 G5 Server with a redundant power supply.

After more than one year I noticed the "External health LED (power supply)" was amber: "Power redundancy failure." The power supply on bay n. 1 was degraded as I could seen on the front panel, from the bios startup and from the back of the server too.

image 1.jpgPower supply failure

I rapidly ordered a spare part but, after it arrived, I run to replace the power supply with the new one and I found that the power supply was regularly working.

WhatsApp Image 2018-04-09 at 11.17.28.jpegPower supply ok

How is it possible?

What have I to do?

 

Francesco

 

4 REPLIES
slavtechbuer
Valued Contributor

Re: HP ProLiant DL380 G5 Server: is the power supply really broken?

Hello, 

Was it loose connection on Power cable? Did you check that before you order a replacement?

Kind Regards

Slav

Frenky-77
Frequent Collector

Re: HP ProLiant DL380 G5 Server: is the power supply really broken?

Yes, I checked the power cable connection very accurately and the error led
was still on.





Francesco

Re: HP ProLiant DL380 G5 Server: is the power supply really broken?

HP Hot Plug Power Supply 1000W
Compatible with: DL380 G5 , DL385G2-G5, ML350 G5 , ML370 G5, Integrity RX2660
No warranty. This model has a HP Factory design flaw.
When the server is turned off, the power plug MUST be disconnected.
If possible, we advise to change the server settings to "Automatic restart after failure"

Model: DPS-800GB A
P/N: 379123-001 , 403781-001 , 380622-001 , 399771-001 , HSTNS-PD05

I had 2 servers where the second power supply went broken and the server shuts down.
I had to replace both power supplies.
At the office I tested the powersupplies: 1 was complete broken, servers doesn't start. 1 power supply was 'half' broken: fans start spinning, power-button lights amber, but the server can't start with this half -broken powersupply.

Other article about it: https://community.hpe.com/t5/ProLiant-Servers-ML-DL-SL/DL380-G5-power-supplies-overheat-when-plugged-in-but-off/td-p/3982566

Fred

Frenky-77
Frequent Collector

Re: HP ProLiant DL380 G5 Server: is the power supply really broken?

I read all the posts about power supply issues but actually no one seems to
be helpful.



Now the power supply seems to be good and I'm waiting for a new problem.



Just a question: can I see with the ILO if the power supply stops working or
how many times it happens?



Francesco