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Scsi raid with battery backed memory for pweredge 2550 server

Im having problems with the server once I use this scsi card, it gives me a "scanning scsi devices" in white bold text that blinks...but it never boots anything after that. Do I have the system configured properly?

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  • denelledavis Mar 24, 2009

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    first of all thanks for responding to my post! I am very new at working with servers and I am currently trying to repair the scsi drives for them. The system is a dell power edge 2550 and the particular scsi card I'm having an issue with is a Dell PERC 4/DC Raid Controller. I'm going to try to remove all scsi devices and try it again per your last email. Hopefully I can figure something new out. If you had any free time during the 7-5pm time I would like to possibly contact you and maybe get walked through it if you would not mind the inconvenience.

    Thanks!

  • ultimitloozr May 11, 2010

    Did you verify that all SCSI devices are using unique IDs and proper termination on the chain? Most common problems to cause hanging with SCIS devices. You may have to remove all SCSI devices in order to get the SCSI card to reset first.

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If my memory serves me correct i think this server uses a onboard (3di) card it is set in the bios to use the raid configuration, under integrated devices .make sure this is so ,as it boots press f2 key to enter.If this is so exit.next step is to shut the machine off pull the drives away from the backplain not completly out. Power up if it starts laoding the raid configuration,once the scan is complete it will give you a container not found error,now here is what you can do go in i think its control m or r,anyway look at the configuration and what raid you set it up for.write down the drive number 0-etc.ok the next move is the raid key a little device that sits on the motherboard beside the raid dimm reseat this,now you may want to replace the raid dimm or if you have a exact match for troubleshooting purposes you may try this.
Good Luck

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    wilfred graham Sep 04, 2009

    my email is graysandsolutions @yahoo.com

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