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February 21, 2012

IBM XSERIES SystemX3650 DASD Light Error !

Filed under: IBM Related — Tags: , — Syed Jahanzaib / Pinochio~:) @ 1:21 PM

Today, one of our IBM system3650X series server encountered an DASD error.

An orange Exclamation light turned ON and the server was not booting properly. This server have 2 HDD running in RAID mode. both HDD green lights were flashing properly which was showing that the HDD are in good condition. So I applied the Power Recycling solution and it worked like a charm🙂 .

Howto do Power Recycling / Cold Restart

# Shutdown the Server
# Remove Power cables (both) from power supply.
# Wait for 10 Minutes,
# Now plugin the power cables and turn ON the servers and you won’t see orange light🙂

More information can be found here


Syed Jahanzaib


  1. Hey my man!

    Lo and behold, your blog is useful to me once again!

    We have a Lenovo server that was freshly built after a massive raid failure, and now we have this light. Intel Raid Manager says nothing about it, and all drives are green.

    We are afraid to fully power off at this stage as we just finished building, and installing all os/app/modules.

    is there any more danger to fully power off vs reboot? (power to the raid, i dunno)

    Can we just live with this light? or will the raid card boot a drive or something?


    Comment by Sam — February 13, 2014 @ 3:28 AM

    • You can live with orange light , no issue.
      but its better to get rid of it, so that if any other failure occurs you will be sure that its new one.

      Comment by Syed Jahanzaib / Pinochio~:) — February 13, 2014 @ 8:14 AM

  2. ps. the server boots fine (or reboots) we have not done any cold starts.

    Comment by Sam — February 13, 2014 @ 3:29 AM

  3. Hi Pal,
    really it’s work thanks

    Comment by Gugan — December 30, 2015 @ 1:29 PM

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