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Solaris 10 5/09 on BL460c G6 - "Firmware Locked"


Solaris 10 5/09 on BL460c G6 - "Firmware Locked"


I have three separate BL460c G6 blades in two different C7000 chassis. Each blade has Solaris 10 5/09 installed (via jumpstart), but I have a big problem with them. After some time, perhaps 12 to 14 hours, I get the following messages (from remote syslog, in this case):

Aug 14 06:20:01 cpqary3: [ID 116748 kern.warning] WARNING: CPQary3 : Smart Array P410i Controller HBA firmware Locked !!!
Aug 14 06:20:01 cpqary3: [ID 560686 kern.warning] WARNING: CPQary3 : Please reboot the system

At this point, all disk I/O in the OS ceases, and a power cycle is required.

I've seen this with both CPQary3 2.1.0 and the just-released CPQary3 2.2.0. iLo2 firmware was 1.77, and upgrading to v1.78 didn't help.

The longest I've had one blade running is around 36 hours before seeing this issue. Just to add interest value, a couple of times a blade has also reported a hot-plug disk removal and insertion, and a raid rebuild, even though this physically hasn't been done.

Any ideas?