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Gerard Oderkerk
April 22nd 04, 02:13 PM
I have a proliant1600 with SCSI bay, 2 x 9.1Gb on positon 1 and 2 of the
SCSI bay.
I replaced the second compaq 9.1Gb disk for a 36Gb SCSI IBM disk.

After that the next day the original 9.1Gb disk got its red led on the drive
on solid!!!
I made an image of the first 9.1 Gb drive and put it on the 36Gb ibm drive,
so all compaq drives are out the server now.
But immediately the red led of the IBM drive went on!!!!

What is the meaning of the red led of the SCSI drive???
Does it has to do with the SCSI backplane???
Or is there a procedure to replace a SCSI drive for a Compaq???

Everything is working fine, but the red-led does not pleas me

Does anyone knows a solution for this???

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Gerard Oderkerk

nut cracker
April 22nd 04, 05:15 PM
red/amber lights " typically " mean a failed drive.

If things are working properly, then you are pretty lucky. It may also be
indicative of a SCSI ID issue. The drives ' should ' get thier ID's from the
backplane, by way of the tray.

I have heard reports of non-compaq drives going amber and still being fine
in the system, and I have also heard of this happeneing when the controller
discovers that the drive is not from compaq. This generally is not a
problem, however compaq wont give you support on it, and you wont be able to
take advantage of the prefailure warrenty that compaq is famous for.

Have you installed he Insight Agents? I believe with your machine class, hey
are required for proper LED reporting on the SCSI drives.

Cheers,

LC

"Gerard Oderkerk" > wrote in message
...
> I have a proliant1600 with SCSI bay, 2 x 9.1Gb on positon 1 and 2 of the
> SCSI bay.
> I replaced the second compaq 9.1Gb disk for a 36Gb SCSI IBM disk.
>
> After that the next day the original 9.1Gb disk got its red led on the
drive
> on solid!!!
> I made an image of the first 9.1 Gb drive and put it on the 36Gb ibm
drive,
> so all compaq drives are out the server now.
> But immediately the red led of the IBM drive went on!!!!
>
> What is the meaning of the red led of the SCSI drive???
> Does it has to do with the SCSI backplane???
> Or is there a procedure to replace a SCSI drive for a Compaq???
>
> Everything is working fine, but the red-led does not pleas me
>
> Does anyone knows a solution for this???
>
> --
> Gerard Oderkerk
>
>