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3 Gb SAS Switch - Management IP defaulting to 169.254.0.xxx

 
jwillis2010
Occasional Visitor

3 Gb SAS Switch - Management IP defaulting to 169.254.0.xxx

Hey, hoping someone can tell me this is being worked on.

 

Running OA firmware 3.21 Nov 15 2010

C7000

3Gb SAS switch

 

The IP is set in EBIPA to 172.25.3.93 the SAS switch is set to dhcp.

According to the SAS switch it is picking up the 172.25.3.93 address and using it:

 

=> switch local show

Blade Enclosure at Mail-C7000
   Switch in Interconnect Bay: 5
      Location: Local
      Management Software Version: 2.2.4.0
      Redundancy State: VSM Active
      Management IP Address: 172.25.3.93
      UID LED: OFF

 

However the ch02oa1> show ebipa interconnect says its got some strange double IP assignment:

 

EBIPA Device Interconnect Settings

Bay Enabled EBIPA/Current 

 

5   Yes   172.25.3.93

           169.254.0.205

 

The net result  is in the OA web administrator Interconnect Bays 5. 3Gb SAS Switch Information

 

Product Name 3Gb SAS Switch
Management IP Address 169.254.0.205

 

And in HP SIM the Switches are associated with the chassis, but are declared "Unreachable" and flagged as "Critical".

 

I've discovered if the EBIPA server is disabled and the address set to NONE NONE the first address will be wiped, but not the second 169.254. address - looks like a variable buffer isn't being wiped.

 

For now its just a cosmetic inconvenience, but it would be nice to see it cleared up.

 

Thanks

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chuckk281
Trusted Contributor

Re: 3 Gb SAS Switch - Management IP defaulting to 169.254.0.xxx

SImilar issue that Monty then replied on. See if it addresses some of your issues:

 

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The HP 3Gb SAS Switch actually uses the Onboard Administrator for user authentication and to launch the Virtual SAS manager GUI – so it uses the OA IP address, not a separate module IP address.

The 169.254.0.x address you see below is automatically assigned by the OA – and not directly accessible outside the enclosure.

 

To access the Virtual SAS Manager GUI – use the OA to access the management URL to the HP 3Gb SAS Switch in the lowest numbered bay – with an OA user account permitting access permission to that interconnect bay.

If you want a direct URL to the Virtual SAS Manager GUI, use https://Active_OA_IP_address/icbay5/home (where you need to substitute the active OA IP address and append the correct bay number to icbay).

You will still be required to enter an OA username/password with permission to that interconnect bay.

 

For the Virtual SAS Manager CLI – you must use the OA CLI, and the ‘connect interconnect X’ command to access the serial interface to the HP 3Gb SAS Switch.

 

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jwillis2010
Occasional Visitor

Re: 3 Gb SAS Switch - Management IP defaulting to 169.254.0.xxx

Hi,

 

Thanks for the fast response.

 

The information is interesting and informative.

 

But the report is just that its a cosmetic inconvenience, it makes for odd conversation when giving demonstrations and educating co-workers on how to use and 'trust' HP SIM. (Oh and just ignore those blaring red lights.. they really don't mean anything..) that sort of thing.

 

Looking forward to seeing the issue cleared up.

jwillis2010
Occasional Visitor

Re: 3 Gb SAS Switch - Management IP defaulting to 169.254.0.xxx

Attached a screen cap

mpower525
New Member

Re: 3 Gb SAS Switch - Management IP defaulting to 169.254.0.xxx

Hi   jwillis2010

I have same issue with SIM 6.2

C7000

OA 3.11 Aug 19 2010

3GB SAS Switch

 

its of course just a visual inconvenience but if anyone have a solution ...

HoNk
Occasional Advisor

Re: 3 Gb SAS Switch - Management IP defaulting to 169.254.0.xxx

The new version of the SAS switch firmware is expected to fix this issue. version will be - 2.2.17.0.

SCOTTAADC
New Member

Re: 3 Gb SAS Switch - Management IP defaulting to 169.254.0.xxx

Just chiming in with my 2 cents.

I manually put in the IP address via Putty and using the OA interconnect GUI pass-thru (https://OA/interconnectX/

I did this using the IP address I was trying was using in the EBIPA table. No luck. I did restsart the SAS management console and the VC management service. I did the VC restart as that is where the error occurs. I also tried disabling\enabling the expansion bay in the EBIPA table, assigning a new IP address in EBIPA.

 

Just sent chassis\servers\storage\networking to a client and this is the only outstanding error\alert so hoping the firmware update arrives soon.

 

Had anyone heard of HP support handing out the update to customers who have this issue?

theITHollow
New Member

Re: 3 Gb SAS Switch - Management IP defaulting to 169.254.0.xxx

2.2.17.0 worked for me.