Infiniband Gateway Switch Stays In Pre-boot Environment During Upgrade/Reboot

(Doc ID 2202721.1)

Last updated on JUNE 13, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software - Version 2.0.6.2.161018 and later
Exadata Database Machine X2-2 Hardware - Version All Versions and later
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Linux x86-64
Oracle Virtual Server x86-64

Symptoms

When upgrading gateway switch, it boots in pre-boot environment everytime.

Even power-cycling many times we see the same behavior 'boot' command was also run from pre-boot environment but we see same issue.

Following is the snippet showing IB Switch bootup stuck in pre-boot phase. 

Changes

 This is a fresh installation of Exalogic rack. This issue can also happen on existing switch during reboot.

Cause

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