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got error msg -- "EARLY BOOT VFP: SYSTEM ALERT" during boot

 
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Sunny_Zhang
Frequent Advisor

got error msg -- "EARLY BOOT VFP: SYSTEM ALERT" during boot

I got the following error message during reboot my 9000 server:

***** EARLY BOOT VFP : SYSTEM ALERT *****
SYSTEM NAME: hp02-console
DATE: 11/29/2005 TIME: 06:08:38
ALERT LEVEL: 6 = Boot possible, pending failure - action required

REASON FOR ALERT
SOURCE: 8 = I/O
SOURCE DETAIL: 9 = serial SOURCE ID: 0
PROBLEM DETAIL: 3 = functional failure

LEDs: RUN ATTENTION FAULT REMOTE POWER
FLASH FLASH OFF ON ON
LED State: Running non-OS code. Non-critical error detected.
Check Chassis and Console Logs for error messages.

0x00000063890014C0 00000000 00000000 - type 0 = Data Field Unused
0x58000863890014C0 0000690A 1D060826 - type 11 = Timestamp 11/29/2005 06:08:38
A/a: ack read of this entry - Q/q: quit Virtual Front Panel Display
Anything else redisplay the log entry
->Choice:Timeout!
*****************************************

*****************************************

************ EARLY BOOT VFP *************
End of early boot detected
*****************************************
DoCalllist done

After the above message, the system continue to reboot into diskOS. But I can not interrupt the boot process to get into BCH due to this problem. Also it looks like a hardware failure to me. Could someone point it to me what is going on with my system. Thanks!
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Joseph Loo
Honored Contributor

Re: got error msg -- "EARLY BOOT VFP: SYSTEM ALERT" during boot

hi,

u may have to capture the GSP error log and open a HP support call

Ctrl+B to proceed to GSP:

GSP> sl
select "e" for Error

regards.
what you do not see does not mean you should not believe
Sunny_Zhang
Frequent Advisor

Re: got error msg -- "EARLY BOOT VFP: SYSTEM ALERT" during boot

Hi Joseph,

Thank you for your reply. I did what you suggested, and got the following log entry which doesn't mean much to me. Any idea? Thanks!

Log Entry # 2 :
SYSTEM NAME: hp02-console
DATE: 11/29/2005 TIME: 05:23:15
ALERT LEVEL: 6 = Boot possible, pending failure - action required

SOURCE: 8 = I/O
SOURCE DETAIL: 9 = serial SOURCE ID: 0
PROBLEM DETAIL: 3 = functional failure

CALLER ACTIVITY: 1 = test STATUS: 0
CALLER SUBACTIVITY: 4C = implementation dependent
REPORTING ENTITY TYPE: 0 = system firmware REPORTING ENTITY ID: 00

0x00000063890014C0 00000000 00000000 type 0 = Data Field Unused
0x58000863890014C0 0000690A 1D05170F type 11 = Timestamp 11/29/2005 05:23:15
Joseph Loo
Honored Contributor

Re: got error msg -- "EARLY BOOT VFP: SYSTEM ALERT" during boot

hi dawn,

do u have HP hardware support? if u do, send the log to them for assistance as it could be a hardware fault.

regards.
what you do not see does not mean you should not believe
melvyn burnard
Honored Contributor

Re: got error msg -- "EARLY BOOT VFP: SYSTEM ALERT" during boot

You appear to have some foprm of hardware issue related to the console. I recommend you log a call with your local HP response Centre for this.
My house is the bank's, my money the wife's, But my opinions belong to me, not HP!
Stefan Stechemesser
Honored Contributor

Re: got error msg -- "EARLY BOOT VFP: SYSTEM ALERT" during boot

Hi,

I assume you already tried to reset the GSP (f.e. by unplugging the power cords fo ~ 30 sec) ?
Can you access the GSP (CTRL-B) ?
What was done before you first observed this error ?
Did you try resetting your Terminal ? (for a HP 700/96 terminal: turn off, then press "d" during you turn on and release "d" after 10 seconds).

best regards

Stefan