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Integrated Lights-Out 2 Advanced - Virtual Media

 
Sebastian YEPES_1
Frequent Advisor

Integrated Lights-Out 2 Advanced - Virtual Media

Hello,

Has anyone had any success mounting a DVD image with the "Virtual Media" utility of iLO.

I am getting lost of IO errors and i have tested the DVD iso.

Anyone have any clue what could be causing this problem?

HW: ia64 hp server BL860c
OS: v11.31 (With all the last patches)


# ioscan -funC disk
Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
===============================================================================
disk 3 0/0/2/0.0.16 UsbScsiAdaptor CLAIMED DEVICE USB SCSI Stack Adaptor
/dev/deviceFileSystem/Usb/MassStorage/dsk/disk@UnknownDevice-1008+4902=00215af82630
/dev/deviceFileSystem/Usb/MassStorage/rdsk/disk@UnknownDevice-1008+4902=00215af82630


# mount -F cdfs /dev/deviceFileSystem/Usb/MassStorage/dsk/disk@UnknownDevice-1008+4902=00215af82630 /SD_CDROM

# mount
/SD_CDROM on /dev/deviceFileSystem/Usb/MassStorage/dsk/disk@UnknownDevice-1008+4902=00215af82630 ro,rr,dev=2002000 on Wed Feb 25 16:35:28 2009
..
.

# cp -rp /SD_CDROM /opt/
cp: bad copy to /opt/SD_CDROM/README.html: read: Bad address
cp: bad copy to /opt/SD_CDROM/README_japanese.html: read: Bad address
cp: bad copy to /opt/SD_CDROM/disk1/ANSWER: read: Bad address
...
..
8 REPLIES
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Integrated Lights-Out 2 Advanced - Virtual Media

please check

http://docs.hp.com/en/12076/vMediastatement.pdf

Hope this helps!
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Sebastian YEPES_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Integrated Lights-Out 2 Advanced - Virtual Media

A very nice pdf but there is no solution or mention to this problem.
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Integrated Lights-Out 2 Advanced - Virtual Media

Did you check the blade firmware?

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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rick jones
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Re: Integrated Lights-Out 2 Advanced - Virtual Media

How "reliable" is the network connection between the iLO and the system on which you are running the vMedia applet? Can you check statistics on that system to see if it is registering TCP retransmissions while you are trying to read from the vMedia device on the server?
there is no rest for the wicked yet the virtuous have no pillows
Sebastian YEPES_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Integrated Lights-Out 2 Advanced - Virtual Media

Thanks for the replies.

I have two systems with different Firmwares and they present the same problem:

System 1:
Firmware Revisions:
iLO MP: T.02.17
System Firmware: ROM A 03.02, ROM B 03.02, Boot ROM A

System 2:
Firmware Revisions:
iLO MP: T.03.06
System Firmware: ROM A 04.05, ROM B 04.05, Boot ROM A


¿Reliable?, it must be OK, i have transferred really big files via ftp and scp and i have had no problems.
The workstation that runs the applet is in the same network and right next to the blades.


Any other suggestions?

Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Integrated Lights-Out 2 Advanced - Virtual Media

Latest firmware for BL860c is

System FW : 04.11
BMC FW : 05.35
iLO-2 MP FW : T.03.10
PDH FW : 50.07
UCIO FW : 03.0b
PIC FW : 00.05

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=3331044&swItem=ux-67091-1&prodNameId=3331045&swEnvOID=54&swLang=13&taskId=135&mode=4&idx=1

How did you test the ISO? Sure it is OK?

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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rick jones
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Re: Integrated Lights-Out 2 Advanced - Virtual Media

Sometimes I am overly paranoid, but I will point-out that FTP transfers to the host use the _host's_ NIC and TCP stack whereas a vMedia device is using the iLO/MP's NIC and TCP stack, so successful transfer to/from the host with FTP does not a priori mean the path to/from the iLO/MP is good.

Given that "normal" iLO/MP access tends to be request/response, it wouldn't encounter much trouble with say a duplex mismatch where a vMedia transfer might. Etc etc.

Of course it may be something else entirely, but best to have all the i's crossed and t's dotted so I would suggest double checking the TCP stats on the system where the vMedia applet is running and the port stats on the switch port to which the iLO/MP is connected.
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Sebastian YEPES_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Integrated Lights-Out 2 Advanced - Virtual Media

Hi all,

I have found the problem, this issue was caused by the kernel module CDFS.

After installing the patch "PHKL_39114" and rebooting the problem was solved.