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Hardware Alerts: "A generic component (fan.column) is suspected of causing a fault" (Doc ID 1145583.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 27, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Exadata Hardware - Version to [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Hardware alerts

Exadata version 2 cells reporting the following hardware alerts:


Understanding the alert message


Message ID: SPX86-8000-2Y indicates that the ILOM fault manager has received an error report indicating a fan column is either missing or faulted. A fan column failure occurs when both fans in a column are either missing or faulted.

On an Exadata version 2 storage cell (Sun Fire X4275) a fan column consist of a fan module located in the front row and a fan module located directly behind it in the second row:

Fan Column /sys/fb0/fm0 /sys/fb1/fm0
Fan Column /sys/fb0/fm1 /sys/fb1/fm1
Fan Column /sys/fb0/fm2 /sys/fb1/fm2


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 Hardware alerts
 Understanding the alert message

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