PowerEdge 2650 lockup - hard reboot required

George Bagley george.bagley at redeye.com
Fri Apr 30 17:15:00 CDT 2004

I would recommend downloading and installing the latest advanced server
kernel (2.4.9e40) as this includes the latest drivers for both the onboard
RAID, the Perc RAID controllers and the tg3 drivers.
How much RAM is in the machine?  If there is 4GB or less use the smp kernel
as there is some overhead in the enterprise kernel.
I would also check /var/log/messages for any information prior to the crash,
check the oracle alert log for any information prior to the crash and I
would also set up a netdump server.
The documentation for installing and configuring netdump is available on the
redhat site.  
And make sure the machine boots into a text console by modifying

-----Original Message-----
From: linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com [mailto:linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com]
On Behalf Of Hiram Barber
Sent: 29 April 2004 17:53
To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
Subject: PowerEdge 2650 lockup - hard reboot required



I just inherited a Dell 2650 connected to a Dell 220s storage array when I
started my new job a few weeks ago.  It is and running Oracle applications
and database  


uname -a

Linux abcprod11i.abc.com 2.4.9-e.27enterprise #1 SMP Tue Aug 5 15:39:21 EDT
2003 i686 unknown


I have been here when it seems to lock up/freeze - this morning it locked
up, I couldn't ping the IP or get to the command line - unfortunately one of
my colleagues had left it with the KDE desktop running (the screensaver
wasn't moving).  After 10 minutes we hard booted the system.  


Has anyone experienced this before?  Any suggestions?  




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