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N4000 boot messages

jberning
Occasional Visitor

N4000 boot messages


I have an N4000 with the following messages during boot that I need to acknowledge, already swapped the Core I/O module with a simular type hope it would resolve the issue but it did not:
Hope any one knows where to look.

I/O INIT 8701
I/O INIT 8701

***** EARLY BOOT VFP : SYSTEM ALERT *****
SYSTEM NAME: GSP-likeit
DATE: 07/09/2009 TIME: 07:31:54
ALERT LEVEL: 6 = Boot possible, pending failure - action required

REASON FOR ALERT
SOURCE: 8 = I/O
SOURCE DETAIL: 3 = local bus adapter SOURCE ID: FF
PROBLEM DETAIL: 3 = function failure

LEDs: RUN ATTENTION FAULT REMOTE POWER
FLASH FLASH OFF ON ON
LED State: Running non-OS code. Non-critical error detected.
Check Chassis and Console Logs for error messages.

0x2000106383FF2114 000101FF FF06FF83 - type 4 = Physical Location
0x5800186383FF2114 00006D06 09071F36 - type 11 = Timestamp 07/09/2009 07:31:54
A/a: ack read of this entry - Q/q: quit Virtual Front Panel Display
Anything else redisplay the log entry
->Choice:A
*****************************************

***** EARLY BOOT VFP : SYSTEM ALERT *****
SYSTEM NAME: GSP-likeit
DATE: 07/09/2009 TIME: 07:31:56
ALERT LEVEL: 6 = Boot possible, pending failure - action required

REASON FOR ALERT
SOURCE: 8 = I/O
SOURCE DETAIL: 3 = local bus adapter SOURCE ID: FF
PROBLEM DETAIL: 3 = function failure

LEDs: RUN ATTENTION FAULT REMOTE POWER
FLASH FLASH OFF ON ON
LED State: Running non-OS code. Non-critical error detected.
Check Chassis and Console Logs for error messages.

0x2000106383FF2114 000101FF FF06FF83 - type 4 = Physical Location
0x5800186383FF2114 00006D06 09071F38 - type 11 = Timestamp 07/09/2009 07:31:56
A/a: ack read of this entry - Q/q: quit Virtual Front Panel Display
Anything else redisplay the log entry
->Choice:A
*****************************************
I/O INIT 8701
I/O INIT 8701

I/O test 8119

***** EARLY BOOT VFP : SYSTEM ALERT *****
SYSTEM NAME: GSP-likeit
DATE: 07/09/2009 TIME: 07:33:04
ALERT LEVEL: 6 = Boot possible, pending failure - action required

REASON FOR ALERT
SOURCE: 8 = I/O
SOURCE DETAIL: 3 = local bus adapter SOURCE ID: FF
PROBLEM DETAIL: 6 = configuration error

LEDs: RUN ATTENTION FAULT REMOTE POWER
FLASH FLASH OFF ON ON
LED State: Running non-OS code. Non-critical error detected.
Check Chassis and Console Logs for error messages.

0x2000106683FF2164 000101FF FF06FF83 - type 4 = Physical Location
0x5800186683FF2164 00006D06 09072104 - type 11 = Timestamp 07/09/2009 07:33:04
A/a: ack read of this entry - Q/q: quit Virtual Front Panel Display
Anything else redisplay the log entry
->Choice:A


After selftest it still gives:

WARNING: The system io configuration does not match the expected
io configuration. There may be missing or extra lower
bus converters. There could also be one or more lower
bus converters that are not configured as expected.


The system is only using its internal disks, has four fiber cards that are not used.
If somebody has a clue what or where the problem is it would be very appreciated.

Jeroen
5 REPLIES
Sameer_Nirmal
Honored Contributor

Re: N4000 boot messages

The chassis codes are pointing to slot 6.

If there is a card installed in the slot 6, I would remove it and see if it helps.
jberning
Occasional Visitor

Re: N4000 boot messages

There was a card inserted (Fibercard) not connected anymore. I removed the card but unfortunately the messages keeps appearing during boot.
TTr
Honored Contributor

Re: N4000 boot messages

> There may be missing or extra lower
bus converters. There could also be one or more lower
bus converters that are not configured as expected.

> SOURCE DETAIL: 3 = local bus adapter SOURCE ID: FF
> PROBLEM DETAIL: 3 = function failure

Remove all the i/o cards and see if it makes a difference. This looks like the LBA which is really "under" the pci slots and before the i/o bus.
Does the server boot up? What does it show in the ioscan where the lba devices are? If there is an lba failure it is probably on the system board.
Sameer_Nirmal
Honored Contributor

Re: N4000 boot messages

If the "Physical Localtion" information is still the same after removing the FC HBA, then the problem is with the only LBA attached to the slot 6. In this case, you may need to replace the left I/O backplane.
Andrew Rutter
Honored Contributor

Re: N4000 boot messages

hi,

I agree with sameer, its more likely to be the whole pci backplane in my experience than an individual card. Fisrt I would rewmove all cards from the backplane and power back on watching the chassis codes and looking through the mp logs further.

If its still pretty much the same then consider replacing the backplane next

Andy