Solaris ipmitool may show incorrect sensor values as lnc

(Doc ID 1376980.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 24, 2016

Applies to:

Sun Netra X4270 Server - Version Not Applicable and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

In this scenario, the customer uses ipmitool 1.8.8 (Solaris10 10/09's bundled version) to get sensor information from the ILOM service processor. However some of the items listed are not displayed with a value or are incorrectly displaying "unspecified":

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MB/R0/P | 28h | lcr | 7.0  | 0 unspecified
MB/R1/P | 29h | lcr | 7.1  | 0 unspecified
MB/R2/P | 2Ah | lcr | 7.2  | 0 unspecified

------<snip>---------------
MB/R0/PCIE0/P | 2Bh | lnc | 7.0 | 0 unspecified
MB/R1/PCIE1/P | 2Ch | lnc | 7.1 | 0 unspecified
MB/R2/PCIE2/P | 2Dh | lcr | 7.2 | 0 unspecified

------<snip>---------------
PCI_MEZZ/PCIE3/P | 2Eh | lcr | 7.3 | 0 unspecified
PCI_MEZZ/PCIE4/P | 2Fh | lnc | 7.4 | 0 unspecified
PCI_MEZZ/PCIE5/P | 30h | lnc | 7.5 | 0 unspecified

------<snip>---------------
/PDB/+5V0_POK | F5h | lcr | 13.0 | 0 unspecified
ALARM_INPUT0  | F3h | lnc | 7.0  | 0 unspecified
ALARM_INPUT1  | F4h | lnc | 7.0  | 0 unspecified
PS0/VINOK     | 65h | lcr | 10.0 | 0 unspecified
PS0/PWROK     | 66h | lcr | 10.0 | 0 unspecified
PS0/CUR_FAULT | 67h | lnc | 10.0 | 0 unspecified
PS0/VOLT_FAULT| 68h | lnc | 10.0 | 0 unspecified
PS0/FAN_FAULT | 69h | lnc | 10.0 | 0 unspecified
PS0/TEMP_FAULT| 6Ah | lnc | 10.0 | 0 unspecified
PS1/CUR_FAULT | 76h | lnc | 10.1 | 0 unspecified
PS1/VOLT_FAULT| 77h | lnc | 10.1 | 0 unspecified
PS1/FAN_FAULT | 78h | lnc | 10.1 | 0 unspecified
PS1/TEMP_FAULT| 79h | lnc | 10.1 | 0 unspecified

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The customer confirmed the status on ILOM service processor was correct and normal.

Cause

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