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HP B-series 8/24c SAN Switch BladeSystem c-Class V7.4.2f firmware update problem

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HP B-series 8/24c SAN Switch BladeSystem c-Class V7.4.2f firmware update problem

The HP B-series 8/24c SAN Switch BladeSystem c-Class SAN switch run nicely with Brocade firmware V7.4.2d,

but the update to firmware V7.4.2f fails:

The system is coming up, please wait...

U-Boot 1.1.3 (Jan 29 2020 - 02:02:19), Build: jenkins-bsnfos-v7.4.2x_patch-202

CPU: AMCC PowerPC 440EPx Rev. A at 660 MHz (PLB=165, OPB=82, EBC=41 MHz)
No Security/Kasumi support
I2C boot EEPROM enabled
Bootstrap Option G - Boot ROM Location I2C (Addr 0x54)
Internal PCI arbiter enabled, PCI async ext clock used
32 kB I-Cache 32 kB D-Cache
Board: Bulova
I2C: ready
DRAM: Initializing DDRSDRAM
DDR Init: speed = 165000002
DQS calibration - Window detected:
max_passing_cases = 52
wr_dqs_shift = 94
dll_dqs_delay_X = 30
dll_dqs_delay_X window = 5 - 56
ECC Enabling DONE
512 MB
POST RAM test disabled.
Now running in RAM - U-Boot at: 1fb26000
trap_init : 0x0
system inventory subsystem initialized
FLASH: Bulova CFI Flash Driver Initialized
4 MB
CPLD: Init complete
PCI: gd->brcd_flags = 0, PCI init
Skip our host bridge
00 08 1657 0011 0280 18
In: serial
Out: serial
Err: serial

set_bootstatus: BS_LOAD_OS, platform_idx = 2

Type run flash_nfs to mount root filesystem over NFS

Hit ESC to stop autoboot: 0
Map file at LBA sector 0x9c0c0
do_bootm 171: load_addr 0x00100000 addr 0x00400000
do_bootm 174: ## Booting image at 00400000 load_addr 0x00100000 ...
Image Name: Linux-
Image Type: PowerPC Linux Multi-File Image (uncompressed)
Data Size: 4306459 Bytes = 4.1 MB
Load Address: 00000000
Entry Point: 00000000
Image 0: 3227782 Bytes = 3.1 MB
Image 1: 1078663 Bytes = 1 MB
do_bootm_linux 565: ## Current stack ends at 0x1FAE4BA8 => set upper limit to 0x00C00000
## initrd at 0x007140D4 ... 0x0081B65A (len=1078663=0x107587)
Loading Ramdisk to 1f9dc000, end 1fae3587 ... OK
initrd_start = 1f9dc000, initrd_end = 1fae3587
## Transferring control to Linux (at address 00000000) ...
Start Autoneg
Installing Linux 2.6 Kernel
Attempting to find a root file system on hda2...
GLIBC detected first boot after install.
INIT: version 2.78 booting
Bypassing firmware validation.
INIT: Entering runlevel: 3
Enabling FOS failure detection feature
Error: insmod xprt-module causing previous reboot !!!
12/15/19 10:43:47,fabos_state,2
12/15/19 10:43:48,smd-module,loading
12/15/19 10:43:48,loaded
12/15/19 10:43:48,raslog-module,loading
12/15/19 10:43:49,loaded
12/15/19 10:43:49,basic-module,loading
12/15/19 10:43:49,loaded
12/15/19 10:43:49,trace-module,loading
12/15/19 10:43:50,loaded
12/15/19 10:43:50,fablog-module,loading
12/15/19 10:43:50,loaded
12/15/19 10:43:50,xprt-module,loading
FABOS stop !

I had to switch back to the old version but I would like to ask if someone knows how to handle this problem.




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Re: HP B-series 8/24c SAN Switch BladeSystem c-Class V7.4.2f firmware update problem

Finally I've found the "simple" solution:

I had to upgrade from 7.4.2d not directly to v7.4.2f but doing an upgrade to v7.4.2e in between:

v7.4.2d -> v7.4.2e -> v7.4.2f




Re: HP B-series 8/24c SAN Switch BladeSystem c-Class V7.4.2f firmware update problem


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