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mbgroen
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Microserver Gen8 shutting down due to P222 getting to hot

Microserver Gen8 was shutting down due to the P222 Smart RAID controller  getting to hot.

iLO showed a temerature of 105C degrees before shutting down, it took about 15 min to reach that temperature and reoccurred after every boot after cooling down.

After taking the heatsink off and applying new thermal paste (something I hated to do to a new controller)  I've finally found what caused the issue... It's the iLO firmware version I was using. I was running the latest version 2.73,  but after downgrading to an much older version 2.55 my issue was solved. It's running stable at around 68C now.

I'm now left with a working system, but the heatsink rivets are a bit lose. If you don't toch the controller it should be fine, but the heatsink might come off when you remove the controller... Any suggestions how to solve this? Are these standard size rivets? 3.0 or 3.18 mm diameter?  Any other suggestions?  HPE?

Not sure what firmware revision changed this behavior. Hope this will be fixed in an iLO firmware update.

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mbgroen
Occasional Advisor

Re: Microserver Gen8 shutting down due to P222 getting to hot

Just upgraded back to version 2.73 and the temperature stays stable at around 70C now. Seems the reinstallation of a iLO firmware solved the issue. Looking back I should  have tried that first, but not something you would expect.

SanjeevGoyal
HPE Pro

Re: Microserver Gen8 shutting down due to P222 getting to hot

Hello,

As per your last update, I hope your server issue resolved.

Please share the error,if the issue still persists.

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mbgroen
Occasional Advisor

Re: Microserver Gen8 shutting down due to P222 getting to hot

Thanks for your response Sanjeev,

Temperature of the P222 seems to stay around 70C degrees now, but I'll keep an eye on it.

I've copied and pasted the last items in the iLO event log, there a lot more of these messages.

 

"ID"

Severity

Class

Last Update

Initial Update

Count

Description

49

Informational

System Revision

04/04/2019 02:29

04/04/2019 02:29

1

Firmware flashed (iLO 4 2.73)

48

Informational

System Revision

04/04/2019 01:32

04/04/2019 01:32

1

Firmware flashed (iLO 4 2.55)

47

Informational

OS

02/25/2020 22:31

02/25/2020 22:31

1

Automatic Operating System Shutdown Due to Overheat Aborted

46

Repaired

OS

02/25/2020 22:31

02/25/2020 22:29

1

Automatic Operating System Shutdown Initiated Due to Overheat Condition

45

Repaired

Environment

02/25/2020 22:31

02/25/2020 22:29

1

System Overheating (Temperature Sensor 10, Location I/O Board, Temperature 101C)

44

Critical

OS

02/25/2020 21:04

02/25/2020 21:04

1

Automatic Operating System Shutdown Initiated Due to Overheat Condition

43

Caution

Environment

02/25/2020 21:04

02/25/2020 21:04

1

System Overheating (Temperature Sensor 10, Location I/O Board, Temperature 101C)

42

Critical

OS

02/25/2020 20:52

02/25/2020 20:52

1

Automatic Operating System Shutdown Initiated Due to Overheat Condition

41

Caution

Environment

02/25/2020 20:52

02/25/2020 20:52

1

System Overheating (Temperature Sensor 10, Location I/O Board, Temperature 101C)

40

Caution

Environment

02/25/2020 19:20

02/25/2020 19:20

1

System Overheating (Temperature Sensor 10, Location I/O Board, Temperature 104C)

39

Caution

Environment

02/25/2020 19:17

02/25/2020 19:17

1

System Overheating (Temperature Sensor 10, Location I/O Board, Temperature 106C)

38

Critical

OS

02/25/2020 19:20

02/25/2020 19:13

2

Automatic Operating System Shutdown Initiated Due to Overheat Condition

37

Caution

Environment

02/25/2020 19:13

02/25/2020 19:13

1

System Overheating (Temperature Sensor 10, Location I/O Board, Temperature 101C)

mbgroen
Occasional Advisor

Re: Microserver Gen8 shutting down due to P222 getting to hot

Unfortunately the problem came back. The system time was set back to 04/04/2019 after swapping the system ROM (one of the things I tried to resolve the issue was swapping ROM's to the backup one). After setting the correct time  in the system setup (F9) the problem came back.

I've rebooted the system before after the problem seemed to be resolved, but the temperature stayed ok after those reboots. It reapeared after changing a setting (the date and time)in the BIOS.

Very strange.... Really hope this can be resolved...

 

mbgroen
Occasional Advisor

Re: Microserver Gen8 shutting down due to P222 getting to hot

I found a workaround and it's working normal again.

The only way to resolve the issue is to downgrade the iLO firmware to version 2.50 (2.55 and above won't work, I've tested them), then set all the wanted settings in the BIOS (F9) and then upgrade to the latests version of iLO software (2.73 currently) and don't touch the BIOS again. 

Could someone from HPE please look into this and fix this in a new version of the iLO firmware?

It took quite some hours to figure this out, did this earn me a new P222?  
Mine now has a heatsink that is a bit sub-optimal and has  endured quite some heat during the hours of troubelshooting...

Thanks,

Michiel

SanjeevGoyal
HPE Pro
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Re: Microserver Gen8 shutting down due to P222 getting to hot

Hello,

I would request you, now contact to HPE team for further investigation because in this situation HPE team will collect logs and provide the further support to fix this issue.

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mbgroen
Occasional Advisor

Re: Microserver Gen8 shutting down due to P222 getting to hot

Thanks for you reply Sanjeev, will do so...

 

Regards,

 

Michiel

MauriceGee
Regular Visitor

Re: Microserver Gen8 shutting down due to P222 getting to hot

@SanjeevGoyal
Dear Sanjeev,

I am getting the same issue as described by Michiel.
Can you elaborate on the root cause and solution or workaround?

Thanks.
Maurice

SanjeevGoyal
HPE Pro

Re: Microserver Gen8 shutting down due to P222 getting to hot

Hello Maurice,

Thank you for post.

Please share the server model and share the error for further investigation.

Regards,

 


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