PowerEdge 2650 freezing up

Joshua Colvin jcolvin at sfwmd.gov
Fri Dec 22 06:44:16 CST 2006

Thanks. I'll give pediags a try when it's not under heavy use and
look into whether OMSA is available.

On Thu, 2006-12-21 at 22:18 -0600, Patrick_Boyd at Dell.com wrote:
> Are you running OMSA? Sometimes this will give you information that the
> drivers or kernel won't.
> Also you could try PowerEdge Diagnostics to try and find out if
> something is wrong with the hardware:
> http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&
> releaseid=R133834&SystemID=PWE_FOS_XEO_2650&os=LIN4&osl=en&deviceid=7603
> &devlib=0&typecnt=1&vercnt=1&formatcnt=2&libid=13&fileid=178199
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of Joshua Colvin
> Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2006 2:05 PM
> To: linux-poweredge-Lists
> Subject: PowerEdge 2650 freezing up
> Hi all,
> We have a PowerEdge 2650 with RHEL ES 4.0 U4, kernel 2.6.9-22.0.1.ELsmp,
> which has frozen-up 3 times in the past month. The first time was Nov
> 21, then second 2 days ago, and again today. "Freezing-up" means you
> cannot ping it, ssh into it, and if you are ssh into it your session is
> frozen. The only thing I've been able to do is reboot and add more
> monitoring. I can't find a pattern; ps, netstat, nfsstat, vmstat all
> report normal values of operation, /var/log/messages shows nothing out
> of the ordinary, and the box is not even under a heavy load.
> Because of this I'm suspecting a HW issue, maybe failing power supply, a
> short or bad RAM. I'm not familiar with the 2650, but whenever I've had
> HW issues on PowerEdge 1850's, Dell always outputs a message in
> /var/log/messages. I am wondering if anyone knows of ways I can test the
> HW-side of things, to start ruling things out?
> I am trying to set this up:
> http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_80_4154.shtm
> however since I inherited the system and am unfamiliar with DRAC it's
> not yet set up. 
> Thanks for any tips,
> Josh
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