We have 2 Dell Poweredge 2950 Servers both running MS Server 2003. One is used as a PDC and the other as a Sequel Server. We are trying to execute a planned shutdown for unrelated plant electrical repairs. Last Friday morning we did a planned shutdown of both servers. On Sunday (today) we tried to power up both servers. When I attempted the power up on the PDC there was no power to that Server. I check the electrical connections and the server are both connected to the UPS. I switched the power to the servers and the PDC still does not light up. The Sequel Server powers up fine.
Is there some sort of reset that needs to be executed on the PDC? If so, where? I had a situation similar on a Dell server years ago that when the server was shut off for awhile the heat sync needed to be removed and reseated before it would power on but that is a faint memory. Anybody heard of anything like that? Does anyone have any other suggestions?