HP ML150 embedded controller fault?
Posted on 2009-12-22
We are running a HP ML150 G5 Server with SBS 2003 installed on 4 x 500GB HP/Seagate HDD's in a RAID 10 formation using the embedded SATA RAID controller. Yesterday we were greeted with the BSOD error 0x0000007b which I believe relates to an inaccessible boot device. I tried to run a repair using the SBS setup CD hoping that if Windows had corrupted or lost the disk controller driver it would be replaced, however setup always states it cannot find the hard disks (used Nlite to integrate the drivers into the setup CD as do not have a HP USB floppy drive to install the drivers manually). I have accessed the Array Configuration Utility and the Array displays as 'DEGRADED'. Disk 00 is OK, Disk 01 is greyed out, Disk 02 is OK and Disk 03 is OK. I have changed the SATA port on the motherboard that Disk 01 plugs into and it then displays as OK in the ACU however any Disk I plug into the port that it came from (SATA2) then shows as greyed out. This would suggest to me that the embedded controller or mainboard is at fault. I have spoken to HP and they seem useless.
My question is, what are my options in order to get the server up and running with all data intact ASAP?
Do I need to replace the mainboard in order to get the server up and running? or can I buy a PCI RAID Controller?
The server is out of warranty.
Thanks for you help in advance.