3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 14, 2009 1:00 PM by Ytterbium

    Status Led

      My Status Led turns orange colour and starts flashing. It suppose to be green and im worried.


      Intel Server Chassis SC5650BRP/SC5650DP/SC560WS

      Intel Workstation Board S5520SC

        • 1. Re: Status Led

          Hi there,


          Update the following thru the EFI method:

          Reboot, and verify BIOS settings


          EFI Update Procedures:

          Download the EFI package firmware onto your desktop:

          Latest package available from the Website:


          Extract the zip files.
          Copy all the extracted contents in the folder to a FAT-FORMATTED USB (ROOT DIRECTORY of the usb)
          Insert the USB to the target machine.
          Boot the system into the BIOS (F2)
          Go to Boot Manager
          Select the EFI Shell and press Enter
          It will automatically boot onto the EFI shell.
          Once on the EFI shell, the shell will look for the file startup.nsh automatically in the USB.
          If it does not find the startup file, try another USB.
          It will load the firmware package automatically and you just need to follow the instructions.

          It will ask you to select the chassis model when doing the SDR firmware update.
          Follow the instructions
          Make sure to mention which system fans have been connected.


          After the update of these firmware, i will go onto the bios and Advanced, System Acoustic and Performance Configuration, Throttling Mode set to Open Loop, Set fan profile as Acoustic and Altitude set 300 or less.


          Other than this, next steps will be to verify the sel log and verify the release notes of the firmware if there is anything mentionned.


          Hope these are useful,



          • 2. Re: Status Led

            Hello again,


            When the fan are spinning too loud or status led are orange, it can be due to:

            1. Wrong system fans are connected on the board.
            2. Incompatible chassis and wrongly configured SDR.
            3. Compatible chassis with a wrongly configured SDR
            4. Bios Settings wrongly configured.


            Make sure that the system fan headers are correctly connected. Please check quick start guide for that.


            All the best,


            Kind Regards,


            • 3. Re: Status Led

              You can look in the IPMI event log for why the light is flashing (I use Everest to read it) then you can diagnose what to do