General problem determination procedures
Use the information in this section to resolve problems if the event log does not contain specific errors or the solution is inoperative.
Power off the solution.
Make sure that the solution is cabled correctly.
- Remove or disconnect the following devices if applicable, one at a time, until you find the failure. Power on and configure the solution each time you remove or disconnect a device.
NoteTo determine the minimum configuration for your solution, see
Any external devices.
Surge-suppressor device (on the solution).
Printer, mouse, and non-Lenovo devices.
Hard disk drives.
Memory modules until you reach the minimum configuration that is supported for the solution.
Power on the solution.
If the problem is solved when you remove an adapter from the compute node, but the problem recurs when you install the same adapter again, suspect the adapter. If the problem recurs when you replace the adapter with a different one, try a different PCIe slot.
If the problem appears to be a networking problem and the compute node passes all system tests, suspect a network cabling problem that is external to the node.