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A6828A VPD Issue

 
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rccmum
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A6828A VPD Issue

Hello,

I have installed this card on a rx2600 server. I used VPD utility EFIHPVPD-1.00.03 to view the the VPD information. But it gives following warning. How can I get rid of it?
Any idea?

ID String = PCI(4X) SINGLE CHANNEL ULTRA160 SCSI ADAPTER

(PN) Part Number..................... A6828-60001
(EC) Engineering Change Level........ A-4225
(V0) Miscellaneous Information....... PW=15W PCI=64BIT,66MHZ
(SN) Serial Number................... 52SY491645
(RV) Checksum and Reserved........... 0x72,
(??) *** WARNING: Invalid keyword ***


ERROR: VPD Data is Invalid!
Data displayed may be incorrect or incomplete!

The Hex view is

Hex/ASCII Display Of VPD Area
******************************************************************************

00000000: 82 2C 00 50 43 49 28 34-58 29 20 53 49 4E 47 4C *.,.PCI(4X) SINGL*
00000010: 45 20 43 48 41 4E 4E 45-4C 20 55 4C 54 52 41 31 *E CHANNEL ULTRA1*
00000020: 36 30 20 53 43 53 49 20-41 44 41 50 54 45 52 90 *60 SCSI ADAPTER.*
00000030: 4A 00 50 4E 0B 41 36 38-32 38 2D 36 30 30 30 31 *J.PN.A6828-60001*
00000040: 45 43 06 41 2D 34 32 32-35 56 30 16 50 57 3D 31 *EC.A-4225V0.PW=1*
00000050: 35 57 20 50 43 49 3D 36-34 42 49 54 2C 36 36 4D *5W PCI=64BIT,66M*
00000060: 48 5A 53 4E 0A 35 32 53-59 34 39 31 36 34 35 52 *HZSN.52SY491645R*
00000070: 56 08 72 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 91 0C 00 56 31 07 *V.r..........V1.*
00000080: 34 2E 31 39 2E 30 30 79-7B 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 *4.19.00y........*
00000090: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 *................*
000000A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 *................*
000000B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 *................*
000000C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 *................*
000000D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 *................*
000000E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 *................*
000000F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 *................*
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Torsten.
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Re: A6828A VPD Issue

This could be a firmware / driver related problem.

The IPF offline diags CD from http://software.hp.com has the current firmware.

Hope this helps!
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rccmum
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Re: A6828A VPD Issue

I used the IPF0812 CD and used the drivers on it. I will use IPF0903 to see if it helps.

The last entry should be for EFI driver version. I realised that even I flashed the card with latest EFI driver, the hex view still shows the wrong version of the EFI driver for some reason.

Current Flash Image Identification
******************************************************************************
Image Version (primary, if multi-part): PCI-EFI-1.04.01.00



Torsten.
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Re: A6828A VPD Issue

Version on CD is

Version 1.04.02.00
(release date March 23, 2007)

No idea if this helps ...

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.
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Re: A6828A VPD Issue

Another link:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=447334&prodNameId=88844&swEnvOID=54&swLang=13&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=ux-21839-1

Hope this helps!
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rccmum
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Re: A6828A VPD Issue

I used IPF0903 but the same results.
mits
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Re: A6828A VPD Issue

Well, it appears you have verified the EFI driver version with the flash utility. I think you verified the output of "Image Version Currently Loaded".

I wonder if efihpvpd can show expected formatted view of VPD after the firmware update.

I can verifify VPD of my card with efihpvpd correctly. The HEX view also has the correct EFI dribver version. So it should not be tool issue.

You also can verify the EFI driver version with the EFI command, drivers. Here is an example for A6829A (Dual U160).

Shell> drivers
T D
D Y C I
R P F A
V VERSION E G G #D #C DRIVER NAME IMAGE NAME
== ======== = = = == == =================================== ===================
13 00000011 B - - 6 23 PCI Bus Driver PciBus
1D 01040100 B X X 1 2 LSI Logic U160 SCSI Driver HP BUILD PciROM:20:01:01:000
1E 01040100 B X X 1 2 LSI Logic U160 SCSI Driver HP BUILD PciROM:20:01:00:000

Your card may have some hardware problem if you actually have been able to flash the latest firmware with no error.
mits
Respected Contributor

Re: A6828A VPD Issue

You indicate your EFI driver is 1.04.01.00 after updating the firmware. It means your update of the EFI driver to 1.04.02.00 may failed. I updated my card and its output is following.

(V1) EFI Driver Version.............. PCI-EFI-1.04.02.00

The firmware file for the update should be lsiscsi.rom.
rccmum
Super Advisor

Re: A6828A VPD Issue

I could able to flash with latest one PCI-EFI-1.04.02.00 without any error and "drivers" shows this version.

The problem with EFIHPVPD still exists.
mits
Respected Contributor

Re: A6828A VPD Issue

Can you copy your new Hex output for my reference? Also I would like to see your new formatted output as well. If you can get the EFI command "drivers" output, I would like to see its output too.
rccmum
Super Advisor

Re: A6828A VPD Issue

The information is attached.

Thanks
mits
Respected Contributor
Solution

Re: A6828A VPD Issue

Sorry for the late response. It apperas you may have some corrupted NVRAM data area that your update cannot overwrite. You may need to replace the card if you want to resolve it. Or if the card itself is running without any other problem, you can ignore it.
rccmum
Super Advisor

Re: A6828A VPD Issue

Thanks!