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FC10 Controller Error

Dennis Raesner_2
Occasional Advisor

FC10 Controller Error

We were instructed to remove a RP7410 off EMC Symmetrix storage, and what we had available for replacement was an HP FC10 730 GB storage unit.

Now we're getting a daily email from EMS as follows, but if you go into xstm the log report is not showing any errors so the controller/s is not actually producing any errors although EMS is reporting an error.

Has anyone seen this before? Can this be an EMS issue?

Thanks,
Dennis Raesner


Event data from monitor:

Event Time..........: Mon Jan 24 14:00:09 2005
Severity............: CRITICAL
Monitor.............: dm_ses_enclosure
Event #.............: 401
System..............: dvhp550a

Summary:
Enclosure at hardware path 1/0/14/0/0.8.0.255.1.6.0 : Hardware failure


Description of Error:

The enclosure services controller has failed.

Probable Cause / Recommended Action:

The enclosure services controller has failed. Inspect/verify the
controller card in slot A.

4 REPLIES
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: FC10 Controller Error

To possibilities that I can see.

1) There actually is a hardware flaw on the array.
2) There is no LUN0 assigned on the array and the disk array itself is being misdectected as a disk. Since its not a disk, it has disk errors.

Solutions:
1) Resolve the hardware issue(not likely there is one)
2) Assign a LUN on the array to LUN0
3) Ignore the error, if I'm right its not serious.

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baiju_3
Esteemed Contributor

Re: FC10 Controller Error

Hi

Controller will have a fail LED .
See if its glowing .

If LED is lit then you have to call HP support.

Thanks,
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Dennis Raesner_2
Occasional Advisor

Re: FC10 Controller Error

Right, the email is a nuisance, and XSTM is not reporting any errors on either of the controllers for the HP FC10. So there does not appear to be any true hardware errors as far as I can tell even though EMS is reporting an error.

The information log from MSTM is listed below:

=========================================

Information Tool Log for Disk Enclosure on
path 1/0/12/0/0.8.0.255.0.10.0
.... dvhp550a : 10.11.5.22 ....

-- Information Tool Log for Disk Enclosure on path 1/0/12/0/0.8.0.255.0.10.0 --

Log creation time: Tue Jan 25 10:51:49 2005

Hardware path: 1/0/12/0/0.8.0.255.0.10.0


Product ID: A5236A

Controller A
------------
FC Loop ID: 128 (decimal)
Enclosure ID: 0
Hardware Path: 1/0/12/0/0.8.0.255.0.10.0
Serial No: USSA10033788
WW Name (node): 50 06 0B 00 00 09 54 3D
WW Name (port): 50 06 0B 00 00 09 54 3D
Firmware Rev.: HP10

Annotation:


Enclosure Status
----------------

Disk Modules
------------

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
SLOT | 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 |
BUS ID | 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 |
STATUS | OK | OK | OK | OK | OK | OK | OK | OK | OK | OK |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------


Controllers Status
----------- -------------
A: CRITICAL (Reporting Controller)
The enclosure services controller has failed. Replace the
controller card.
B: CRITICAL
The enclosure services controller has failed. Replace the
controller card.

Fan Modules Status
----------- -------------
A: OK
B: OK
Dennis Raesner_2
Occasional Advisor

Re: FC10 Controller Error

Steven:

Why would you want to assign a LUN on the array to LUN0 in this case. This is a HP FC10 fibre channel JBOD with 10 disks - not a SAN?

Any other ideas?

Thanks,
Dennis Raesner

Solutions:
1) Resolve the hardware issue(not likely there is one)
2) Assign a LUN on the array to LUN0
3) Ignore the error, if I'm right its not serious.