[Linux-PowerEdge] Courios issue with hard drives led blinking orange

Supporto Tecnico - Crazy Network support at crazynetwork.it
Tue Nov 20 07:11:35 CST 2012


  Hi everyone,

ive a strange issue with a PE 2950, here's the storyboard...

PE 1950 PERC 5/i 4x1TB SAMSUNG RAID 5 Disk

Eveything worked pretty nice for about 6 month.

Last week ive decided to pass this system to a PE 2950 PERC 5/i.

Took 4xSAMSUNG from PE 1950, added other 4xSAMSUNG (same part-number) 
and builded a RAID5.

Everything was fine, untill (after about 3minutes) all led (not the 
access led but the power led) have started blink orange.

Ive manage to install CentOS and OMSA and on log all disk was detached 
and re-attached.. so, cleaning the log front screen came back to blue 
but disk was still blinking.

Ive thot was for some kind of bug with too many disk, so ive removed 
4xSAMSUNG (the new ones) and made RAID5 with the original (as it was on 
PE1950), same issue.

Now ive build a RAID6 with 8x1TB SAMSUNG and all disk are blinking but 
server is up and running (with no error at all) from a week.

Ive noticed on every restart that all disk go OK, 2mins after PERC fw 
start all goes again on blinking status.

Here what logs say:


	Sun Nov 18 22:47:40 2012 	Fault detected on drive 7 in disk drive bay 1. 	

	
	Sun Nov 18 22:47:40 2012 	Fault detected on drive 5 in disk drive bay 1. 	

	
	Sun Nov 18 22:47:40 2012 	Fault detected on drive 3 in disk drive bay 1. 	

	
	Sun Nov 18 22:47:40 2012 	Fault detected on drive 1 in disk drive bay 1. 	

	
	Sun Nov 18 22:47:42 2012 	Fault detected on drive 0 in disk drive bay 1. 	

	
	Sun Nov 18 22:47:43 2012 	Fault detected on drive 6 in disk drive bay 1. 	

	
	Sun Nov 18 22:47:43 2012 	Fault detected on drive 4 in disk drive bay 1. 	

	
	Sun Nov 18 22:47:43 2012 	Fault detected on drive 2 in disk drive bay 1. 	

	
	Sun Nov 18 23:45:57 2012 	Drive 7 in disk drive bay 1 is operating 
normally. 	

	
	Sun Nov 18 23:45:57 2012 	Drive 5 in disk drive bay 1 is operating 
normally. 	

	
	Sun Nov 18 23:45:57 2012 	Drive 3 in disk drive bay 1 is operating 
normally. 	

	
	Sun Nov 18 23:45:57 2012 	Drive 1 in disk drive bay 1 is operating 
normally. 	

	
	Sun Nov 18 23:45:59 2012 	Drive 0 in disk drive bay 1 is operating 
normally. 	

	
	Sun Nov 18 23:46:00 2012 	Drive 6 in disk drive bay 1 is operating 
normally. 	

	
	Sun Nov 18 23:46:00 2012 	Drive 4 in disk drive bay 1 is operating 
normally. 	

	
	Sun Nov 18 23:46:00 2012 	Drive 2 in disk drive bay 1 is operating 
normally.


Does anyone have a hint to what i can do?

PS, all firmwares are up2date, i know is not supported hw, but same 
controller (not phisically same) on different server with same disks 
(exactly same) was working so i'm confused.. ive got another PE2950 with 
8x1TB WD disks that is giving any error at all..

 >update_firmware

Running system inventory...

Searching storage directory for available BIOS updates...
Checking SAS/SATA Backplane 0:0 Backplane Firmware - 1.05
         Available: dell_dup_componentid_11204 - 1.05
         Did not find a newer package to install that meets all 
installation checks.
Checking NetXtreme II BCM5708 Gigabit Ethernet rev 12 (eth0) - 7.2.20
         Available: 
pci_firmware(ven_0x14e4_dev_0x164c_subven_0x1028_subdev_0x01b2) - 7.2.20
         Did not find a newer package to install that meets all 
installation checks.
Checking PERC 6/i Integrated Controller 0 Firmware - 6.3.1-0003
         Available: 
pci_firmware(ven_0x1000_dev_0x0060_subven_0x1028_subdev_0x1f0c) - 6.3.1-0003
         Did not find a newer package to install that meets all 
installation checks.
Checking NetXtreme II BCM5708 Gigabit Ethernet rev 12 (eth1) - 7.2.20
         Available: 
pci_firmware(ven_0x14e4_dev_0x164c_subven_0x1028_subdev_0x01b2) - 7.2.20
         Did not find a newer package to install that meets all 
installation checks.
Checking BIOS - 2.7.0
         Available: dell_dup_componentid_00159 - 2.7.0
         Did not find a newer package to install that meets all 
installation checks.
Checking System BIOS for PowerEdge 2950 - 2.7.0
         Did not find a newer package to install that meets all 
installation checks.
Checking ST1000LM024 HN-M Firmware - 0002
         Did not find a newer package to install that meets all 
installation checks.

This system does not appear to have any updates available.
No action necessary.


Thanks everyone

-- 
Andrea Iannucci
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