In order to work around the issue processor power management has to be disabled in system UEFI and vSphere Client. To change power policies using server UEFI settings: Turn on the server. Note: If necessary, connect a keyboard, monitor, and mouse to the console breakout cable and connect the console breakout cable to the compute node.…

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For those of you who may have followed along on my original post of me troubleshooting an IBM X3650, I found a system planar for $20 (lol). Just arrived today, with shuttle, which is awesome. I’ll be putting this in the server chassis today and hopefully getting a successful boot. Left is the new board…

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I’ve been experiencing a weird issue with a decommissioned server. I have an IBM x3650 7979 server with a ServeRaid 8k-l controller and during boot it just hangs at Booting the Controller Kernel and will eventually error with unable to start controller.  This post will document things I’ve done to try to resolve this issue.

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