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Bad GSP on L2000?

 
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Greg Philmon_2
Occasional Visitor

Bad GSP on L2000?

I've an L2000. The last two nights, I've reveived an e-mail as such:
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Severity............: SERIOUS
Monitor.............: dm_core_hw
Event #.............: 32

Summary:
Service processor not responding
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The machine's console is non-responsive, including trying CTRL-B. Both LEDs on (what I believe is) the GSP board are red.

Everything else seems fine. The server is up and all applications are running just fine, as far as I can tell.

My conclusion is that the GSP board (A6696A?) is bad.

My questions:
1. Is this conclusion likely correct?

2. What should I do? There is no HP support, there is no warranty. The server is scheduled to be decommissioned later this year. What's do I risk by just ignoring the problem?

Thanks in advance.
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Joshua Scott
Honored Contributor

Re: Bad GSP on L2000?

Have you rebooted since you recieved the message?

If the error is serious, then you may not be able to boot up in that state.

You should probably replace it, they are available through hp's parts store. go toL
http://partsurfer.hp.com/
and look up the a6696a in the top box,
then click the arrow next to 'list all parts' and you can order the appropriate parts from the window that pops up.

Josh
What are the chances...
Joshua Scott
Honored Contributor

Re: Bad GSP on L2000?

Guess I haven't been to partsurfur in a while.

You'll have to enter the A6696A PN into the left box ("by model number or name"). Then click on the link for the name of the part.

Then click the link next to 'for all parts'

You can see that they no longer provide the a6696a, you will have to order the a6696b.

the part number that you need to order is A6144-69112.

Click on the 'order selected parts' dialog, and it will open up the hp parts store.

click on the link on the left side 'order parts', and enter the part in one of the boxes.

click 'check price and availability >>'.

Josh
What are the chances...
Phil_96
Occasional Visitor

Re: Bad GSP on L2000?

It sounds to me as if your GSP card is bad- if you cannot get into the GSP to reset it, you will need to replace it. The system may be running fine now, but as far as I know, if the server ever goes down, it will not boot back up with a bad GSP card. The part that you need to order to replace this is A6144-69112.

Hope this helps
Solution

Re: Bad GSP on L2000?

Hi Greg,

I would check to make sure you are up to date on your firmware. For the B revision GSP the patch number is PF_CCANGSP0220. It has the following fix text in it:

EMS Event Code 32

The main symptom is the following EMS error event which
instructs the customer to reset the GSP or replace the
system board. This EMS error may be a recurring event
(in the worst case being logged once daily).
The EMS error will show up with this wording:

---- Event Monitoring Service Event Notification ----<

Notification Time: Sun Dec 16 17:46:54 2001

niscit sent Event Monitor notification information:

= 3.
Its current value is SERIOUS(4).

Event data from monitor:

Event Time..........: Sun Dec 16 17:46:54 2001
Severity............: SERIOUS
Monitor.............: dm_core_hw
Event #.............: 32
System..............: niscit


EMS Event Code 31 or 36

An EMS error event similar to the one below which
instructs the customer to reset the GSP or replace the
Platform Monitor or System Board. Note that you
will receive an EMS 36 event for a system with a
"platform monitor" (A-class and L-class) and an EMS
event 31 for a system with a "power monitor" (N-class)

---- Event Monitoring Service Event Notification ----<

Event Notification Time: Thu Feb 7 06:06:02 2002

jmcdb2 sent Event Monitor notification information:

= 1.
Its current value is SERIOUS(4).

Event data from monitor:
Event Time..........: Thu Feb 7 06:06:02 2002
Severity............: SERIOUS
Monitor.............: dm_core_hw
Event #.............: 36
System..............: jmcdb2

Eric
Greg Philmon_2
Occasional Visitor

Re: Bad GSP on L2000?

Okay, guys, thanks for your comments. I'm going to schedule some down time and first update the GSP firmware, then replace the board if the error continues.