Our VRTx Chassis won't load the CMC right from startup.
After about 5 minutes it times out and says "CMC not responding" on the little LCD screen.
Once it gets to the not responding point, Pushing the power button on the chassis or any of the blade servers inside does nothing (naturally).
When consulting the VRTx diagnostics document (http://en.community.dell.com/cfs-file/__key/communityserver-discussions-components-files/177/VRTX-Diagnostics_5B00_1_5D00_.pdf
) I found that "When CMC is active and running, and there are no
problems, the bottom LED is blue." Which it is as you can see in the picture:
I have scoured the internet with no luck on this issue. Since we bought this off eBay a while ago it doesn't have any support. Dell said it was a refurbished unit and they can't help me. So I'm here posting this!
Another thing I tried was also from the troubleshooting doc was to recover the firmware. When connecting to the com port in the back of the vrtx chassis, It doesn't seem to want to connect to putty at all. I may have not done that part correctly but as it is, the chassis doesn't have an IP address so the com port seems to be the only way to get in if that was possible.
Help is greatly appreciated at this point. Thanks in advance!