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RX2600 FRB2/Hang in POST failure

 
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Lachele Foley
Occasional Contributor

RX2600 FRB2/Hang in POST failure

This machine has been working, almost constantly, for about 7 years. It suddenly stopped booting. We didn't make any changes to the machine. We did move it, in a rack with other machines that still work. It booted at least once after the move.

The system light flashes red 2/sec.

After pressing the power button:

* The power led is solid green
* A green light flashes briefly to indicate that the HD is being accessed.
* The CD tray is unresponsive.
* The blue UID light will illuminate

We opened the machine and looked around on the system board (without disturbing anything), but didn't see any board lights to indicate the source of the problem.

The event logs don't complain about the power supply. They just stop with "FRB2/Hang in POST failure".

Is there some way to tell what piece of hardware is the cause of the trouble?

Here are the complete event logs for pressing the power button to power off, waiting a second or two, then pressing it again to restart.

Thanks for any info.

Log Entry 10: 29 Jul 2010 11:16:36
Alert Level : Unknown
Keyword: Type-02 076f03 487171
Logged by: BMC; Sensor: Processor
Data1: FRB2/Hang in POST failure
0x204C5163140200B0 FFFF036F00070300

Log Entry 9: 29 Jul 2010 11:14:37
Alert Level 2: Informational
Keyword: Type-02 226f00 2256640
ACPI state S0 (on)
Logged by: BMC; Sensor: System ACPI Power State - ACPI State
Data1: S0/G0 working
0x204C51629D0200A0 FFFF006FFA220300

Log Entry 8: 29 Jul 2010 11:14:36
Alert Level 2: Informational
Keyword: Type-02 080901 526593
Power supply turned on
Logged by: BMC; Sensor: Power Supply - Pwr Spply 1 Ctrl
Data1: Device Enabled
0x204C51629C020090 FFFF010944080300

Log Entry 7: 29 Jul 2010 11:14:36
Alert Level 2: Informational
Keyword: Type-02 127002 1208322
Soft Reset
Logged by: BMC; Sensor: System Event
0x204C51629C020080 FFFF027000120300

Log Entry 6: 29 Jul 2010 11:14:34
Alert Level 2: Informational
Keyword: Type-02 127003 1208323
Chassis Control request to BMC via IPMI or sensor
Logged by: BMC; Sensor: System Event
Data2: OEM Code2: 0x04
0x204C51629A020070 0401A37000120300

Log Entry 5: 29 Jul 2010 11:14:34
Alert Level 2: Informational
Keyword: Type-02 140801 1312769
Power button pressed - special function
Logged by: BMC; Sensor: Button - Power Button
Data1: Device Inserted/Device Present
0x204C51629A020060 FFFF01080D140300

Log Entry 4: 29 Jul 2010 11:14:33
Alert Level 2: Informational
Keyword: Type-02 140801 1312769
Power button pressed - special function
Logged by: BMC; Sensor: Button - Power Button
Data1: Device Inserted/Device Present
0x204C516299020050 FFFF01080D140300

Log Entry 3: 29 Jul 2010 11:14:31
Alert Level 2: Informational
Keyword: Type-02 226f05 2256645
ACPI state S5 (soft-off)
Logged by: BMC; Sensor: System ACPI Power State - ACPI State
Data1: S5/G2 soft-off
0x204C516297020040 FFFF056FFA220300

Log Entry 2: 29 Jul 2010 11:14:31
Alert Level 2: Informational
Keyword: Type-02 080900 526592
Power supply turned off
Logged by: BMC; Sensor: Power Supply - Pwr Spply 1 Ctrl
Data1: Device Disabled
0x204C516297020030 FFFF000944080300

Log Entry 1: 29 Jul 2010 11:14:29
Alert Level 2: Informational
Keyword: Type-02 127003 1208323
Chassis Control request to BMC via IPMI or sensor
Logged by: BMC; Sensor: System Event
Data2: OEM Code2: 0x04
0x204C516295020020 040EA37000120300

Log Entry 0: 29 Jul 2010 11:14:29
Alert Level 2: Informational
Keyword: Type-02 140801 1312769
Power button pressed - special function
Logged by: BMC; Sensor: Button - Power Button
Data1: Device Inserted/Device Present
0x204C516295020010 FFFF01080D140300
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Zygmunt Krawczyk
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: RX2600 FRB2/Hang in POST failure

it looks like the processor problem with FRB2 timer. Try to hard reset the server - disconnect the power cables. If you have two processor, try to remove one of the processors and upgrade firmware
Lachele Foley
Occasional Contributor

Re: RX2600 FRB2/Hang in POST failure

That helped a lot!

We removed CPU1 and the system wouldn't boot. Then we replaced CPU0 with CPU1 and it boots fine. Obviously the CPU or its power pod was bad. We will upgrade the firmware.

One last question: Does it matter whether the now-empty CPU location stays in the locked or unlocked position? If so, which is best?

Thanks!
AnthonySN
Respected Contributor

Re: RX2600 FRB2/Hang in POST failure

cover the cpu slot with a cpu filler (plastic cover which normally comes along with a new server when u have ordered one cpu and the other slots are empty)