FlexFlash scrub doesn't appear to be working

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Jun 3rd, 2014
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I have a scrub policy setup for FlexFlash to be scrubbed once I disassociate the profile from a server.  I installed ESXi on a blade, then disassociated the profile, and expected the blade to come back with nothing installed.  Much to my surprise, ESXi was still installed.

I have attached what my policy looks like, and I believe it is set properly.

It may be unrelated, but, I also noticed that there is an error with the RAID Health for my FlexFlash controller.  Says Degraded, though I am unsure why as the SD cards are 2 brand new cards.   I've attached a screenshot for that as well.

Correct Answer by Mohammed Majid ... about 3 years 2 months ago

Hi Joseph,

I see that you have a FlexFlash Virtual Drive RAID degraded on your server.

May i know if the reason listed is  FFR_STATE_ENABLED_PAIRED_INVALID_SECONDARY ?

Suspect : CSCui67901

https://tools.cisco.com/bugsearch/bug/CSCui67901/?reffering_site=dumpcr

The workaround is to re-acknowledge the blade twice with a flexflash scrub policy in place.

This should get the raid back to a health state and scrub the flex flash.

Thanks,

Majid

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Mohammed Majid ... Mon, 06/09/2014 - 10:06
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Hi Joseph,

I see that you have a FlexFlash Virtual Drive RAID degraded on your server.

May i know if the reason listed is  FFR_STATE_ENABLED_PAIRED_INVALID_SECONDARY ?

Suspect : CSCui67901

https://tools.cisco.com/bugsearch/bug/CSCui67901/?reffering_site=dumpcr

The workaround is to re-acknowledge the blade twice with a flexflash scrub policy in place.

This should get the raid back to a health state and scrub the flex flash.

Thanks,

Majid

josephdevaney Mon, 07/07/2014 - 07:25
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Majid, 

I had put this issue aside until after I recently upgraded my system firmware to 2.2.1d, hoping some feature updates might help this, but it did not.

I have a second blade that is exhibiting this behavior as well, except that this blade is not using dual cards.  I have my Scrub policy set to FlexFlash only.  However, when I disassociate, FlexFlash is not scrubbed, I don't even get a warning about my policy being set to scrub FlexFlash as I would if I had it set to Disk.

Keny Perez Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:18
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Could you please try to disassociate the server and do a re-acknowledge of the server twice and let us know if the issue goes away?  If it doesn't, decommission the blade, reseat it and reack the blade.

 

Let us know.

 

-Kenny

josephdevaney Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:09
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This seemed to work, but, I am now facing another error when trying to reinstall ESXi.  I am getting the following error, which I created a new question for since it is a new issue.  It can be found here

Keny Perez Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:24
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Joseph,

 

Could you please mark the first answer (mohammhu's answer) as correct so that future users can see you solved the problem you posted?  Let me take a look at the new thread.

-Kenny

josephdevaney Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:42
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Kenny,

I marked Majid's answer correct.

Can you comment as to whether there will be a fix for this in an upcoming firmware update?

Keny Perez Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:31
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Joseph,

 

According to the documentation for that particular bug, the situation seems to be fixed on UCSM 2.2(2c).

 

-Kenny

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