We've got a Dell PowerEdge 2450 2u box with a PERC 3/Si SCSI card installed in the default, bottom PCI slot of the riser card. Simply put, the SCSI card is no longer being detected. After a POST, a message is being displayed that there is something alive in the system, but, immediately, a 'No Adapter' message comes up. Going through Dell's wizard on reseating the card, flashing with a new BIOS, resetting the BIOS/CMOS, resetting the SCSI card, went without any results. Even with drives plugged into the chain, or without drives, the card is still undetected. We've tried moving the PCI card into different slots, still the same.
This happened after a few new PCI NICs were placed into the system to attempt to find a compatible NIC that would work with VMWare ESX server; the BIOS has been reflashed, the BIOS was reset, as well as the card itself, drives plugged in and also unplugged. No results, still, 'No Adapter' is shown.
Clues would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.