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Ibm x3400 raid monitor controller initializing

Ibm x3400 raid monitor controller initializing

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Have you checked the IBM website for BIOS and any firmware to download and update for the controller? It can get to be a maze with server cards.

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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SOURCE: in ibm x3400 series controller monitor failed what

after bios screen my ibm x3400 series controller monitor failed what should i do

Posted on Jan 04, 2010

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SOURCE: Question: I have one server

I have one server for IBM X3400. this can't booting that problem was controller monitor failed controller not started

Posted on Dec 20, 2010

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dear sir in my server IBM X3400 has a problem due to RAM it might be corrupted or out of order bcause system gives continues beep when i change the RAM with HCL 1 GB DDR2 (Previous RAM was also 1 GB) it gives error:
waiting for controller to start
FATAL ERROR: controller kernel self test failed
<< press any key to continue>>
please solve the problem

Posted on Feb 15, 2011

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SOURCE: Fatal error: controller monitor failed

Replace the flat cable on the motherboard of SAS1 to SAS2. Resolved.

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Power off server > Take Raid Controller out > Clean Controller as well as controller slot > Insert it back
Power on server and check .
If you have same problem , then its a controller issue . You need to replace it .

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Hi I have an IBM 3400 server running 2008 sbs 64X. All I want is to monitor the raid controllers so that I can see if all is working as it should. I know the software is on the original disks but...


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Yes you can monitor the raid controller by using IBM RAID MANAGER softwfare. Hope you are having windows platform . Click the below link and download the software.

please download the file named ibm_sw_srapp_9.20-16999_anyos_32-64.iso . After download burn it into cd . Now insert the cd and install the raid manager software.


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Apr 06, 2011 | IBM x3400 Server

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Welcome to fixya

This error can come if there is any issue on Raid controller

Most probably , dust will be the enemy.

Just re-fix the raid controller and check. ( Power off the server while doing this job)

After re-fix check if it works . If it doesn't then it's time to replace the controller.


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Mar 16, 2011 | IBM x3400 Server

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I have IBM Server x3400 Tower . I got Error message Fatal error : Controller Monitor failed. Controller not started Press any key to continue

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The problem is with the raid controller . Either the controller is faulty or it is due to dust or happen some shake. To rectify this issue do the following
1: Switch off the server 2: Remove the Raid controller from the server and clean the dust . ( Please Don't touch with hand just blow air ) 3: Clean the Controller slot 4: Refix the Controller and power on the server . 5: Check whether the controller is booting or not . 6: If you gets same problem then replace the controller


Feb 14, 2011 | IBM x3400 Server

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Fetal error controller monitor failed x3400 ibm server

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Open the server and take out the raid controller . Now clean the slot as well as the raid controller . Now replug the raid controller check if it works

If you get same error now , then its time to replace the raid controller


Oct 13, 2010 | IBM x3400 Server

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How can I Add new HDs to x3400 server without shutdown it?

Add the new hardware using IBM Serveraid software.

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