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Problem updating bios V20Z. SP went ok, bios won't go and machines won't start anymore

Discussion in 'Sun Hardware' started by PE2DOC, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. PE2DOC

    PE2DOC Guest

    Hi,

    Got three V20Z's here, which needed a SP/BIOS update.

    All updated to 2.4.0.10 SP without problem

    One of them updated BIOS to 1.35.2.2 without problem.

    The other two didn't want there BIOS updated. What even makes it worse is
    that they won't start at all anymore! Tried all sort's of things, resetting
    SP, clearing CMOS, reverting SP to older versios, etc. etc. Nothing which
    solved it

    This is what it shows when I try to update

    localhost $ platform set os state update-bios
    /mnt/sw_images/platform/firmware/bios/V1.35.2.2/bios.sp
    This command may take several minutes. Please be patient.
    Bios started
    Error. The operation timed out.

    When I try to boot it gives about the same

    localhost $ platform set os state boot -b
    This command may take several minutes. Please be patient.
    Error. The operation timed out.
    localhost $

    for more info:

    localhost $ sp get port80
    0x97
    localhost $


    and while booting

    localhost $ sp get port80 -m
    0x80
    0x81
    0x82
    0x83
    0x84
    0x85
    0x86
    0x87
    0x80
    0x81
    0x83
    0x84
    0x85
    0x86
    0x87
    0xc3
    0xc2
    0x02
    0xc8
    0xc9
    0x88
    0x8c
    0x28
    0x8d
    0x8e
    0x90
    0x94
    0x98
    0x95
    0x97

    So it seems to be stuck there.at 0x97 which is according to the docs: 97 Fix
    up multiprocessor tabel

    One of the systems has one cpu, the other has two cpus

    localhost $ inventory get all
    Name Revision Install Date Description
    Diagnostics V2.4.0.6 Wed Dec 24 10:52:49 1969 Server Diagnostics
    BIOS-V20z V1.32.7.2 Fri Sep 30 11:02:00 2005 Platform BIOS for V20z
    servers
    SP Value-Add V2.4.0.10 Mon Jul 17 11:57:27 2006 SP Value-Add Software
    SP Base V2.4.0.10 Mon Jul 17 11:57:27 2006 SP Base Software

    Name Type OEM Manufacture Date Hardware
    Revision Part #
    CPU 0 DIMM 0 memory c100000000000000 2005-03-26 020a
    72D64300GBR5C
    CPU 0 DIMM 1 memory ce00000000000000 2004-09-02 3045
    M3 12L6420EG0-CB3
    CPU 0 DIMM 2 memory 2cffffffffffffff 2005-04-02 0300
    18VDDF6472G-335G3
    CPU 0 DIMM 3 memory c100000000000000 2005-03-26 020a
    72D64300GBR5C
    DDR 0 VRM memvrm S-SCI448 2005-06-24 A01
    S01479
    CPU 0 VRM vrm S-SCI448 2005-06-26 A01
    S02325
    CPU 1 DIMM 0 memory c100000000000000 2005-03-26 020a
    72D64300GBR5C
    CPU 1 DIMM 1 memory ce00000000000000 2004-09-02 3045
    M3 12L6420EG0-CB3
    CPU 1 DIMM 2 memory 2cffffffffffffff 2005-04-02 0300
    18VDDF6472G-335G3
    CPU 1 DIMM 3 memory c100000000000000 2005-03-26 020a
    72D64300GBR5C
    DDR 1 VRM memvrm S-SCI448 2005-06-26 A01
    S01479
    CPU 1 VRM vrm S-SCI448 2005-06-26 A01
    S02325
    PIC frontpanel NA
    Motherboard planar S-SCI448 2005-06-29 A02
    S02615
    PRS Software os 2006-07-17 97.0
    Power supply power ACBEL 2005-04-18 A-01
    S01899
    SCSI backplane scsi_backplane S-SCI448 2005-06-19 A02
    S01194
    localhost $

    Anyone an idea what could be wrong and how to fix this? Will call Sun
    tommorow, see what they can do...

    Marc
     
    PE2DOC, Jul 17, 2006
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