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Smart Array stuck on Initializing

by on Nov.30, 2010, under HP

Last week after rebooting one of the servers was not coming up.
After connecting to it using iLO I’ve found it stuck on boot screen. It was saying Smart Array initializing. This initializing process should take a second and it should find or not find any logical drives and move to the next step.
The problem was fixed by replacing the Cache memory in Smart Array controller. The server would experience exactly the same problem if you try to boot the server without the cache. Well at leas that is the case on BL25 G2 with E200 Smart Array controller.

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Problems with RSA ACE server

by on Nov.24, 2010, under Other

Here is some interesting problem with RSA ACE server that I’ve encountered.
Symptoms:
1. The servers is restarting automatically. You are able to login but after a minute or sow you get the message with counter ‘System Shutdown:This System is Shutting down. Please save all work in progress and log off. Any unsaved changes will be lost’
The message should tell you that RSA ACE is restarting the server.

2. In Event viewer Application. You should see plenty of ACESERVER 15004 errors.
In systems event log you should see many Service Control Manager 7031 errors.
Under services most Automatic RSA ACE services would not be running and when you try to start RSA ACE/Server authentication engine it would not start.
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SCCM: SMS_AD_SYSTEM_DISCOVERY_AGENT, Message ID: 5204

by on Nov.18, 2010, under Microsoft, SCCM/SMS2003

Here is an error that I’ve seen on couple installations:

SMS Active Directory System Discovery Agent failed to bind to container LDAP://DC=domain,DC=xxx. Error: The server does not support the requested critical extension.
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Possible cause: The AD container specified earlier might be invalid now. The Domain Controller is inaccessible.
Solution: Please verify that the AD container paths specified are valid. Confirm accessibility of the site server to the Domain Controller to be queried.
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SCCM: Windows failed to start. Status: 0xc000035a

by on Nov.10, 2010, under Microsoft, SCCM/SMS2003

Here is an error that I’ve got while trying to PXE boot laptop.


Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.
File: \WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\iaStor.sys
Status: 0xc000035a
Info: Windows failed to load because a critical systme driver is missing, or corrupt.
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