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HP ProLiant DL388 Troubleshooting Manual: Common Problem Resolution; Loose Connections; Service Notifications; Firmware Updates

Hp proliant servers troubleshooting guide.
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Common problem resolution

Loose connections

Be sure all power cords are securely connected.
Be sure all cables are properly aligned and securely connected for all external and internal
Remove and check all data and power cables for damage. Be sure no cables have bent pins or
damaged connectors.
If a fixed cable tray is available for the server, be sure the cords and cables connected to the server are
routed correctly through the tray.
Be sure each device is properly seated. Avoid bending or flexing circuit boards when reseating
If a device has latches, be sure they are completely closed and locked.
Check any interlock or interconnect LEDs that may indicate a component is not connected properly.
If problems continue to occur, remove and reinstall each device, checking the connectors and sockets
for bent pins or other damage.

Service notifications

To view the latest service notifications, refer to the HP website ( Select
the appropriate server model, and then click the Troubleshoot a Problem link on the product page.

Firmware updates

Download firmware updates from the following locations:
The HP Smart Components available on the HP ProLiant Firmware Maintenance CD and the HP website
The most recent version of a particular server or option firmware from the HP website
Components for option firmware updates available from the HP website (
HP offers a subscription service that can provide notification of firmware updates. For more information, see
"Subscriber's Choice (on page 80)."
For detailed information on updating firmware, see "Firmware maintenance (on page 81)."

DIMM handling guidelines

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