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Jose_C_Moraes
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Virtual Front Panel

Hi, I need help.

Server rp3410, hpux 11.11

My problem it is not in the OS. It is on the mp console. Check it out below:

[uninitialized] MP> sl


Event Log Viewer Menu:

Log Name Entries % Full Latest Timestamped Entry
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
E - System Event 0
F - Forward Progress 0
B - Current Boot 0
P - Previous Boot 0
C - Clear All Logs
L - Live Events

But if you take a look at the command vfp:

[uninitialized] MP> vfp
.
Welcome to the Virtual Front Panel (VFP).
Use Ctrl-B to exit.
System state Activity # of logs since boot
--------------- -------- --------------------
OS booting or Running 1222



E indicates error since last boot




LEDs | LOCATOR | SYSTEM | POWER
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
| OFF | FLASH RED | ON GREEN
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Status | Fatal System State detected. Check System Event Log (SL) for error
| messages.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

The questioN; how can i turn the LED SYSTEM into GREEN.

I tried to read the logs several times, unsuccesfully.

TIA, regards
Jose
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Torsten.
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Re: Virtual Front Panel

The output table is just not readable.

I remember an issue with old firmware, please check your version.

But it is possible that the system continuously logs errors - check the logs.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Jose_C_Moraes
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Re: Virtual Front Panel

txns for your reply Torsten.

Strange I can see the output formatted in Windows explorer.


No, the system is not logging erros since last week when I cleared the logs, but vfp still shows the led SYSTEM in red.

[uninitialized] MP:CM> SYSREV


SYSREV

Current firmware revisions

MP FW : E.02.26
BMC FW : 03.50
System FW : 45.11

TIA, regards
Jose
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor
Solution

Re: Virtual Front Panel

Should be

MP FW : E.03.32
BMC FW : 03.53
System FW : 50.40


http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=2512013&swItem=pf-92188-3&prodNameId=1828449&swEnvOID=54&swLang=13&taskId=135&mode=4&idx=1

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Vivek_Pendse
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Re: Virtual Front Panel

Hi Jose,

It's difficult to say anything (as there are no MP logs), but you can diagnose rp3410 with:

1. Check the status of Standby LED; which is located reat left of the server.
--> This standby LED comes on as soon as the systemâ s power cord is plugged in. If this
light is off when you plug it in, reseat the power supply.

2. There is BMC LED --> be viewed through the rear (from middle) cooling vents.
--> A few seconds after the system is plugged in this LED starts blinking, which means that the baseboard management controller is active.

I will suggest you to unplug the power for 5 minutes & plug it in back. If there is any FW initializaion issue, then it can be solved by doing this.

Also, if the BMC LED is not blinking, then the sys brd has issues.

Hope, this helps you.

Thanks,
Vivek
Jose_C_Moraes
Super Advisor

Re: Virtual Front Panel

Hi, thanks for your replies, Torsten & Vivek.

I will check your hints and soon I will let you know.

Regards, TIA
Jose
Torsten.
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Re: Virtual Front Panel

It's important to upgrade
to MP FW : E.02.29
first, read the notes!

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Jose_C_Moraes
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Re: Virtual Front Panel

Thanks Torsten, but my customer is afraid in doing this because it is a critical server that cannot stop and there is no HA.

TIA, regards
Jose
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Virtual Front Panel

IMHO continue with such old firmware is more risky than an update ...

Read about all the fixes and you will know about the potential risk.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Jose_C_Moraes
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Re: Virtual Front Panel

I agree with you Torsten, but not the customer.

TIA, regards