HP DL380p Gen8 E5-2640v2 US Svr/S-Buy
Product ID: 653200-B21
Hey there I've got the dreaded but not uncommon:
Slot 0 HP Smart Array P420i Controller nitializing…
1783-Slot 0 Drive Array Controller Failure!
[Self-test failure (cmd=0h, err=00h, lockup=0DEAD:DEADh)]
I have reseated the cache card already, checked the SAS cables.
I ran the SPP 8.1 iso from the java based iLO4 remote console and updated everything. It's still throwing the same error. (all firmware should be up to date)
Currently disabled the device and tried going to the intel embedded sata controller to try and run a samsung sata SSD I just put in there in hopes of getting something.
This machine is playing a role in a manufacturing tool. If we could fix it quick, that would be one path but we really just need ANY windows PC in this slot. What can i do to boot windows server 2012 in ANY possible configuration even with data loss?
I tried installing a PCIE M.2 board with an NVME drive on it --> didn't work can't boot from NVME. It's visible to the windows installer though.
I tried taking a normal samsung 2.5" SSD and attaching the rails from an old hard drive and put it in the backplane. --> Server can't see it.
I ordered a used P420 PCIE card hoping to just unplug the existing SAS cables from the motherboard and plug them into the PCIE card when it arrives.