Is it time to replace server?
Posted on 2008-11-16
I have a customer with 4 y/o gateway 960 server. Very recently I believe there was an electrical event onsite causing several problems on the server. Now the server is behaving strangely. A front case fan, a cpu fan and one of the redundant power units went out all at the same time. I have replaced the fans, but they show in the management software that there are not running...but they are by visual inspection I have replaced the secondary power supply...but it will not work. I inserted the secondary power unit and get yellow caution light on power unit and when I unplug primary, the server will not start up. I switched it back then got a blue screen with memory dump. I started in safe mode, rebooted and got the server running again normally but with some WMI event 10 errors now. This has been a very good server with no problems until now ( I have babied it). I am thinking it is time to replace before it goes out and have no replacement server causing the doctors office where located to be shut down while awaiting a new one. All of the medical records reside on the server. I feel there are too many electrical problems to trust this server for much longer. I can replace the unit for 2500 to 3000 dollars...am I being overly cautious? Just want a second opinion :)