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BL460c powering off

In the last couple of months, we have a blade that just powers off for no reason. It is a 460c G5 in a c7000 chassis running Windows 2003 X64. The log on the chassis just shows power removed and Windows reports unexpected shutdown.
"iLO 2 06/05/2010 11:18 06/05/2010 11:18 1 Server power removed. "

Oddly enough, the virtual button for power on fails and this shows in the syslog:
"Jun 5 13:01:51 OA: Blade 4 has been allocated 323 watts but iLO is reporting the blade is powered off."

Other info: all other blades in this chassis do not have this problem and are all G1 running I15 ROM. This one is G5 running I23 ROM which is the only difference I could find.

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Re: BL460c powering off

You might need to have the server/enclosure serviced by HP.
Before that i suggest you upgrade the Enclosure OA Firmware along with the server Firmware. If that doesn't solve the problem then go ahead and get a case opened to get it serviced.
For details on Server Firmware upgrades please check:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00264524/c00264524.pdf
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Re: BL460c powering off

Definitely not what I wanted to hear. It looks to me like we are up to date on both chassis and server FW.
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Re: BL460c powering off

>> It looks to me like we are up to date on both chassis and server FW.


Only you know what is currently installed (OA, iLO, etc.).


Based on my own experience there are more firmware related problems than real hardware ... but sometimes it is a real hardware problem.

Hope this helps!
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Re: BL460c powering off

I had thought about going back to ROM I15 since none of the other machines have this problem. Is that worth a try or not?
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Re: BL460c powering off

I'm sure you cannot use the G1 BIOS on the G5 server.

Hope this helps!
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Re: BL460c powering off

OK, then back one level.
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Re: BL460c powering off

But OA is at 3.00 and iLO at 1.82?

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Re: BL460c powering off

OA is at 2.52. ILO is 1.79 for all machines.
We paid a the contractor who set up the system originally to come in and update the entire chassis to the latest stable version and this was it per them.
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Re: BL460c powering off

It's a bit hard to get all the fixes in different versions, because each version list only the changes made compare to the previous version.

However, I would consider to update them all.

Hope this helps!
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