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Parstatus Firmware Error

 
Shayne Ludlow
Occasional Advisor

Parstatus Firmware Error

Hi,

I have recently re-imaged an 11i RP8400 n-partition with a "make" tape taken from an nPar on a RP7400.

When I do a parstatus, I get the following error message.

parstatus
Note: No action specified. Default behavior is display all.
CIM_ERR_FAILED: A general error occurred that is not covered by a more specific
error code: "@3:Firmware error.[Error from hdc_cab_info. (HDC-9)]"
Note: Unable to get any HP_NParCabinet information.

Error: Unable to get complex information.

Any idea's on what I need to do to fix would be appreciated.

Regards

Colin

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Sivakumar TS
Honored Contributor

Re: Parstatus Firmware Error

Hi Colin,

Could you try reseting the MP and check.

Regards,

Siva.
Nothing is Impossible !
Thayanidhi
Honored Contributor

Re: Parstatus Firmware Error

Hi,
I think n-Par complex profile data copied from Rp74x to Rp84xx.

If you run the same command from some other n-Par within same Rp8400, is that OK?

Regds
TT
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Jeff Schussele
Honored Contributor

Re: Parstatus Firmware Error

Hi Colin,

Your problem stems from the fact that you imaged a cell-based system from a non-cell-based system.
You're probably missing some necessary kernel drivers that the rp8400 requires.
IF you can determine just what they are, you could load them individually. But the best way to solve this is use an image from a cell-based system on that rp8400.

Rgds,
Jeff
PERSEVERANCE -- Remember, whatever does not kill you only makes you stronger!
Shayne Ludlow
Occasional Advisor

Re: Parstatus Firmware Error

Siva,

I have reset the MP, still getting the same error message.

Thanks

Colin

TT,

I can still run the parstatus on the other n-par.

Thanks

Colin

Jeff,

Thanks, I will review the kernel drivers!

Regards

Colin
Sameer_Nirmal
Honored Contributor

Re: Parstatus Firmware Error

Hi,

I think you need to install "nPartition Provider".
You can get it at
http://h20293.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=nParProvider
Joshua Scott
Honored Contributor

Re: Parstatus Firmware Error

Since you are not getting a kernel panic, I would think that your kernel is OK, but you should do this. WARNING: this will require 2 reboots.

# shutdown -R now
**note the capital R**

once the system shuts down, press Control-B to get the the MP.

MP> CM
MP:CM> CC
Choose G for "create genesis partition", and select cell 0

MP:CM> BO
select partition 0
go to the console and wait for the system to boot, and then execute the parmodify/parcreate commands to create/modify your partitions.

Josh

What are the chances...
Shayne Ludlow
Occasional Advisor

Re: Parstatus Firmware Error

Hi Sameer,

I did try installing "n-Par Provider", but I still get the same error.

Thanks

Regards

Colin

Scott,

I have two nPar's in this complex, once I have re-created the Genesis partion what will I need to use the parmodify/parcreate for? What information would I need to retain to recreate these partitions?

Thanks

Regards

Colin
Sameer_Nirmal
Honored Contributor

Re: Parstatus Firmware Error

Colin,

I guess the "hd_fabric" driver is missing in the kernel. Check if the driver is loaded in the kernel using
# kmsystem -q hd_fabric
# kmadmin -Q hd_fabric

If not, then you need to add "hd_fabric" driver in the kernel. Add this driver entry in the system file, rebuild the kernel and reboot npar. You can follow the procudure given below
# cd /stand/build
# rm -r *
# cp -p /stand/system /stand/system.prev
# cp -p /stand/vmunix /stand/vmunix.org
# /usr/lbin/sysadm/system_prep -v -s system
It will create file "system" in /stand/build
# vi /stand/build/system
Insert under the heading
"* Drivers/Subsystems" a new line and type
hd_fabric
# mk_kernel -s system
# mv /stand/build/system /stand/system
# /usr/sbin/kmupdate
# cd /
# shutdown -r -y 0 ( Don't use reboot )

Once the system boots, check using
# kmadmin -Q hd_fabric
# parstatus
Joshua Scott
Honored Contributor

Re: Parstatus Firmware Error

Assuming that your setup is cells 0 & 2 in "Partition 0" and Cells 1 & 3 in "Partition 1", you would need to run the following commands:

# parmodify -p 0 -a 2:base:y:ri -P "Partition 0"
# parcreate -c 1:base:y:ri -c 3:base:y:ri -P "Partition 1"
# shutdown -R now

press -b
MP> VFP
wait until all four cells say "boot is blocked"
press -b
MP> CM
MP:CM> BO
select partition 0, then
MP:CM> BO
select partition 1.

your partitions should then be back to their original state.

Josh
What are the chances...
Shayne Ludlow
Occasional Advisor

Re: Parstatus Firmware Error

Josh,

I recreated the Genesis partition and recreated my second partition.

Unfortunatly I still get the same error.

Thanks

Regards

Colin

Sameer,

The hd_fabic module was in the /stand/system file and did appear. I re-compiled the kernel anyway and it did'nt make any difference.

Regards

Colin
Shayne Ludlow
Occasional Advisor

Re: Parstatus Firmware Error

I have decided to re-install HP-UX, rather than using the make recovery image.