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Indrajit Bhagat
Regular Advisor

BIB

what is BIB in superdome servers
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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: BIB

BIB means Boot is Blocked.

This status is used for firmware updates for example. But also if a problem occurs (e.g. a failed cell) the system will go to that status.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Rashid Hamid
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Re: BIB

BIB is Boot is Blocked. One of the example to use BIB when we want to upgrade firmware.
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melvyn burnard
Honored Contributor

Re: BIB

I suggest you seriously consider actually reading some manuals at some stage.
See here for Npartions manuals
http://docs.hp.com/en/hw.html
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YMJ
Frequent Advisor

Re: BIB

this is well known issue in old version of firmware. you two choices:

1. Upgrade the firmware to latest level. you need to consult your HP local support to do it.

2. power off the Cell/Partition, then unplug the power cables from the back side of the RAC. leave it for 1-2 minutes, then plug the cables again. it will boot up.

sily solution but it works.
Phil uk
Honored Contributor

Re: BIB

This is a very old Thread, but I feel i must respond to YJM's post.

"this is well known issue in old version of firmware"
>>What well known issue, can you explain?

BIB is available at both Old and New versions of Firmware.

"power off the Cell/Partition, then unplug the power cables from the back side of the RAC. leave it for 1-2 minutes, then plug the cables again. it will boot up."
>>Why ??

As previously stated in the thread, BIB is used for many reason on CELL based systems, some of which are:
Firmware Upgrades.
Partition Management (eg, adding cells)
As a result of a hardware failure.

The machine can be placed at BIB from:
HPUX commands when changing partition configs
From the MP:
CM>RR

If a machine DOESN'T have a hardware failure and it is at BIB, you can release it from BIB by:
CM>BO
which takes you to BCH
(no need to power it off)

http://docs.hp.com/en/A5201-90017/apas01.html?jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

Phil