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Proliants booting to VA7400

 
CA981471
Occasional Visitor

Proliants booting to VA7400

I have 20 Proliant dl-360's booting to VA 7400's via 3 isl'd HP 16b and 2 8b Fibre channel switches. Randomly, all the Proliants systems Blue Screen at the same time with Stop:c000021a unknown hard error. I also have 4 HPUX 11.11 systems booting to the SAN that are not effected. I have zoned the switches into Windows and HPUX and have implemented secure manager for LUN masking. I am using the FCA2101 adapters with the 4.81.9a drivers and the 1.60a5 boot bios with the 3.82a1 firmware. My switches are running the v3.0.2k firmware and the VA's are on HP18. I am running Windows 2000 server with SP 3. Has anyone tried this configuration and had success? Were there changes required for the HBA registry perameters?
Thanks,

Todd
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Eugeny Brychkov
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliants booting to VA7400

Todd,
as soon as they boot, but having bluescreens I think that the cause of bluescreens is that root/boot/swap areas are intermittently unavailable for server(s) - for example, FC connection failure, etc.
Thus first of all I would check that devices are healthy and configured properly:
1. check if everything is in fabric (look at 'switchshow' brocades command output - everybody should be F-ports). Remember: to configure windows HBA you need to modify registry or use HBA utility/bios, and then reboot to make changes to take place;
2. check VA with:
armdsp -a ..... overall VA state;
armlog -e ..... VA controller logs to see if there're suspicious events;
3. check brocade's 'supportshow' to see if there're events for ports.
If you wish you can zip all these outputs and attach here to your next reply and I will take a look at them
Eugeny
CA981471
Occasional Visitor

Re: Proliants booting to VA7400

Eugeny,

Thanks for the help. See attached logs.

Regards,

Todd
Eugeny Brychkov
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliants booting to VA7400

Todd,
please see my email.
In the future please do not attach files greater than 256K, although ITRC says it can handle 1MB-size files, in reality this number is 256K. Split data in zip files which are less than 256K and attach in separate posts
Eugeny
david5337_1
Regular Advisor

Re: Proliants booting to VA7400

Good share.