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Question Dell Poweredge 2800 audible alerts ( DELL PowerEdge HD SCSI RAID )
Updated: 2008-05-23 12:15:16 (1)
Dell Poweredge 2800 audible alerts

'm having trouble finding online documentation about Dell server
audible alerts, wondering if anyone can help.

I have a Poweredge 2800 with four disks striped RAID0 (don't ask, the
customer insisted).

Everytime we read/write now we get a series of audible alerts, a
sequence of 3-4 short and one long beep.

I can't find any documentation to interpret this!

I also have a flashing green disk light (not power to disk light) on
one of the disks, so I suspect a dodgy disk, despite Dell diagnostic
tools giving the Perc RAID controller and disks a clean bill of
health.

So, the advice I need is how to interpret the audible and visible
alerts and make the correct diagnosis, ideally by pointing me towards
some docs.

Answers: Dell Poweredge 2800 audible alerts ( DELL PowerEdge HD SCSI RAID )
Dell Poweredge 2800 audible alerts

Hi AllyCoops,

If you have a "dodgy" drive (predictive failure), AND have it on a H/W RAID controller,The power-on/fault indicator slowly blinks green, amber, and off.

The green light above the power LED is disk activity.

If you have the integerated version of the PERC 4, you will not get audible alerts, for the 4/SC, 4/DC, and 4e/DC, the PERC audible alerts will be different from what you describe, they only change the duty cycle of the tones to indicate different conditions, example: Adegradedarray is one second on, one second off. Failed arraythree seconds on, one second off.

Therefore I suguest that the error is not in your storage subsystem.

The server itself will issue a beep code if it's detecting a problem during POST please review the T/S manual here.

Other things you can do is to review the system event logs in the O/S and look for errors, or use some of the open manage tools like server administrator to view the ESM logs. Look at the bezel and see if it's system status indicator is blinking amber, and the LCD display will be amber and should have an error message.

Regards,

warwizard


Warwizard

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