A year ago I was given an old IBM x336 server to run some personal projects on, now I knew nothing about servers at all so just put some more RAM in, wiped and disks and installed Ubuntu Server on it and have been using it to host some web services and to store data.
Recently on the front of the server the Diagnostic LEDs, drop-down light path diagnostics panel, has been red on the hard disk section. I assume either one of the disks has died or the (standard) Raid-1 array has broken - I believe this server uses Hardware RAID-1 by default.
Now as far as I am aware, remember I had no real understanding of servers when I set this up, I have no IBM specific software on the machine and I have no idea how to configure it remotely. I did notice there appears to be an IBM ethernet port? (As well as the two standard network adapters).
So really this is two questions:
- How do I diagnose the red light and rebuild the RAID array if required?
- If this is not possible how to install new drive(s)?
- How do I set this server up properly with IBM tools etc so I can monitor it?
I usually just do everything via ssh and configure services, I am potentially prepared to wipe the server and start again properly following your advice if there is a way to store some of the data on it temporarily.
Thanks for your time,
Please note lots of places (and IBM's own manual) mention things like ServeRaid and other tools, I know nothing about these, just basic use of ubuntu server.