Tuesday, September 5, 2023

ML350 G9, the continuing saga.

 ML350 G9, the continuing saga.

Part I: received the server, box was pretty 'bashed up'. 

The case was pretty 'bashed up', it had had a hard impact into the power-supplies (probably used to rest the case on the ground, by the delivery guys).

Also the PCIe storage card (for the tapedrive and the cd-rom drive) had 'jumped' out of the PCIe slot. Not good signs. I repaired the power board (because the power supplies would not be recognised, in the meantime I had a new power-board on the way ($20).

I've since replaced the power-board too, no luck so far. The same error keeps popping up. It's about an EFUSE (20h), but I have no idea where that is, I suspect it might be protecting the PCIe slots (maybe some of the pins have shorted?) but I have no idea where to look.
A new motherboard is now on order (~$100, these older parts are getting quite cheap).

According to this post, it could be the PSUs, but they give a 'green light' when plugged in: https://community.hpe.com/t5/proliant-servers-ml-dl-sl/error-power-on-fault-system-board-aux-main-efuse-regulator-1-20h/td-p/7181745

So: Motherboard first, then some 'flex' power supplies. Let's see where this goes.

In the meantime, I also have a storj.io node now. I've already 'made' $0.07

In other news, also expanded my NAS by 8Tbyte, as I am now running overseerr and people can request stuff.

Just to get it all linked back to one place, here is the link for the HPE forums with the same problem (no resulution): https://community.hpe.com/t5/proliant-servers-ml-dl-sl/ml350-gen9-not-booting-with-critical-error-aux-main-efuse/m-p/7180208/thread-id/180199 
And my own post on Reddit describing my 'pains' with the server board: https://www.reddit.com/r/homelab/comments/168o7ib/help_me_resurrect_my_ml350_g9/

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