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BL685c G7 - system power led flashing green

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Hayate
Occasional Advisor

BL685c G7 - system power led flashing green

Hi everyone, 

 

i have a blade server BL685c G7 with the system power led flashing green. Consulting the user guide, i've learned that it means that the blade is requesting more power.

 

What can i do? resetting the blade is enough? The other blades are fine, and the insight display is clear from alarms.

Same with the onboard admin, no alarms.

 

Thx for the help

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Hayate
Occasional Advisor

hi everyone sorry to bother you,    i'm still experiencin...

hi everyone sorry to bother you, 

 

i'm still experiencing the issue, anyone knows how to troubleshoot this?

 

the system power led is still flashing.

Psychonaut
Respected Contributor

Re: hi everyone sorry to bother you, i'm still experiencin...

Are the firmware levels the same on the servers including the iLO?  Any chance you can update the firmware on the OA?

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: BL685c G7 - system power led flashing green

Have you looked at the power and thermal settings in the Onboard Administrator? Check under the Power and Thermal and then click on Enclosure Power Summary.

 

Is there a power cap or power limit set?

How much power is shown as available?

Is any one server using an abnormal amount of power?

 

If you look under Power Management, what are the settings? AC Redundent, Power Supply Redundent, or Not Redundent. 

Do you have all 6 power supplies installed?

 

There are many options and variables that can be manipulated for power

 

 

 

 




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Hayate
Occasional Advisor

Re: BL685c G7 - system power led flashing green

Hi everyone, thanks for the replies. ill try to answer to your questions:

 

Enclosure information:

Enclosure Status  OK

Active OA Status  OK

Standby OA Status  OK

Power Mode: AC Redundant

 
 

Diagnostic Information Device Identification Data  OK

Redundancy   OK

 

This is the situation in the Power and Thermal section:

 

Enclosure Ambient Temperature 33°C / 91.4°F

Thermal Subsystem Status  OK

Power Subsystem Status  OK

Power Mode AC Redundant

Present Power 1775 Watts AC

Power Limit 8755 Watts AC

 

 

This is the Enclosure Power Supply Allocation: It's right that only 2 power supply are actually working while the other 4 are in DPS mode?

 

 

Subsystem Status  OK

Power Allocated 3020  Watts DC

Power Available 4180  Watts DC

Power Capacity 7200  Watts DC 

 

Power Subsystem:

Power Subsystem Status:  OK

Power Mode: AC Redundant

Redundancy State: Redundant

 
 

Bay  - Model -                Status - Input  Status - Present Output* (Watts DC) - Output Capacity (Watts DC)

1    HP 2400W HE PSU  OK              OK                                  829                                                  2400

2    HP 2400W HE PSU  OK              OK             0 (Dynamic Power Savings Mode)                2400

3    HP 2400W HE PSU  OK              OK             0 (Dynamic Power Savings Mode)                2400

4    HP 2400W HE PSU  OK              OK                                  829                                                  2400

5    HP 2400W HE PSU  OK              OK             0 (Dynamic Power Savings Mode)                2400

6    HP 2400W HE PSU  OK              OK             0 (Dynamic Power Savings Mode)                2400

      Enclosure Total 1658 14400

 

Thermal Subsystem

 

Thermal Subsystem Status  OK

Redundancy: Redundant

 

Fan Location Rule: 10 Fan Rule Rear View


Fan Model Status Fan Speed (% of max)
1 Active Cool 200 Fan OK 37%
2 Active Cool 200 Fan OK 37%
3 Active Cool 200 Fan OK 37%
4 Active Cool 200 Fan OK 37%
5 Active Cool 200 Fan OK 37%
6 Active Cool 200 Fan OK 37%
7 Active Cool 200 Fan OK 37%
8 Active Cool 200 Fan OK 37%
9 Active Cool 200 Fan OK 37%
10 Active Cool 200 Fan OK 37%

 

It seems that is everything fine, no other blades are using too much power.

We never upgrade the firmware, unless something is wrong. if it works we don't upgrade.

 

I cannot understand why this blade power led is still flashing.

