17xx-Controller in lock up State

I had one of my clients call me today with this message showing up on their production server after the power went out (big storm in the area):

17xx-Controller in lock up State

The server is old, and so I started to think worst case scenarios:  the controller probably died, the data is probably lost, backups probably don’t have everything, we are going to need a temp server, we are going to need a new production server etc.

Thankfully, this did not come to fruition, so if you get this error message on your Proliant, there may be some hope.

Go into the setup menu for the raid controller and you should be able to clear out the lock state simply by saving the settings.

Of course if your controller really did die, then this won’t help you.


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