Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Dell PowerEdge 6600 RAID controller error

Error:
Last Saturday, someone called me and said the Dell OpenManage management server had an amber light in the front and it kept beeping. Today when I came to work to take a look at it, I found that it has one hard drive failed, and it was beeping loud.

Solution:
Open up the OpenManage Server Administrator of the server, go to System->Storage->PERC 4/DC, click on Information/Configuration in its Properties. Here a couple Controller Tasks can be chosen to execute. Click on Available Tasks, and choose Quiet Alarm, click on Execute to run this task. It will stop the RAID controller’s beeping.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip. I thought that thing would never shut up!!!

Anonymous said...

And replace the drive.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info! Damn thing was driving me nutso

gurel said...

oh thankss!! it was crazy loll... whole floor just went crazy bc of it...

Mogambo said...

Excellent Tip, I used it on Dell PowerEdge 750 RAID Controller, it stopped the beeps - Thanks!

Holly said...

this did not work for me as the'storage bit doe snot appear in my dell open manage... can anyone help?!

the lgiths have turned blue now too instead of orange, but its still beeping!!

any haelp would be appriciated

Dustin said...

that just saved my ass, thanks

Byron Zhao said...

If it is a Linux server, the command line for this is:
#omconfig storage controller action=quietalarm controller=0

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

We had a disk fail last night, and replacement is on order, but damn that BEEPING was driving us nuts!

Now we don't have to "accidentally" throw the server out the window, and it can continue serving things until we receive that replacement, and then make it all nice and happy.

You saved my department's sanity! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info.

Anonymous said...

Excellent fix. Thanks a lot