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Old Jul 25th, 2015, 09:58 PM   #31
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Don't look for cables, look for networking issues instead. What the heck, if you're not going to get your system working with the 2G cables, no good searching for 4G cables is there?
Please get your gig in working order, next look how to improve it. Says an old hand at Mac.
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Old Jul 25th, 2015, 10:12 PM   #32
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So as the other guy was saying in the previous post, even though the light is on Amber, it still can communicate? in this case, will try to figure out how to make it work again and will upgrade later.
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Old Jul 25th, 2015, 10:14 PM   #33
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Here's something more: your pic simply doesn't look right: 3 green lights in the X-serve, 2 green lights in the Raid Serve 1st bay, none in the Raid Serve 2nd bay.
Is it supposed to be in working order that way? What RAID level is it supposed to be serving?
Looks like only RAID level 0 or 1 to me. But okay, I'm just a knucklehead...
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Old Jul 25th, 2015, 10:32 PM   #34
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Its not a cabling issue you have but a dhcp issue. Don't connect the ethernet from the xraid to xserve. Get any cheapo router to handle the dhcp portion. Your issues will be solved.
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Old Jul 25th, 2015, 10:33 PM   #35
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RTFM:
https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUA...cePartsKit.pdf
https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUA..._UserGuide.PDF
https://nl.ifixit.com/Device/Apple_XServe
https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUA..._UserGuide.PDF
Concerning the last link: have you ascertained all ATA drives in your XserveRaid all have the same specs or RPM capabilities? Latest ATA RAID RPM values quote 15000 RPM and, though still available, are hellishly expensive. Maybe you have a store of write-offs from a data centre?
Otherwise might be a good place to start...
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Old Jul 25th, 2015, 10:34 PM   #36
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Here's something more: your pic simply doesn't look right: 3 green lights in the X-serve, 2 green lights in the Raid Serve 1st bay, none in the Raid Serve 2nd bay.
Is it supposed to be in working order that way? What RAID level is it supposed to be serving?
Looks like only RAID level 0 or 1 to me. But okay, I'm just a knucklehead...

The raid level is only set up once he can communicate and mount the drives. All looks healthy from the photos.
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Old Jul 25th, 2015, 10:44 PM   #37
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Its not a cabling issue you have but a dhcp issue. Don't connect the ethernet from the xraid to xserve. Get any cheapo router to handle the dhcp portion. Your issues will be solved.
Jezzy, am I reading this right? Are you really suggesting to connect the XRaid to the Xserve via a router, along with the rest of the home network?
That would be capital information for the OP!
Just what I thought, DHCP wise. Thanx!
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The raid level is only set up once he can communicate and mount the drives. All looks healthy from the photos.
Duly noted, Jezzy. "I know nothing, I'm from Barcelona", but boy, this is interesting stuff!
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Yep. Fiber channel from xraid to xserve. Ethernet from xserve to router. Xraid ethernet to router. Router to assign dhcp ip to everything
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Btw I ran 2 xserves and 2 xraids for a few years... not many ran these units!
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