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"F/W is in Fault State" Is Displayed for the LSISAS 2208 Controller Card

Publication Date:  2015-06-18 Views:  217 Downloads:  0

Issue Description

Hardware configuration:
A RH2285 V2 with an LSISAS2208 controller card


F/W is in Fault State (the MFI error code is not unique) is displayed in the RAID self-check phase during server startup. The RAID controller card initialization cannot complete, and hard disks cannot be detected, as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1 F/W is in Fault State displayed during the LSISAS2208 controller card self-check

Handling Process

Replace the RAID controller card.

Root Cause

"F/W is in Fault State" is displayed during the RAID controller card self check, the RAID controller card initialization cannot complete. As a result, the RAID controller card cannot be detected.