Sun Fire 3800/4800/4810/6800/E2900/E4900/E6900/V1280 and Netra[TM] 1280/1290 Server: how To manage "Unable to send ECC event message to System Controller" messages (Doc ID 1020467.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 02, 2017

Applies to:

Sun Fire E6900 Server - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Netra 1280 Server - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Fire V1280 Server - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Fire 3800 Server - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Fire 4800 Server - Version Not Applicable and later
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Goal

Description

How to deal with "Unable to send ECC event message to System Controller" messages

This document discusses how to proceed in case you are continually getting messages in the /var/adm/messages file such as:

May 10 03:10:28 system sgsbbc: [ID 538587 kern.notice] NOTICE: Timed out sending message to SC
May 10 03:11:28 system last message repeated 2 times
May 10 03:11:53 system sgsbbc: [ID 428960 kern.notice] NOTICE: Unable to send ECC event message to System Controller
May 10 03:11:58 system sgsbbc: [ID 538587 kern.notice] NOTICE: Timed out sending message to SC
May 10 03:13:58 system last message repeated 5 times
May 10 03:14:12 system sgsbbc: [ID 428960 kern.notice] NOTICE: Unable to send ECC event message to System Controller
May 10 03:14:28 system sgsbbc: [ID 538587 kern.notice] NOTICE: Timed out sending message to SC
May 10 03:17:28 system last message repeated 6 times
May 10 03:17:29 system sgsbbc: [ID 428960 kern.notice] NOTICE: Unable to send ECC event message to System Controller
May 10 03:17:58 system sgsbbc: [ID 538587 kern.notice] NOTICE: Timed out sending message to SC
May 10 03:18:28 system last message repeated 1 time
May 10 03:18:58 system sgsbbc: [ID 428960 kern.notice] NOTICE: Unable to send ECC event message to System Controller
May 10 03:18:58 system sgsbbc: [ID 538587 kern.notice] NOTICE: Timed out sending message to SC
May 10 03:24:58 system last message repeated 13 times
May 10 03:25:25 system sgsbbc: [ID 428960 kern.notice] NOTICE: Unable to send ECC event message to System Controller
May 10 03:25:28 system sgsbbc: [ID 538587 kern.notice] NOTICE: Timed out sending message to SC
May 10 03:28:58 system last message repeated 8 times
May 10 03:29:27 system sgsbbc: [ID 428960 kern.notice] NOTICE: Unable to send ECC event message to System Controller
May 10 03:29:28 system sgsbbc: [ID 538587 kern.notice] NOTICE: Timed out sending message to SC
May 10 03:31:58 system last message repeated 5 times

Solution

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