how do I use the working hdds / arrays from a dead ml350 g5 server to salvage data?
Posted on 2013-05-26
I was given a ml350 g5 server, with what seem to be a dead motherboard.
it won't boot (no screen) - "internal" led blinkind red . (CPU1 led is amber, tried to replace CPU, same deal)
esxi 5.0 was installed on that server, with 3 VM.
I'm fairly sure the hdds / arrays are intact (mirror only, no raid5)
I tried to move one of the Array into a ml350 G6, but it was not detected (labelled as unassociated devices)
what can I do to get those data back?
the ideal scenario would be to mount the vmfs partition, copy the VMs then restart from there.
I guess fixing the server would be an option as well, if possible at all.