Poweredge 1750 red light
I have a dell poweredge 1750 with pfsense 1.2 installed on it. When I reboot sometimes I get the solid blue light on the dell server indicating there aren’t any hardware errors, other times it blinks red. I checked the hard drives and they are fine… Is there a way in pfsense to check and see what is failing/ failed? I also checked the power supplies and they seem to be fine. Anyway any guidance would be great.
Thanks in advance,
dotdash last edited by
I believe the bootable openmanage disk will allow you to run hardware diags. Otherwise, you will have to install a supported OS (Windows, Linux), install the openmanage console, and check from there.
I was worried that might be the case. I will look for the diagnostic tools from the bios tonight…. What about the Dell Remote Access card? Could that provide any use to me?
Cry Havok last edited by
The DRAC allows you remote console access plus access to some of the hardware status information. Your other option (if supported in pfSense, I haven't looked) is to use IPMI. I use this for a number of more recent (1850, 1950 and 2950) Dell servers under Linux and it allows access to all sorts of status information.
I ended up talking to a dell rep who told me to Google dell open manage live cd i think. It runs CentOS and has dell open managed already on it. Good news, it was only chassi intrusion alerts with a few power supply outages….. ;-) Back to business!