Pinned topic Can't ping SAS RAID Controller on BladeCenter S
gez 1100008592275 Posts
Re: Can't ping SAS RAID Controller on BladeCenter S2012-10-24T15:07:35Z in response to gezHi gez ... i've read many forums since some days but i can't find a solution for "nearly" the same problem of this thread-topic. This is my first BC-S (8886-K2G) with the following HW-Config:
- 4x AC-Power
- 2x BNT Layer 2/3 Copper Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module (32R1869)
- 1x AMM (Firmware BPET62R and BPET62T - tried both)
- 1x SAS RAID Controller (43W3630 - FW-Versions:
+ Main Application 1 S0SW01D 12/17/2009 R107+
+ Main Application 2 S0CP00A 01/01/2000 C00A+
+ Main Application 3 S0CL122007 02/23/2011 2119+
+ Main Application 4 S0BT10A 02/08/2010 0121+
+ Main Application 5 S0SE00C 09/04/2008 0107 )+
- NO BACKUP BATTERY MODULE inserted at the moment !!!
- NO BLADE MODULES inserted at the moment !!!
- 1x "Test-SAS-HDD" inserted at the moment
- 1x DSM installed
MY PROBLEM: via AMM-Web-Gui i entered the ip's to the SAS-Switch-Module and the RAID-Module.
After saving the ip's to this module(s) i restarted the IO-Modul in Bay3 and from my Managment-
Client i started a "ping -t 172.16.48.246" to the SAS-Switch ... it works fine .. means the
pings get answered correctly. The SAS-Switch i can configure via SCM too.
But when i want to "ping -t 172.16.48.245" to the RAID-Module i get only 6-16 pings answered
correctly and after them i get a "destination host unreachable" from the AMM-IP. This works
three times ... when looking at the event log of the amm i see "I/O module has restarted."
for three times also. During this short reachable moments a can access to the RAID-Module via
telnet but there is not enough time to enter some commands after logging in :-( .
The VLAN-ID of the RAID-Mod is 4095, the MGT1-Port on both switches is at VLAN 4095 also, all
other ports are at VLAN1 at the moment, the external ports are enabled but not connected to any
Should i could ping the RAID-module without the bnt-switches in the bc-s-chassis?
And why i can ping thes RAID-module only for a short moments?
And why do this module three restarts after without my interaction?
Any idea? Thanks a lot !!
Re: Can't ping SAS RAID Controller on BladeCenter S2012-12-07T20:24:38Z in response to SystemAdminHi Experts ...
my problem isn't solved yet :-( ... i ordered a battery unit and wait for shipping.
I hope some of you can answer the following questions:
- I've read in some IBM-ressources that i need TWO SAS RAID Modules to work? :-O
The SAS RAID Controller Module is only supported in a dual controller
configuration. Therefore, you must populate I/O Bay 3 and 4 each with a SAS
RAID Controller Module.
Could this be the reason why i can't access to my controller (see my config above)
- Is it possible that i can't reach the controller because there is no bbu installed ?
- Is it possible to debug the boot sequence of the sas raid module? I try to get some
If the ordered BBU won't solve my problem i've no ideas anymore.
Got the experts in this forum have some answers or ideas for me????
Thanks a lot.
Re: Can't ping SAS RAID Controller on BladeCenter S2012-12-08T17:06:52Z in response to SystemAdminHere is my latest service.txt from the amm-service-data-tool attached.
The next problem seems,that the blade in slot 5 can't ger the correct cpu infos via the amm :-/
I added two 8C E5-2650 (BX80621E52650) ... and hope a firmware update for the hs23 will solve
the problem. The HS23 BIOS identify the cpu's and the memory dimms correct.
Re: Can't ping SAS RAID Controller on BladeCenter S2013-01-01T15:29:33Z in response to SystemAdminHi Experts,
i added a new bbu last week but the problem is still the same ;-(( ... The amm service data
for the SAS RAID Controller (43W3630) means:
Network interface info:
Fail to get the info data. Err(0x1)
MAC address: 00:1A:64:9E:95:82
IP Address: 172.16.48.247
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
2nd MAC address: 00:1A:64:9E:15:24
2nd IP Address: 172.16.48.245
2nd Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
2nd Gateway: 172.16.48.250
VLAN ID: 4095
Configuration Management Status: Enabled
Power State: on
Stacking Mode: n/a
Protected Mode: n/a
POST results available: Module completed POST successfully.
IOM External ports configuration (current): Enabled
IOM External ports configuration: Enabled
The latest service-data-file is attached ... any ideas ???
Re: Can't ping SAS RAID Controller on BladeCenter S2013-03-14T16:38:06Z in response to SystemAdminThe problem is that in order to only support 1 RSSM module, your firmware must be FW 1.24.011 or above. I would recommend flashing to the latest version of the FW on fixcentral using one of the 3 documented methods. Windows, Linux, or SCM is required. Good luck!
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Re: Can't ping SAS RAID Controller on BladeCenter S2013-05-17T11:07:11Z in response to t-kobayashi@jp
1. Firmware 1.2.4.011 or higher for 1 SAS RAID Controller card being supported in bay 3.
2. What are the firmwares of the HDD in the DSM modules. My suspicions is that if the HDD firmware are higher than the SAS RAID Controller card firmware may cause issues.
3. The SAS RAID Controller card IP address and the AMM must be on the same subnet.
Pls see the new draft implementing the baldecenter S for more assistance and post any comments and feedback!
What happens if you have the AMM and the network module connect together via an external network rather than using the internal chassis connectivity.