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IBM 61H0031 There is someone who can help me with this case? I've removed it from an old IBM330 and I would use it with a new raid controller. When I start pc I have everything ok, but I don't "see" disks at the end of the procedure. Thanks in advance

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Have you installed the drivers for the raid controller that allow you to see the disks and if you have then the disks not getting enough speed check in control pannel and Administrative Tools Computer Management then disk management and see if their there. hope this goes well

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1: no options inside told.
2: no CMOS COIN cell ever lasted 13 years, so id dead
3: now BIOS is in CHAOS mode. dead battery caused,
4: new coin cell,.
5: reset bios to factory fresh defaults in BIOS page 1.
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8: load Server 2012R2 is best here . or linux or what is in the list .
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a dead server can be accessed via, IMM like my dell DRAC
it has page called logs to read.
Id read them. (opps it flags coin dead , see?)_

IMM (remove manager) , READ THE LOgs , remotely.>?? first?
AND SEE LAST BOOT DEVICE./? (and what)????????????????
new coin cell and ....
got raid?
1 raid or more.
1 for boot?
1 for data.?
look inside yet see what is there, even count all disks see where all connect . to what.
run the raid config, some servers have raid support DVD or uSB stick to boot and manage the arrays/, but what is inside matters first
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day one new had 7 cards as an option. (just with IBM alone)
there are MORE. LSI makes great RAID cards,

Got raid?
The System x3400 M3 server supports optional spare DIMMs, memory mirroring, and RAID-0, RAID-1, and RAID-1E support standard with optional RAID-5, RAID-6, RAID-10, and RAID-50 available
most servers like this the built in raid is weak , not allowing raid 6 that matters too if that was done day1, last time.

the manual is here (lenovo says EOL, zero help)

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but have Dells here, and can work them well
IMM find and read all logs carefully,
most servers logs what disk drive last booted OKAY. explicitly/
and how to open the case and learn what is inside first. for sure all things RAID.

Disk with orange light (IBM X3400M3)

wow posting hard RAID questions here and not on actual
IBM forum,. why do that?
i can do HP or dell but not IBM

on dell R710 it is automatic raid 6 (8 drives) can fail 2 and run.
what raid hardware is it Ibm
What raid card there/
is this RAID 6?????? if not why not.
how big is each drive and now many,? drives
did you read the raid controller manual first, after all no 2 servers on earth work the same unless are EXACTLY the same.
fact key not told.
all the time production never ends only a tad slower,
the whole reason for that. no need disable the server.

why not get help here
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real help.
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I have a m1015 here, that it cross loaded LSI rom too..
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what you have inside our server is any ones guess.
and recover tools.
WHAT YOU DO find out what raid card is there
then get the IBM manual on it
the ask admin what raid is or run the RAID app and look first
free old manual is here

read the manual on our raid card first.
read it and now to do recovery.

system load out and CTO not told so answers will be endless.
or even wrong. nobody can see inside your box.

Not detecting hdd


Since you didn't specify the server model i can't point to the exact solution.

Normally this can occur if

1: Motherboard issue ( Plannar)
2: Memory Issue
3: Raid controller issue

Check orange amber lights on front panel.
If you find ,
1: Remove memory and raid re-fix it . Make sure the memory has no problem .
2: Refix raid controller .

Now check


Besides remove the raid c

I have got a 3 disk raid5 IBM xseries Server which does not boot. How can I resque data from these disks?

I'm going to go out on a limb and assume that you don't have a good backup of the data on your RAID array. So, generally speaking, the operating system is probably installed on a separate disk from your raid array (not a guarantee). But if this is so then you should be able to reinstall your operating system and drivers (esp RAID controller) to that (separate) disk and you're off to the races (replace this system disk if necessary). -OR- Depending on the make of your RAID controller you may be able to transplant your RAID controller into another machine and all the original drives along with it, so long as it has a battery backup and you place all the drives in their original order. If there is no battery backup on your RAID controller then DON'T PULL THE PLUG ON THE ORIGINAL MACHINE AND DON'T EVEN CONSIDER removing the RAID controller in any way. If you have any doubts, whatsoever, have someone with experience in RAID arrays do the work for you. It will be well worth it! (RAID arrays aren't for the faint of heart)...



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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I have a problem with onboard ServerRAID-7K controller. Status is not responding properly - Error code is 2807 pls sugesst.

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Welcome to fixya

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

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