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E3500 boot failure

Discussion in 'Sun Hardware' started by MichaelETP, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. MichaelETP

    MichaelETP Guest

    Hello all,

    I am having a hell of time with one of our E3500's.

    Each time I try to boot it goes through its normal checks until it
    displays the following error message:
    (the fc cables have been checked and eliminated as a problem)

    No ONLINE status! please check H/W or cable.
    Port #1 received soc-status=14 loop 0 is OFFLINE
    Port #1 received soc-status=14 loop 1 is ONLINE
    Invalid wwn number 21000020 3708cd0a
    Boot device: net file and args:
    Using Onboard Transceiver - Link Up.
    Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet

    This problem started on Port #0 and I reinstalled the o/s after
    reconfiguring the hardware with only 4 drives on port#1.
    The o/s installed without problems and then would not boot.

    I am using this machine to build an ip4/ip6 router and tunnel broker
    for an openvpn setup so I can scale back to 2 or 4 processors and 2 or
    4 drives on a single port or on two ports if I have to.

    It seems that I need to replace a board or two but I need to narrow
    down which one (one's) may be the culprit. I'm trying to avoid trial
    and error replacements which will end up costing a lot more than just
    trying to fix the problem with an educated guess.

    Any ideas would be appreciated.


    MichaelETP, Jun 6, 2006
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  2. MichaelETP

    B. Wright Guest

    You're booting off the FC drives right? What is the boot-device
    set too? I'd have a guess that it's set too boot off the FC loop and
    looking for a device with a wwn listed above, which, probably doesn't
    exist (maybe that was the boot disk in a previous life and changed).
    Figure out what it really should be and change the boot-device setting
    in the nvram to correspond to the proper wwn.
    B. Wright, Jun 10, 2006
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