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KeN Etter
18-Apr-2013, 18:03
I have an HP DL380 G5. Originally only had 4 drives in it. I just
installed 8 new drives. Drive in bay 7 does not show a green light
after creating the array. I thought I had a bad drive, so I put a
different one in but it has the same problem. The drive is listed as
ok in the array config utility, but this really bothers me. Out of
warranty, so I probably can't get much help from HP and I can't find
any info about this on their website. Any suggestions?

Ken

kgroneman
18-Apr-2013, 19:44
Hey KeN Etter,

>Any suggestions?

http://www.555-timer-circuits.com/flashing-led.html

That should solve the LED problem.

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KeN Etter
18-Apr-2013, 20:36
On Thu, 18 Apr 2013 18:44:48 GMT, "kgroneman" <kgroneman@novell.com>
wrote:

>Hey KeN Etter,
>
>>Any suggestions?
>
>http://www.555-timer-circuits.com/flashing-led.html
>
>That should solve the LED problem.

Thanks Kim. :-)

Massimo Rosen
18-Apr-2013, 20:38
On 18.04.2013 19:03, KeN Etter wrote:
> I have an HP DL380 G5. Originally only had 4 drives in it. I just
> installed 8 new drives. Drive in bay 7 does not show a green light
> after creating the array.

You sure it's not a spare? (Yes, asking the obvious, but...)

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KeN Etter
18-Apr-2013, 21:03
On Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:38:53 GMT, Massimo Rosen
<mrosenNO@SPAMcfc-it.de> wrote:

>On 18.04.2013 19:03, KeN Etter wrote:
>> I have an HP DL380 G5. Originally only had 4 drives in it. I just
>> installed 8 new drives. Drive in bay 7 does not show a green light
>> after creating the array.
>
>You sure it's not a spare? (Yes, asking the obvious, but...)

Absolutely. I recreated the array a few times just to make sure.
Somebody on the HP forums just suggested that it might be the drive
cage back plane. I have one of those on order now.

Ken

kgroneman
18-Apr-2013, 21:44
Hey KeN Etter,

>Thanks Kim.

Any time Ken.

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Sewermonger
24-Apr-2013, 20:26
I was thinking a LED flashlight


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Sewermonger
24-Apr-2013, 20:26
Might take awhile. The air traffic controllers are taking a very long
time to get airplanes in the air and on the ground here in the US.
Sequestration is being blamed. I blame something else that rhymes with
ID 10 T's


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KeN Etter
25-Apr-2013, 13:23
On Wed, 24 Apr 2013 19:26:01 GMT, Sewermonger
<Sewermonger@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

>
>Might take awhile. The air traffic controllers are taking a very long
>time to get airplanes in the air and on the ground here in the US.
>Sequestration is being blamed. I blame something else that rhymes with
>ID 10 T's

The back plane actually arrived the next day. Swapped it out and
problem resolved.

And maybe the government should learn how to make do with less money
and let us keep more of ours. Such a novel concept. ...but I better
not go further than that in here...don't want Susan on my case for
pushing the rules. :-)

Chris
23-May-2013, 15:28
How hard was it to replace the backplane? I have a DL385 G2 with the same issue, except on two drives (slots 0 and 1).

>>> KeN Etter<ketter@no-mx.forums.novell.com> 4/25/2013 8:23 AM >>>
On Wed, 24 Apr 2013 19:26:01 GMT, Sewermonger
<Sewermonger@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

>
>Might take awhile. The air traffic controllers are taking a very long
>time to get airplanes in the air and on the ground here in the US.
>Sequestration is being blamed. I blame something else that rhymes with
>ID 10 T's

The back plane actually arrived the next day. Swapped it out and
problem resolved.

And maybe the government should learn how to make do with less money
and let us keep more of ours. Such a novel concept. ...but I better
not go further than that in here...don't want Susan on my case for
pushing the rules. :-)

KeN Etter
23-May-2013, 15:44
On Thu, 23 May 2013 14:28:41 GMT, Chris <cmosentine@N0_5pam.vrapc.com>
wrote:

>How hard was it to replace the backplane? I have a DL385 G2 with the same issue, except on two drives (slots 0 and 1).

Not hard at all. Shut down the server, pull the drives (make sure to
maintain the correct order if you have anything currently loaded on
them), swap the backplane (I don't think I had to use any tools for
that), put the drives back in, power up. I was getting ready to
repurpose the server - it had nothing installed on it - so I didn't
have to worry about drive order. Maintaining drive order would be the
only real critical item.

Ken

KeN Etter
24-May-2013, 15:47
Chris,

Did you change employers? I was thinking you worked for a
construction company.

Ken