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ML350 G4p drives go offline during warm boot

ML350 G4p drives go offline during warm boot

ML350 G4p drives go offline during warm boot

I searched around any saw nothing on this issue.  I have an ML350 G4p box with 641 array controller and a full cage of 36gig drives on raid 5.  During warm boots sometimes one or more of the disks will go offline.  I have to power the box off and cold boot to get the array online again.  I have replaced the controller card, the cage backplane, the cable and the drives and still get the same issue.  I suspect some system board firmware issue at this point.  Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated.

RE: ML350 G4p drives go offline during warm boot

Could be a MB firmware issue - try flashing the latest version for that board from hp.com. If the box is still under HP service, have HP replace the MB.

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RE: ML350 G4p drives go offline during warm boot

You might even want to go 1 step further and update all firmware in the server:  BIOS, 641, drives, nics...everything.

Good Luck.  

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RE: ML350 G4p drives go offline during warm boot

You are right Pat.  I got my hands on another MB and all is well.  I had already flashed the MB firmware.  Thanks again.

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