HP / Compaq Proliand DL 580 G2 boot display issues
Posted on 2007-10-07
I have a Compaq / HP Proliant DL 580 G2 server that appears to post w/o error. When I attempt to use the FW maintanence CD or the smart start CD the box will boot to the CD show the splash screen, load to 100% then the screen goes dark almost like the resolution is to high for the monitor....but it's not? i've looked for some kind of a console redirect that might be in place that would redirect video output to another port....I can't find anything...or just am not looking in the right place...either way if a console redirect was in place the monitor should not display at all, right? the server has and iLO port, an onboard video port, and a serial port (NIC, USB, too). The iLO access works just fine...i can access the iLO features and perform all functions that it provides. The only error i do see is a post 1794 error about the accelerator battery charge is low....but the device has been unplugged for about 2 months....I can't imagine this would be the cause of my issue? The bios is current for this model....and I can't update anything due to the display issues, but everything appears to be no more that 2 version/upgrades from the current for this model...