Power on and power off problems
Use this information to resolve issues when powering on or powering off the server.
Embedded hypervisor is not in the boot list
If the server has been installed, moved, or serviced recently, or if this is the first time the embedded hypervisor is being used, make sure that the device is connected properly and that there is no physical damage to the connectors.
See the documentation that comes with the optional embedded hypervisor flash device for setup and configuration information.
Check Lenovo ServerProven website to validate that the embedded hypervisor device is supported for the server.
Make sure that the embedded hypervisor device is listed in the list of available boot options. From the management controller user interface, click.
For information about accessing the management controller user interface, see
Opening and Using the XClarity Controller Web Interfacesection in the XCC documentation compatible with your server at:
Check Lenovo Data Center Support for any tech tips (service bulletins) related to the embedded hypervisor and the server.
Make sure that other software works on the server to ensure that it is working properly.
Server does not power on
Check the event log for any events related to the server not powering on.
Check for any LEDs that are flashing amber.
Check the power LED on the system board.
Check if AC power LED is lit on or the amber LED is lit on at the PSU rear side.
AC cycle the system.
Remove the CMOS battery for at least ten seconds, then, reinstall the CMOS battery.
Try to power on the system by IPMI command through XCC or by the power button.
Implement the minimum configuration (one processor, one DIMM and one PSU without any adapter and any drive installed).
Reseat all power supplies and make sure that AC LEDs on the PSU rear side are lit.
Replace the each power supply and check the power button function after installing the each one.
If the issue cannot be resolved by above actions, call service to review the issue symptom and see whether the system board replacement is necessary.