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FC430 Not Starting and Stuck in 'Initialising' status in CMC

Within an FX2S chassis, I have 4 x FC430 Servers and 2 x FD332 Storage Sleds. One of the Servers will not start / power on and states that "iDrac is not ready" whenever attempting to power on. I have tried changing RAM, CPUs, Chassis Slot, and even the board battery, all making no difference. 

Is there a way I can get a better look or execute local diagnostics against the blade itself? My suspicion is the mainboard has failed but trying to determine this before getting a replacement.

Thanks for the help!

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you could try to reset your iDRAC if this does not help it should be the mainboard that needs to be replaced.


Did you have any other questions?


Regards Martin.


Martin Schiemenz
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