Hayate
Occasional Advisor

Re: BL685c G7 - system power led flashing green

This is the overview of the blade with the problem:

 

Status OK
Powered On
Power Allocated 480 Watts
Virtual Fan: 30%

Refresh

Diagnostic Information Device Identification Data OK
Management Processor OK
I/O Configuration OK
Power Allocation Request OK
Cooling OK
Device Operational OK
Device Degraded OK
iLO Network OK
Mezzanine Card OK

Temperature Sensors Location Status Temperature
Ambient Zone - Inlet Ambient 20°C Caution: 42°C Critical: 46°C
System Zone - System Board 30°C Caution: 85°C Critical: 90°C
CPU Zone - CPU 1 36°C Caution: 75°C Critical: 80°C
CPU Zone - CPU 2 36°C Caution: 75°C Critical: 80°C
CPU Zone - CPU 3 29°C Caution: 75°C Critical: 80°C
CPU Zone - CPU 4 32°C Caution: 75°C Critical: 80°C
Memory Zone - DIMMs 1 32°C Caution: 87°C Critical: 92°C
Memory Zone - DIMMs 2 29°C Caution: 87°C Critical: 92°C
Memory Zone - DIMMs 3 27°C Caution: 87°C Critical: 92°C
Memory Zone - DIMMs 4 27°C Caution: 87°C Critical: 92°C
Memory Zone - Mem 1 1-4 Zone 37°C Caution: 85°C Critical: 90°C
Memory Zone - Mem 1 5-8 Zone 40°C Caution: 85°C Critical: 90°C
Memory Zone - Mem 2 1-4 Zone 31°C Caution: 85°C Critical: 90°C
Memory Zone - Mem 2 5-8 Zone 35°C Caution: 85°C Critical: 90°C
Memory Zone - Mem 3 1-4 Zone 26°C Caution: 85°C Critical: 90°C
Memory Zone - Mem 3 5-8 Zone 28°C Caution: 85°C Critical: 90°C
Memory Zone - Mem 4 1-4 Zone 27°C Caution: 85°C Critical: 90°C
Memory Zone - Mem 4 5-8 Zone 29°C Caution: 85°C Critical: 90°C
I/O Board Zone - IOH 1 78°C Caution: 100°C Critical: 105°C
I/O Board Zone - IOH 2 42°C Caution: 100°C Critical: 105°C
I/O Board Zone - NIC Zone 62°C Caution: 90°C Critical: 95°C
I/O Board Zone - Mezz Zone 57°C Caution: 90°C Critical: 95°C
System Zone - Chassis Exit 61°C Caution: 100°C Critical: 105°C
Storage Zone - HDD Max 35°C Caution: 60°C Critical: 65°C

Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: BL685c G7 - system power led flashing green

I remember in the past a bad ilo version made the same trouble, because it reported too much power consumption.

What ILO / OA versions do you have?

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Jimmy Vance
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Re: BL685c G7 - system power led flashing green


Hayate wrote:

We never upgrade the firmware, unless something is wrong. if it works we don't upgrade.

The power looks fine. You didn't show what other blades are in the enclosure. Are they G7 or are they older systems? Many of the newer blades including G7 and Gen8 require OA firmware upgrades.




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Hayate
Occasional Advisor

Re: BL685c G7 - system power led flashing green

hi everyone, thx again for the replies.

 

All the blades are ProLiant BL685c G7. 

2 Enclosures with 5 blades each. The Enclosure Superior, bay 2, is the one with the faulty? blade.

 

This is the OA informations:

 

Status OK
Role Active
Bay Number 1
Temperature 33°C / 91.4°F
Caution Threshold 75°C / 167°F
Critical Threshold 80°C / 176°F


Information Device Name BladeSystem c7000 DDR2 Onboard Administrator with KVM
Manufacturer HP
Firmware Version 3.21 Nov 15 2010
Hardware Version B1
Part Number
Spare Part Number
Serial Number


Diagnostic Information Device Identification Data OK
Firmware Mismatch OK

Psychonaut
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Re: BL685c G7 - system power led flashing green

You need to update your firmware, it isn't optional in the blade environment; this should be done at a minimum once a year.  Start with the servers, update their iLO and the chassis OA at the same time or one right after the other, if you have VC do that last.  You should update to something within the last year.  I am running 3.60 w/o any issues.

Hayate
Occasional Advisor

Re: BL685c G7 - system power led flashing green

Ok thx again everyone. Ill try to update the firmware asap.