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RP8400/ boot is blocked cell firmware

 
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moonchild
Regular Advisor

RP8400/ boot is blocked cell firmware

RP8400 with 2 x partitions:
p0: has cells 0,1 and 2
p1: has cell 3

p0 boots fine

p1 stops at boot is blocked cell firmware:

# Cell state Activity
- ---------- --------
3 Ready to boot/boot is blocked Cell firmware 531 Logs

BOoting p1 from cm> stops at same level.

the error log is empty (was cleared by mistake).

all cell firmware is at the same level.

CM>PE powering off the cabinet and back on - did not help.

thanks in advance

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Sivakumar TS
Honored Contributor
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Re: RP8400/ boot is blocked cell firmware


Hi,

The cell board goes to BIB state only when you do a RR from MP or shutdown -R -H from OS.

Do a PE off/on and use vfp to monitor the activity of p1. pls check the last activity before it goes to BIB, it will give you the hint about the issue.

Regards,

Siva.

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Sandy Chen
Honored Contributor

Re: RP8400/ boot is blocked cell firmware

Hi,

I've experienced something like this before with rp7420. Try to used the PE command to turn off the cabinet, unplug all the power cords and then try to boot up again

regards,
Sandy
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Sameer_Nirmal
Honored Contributor

Re: RP8400/ boot is blocked cell firmware

Hi,

Is there I/O expansion cabinet/SEU installed?

Can you post following ?

From MP
MP -> CM -> CP
MP -> CM -> PS
MP -> CM -> IO

From BCH menu ( for p0 maybe? )
BCH -> IN -> PR
BCH -> IN -> IO
BCH -> IN -> ME
BCH -> CO -> PD

You may not get BCH of p1 as it looks like the p1 is not getting booted but the cell bootup is complete and waiting to clear BIB.

nPar command
# parstatus -C
# parstatus -I
# parstatus -w

By the way, what's the system firmware version of the server?
Joshua Scott
Honored Contributor

Re: RP8400/ boot is blocked cell firmware

The rp8400 cannot use cell 3 as a core cell unless you have the Server Expansion Unit. Do you have an SEU attached?

Josh
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moonchild
Regular Advisor

Re: RP8400/ boot is blocked cell firmware

Sameer,

please find attache dthe informaiton requested.

Yes there is an SEU and cell 3 is connected to SEU

powering off cabinets for few seconds did not help

thank you in advance
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: RP8400/ boot is blocked cell firmware

Hi,

first of all I would consider a firmware update from your version (6.2) to the current (6.4). Arrange this with HP. At this occasion they can a closer look at your cell related problem.

One thing to try:
Go to the MP and reset the partition 1:

MP:CM> rr

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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IT Response
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Re: RP8400/ boot is blocked cell firmware

power cycling system and SEU did it.

I had to disconnect power cables for couple seconds.

thank you all
moonchild
Regular Advisor

Re: RP8400/ boot is blocked cell firmware

Thank you Sandy.

following your solution booted the partition
moonchild
Regular Advisor

Re: RP8400/ boot is blocked cell firmware

disconnect/reconnect power cables