N/APosted on - 10/27/2011
I have problems with my XEN server that always restart the system and the LAN is always disconnected. The server is version 5.6 with Service Pack 2 installed on it.
What are the possible causes of this? And how can I solve the issues?
XEN Server Restarting System Issue
Obviously, if the operating system restarts all the network connections that passes through that workstation will be halted until the system resumes.
If this is what’s happening to the server, it keeps on restarting every now and then, it is possible that there is a problem with one of its attached hardware or devices. I have already encountered this problem before when I was still working in our office and associated it with a broken video card.
You need to figure out first which of the devices attached to your server is having a problem before going to the operating system for possible solutions. It is best to remove all attached devices and examine them for any possible failures. Use other workstations to test the devices.
If the server is using a built-in device, it’s much better to shift to a separate card. Like for example, if the server is using an onboard video card, it is best to buy a separate video card to be used by the computer and avoid using the onboard device.
Usual complications like sudden restarting of the computer is usually associated with hardware devices built-in the motherboard. I don’t know the reason why, but once the onboard device starts to have problems, the motherboard also gets affected.
That’s why if you have a motherboard with onboard devices like video card, network card, or sound card, it is advisable to buy separate expansion cards as early as possible especially if you are not using a branded computer like Dell or Acer, for example.