Netware 6.5 SP2 Server Freezes Cold w/o Indication of Errors
Posted on 2004-11-18
I'm a novice at Novell, but I've been given the task of taking on old Poweredge 1400 (dual PIII 866Mhz, 1GB RAM, PERC2/DC RAID, dual intel nic, and 4x36GB 10K SCSI drives in RAID 5 and setting it up as a Novell Server.
I installed the OS and PROD CDs. Got the SP2 files and loaded them. So I got everything working. Then I started noticing a disturbing trend.
My server freezes cold without recourse other than to powercycle. This server is pre-production, so I'm not concerned about uptime. But the problem is completely baffling. My only ABEND log entries point to SERVER.NLM and AFPTCP.NLM (the apple talk config driver.) But I updated the AFPTCP and lockups still occur.
If I reboot the server and just let it be, it will not lock up for upwards of 24 hours, but it will eventually happen. If I am using the server, it locks up much quicker. If I try and copy about 1GB of files to it, it freezes almost immediately and without fail.
I thought it might be the PERC Drivers, so I've gotten the latest from Dell (PEDGE3.HAM). I thought it might be the LAN drivers, but I updated those too.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Keep in mind I'm no expert on the OS.