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ML150 G2 server really slow

Simon Renshaw
Occasional Advisor

ML150 G2 server really slow

Hi,

I got a new ML150 G2 (SCSI hot-swap model) server last week and something is wrong with it, but I'm not sure exactly what.

Basically, the machine is very, very slow. It feels like I'm using a Pentium 100 MHz instead of a 3 GHz.

I tried to install 3 versions of Linux but it was so slow I gave up.

I was finally able to install and run Windows 2003. There is a noticeable delay when doing anything. For example, the properties box of My Computer will appear after about 5 seconds.

I checked all the cables and the RAM and everything seems to be OK. I put the HD in another slot but that didn't change anything.

This morning I downloaded the Insight Diagnostic tools and it took at least 20 minutes to boot and after a while it told me that connection was refused to 127.0.0.1:2xxx (sorry, don't remember the exact port number).

So, any idea on what is wrong and what should I do?

I suspect a hardware problem.

Thanks!
Simon
14 REPLIES
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: ML150 G2 server really slow

hi

let me ask you

- what is the controller and type of Hard drives server has? SCSI HDD or SATA HDDs??

- you have the latest System ROM?

- this is issue has been there all the time ?? or the server was working fine previously?

regards

Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Simon Renshaw
Occasional Advisor

Re: ML150 G2 server really slow

Hi,

SCSI HDD.

I downloaded the latest firmware update on HP's site.

And yes, I've been having that problem since day one.
sanesh vig
Valued Contributor

Re: ML150 G2 server really slow

Hi Simon,

it seems more likely to be a Hardware fault however you could try to update the BIOS firmware on the server as this might cause the system to run slow.

We have come across such issue in the past and BIOS ROM update has fixed some of the issues.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=435422&prodNameId=3279685&swEnvOID=1005&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-e78cfdab21fb4eb1af9e9364b3
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: ML150 G2 server really slow

hi

well I think this

"I downloaded the latest firmware update on HP's site."

it's because you update the System ROM if not the link is above from savesh

what I would like to know you type of HDDs it's for this:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?locale=en_US&objectID=c00859596

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor

Re: ML150 G2 server really slow

I'd bet on a disk access problem. If you had any problem on the CPU or RAM, you'd be getting a BSOD, not a slow system.
The HDD is an HP model compatible with that server?
Simon Renshaw
Occasional Advisor

Re: ML150 G2 server really slow

Hi Sanesh,

I installed the update you mentioned.

But it didn't fix the problem.
Simon Renshaw
Occasional Advisor

Re: ML150 G2 server really slow

Karlo and vcespon,

The HDD is the HDD that shipped with the server.

The disk is a 72 GB, SCSI 320 10k disk.

How can I see the actual model/part number? It's written on the disk?
sanesh vig
Valued Contributor

Re: ML150 G2 server really slow

Hi Simon,

Thanks for the update.

You could check the Model number or the spare part number on the HDD itself.

Model number normally starts with BD or BF
Simon Renshaw
Occasional Advisor

Re: ML150 G2 server really slow

The model number is BD07289BB8.
Simon Renshaw
Occasional Advisor
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: ML150 G2 server really slow

yes in the case you have SCSI controller

yes that's the one

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Simon Renshaw
Occasional Advisor

Re: ML150 G2 server really slow

I installed the update but it didn't fix it.

Anything I can run that would check if all the hardware are running the latest version of their firmware?
Pieter 't Hart
Honored Contributor

Re: ML150 G2 server really slow

I suggest checking the terminator on the scsi-bus.

Pieter
~sesh
Esteemed Contributor

Re: ML150 G2 server really slow

Hi Simon,

Is it possible for you to try using a Linux Live CD that runs (can run) entirely from the memory, eliminating the need to use the hard disk(s). If the server is still slow, then we can safely rule out issue with hard drive / controller, backplane / cables.

There are many Live CDs like Knoppix, System Rescue CD, Slax. Try any, some may not be able to run off the RAM, but running without hard drives should give you an indication anyway.

Cheers!