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David Babcock_3
Occasional Contributor

RP7410 upgrade

I have a RP7410 with 1 core I/O board and 1 cell board. The cell board has (4) 750 MHz cpu's and is fully loaded with memory - 32 gb (16, 2gb dimms). To get more memory, I've purchased an additional cell board and another 32gb.

My plan was to move 2 cpu's from the existing cell board, and make one partition out of both cell boards. I am running unix b11.11. I have upgraded both boards to current firmware levels.

Either board works fine as a single cell partition, but I have been unable to get a successful reboot after modifying the partition to include both cell boards. The parstatus command shows proper cpu and memory on the cell boards. Here are the commands I used:

parmodify -p 0 -a 0:::
reboot -R

The reboot seems to hang for a long time - 15 minutes or so, and finally the attention light comes on. Here is what my Ccerrlog file says:

10393 PDC 0,1,0 1 BOOT_SCSI_PARMS_XSUM_INVALID_ACT
Log Entry 10393
Alert Level 1: Forward progress, no failure; Keyword: BOOT_SCSI_PARMS_XSUM_INVALID_ACT
Cell firmware 0 evntDet 0; Status: 1
Logged by system firmware 4 during test subActivity 3d
Actual Data: 0xe1a2a37085a06a05
0x180048109f0013d1 0xe1a2a37085a06a05

10394 PDC 0,1,0 1 BOOT_SCSI_PARMS_AREA_INVALID
Log Entry 10394
Alert Level 1: Forward progress, no failure; Keyword: BOOT_SCSI_PARMS_AREA_INVALID
Cell firmware 0 evntDet 0; Status: 8
Logged by system firmware 4 during test subActivity 3d
Actual Data: 0x0000000000000000
0x180048109f0013d8 0x0000000000000000

10395 PDC 0,1,0 *10 BOOT_PD_RENDEZ_TIMEOUT 04/18/2007 18:34:15
Log Entry 10395: 04/18/2007 18:34:15
Alert Level 10: Lost functionality; Keyword: BOOT_PD_RENDEZ_TIMEOUT
Partition rendezvous 0 evntDet 0; Status: 3
Logged by system firmware 4 during slave rendezvous subActivity 1
Actual Data: 0x0000000000000002
0x180043a0a200c013 0x0000000000000002
0x58004b000000c010 0x00006b031212220f

10396 PDC 0,1,0 1 BOOT_CELL_JOINED_PD 04/18/2007 18:34:19
Log Entry 10396: 04/18/2007 18:34:19
Alert Level 1: Forward progress, no failure; Keyword: BOOT_CELL_JOINED_PD
Partition firmware 0 evntDet 0; Status: 2
Logged by system firmware 4 during subActivity 6
System state change: Cell has joined partition
0xa0004410af000062 0x000000000002000c
0x58004c0000000060 0x00006b0312122213

10397 PDC 0,1,0 1 BOOT_INVOKE_MEM_INTERLEAVE 04/18/2007 18:34:23
Log Entry 10397: 04/18/2007 18:34:23
Alert Level 1: Forward progress, no failure; Keyword: BOOT_INVOKE_MEM_INTERLEAVE
Partition firmware 0 evntDet 0; Status: 3
Logged by system firmware 4 during subActivity 6
System state change: Memory Interleave
0xa0004510af000063 0x00000000000a000c
0x58004d0000000060 0x00006b0312122217

10398 PDC 0,1,0 1
Log Entry 10398
Alert Level 1: Forward progress, no failure; Keyword:
Partition 0 ; Status: 0
Logged by system firmware 4 during subActivity 1
Actual Data: 0x0000000040000000
0x18004810a0000010 0x0000000040000000

Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong? Is it valid to have 2 cell boards and 1 core I/O board? It seems as though the hardware works ok, as the new cell board and memory will work fine by itself. Thanks for the help!
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Phil uk
Honored Contributor

Re: RP7410 upgrade

A few things to check:

Hi,
Are the Dip Switches on the NEW cell board the same as the existing Cell Bd
Check switches 1,2 & 3 are the same on both.

Do you have an MP installed in the PRIMARY lower slot (Slot1)?
The Secondary part of the MP (LAN/SCSI Card) should be in IO Bay 1 - slot8

From the MP, do:

MP>CM>cp

Does the machine show that both cells are in the same partition?
David Babcock_3
Occasional Contributor

Re: RP7410 upgrade

Yes, the switches are set the same. Yes, the primary MP is instaled in slot 1, and yes, the LAN/SCSI is in I/O bay 1, slot 8. When I use the parstatus command, it does show both cells in the same partition.
Phil uk
Honored Contributor

Re: RP7410 upgrade

Hi,
I need clarification on something.
Are you saying that the machine DOES actually boot with the new Dual Cell config in a single nPAR, albeit it hangs for 15 minutes or so on the reboot?
I am coming to this conclusion on the basis that you have said in your latest post that you can do a parstatus and see both cells in the SAME partition.
I was originally inder the impression that it would hang for 15mins and NOT actually boot HPUX.
Regards,
Phil
David Babcock_3
Occasional Contributor

Re: RP7410 upgrade

Sorry, I really didn't answer you correctly. No, the system does not reboot after trying to make 1 partition out of the 2 cell boards. I put both cells into 1 partition with parmodify, and I don't get any sort of error message, so I'm assuming they became 1 partition ok. But the reboot never comes back.
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: RP7410 upgrade

Hi,

log on to the MP, change to CM and run "cp" to see the current config.
Check the fw too, (sysrev command).

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Phil uk
Honored Contributor

Re: RP7410 upgrade

OK, Looking at the logs above it looks like the machine is confused by somthing stored in its NVRAM.

Is the Cell that was ORIGINALLY installed in the machine in the SAME slot as it was before, or did you inadvertantly switch it to the other slot when you had both cells on the floor while moving the CPU's etc.

If you are unsure, then try switching the cell boards around anyway.
I think that the machine thinks it has a different Serial Number, Complex ID and SCSI parameters.

Let us know.