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VIP Green

Chassis lost, UCS 2.1.2a

I have a customer, having a simple configuration with one chassis, running UCS 2.1.2a; suddenly, the fans run at full speed, then he recognizes, that they lost communication FI - IOM on both fabrics. see file for error message

 

Power cycle the chassis resolved the issue

 

Has this been seen in the field ?

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Cisco Employee

Chassis lost, UCS 2.1.2a

Hello Walter,

I assume chassis did not lose power

Before power cycling  the chassis,

   --  Did  they checked LED status of IOMs, blades ?

   --  Did they try reseating IOMs ?

Please ask them to open a TAC service request with UCSM and Chassis techsupport log bundle.

Padma

VIP Green

Chassis lost, UCS 2.1.2a

Hi Padma

Customer just did power cycle the chassis, no other information is available; therefore I I posted the show tech files in the original message above. I would not be surprised, that this was the result of a total power failure, and the FI took much longer to boot, than the IOM !

Walter.

VIP Green

Chassis lost, UCS 2.1.2a

FI did definitely not go down

Hardware
  cisco UCS 6248 Series Fabric Interconnect ("O2 32X10GE/Modular Universal Platf
orm Supervisor")
  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU         with 16622556 kB of memory.
  Processor Board ID FOC17101ST9

  Device name: FI-BAL16-1-B
  bootflash:   29535848 kB

Kernel uptime is 15 day(s), 23 hour(s), 40 minute(s), 51 second(s)

Last reset
  Reason: Unknown
  System version: 5.0(3)N2(2.11.2a)
  Service:

New Member

Chassis lost, UCS 2.1.2a

We had the exact same issue with one of our chassis. After several tac cases it turned out there was a recall on the the PSU in that chassis. These PSU corrupted the I2C bus which caused these symptoms.

VIP Green

Chassis lost, UCS 2.1.2a

Thanks ! Would you mind sharing with us the TAC case nr. 

New Member

Chassis lost, UCS 2.1.2a

Even better ( I guess)

Gold AC PSUs (N20-PAC5-2500W) below revision version of 341-0293-10 are missing fixes implemented via ECO E106290.  This fix was applied to SN QCI1534A2YR and later.  One of the useful things to know with the PSUs is the manufacturing date.  To figure out when the PSU was manufactured you take the first 2 numbers and add them to 1996.  The next two digits are the manufacturing week.  So SN QCI1534A2YR was manufactured in week 34 of 2011 (Aug 22-28).

Platinum PSUs have the fix, however they had issues when they were first released that look similar to i2c – check hot issues on dcn-wiki for more info. (CSCtz59519 / CSCtx90410 )

So if the manufacturing date is key to see if you might be affected by it.

VIP Green

Chassis lost, UCS 2.1.2a

Thanks ! I think this might be Field Notice http://www.cisco.com/en/US/ts/fn/636/fn63628.html

Cisco UCS 5100 Series Blade Server Chassis

Field Notice: FN - 63628 - UCSB-PSU-2500ACPL Power Redundancy Failure - Hardware Replacement Required

Revised August 7, 2013

July 16, 2013

VIP Green

Chassis lost, UCS 2.1.2a

Unfortunately, above FN was not applicable for our case. Therefore customer opened a TAC case SR: 627085171

Re: Chassis lost, UCS 2.1.2a

wdey

{Disclaimer: I have not checked the logs yet}

Since there is a case opened already, be sure to check if there is a memory leak, according to CSCuf61116, that issue should be fixed on the version the customer is running, but it is always worth it to be sure    I never rule out until I can confirm the issue is definitely ruled out

-Kenny

VIP Green

Re: Chassis lost, UCS 2.1.2a

Thanks Kenny ! Customer actually has a second UCS domain, exact same configuration (hardware and software), which didn't show this problem. One thing I noticed however, that the 2 datacenter run at different temperature. Could it be temperature issue ! The FI out-temp show 55 Degree C.

Walter.

Re: Chassis lost, UCS 2.1.2a

Walter,

If that is the case, do you know if your customer has call home (SCH) set up for such events?  that might help track that as a possible factor.... Has this happened more than once?

The TAC engineer suspects a power failure apparently, SCH can help with that also.... were there any other devices in the same rack/site/power circuit affected at the same time ? or the issue was isolated to this chassis only?

See below how to set up the policy for SCH to track this, just in case you need it, but I am sure you know how to, but maybe for others

Good luck.

*RCA=  ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS

-Kenny

Message was edited by: Keny Perez

VIP Green

Re: Chassis lost, UCS 2.1.2a

For your information:

The issue seems to be on particular IOM Modules with below version numbers and this is tracked under the following bug

http://tools.cisco.com/Support/BugToolKit/search/getBugDetails.do?method=fetchBugDetails&bugId=CSCuf18380

PART NUM : 73-13196-04
PN REVISION : C0
FAB REVISION : 4

RMA is initiated

Thanks all who contributed !

Walter.

Re: Chassis lost, UCS 2.1.2a

thanks for updating the thread Walter.

-Kenny

VIP Green

Re: Chassis lost, UCS 2.1.2a

Customer replaced all the IOM according to the above

http://tools.cisco.com/Support/BugToolKit/search/getBugDetails.do?method=fetchBugDetails&bugId=CSCuf18380

After 2 1/2 months, the same happened again; chassis isolated, fans running full speed. A new TAC has been opened.

I cannot believe that we are the only folks having this issue ?

New Member

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