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February 26, 2016

IBM ServeRAID m5110e Fatal firmware errors on Server 2008


In our data center, we are using IBM Xseries 3650 M4 series. We updated one of the systemX server  firmware and drivers a month ago. since then it was having issue of halting in random days specially in heavy load conditions (like when backup executes) and was presenting following errors on the screen.

AGP-23-FEB-2016-firmware error 2

 

AGP-23-FEB-2016-firmware error

Raid controller details were as followed.


SERVER---
OS name:                 Windows Server 2008 R2
OS Version:              6.1
OS Architecture:         x86_64
Driver Name:             megasas2.sys
Driver Version:          6.702.07.00
Application Version:     MegaRAID Storage Manager - 13.01.04.00

HARDWARE---
Controller:              ServeRAID M5110e(Bus 22,Dev 0)
Status:                  Optimal
Firmware Package Version:23.22.0-0024
Firmware Version:        3.340.75-3372
BBU:                     NO

 

After some diagnostic it was found that the culprit was driver version “6.702.07.00“. As stated in IBM web site.

https://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=migr-5096069

After that, we downloaded IBM Update Express ver 9.63 (ibm_utl_uxspi_9.63_winsrvr_32-64.exe) and execute the update for selected drivers on live running system that was hosting our lotus domino email system. It took around 1 hour for the download + update and upon rebooting, and till the writing of this post, the problem seems to be solved now.

ibm firmware update


 

After Update,


SERVER---
OS name:                 Windows Server 2008 R2
OS Version:              6.1
OS Architecture:         x86_64
Driver Name:             megasas2.sys
Driver Version:          6.708.09.00
Application Version:     MegaRAID Storage Manager - 15.03.01.00

HARDWARE---
Controller:              Controller0: ServeRAID M5110e(Bus 22,Dev 0,Domain 0)
Status:                  Optimal
Firmware Package Version:23.33.0-0043
Firmware Version:        3.450.145-4983
BBU:                     NO

Note: I would recommend to NOT upgrade any critical system firmware until is really required.

 


Regard’s
Syed Jahanzaib

4 Comments »

  1. IBM Server got always unique issue. that is why i dont like IBM appliance specially in servers.
    i always preferred HP which becomes always with flexibility bios options and no 99% bug free.

    Comment by OS — March 3, 2016 @ 10:39 PM

  2. Syed Much grateful, Please I have an account with a web based bulk sms company which is much cheaper than the mobile GSM network (http://dev.bbnplace.com/tools/?do=phpsdk) the files are inside the PHP SDK. I want to intregrate this to the Radius Manager sms gateway, please review and advice. If you can modify the script, others can also benfit from using a cheaper bulk sms provider. Waiting for your response,

    Comment by Spec — July 18, 2016 @ 2:55 AM

    • Contact your sms provider and ask them if they can give you an example code on howto send via browser like its done in kannel.
      Example:
      http://101.11.11.250:13013/cgi-bin/sendsms?username=kannel&password=kannel&to=03333021909&text=ZAIB+KANNEL+WORK

      Comment by Syed Jahanzaib / Pinochio~:) — July 18, 2016 @ 4:29 PM

  3. u r genious bro…i want be like u brooo…..

    Comment by madan neupane — July 29, 2016 @ 8:01 PM


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