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IBM server 345 series: Harddrives are offline and defunct

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good morning,
I am trying to wipe out the hard drives in IBM servers. When I boot the server, I saw these messages
Logical Drives Offline
Online Drives Defunct
So I cannot do my tasts (wipe out)
How do I do to get the hard drives back online and funct
Thank you
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Download the IBM ServeRAID CD and boot to that (get from IBM website). You can then set the drives back online.
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I downloaded that CD and inserted it into server. Then, I booted but i did not see anything on the server. is that CD bootable?
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Yes it should be bootable. Try the serveraid support cd.
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Of some machine you can boot to the raid controller firmware.  Depending on the controller this is usually a ctrl-m or a ctrl-q as the firmware boot.  From here you should be able to remove either delete the arrays or bring them back online.  Even if you deleted them recreate them and use a third party scrub tool.  On some versions of the serveraid disks you have the ability to do a military grade scrub.
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Download the ISM ServerRAID Support CD for what ever IBM controller you have inside (e.g. 7, 8i, 8k etc etc.)

http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5079441
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I went to IBM website and download Server Guide not Server Raid. I used it and configured these hard drives again. They are online now.
Thank you for your time.
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Thank you again
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