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dl 145 g2 server bios courrept

srinivasa kumar
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dl 145 g2 server bios courrept

When updating latest bios firmware system hung.After switch on the power "no display"
Any solution to recover the bios
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Re: dl 145 g2 server bios courrept


Follow these steps to perform ROMPaq disaster recovery on any Compaq server that has a corrupted ROM image:

Obtain the latest ROMPaq version for the target server.

The ROMPaq files can be obtained in several ways. See Question 5 below in the "Questions and Answers" section for sources where the ROMPaq files can be obtained.

Create the ROMPaq diskette that will be used to restore the serverâ  s system ROM.

IMPORTANT: If System ROM is Corrupted
If the system ROM is corrupted on the target server because the ROMPaq ROM restoration procedure was interrupted, the initial ROMPaq attempt may have affected the contents of the ROMPaq diskette. It is recommended that a new ROMPaq diskette be created.

NOTE: The Compaq SmartStart and Support Software CD 4.80 or later includes Diskette Builder software that facilitates the creation of ROMPaq diskettes.
Unlike the System ROMPaq Utility, the ROMpaq Disaster Recovery procedure does not allow for saving the original System ROM image by writing to diskette. Write operations to the diskette are not performed by ROMpaq Disaster Recovery procedure.

Older ProLiant System Models

Power down the server that contains the system ROM that needs to be restored.

Open the server chassis and record the default positions of the switches on the server's Configuration Maintenance Switch Pack. If possible, obtain the revision level of the System ROM firmware originally loaded. This information can be obtained from an INSPECT or Survey Report.

Set configuration switches 1, 4, 5, and 6 on systems with 6 switches, or switches 1,2,3 and 4 on systems with 4 switches on the system maintenance switch block to the ON position. Setting these switches to the ON position enables Disaster Recovery Mode on older ProLiant servers.

NOTE: Refer to the serverâ  s documentation and hood labels for the location of the configuration switches.
Insert the ROMPaq diskette into the diskette drive.

Power up the target server. The keyboard, mouse, and monitor will all be inactive.

When the server has powered up, the server will make two long beeps to indicate that it is in Disaster Recovery Mode. For systems with the Integrated Management Display, check the IMD display for: "Insert ROMPAQ diskette".

Insert the System ROMPaq diskette in the server's diskette drive. Check the IMD display for: "ROMPAQ flashing ROM". Then, the server will read the ROMPaq diskette for the latest ROM image and will proceed to flash the system ROM on the target server. Flashing the System ROM should take a few minutes to complete. The procedure will take longer to complete on servers with Redundant ROMs since it is flashing two images; the primary and redundant.

Listen for a sequence of ascending (increasing) tone beeps after flashing is complete. Check for a message in the IMD that will indicate a successful operation is completed. The diskette drive may appear to still be in use, but the procedure is complete per the IMD messages and ascending tone beeps.

If the flashing fails, check for a message in the IMD display indicating the failure, and listen for a series of descending beeps will be generated. A second attempt should be made just in case the procedure should complete on that iteration. A quick series of beeps indicates successful completion of the system ROM recovery process.

When the disaster recovery process has successfully completed:

Remove the ROMPaq diskette from the drive and power down the server.
Return configuration switches 1, 4, 5, and 6 to their original positions.
Reassemble the server chassis.
Power up the server as usual.
If the Disaster Recovery procedure can not be completed and before dispatching the System or Peripheral Board depending on the server, components like the first bank of memory, the processors and associated hardware such as PPMs, Processor Power Modules, and Terminator Boards, and the power supplies should be eliminated as much as possible to causing or masking the problem. Remember to remove unnecessary and redundant hardware from the server that is not required to complete POST. Some of these components include multiple banks of memory, multiple processors, any PCI device, and redundant power supplies and PPMs. These extra components become available as on-site spares.
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Re: dl 145 g2 server bios courrept


try Clear CMOS, page 69, that will set the BIOS to the default settings

procedure page 69

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