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WHS IP adress seems to exist only when WHS is in recovery mode ; but recovery doesn't work.. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi;

    I have a Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo WHS.

    It worked perfectly well for 4 years but suddenly disapperaed from the screens.

    All leds indicate things are OK ( HD and network connection) BUT nothing is found when I scan my network...

    If I turn the WHS in recovery mode, WHS shows up with an IP adress (192.1468.1.19) and an akward name : minint-******** but recovery procedure aborts almost immediately with a message indicating (translation from French) that "either there is a network problem or a hardware problem with the server".

    Any clue as to how to overcome this problem ?

    Thanks in advance

    FG


    FG

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 12:55 PM

Answers

  • Before discarding the server I decided to take all HDs (except the one with the OS) out ; I tried to reinstall, could not either but I had the surprise to "see" my WHS while scanning the network .

    I could re_enter in the Scaleo server using the Remote desktop connection ; it took me quite some time to rebuild everything but it worked .

    It seems that one of the HDs was defective therefore blocking the reboot/reinstall process without triggering the alarm which is supposed to indicate that a HD creates a problem ....

    Problem fixed.

    I write it down in case someone is faced with this sort of problem with a scaleo WHS...


    FG

    • Marked as answer by FGMareil Thursday, June 14, 2012 4:03 PM
    Thursday, June 14, 2012 4:03 PM

All replies

  • Try using a direct connection from the computer you're using to run the recovery from to the server, with no switch, router, etc. involved, just a network cable from one computer to the other.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 4:27 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for the idea ; I tried .... without success . The symptoms are the same.

    FG

    Thursday, June 7, 2012 6:46 AM
  • Before discarding the server I decided to take all HDs (except the one with the OS) out ; I tried to reinstall, could not either but I had the surprise to "see" my WHS while scanning the network .

    I could re_enter in the Scaleo server using the Remote desktop connection ; it took me quite some time to rebuild everything but it worked .

    It seems that one of the HDs was defective therefore blocking the reboot/reinstall process without triggering the alarm which is supposed to indicate that a HD creates a problem ....

    Problem fixed.

    I write it down in case someone is faced with this sort of problem with a scaleo WHS...


    FG

    • Marked as answer by FGMareil Thursday, June 14, 2012 4:03 PM
    Thursday, June 14, 2012 4:03 PM