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11 replies Latest Post - ‏2012-11-06T18:39:13Z by SystemAdmin
KostasK.
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Pinned topic RHEL6 Installation on x3550/x3650 M3

‏2012-03-01T16:37:47Z |
Hi,

trying to install RHEL6 (either 6.1 or 6.2) on a x3550-M3 and a x3650-M3 servers, both with ServeRAID M1015 SAS/SATA Controller (Firmware: 2.0.04 - 0771). I am using DVD media for the installation, checksum of the image on the optical medium verifies and the DVD has been used successfully to install RHEL6 on other machines.

The symptom of the installation problem is the following: after booting the server(s) from the CD-ROM, a text-based menu appears with following selections:

  • install RHEL with basic video driver
  • install RHEL
  • rescue

Selecting either of the two first results in a black screen, where the optical device starts being busy for 2-3 minutes and then seizes, leaving the system frozen. I get no status or error messages beyond that black screen, so have really no clue where to start with. The RAID system used is RAID-1, recently rebuilt and in optimal state.

I would appreciate any help.
Updated on 2012-11-06T18:39:13Z at 2012-11-06T18:39:13Z by SystemAdmin
  • Novikov_Alexander
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    Re: RHEL6 Installation on x3550/x3650 M3

    ‏2012-03-01T18:11:08Z  in response to KostasK.
    Dear KONSTANTIN,

    could you provide DSA logs from both servers.

    Regards,
    Alexander Novikov
    Russia, Moscow
    • KostasK.
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      Re: RHEL6 Installation on x3550/x3650 M3

      ‏2012-03-02T11:06:38Z  in response to Novikov_Alexander
      Hi Alexander,

      please find attached the DSA of the x3650-M3.

      Thanks
      • Novikov_Alexander
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        Re: RHEL6 Installation on x3550/x3650 M3

        ‏2012-03-02T14:50:05Z  in response to KostasK.
        KONSTANTIN,

        txt log is hard for analyzing. Could you please provide *.xml.gz DSA logs from both servers.

        Regards,
        Alexander Novikov
        Russia, Moscow
        • KostasK.
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          Re: RHEL6 Installation on x3550/x3650 M3

          ‏2012-03-06T09:03:10Z  in response to Novikov_Alexander
          Hi Alex,

          here comes the tgz version of the DSA for the x3650.

          Kostas.
          • Novikov_Alexander
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            Re: RHEL6 Installation on x3550/x3650 M3

            ‏2012-03-07T05:05:55Z  in response to KostasK.
            Hi Kostas,

            try next action plan:

            1. remove non-supported PCI card from slot 3 (Chelsio Communications Inc S310-CR 10GbE Single Port Adapter);
            2. update all server's software;
            3. unplug FC cables.

            If it not helped post updated DSA log.

            Regards,
            Alexander Novikov
            Russia, Moscow
            • KostasK.
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              Re: RHEL6 Installation on x3550/x3650 M3

              ‏2012-03-14T20:25:54Z  in response to Novikov_Alexander
              Dear Alexander,

              thanks a lot, that did the job.

              I also managed to succeed with the x3550-M3 by just applying latest updates (using BoMC).

              Best Regards
              • Novikov_Alexander
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                Re: RHEL6 Installation on x3550/x3650 M3

                ‏2012-03-15T06:32:00Z  in response to KostasK.
                Kostas,

                you are welcome.

                Regards,
                Alexander Novikov
                Russia, Moscow
  • RV8A_mohammed_alsufyani
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    Re: RHEL6 Installation on x3550/x3650 M3

    ‏2012-03-06T21:08:15Z  in response to KostasK.
    Hi, how are every body

    I have a problem when I trying install RHEL 6.2 in x3550 M3 , I configure HW RAID-1 each HDD size 300GB then RHEL cannot see the RAID , RHEL see only 2GB in /dev/sdb .
    also when I reboot the server I see error message : mdadm exited with status 127
    also rescue mode not working (hang)

    any body can help me
    • Novikov_Alexander
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      Re: RHEL6 Installation on x3550/x3650 M3

      ‏2012-03-07T05:07:32Z  in response to RV8A_mohammed_alsufyani
      Dear mohammed,

      could you provide DSA log from your server x3550 M3.

      Regards,
      Alexander Novikov
      Russia, Moscow
  • RV8A_mohammed_alsufyani
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    Re: RHEL6 Installation on x3550/x3650 M3

    ‏2012-03-19T09:28:01Z  in response to KostasK.
    Many thanks for all

    the problem was resolved
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: RHEL6 Installation on x3550/x3650 M3

    ‏2012-11-06T18:39:13Z  in response to KostasK.
    Hi, i also have the same problem when try to install RHEL6.0 on Avaya S8800 server. Tried all the suggested steps that had been work for others but no got luck. Do you have any suggestion? Thanks.