Storage drive tests

Use this information to diagnose and resolve storage drive test problems for the blade server.

Follow the suggested actions in the order in which they are listed in the Action column until the problem is solved.
  • See Parts listing, Types 7871 and 1949 to determine which components are CRUs and which components are FRUs.
  • If an action step is preceded by "(Trained service technician only)," that step must be performed only by a trained service technician.
Error code Description Action
217-000-000 Passed the storage drive test. N/A
217-800-xxx The storage drive test was terminated by the user. N/A
217-900-xxx Failed the storage drive test.
  1. Reseat the storage drive (see Installing a SSD storage drive and Removing a SSD storage drive).
  2. Rerun the test.
  3. Make sure that the system BIOS firmware is at the latest level, upgrade if necessary; then, rerun the test. The BIOS firmware level can be found in the DSA Diagnostic Event Log within the Firmware/VPD section for this component. The latest level firmware for this component can be found on the IBM support Web site at
  4. Rerun the test.
  5. If the component failure remains, refer to Removing and replacing blade server components to replace the failed component.