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SIM 4.2 SP1 & Rack/Enclosure duplicates not solved

MASCIO
Frequent Advisor

SIM 4.2 SP1 & Rack/Enclosure duplicates not solved

Hi,
We have 4 Racks (BR01/BR02 with 6 enclosures
& BR03-BR04 with 3 enclosures -BExx- all with latest firmware) and HP SIM 4.2. We directly had the rack/enclosure display 'problem'.
We applied the SP1 and deleted all entries (rack & enclosures). The entries with "EJ--"...
wen't gone but "duplicates" records re-appeared (see below).
Does anyone had similar problem ?

TIA
Michele

Fix:
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This softpaq updates HP Systems Insight Manager 4.2 with the following
fixes:
- Fixed problems with HP BladeSystem blade/enclosure/rack associations.
In some cases extra racks were appearing based on the correct
rack name but with portions of the serial number appended (for example,
"ENCL--EA-JK-LJ--".) Most of the enclosures and blades would be associated
with the improperly named rack. There was also the potential to have
racks named "unknown". Note that after this patch, any unknown or incorrect
enclosures and racks can be deleted.



All Racks
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BR01
BR01_8004KH611M
BR01_801VKH6133
BR02
BR02_800XKH6133
BR03
BR04


All enclosures
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BE01
BE01_02800DLFS11S
BE01_07800TMJS242
BE01_07800UMJS242
BE02
BE02_02801XLFS11R
BE02_07800LMJS242
BE02_07800VMJS242
BE03
BE03_028007LFS123
BE04
BE04_07800SMJS237
BE05
BE05_07800XMJS237
BE06
BE06_07800UMJS237
Encl_038004KH611M
Encl_038007KH6123
Encl_038016KH6141
Encl_038018KH6141
Encl_07800NMJS242
Encl_07800SMJS242
Encl_800XKH6133
Encl_801VKH6133
10 REPLIES
Steve Hansford
Occasional Visitor

Re: SIM 4.2 SP1 & Rack/Enclosure duplicates not solved

Michele,

We are having the same problems. I just upgraded to SP2, but still have Rack names coming up that include serial numbers after their name. I can delete them, but as soon as I add a server back that is in one of the enclosures, the odd name comes back. I do have a couple of enclosures that are right, but working on getting it as correct as possible.
Wesley Staal
Advisor

Re: SIM 4.2 SP1 & Rack/Enclosure duplicates not solved

We also have the same problem even after the upgrade to HP sim 4.1 SP2! Upgrading the firmware of the power and blade enclosures to version 2.10 doesn't fix the problem

Re: SIM 4.2 SP1 & Rack/Enclosure duplicates not solved

Hi,

The problem is that you have not assign UNIQUE names to the enclosures (we did the same stupid thing too btw), probably because you thought that "the system will know" once they are in different racks, but "the system" is stupid and doesn't know, so you have to assign UNIQUE names to the enclosures, as well as the racks, and the blades slots/bays.
It is just a mechanism by which the system try to differentiate them, it assigns them a unique name based on your name plus the serial number from the power enclosures.
For example: instead of BE01 put BR01BE01, do the same thing for the bay names, and last but not least don't forget to reboot all the blades in all the racks after changing that information on them, because until you reboot all of them you will not see any change in SIM (because it reads the bay, enclosure, and bay information for each server from the SMBIOS table, which is configured each time the blade server is rebooted), and also you will have to delete all the racks, enclosures and blades from SIM as the last step, before doing an auto discovery again.
Steve Hansford
Occasional Visitor

Re: SIM 4.2 SP1 & Rack/Enclosure duplicates not solved

All of our enclosures currently have and have always had unique names.
MASCIO
Frequent Advisor

Re: SIM 4.2 SP1 & Rack/Enclosure duplicates not solved

Hi,

A little precision.
The duplicates Racks doesn't appear for
the last buyed Racks (BR03 & BR04) which
contains the new model of enclosure.
But, they contains only half of the enclosures.

Michele
Steve Hansford
Occasional Visitor

Re: SIM 4.2 SP1 & Rack/Enclosure duplicates not solved

Same actually goes for here in that our newest rack doesn't seem to have this problem. Our oldest rack has some enclosures that were upgraded to the enhanced enclosures after they were in place, but they all are currently upgraded and running the 2.10 firmware. Maybe this will help also.
Crystal Diaz
Occasional Advisor

Re: SIM 4.2 SP1 & Rack/Enclosure duplicates not solved

Has anyone found a resolution to this? I am having the same problem.
MASCIO
Frequent Advisor

Re: SIM 4.2 SP1 & Rack/Enclosure duplicates not solved

I am going to open this week an incident
to HP. I will post the result.

The problem appear only on our firsts Enclosure Series.

I think that some hardware in the backplane should be replaced...

Michele
NJK-Work
Honored Contributor

Re: SIM 4.2 SP1 & Rack/Enclosure duplicates not solved

Hello,

Seems like an old thread, but I am still having this problem. I have updated to the latest firmware and version of HP SIM/BladeSystem Integrated Manager, and my enclosure names are all unique. Yet, one of my enclosure always registers itself with the name I provide plus a serial number appended to it.

Is there a fix to this?

Thanks
Nelson
NJK-Work
Honored Contributor

Re: SIM 4.2 SP1 & Rack/Enclosure duplicates not solved

I mean, one of my enclosures registers itselft to a new rack with the SN appended to the name, instead of the existing rack that the other enclosures all already registered to.

Nelson