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X3-2 : DB node reimage using PXE/ISO hitting kernel panic with label DBSYSOVS not found (Doc ID 2482776.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 16, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


PXE/ISO reimage of the X3 System from to (18.1.7 and versions) fails with below messges.

[1540282376][2018-10-23 08:19:44 +0000][ERROR][0-0][/opt/oracle.cellos/image_functions][image_functions_is_bios_config_ready_to_use][23709] restore_status must be Ok or Partial and config_sync_status must be Ok as per: /usr/sbin/ubiosconfig list status
[1540282376][2018-10-23 08:19:44 +0000][ERROR][0-0][/opt/oracle.cellos/image_functions][image_functions_get_set_bios_and_boot_order_xml_files][23775] Can not obtain or modify BIOS settings. BIOS is not ready
[1540282376][2018-10-23 08:19:44 +0000][ERROR][0-0][/opt/oracle.cellos/image_functions][image_functions_bios_check_set][25026] Failed to obtain bios xml files
[1540282376][2018-10-23 08:19:44 +0000][ERROR][0-0][/opt/oracle.cellos/validations/init.d/biosbootorder][main][247] Failed. See logs: /var/log/cellos/validations/biosbootorder
[1540282376][2018-10-23 08:19:44 +0000][INFO][/opt/oracle.cellos/imageLogger][imageLogger_destroy][] Closing log and trace files


[70.770638] dracut Warning: No root device "block:/dev/disk/by-label/DBSYSOVS" found <ß--------- no such LABELs defined

[70.780453] dracut Warning: Boot has failed. To debug this issue add "rdshell" to the kernel command line.

[70.790745] dracut Warning: Signal caught!

[70.796584] dracut Warning: Boot has failed. To debug this issue add "rdshell" to the kernel command line.

[70.806875] Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! exitcode=0x00000100


[70.816730] CPU: 0 PID: 1 Comm: init Not tainted 4.1.12-94.8.4.el6uek.x86_64 #2

[70.824519] Hardware name: Oracle Corporation SUN FIRE X4170 M3     /ASSY,MOTHERBOARD,1U   , BIOS 17021300 06/19/2012

[70.835636]  0000000000000000 ffff883f650e3df8 ffffffff816a9634 ffffffff8196a370

[70.843907]  ffff883f650e3ec8 ffff883f650e3e78 ffffffff816a757c ffff883f650d8000

[70.852141]  ffffffff00000010 ffff883f650e3e88 ffff883f650e3e28 ffffffff81afb700

[70.860390] Call Trace:

[70.863124]  [<ffffffff816a9634>] dump_stack+0x63/0x81

[70.868542]  [<ffffffff816a757c>] panic+0xcb/0x21b

[70.873627]  [<ffffffff81086560>] do_exit+0xa70/0xa70

[70.878951]  [<ffffffff8106c53c>] ? __do_page_fault+0x1cc/0x480

[70.885151]  [<ffffffff816b5a6a>] ? page_fault+0xda/0x120

[70.890823]  [<ffffffff810865f5>] do_group_exit+0x45/0xb0

[70.896500]  [<ffffffff81086674>] SyS_exit_group+0x14/0x20

[70.902288]  [<ffffffff816b031a>] system_call_fastpath+0x18/0xd4



++ Observations +++

- No HW issues

- No LVM snapshots with the name of DBSYSOVS

- Strange thing is. This is Bare Metal and it is installing with "LABEL=DBSYSOVS" which should be LABEL=DBSYS I believe ?


[0.000000] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-4.1.12-94.8.4.el6uek.x86_64 root=LABEL=DBSYSOVS bootarea=dbsys bootfrom=BOOT ro loglevel=7 …….etc


We tried below but no luck

reset /SP
show /System/BIOS/Config/config_sync_status
(make sure it says OK)

and let it progress and monitor from serial console. If It fails at below step..

Run validation biosbootorder - FAILED 
Check log in /var/log/cellos/validations/biosbootorder.log 
[INFO     ][ERROR] Validation test(s) FAILED for the post imaging mode 

[INFO     ] Choose from following by typing letter in '()': 
      (c)ontinue anyway. 
          Normal reboot procedure will be initiated, 




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