IBM HS21 Blade Server, possible hardware issues
Posted on 2012-08-20
I have an IBM Blade Center with 14 HS21s. All are in working condition except the #6 Blade. The Blade will not boot to a disk when directed to do so by the boot menu. VMwares Hypervisor ESXi (version 4.x.x) was previously installed on the hard drive (2 75GB HDDs in a RAID array, both of which are known to be good), but now it won't even boot to that; it will come up with 2 lines on a black screen that say 'I9990301 disk failure or disk reset'.
I ran the diagnostic utility and it seemed to indicate that there was some kind of hard drive failure, which cannot be true; both HDDs are brand-new and work in other Blades.
I've exhausted all my ideas as to what may be causing this, so hopefully you Experts can help me out.