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Server Discovery - Discover Nic Presence Peer

Hi,

I'm in the initial set up of 2 Fabric Interconnects 6248UP and 2 Chassis 5108 with B200-M3 servers. I'm getting the same error on all the servers in the discovery process, particularly in the "Discover Nic Presence Peer" process.

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¿Can anyone tell me if there is a work around for this issue?

Best regards!

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Server Discovery - Discover Nic Presence Peer

Victor,

Thanks for the feedback, don't forget to mark your question as answered so that future users know you found what you were looking for

-Kenny

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Server Discovery - Discover Nic Presence Peer

Victor,

Have you tried to reseat the cards already?

How about the IOM backplane ports? Are all of them up?

Are all the blades in the same chassis?

What is the IOM's model? and what are the NIC installed?

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-Kenny

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Server Discovery - Discover Nic Presence Peer

Thank you kenny for your reply,

Here are my answers:

* Yes i tried the reset of the cards.

* All the backplane ports are in failed state:

* I have 5 blades in one chassis and 4 in the other one.

* The IOM is UCS-IOM-2204XP and the adapter is UCSB-MLOM-40G-01

Thanks!

Server Discovery - Discover Nic Presence Peer

Victor,

Is that the only card installed in the server? or you also have a card installed in the Mezzanine slot? You will need to check physically cause that will not show up in the inventory.

How many CPUs do you have installed in these servers?  If there is only one, nothing can be installed in the Mezzanine slot but the 1240 port expander.

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A reseat of the IOM might also help here since its interfaces are down, but before that, what is the exact firmware you are running and the CPUs model?  you need specific firmware to support the B200-M3s and specific firmware for some v2 CPUs too

-Kenny

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Server Discovery - Discover Nic Presence Peer

Hi Victor,

As we have some units with the same condition, what is the firmware version of your UCSM enviorment?

Please check if we have the minimum software to allow the discovery.
Release 2.1(3a) adds support for the following:
•B200 M3, C220 M3 and C240 M3 — Intel E5-2600 v2 Series CPU.
http://tools.cisco.com/squish/cC2cE

From the specification of the B200 M3

NOTE: The B200 M3 blade server requires UCS Manager (UCSM) to operate as part of the UCS system.
? The B200 M3 with E5-2600 CPUs requires UCSM 2.0.2(q) or later
? The B200 M3 with E5-2600 v2 CPUs requires UCSM 2.1.3 or later <<<

Check page 5: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/ps10265/ps10280/B200M3_SpecSheet.pdf

Server Discovery - Discover Nic Presence Peer

Cristian, Kenny, thanks a lot for you reply...

It seems that the firmware version is the problem:

UCSM enviroment version firmware - > 2.1(2a)

Blade server -> B200 M3

CPU - > from the Server CLI scope

UCS-A /chassis/server # show cpu detail

CPU:
    ID: 1
    Presence: Equipped
    Architecture: Xeon
    Socket: CPU1
    Cores: 8
    Cores Enabled: 8
    Speed (GHz): 2.000000
    Stepping: 7
    Product Name: Intel(R) Xeon(R) E5-2650
    PID: UCS-CPU-E5-2650
    VID: 01

If I need to upgrade, can you give me some advice to succeed please... I don't wanna die trying =(

Best regards!

Server Discovery - Discover Nic Presence Peer

Victor,

Ok, so you may upgrade to accordingly.  

Here  http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/unified_computing/ucs/release/notes/UCS_28313.html  in "Table 3     Internal Dependencies"  you may see the minimum and recommended version for the B200-M3, any firmware between that range will be enough.

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Server Discovery - Discover Nic Presence Peer

Victor,

Since you are running 2.1, you may use the newly introduced feature "AutoInstall" which makes the process a lot easier, or you can do it "old school" and do it manually.

Both processes are here:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/unified_computing/ucs/sw/upgrading/from2.0/to2.1/b_UpgradingCiscoUCSFrom2.0To2.1.html#concept_C543CF00EC724D198B31BDF329FDE53A

Good luck and let us knowif you have any other doubt.

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-Kenny

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Server Discovery - Discover Nic Presence Peer

Hi Keny,

I have not updated the firmware yet, I'm just downloading it; however, I doubt it's a firmware issue cause my hardware correctly matches the current firmware version.

Firmware 2.1(2a)

CPU is UCS-CPU-E5-2650 E5-2650 (not V2 wich PID ends with a "B"),

Blade is UCSB-B200-M3,

According to references, who kindly provided me, the hardware-firmware compatibility is correct.

Answering older questions:

* 2 CPU per Server with nothing in the mezzanine slot.

The Bios in the servers has this firmware:

Any clue? Should I try the upgrade of the infrastructure?

Thanks and regards!

Server Discovery - Discover Nic Presence Peer

Victor,

You are right on your assumption, is the Infrastrucutre we want to make able to support the new blade, therefore, even when the blade has the same firmware we recommended, what we need to upgrade is the Infrastructure firmware so that the blade can work properly.

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-Kenny

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Server Discovery - Discover Nic Presence Peer

Hi Keny,

I'm afraid that the server upgrade got stuck:

I think there is a problem with the adapters, the strange thing is: this is happening with all my servers in both chassis...

Any help?

Regards

Server Discovery - Discover Nic Presence Peer

Victor,

Did you follow the exact order that needed to be followed for the upgrade?

1-Update adapters, CIMC, and IOMs\

2-Activate adapters

3-Activate CIMC

4-Activate  Cisco UCS Manager

5-Activate the  I/O modules

6-Activate the subordinate fabric interconnec & then Active FI

7-Update host firmware package  (if any)

Failure to follow this process may cause issues like this as well.  If you followed the process and still saw the issue, please open a TAC case with the keyword:  "Error, logs and messages"

-Kenny

Server Discovery - Discover Nic Presence Peer

I followed the exact order of the process described in one of the links provided with auto install option:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/unified_computing/ucs/sw/upgrading/from2.0/to2.1/b_UpgradingCiscoUCSFrom2.0To2.1.html#concept_C543CF00EC724D198B31BDF329FDE53A

All the infrastructure was upgraded correctly, but the servers were not.

I'm just openning a TAC case; thank you for your help, I'll came back with the result.

Best regards!

Server Discovery - Discover Nic Presence Peer

Victor,

Sure, good luck

-Kenny

Server Discovery - Discover Nic Presence Peer

Hi!

Just to update, the problem was solved by downgrade the firmware version of the BIOS and CIMC to 2.0(2m).

Once the server was discovered, I could upgrade to version 2.1(3b) without problems.

Thank you all for your support, greetings!

Server Discovery - Discover Nic Presence Peer

Victor,

Thanks for the feedback, don't forget to mark your question as answered so that future users know you found what you were looking for

-Kenny

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