I ran into an error when I was upgrading hardware on an HP BL460c G6 Blade.
After placing 2 new (larger) hard drives the Array Configuration would hang after saving the configuration (It just kept blinking “Saving Configuration…” forever.
After a reset the Smart Array Controller (P410i) halted a very long time on Initializing and eventually failed.
I retried the whole procedure with the same result but this time the controller reported: “previous lockup code 0xAB”.
My next step would be a firmware update and this kb article from HP confirms that it was indeed a firmware issue: HP Serial Smart Array Controllers P410/411/212/712m/410i – May Hang with Lockup Error Code 0XAB Configured in Zero Memory Mode.
This kb article also tells me why I didn’t have this error on another blade: that one had the Battery Backed Write Cache module.
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