Question about IBM xSeries 226 Server
You are not supposed to reset Raid Controller as it may delete present raid configuration. What you can do is
1: Insert Raid Support CD and boot server using it
2: Once it loads, you can view raid arrays which is offline
3: Right click Raid Array and make it online
Note: Raid Array won't come up if more that 1 hdd got faulty.
4: Once Array is online, make sure array status is optimal.
Note: If any hdd is faulty, Raid array is in degraded stage and you need to replace faulty hdd ASAP.
5: Now Reboot server normally.
OS will load
Posted on Oct 21, 2013
When you restored to factory setting you have reset the RAID configuration & probably lost all the data
Posted on Oct 16, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: xseries 346 wont boot
You don't say whether or not your os is on the RAID 5 partition. Assuming that it is (for performance reasons, this is not recommended) then you should check to see if you have the option of configuring a separate raid configuration on your raid card (e.g. do you have a card with more then one RAID channel?) If this is so, I would create a separate RAID 1 array and install the OS just on that. Then you can mount the RAID 5 array with your data intact. Once you're up and running, you can remove the old OS partition, as it's no longer needed.
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
SOURCE: Upgrade IBM Xseries 346 Server
You can add drives to the array through the scsi management software, then you can extend any dynamic partitions that don't have the OS on them. I don't think you can extend the array if it contains the OS. You may need to use the disk management utility in windows to make the partitions 'dynamic disks' before you can extend the data partitions
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
SOURCE: server doesnt boot
First create a floppy disk with your RAID driver for W2K3 Server. Next boot the server with the W2K3 Server CD, and hit F6 when prompted, and S to add the specific driver for your RAID and using the floppy to get the driver installed.
Next boot to the recovery console of W2K3 Server. If it finds your hard disk, it will even ask for your Administrator's Password to continue. If this works, then you are probably home free.
Get to the command line of the W2K3 Server Repair console and perform some directory searches to see if the data is there and intact. You can also perform a CHKDSK from that console.
Once you have made sure your data is there and intact, type these two commands: FIXMBR and FIXBOOT
This should solve the problem and when you EXIT out of the console, it should reboot. Remove the CD and it "should" re-boot from the hard disk.
If you still have problems, let me know with how far you got with the steps above. I have another solution but need to know your RAID controller's model (ServeRAID 5i, 6i, etc).
Posted on Nov 26, 2008
The likelyhood that 2 drives fail at the same time is remote. I would first look to teh controller as the problem. Also, check the power supply. The only common things are the 5V and12V supply.
Posted on May 12, 2010
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