Posted on 2005-04-06
I have a Compaq DL380 w\ SCSI raid 5 and a 1 gig NIC and a scsi adapter for tape library added. The server is running Veritas as its only application.
I did have Virtual Server 2005 installed but removed it during troubleshooting.
The server will suddenly freeze and when it does this I have to do a hard boot in order to get it back up. When it freezes nothing will respond, keyboard, mouse, no Ctrl Alt Delete, and I can not ping the box (no network connection) completely unresponsive. The event logs are clean as far as no errors at the time of shutdown. When I preform the hard reboot there is no determination on how long it will stay responsive. Sometimes it will be up for 1 week and sometimes 15 minutes. Usually no errors pop up and it is still at the Ctrl Alt Delete screen but this morning it started giving me this error.
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NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error
***The Sysytem Has Halted***
At bootup I get this alert as it is running its checks.
No SCSI Bios installed
I do not know what this means
This morning I have swapped out all RAM and if it freezes I will remove the Gig card. I am guessing that this is a hardware malfunction so I am going to start swapping out hardware to pinpiont the issue.
I have no clue why this has started and not sure what I should be trying to get it resloved.
Where do I start with issues like this???
Any advice is greatly appreciated.