Wdigital1
1 Copper

Configuration problem with poweredge 2900 perc 6/i

Hi,

So what I'm trying to accomplish is it bought a used poweredge 2900 did not have any drives with it. Bought 12 Hitachi 300gb sas drives. The problem that I'm running into right now is when I first installed the drives and powered the system up all drives had green lights, after attempting to configure the array with a new virtual disk the drives show as failed in the physical disk management screen and have blinking amber health lights. However if I reseat the drives they go back to being green light and showing as ready after reboot in the physical disk management screen.

Thanks for any help.

Eventually I plan to install Windows server 2003 r2 on this if I can get that far in the process.

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RE: Configuration problem with poweredge 2900 perc 6/i

Hello.

Are these drives Dell certified? Ensure that the system BIOS, BMC and controller firmware is up to date. 

However if I reseat the drives they go back to being green light and showing as ready after reboot in the physical disk management screen.

Did you attempt to create a VD after reseating the drives?

Robert Alakara

Dell EMC | Enterprise Services

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theflash1932
5 Iridium

RE: Configuration problem with poweredge 2900 perc 6/i

Try just one or two drives, and try rotating them.

System firmware up to date?

Why Server 2003?

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