Sun Netra T5440 Server experiencing /SYS/MB/PCI_MEZZ Forced Fail (POST), but cause is MB/CMP0/PCI-AUX/SWITCH0 (Doc ID 1494894.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Sun Netra T5440 Server - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The following POST output from the console of a Netra T5440:

2012-09-28 00:55:34.733 0:0:0>ERROR:
2012-09-28 00:55:34.736 0:0:0> POST toplevel status has the following failures:
2012-09-28 00:55:34.742 0:0:0> I/O ----------------------------------
2012-09-28 00:55:34.750 0:0:0> MB/CMP0/PCI-AUX/SWITCH0
2012-09-28 00:55:34.755 0:0:0>END_ERROR
2012-09-28 00:55:34.761 0:0:0>POST: Return to VBSC.
2012-09-28 00:55:34.766 0:0:0>Master set ACK for vbsc runpost command and spin...
Fault | critical: SP detected fault at time Fri Sep 28 00:55:36 2012. /SYS/MB/PCI_MEZZ Forced Fail (POST)

 
Due to this issue, users eventually cannot proceed beyond the POST-milestone failure and ultimately can no longer boot to the OS.

 

Verification

In some instances, the integrity of the system, though intermittent, may allow for users to overcome POST "failed" milestone and obtain OBP access (ok prompt) and then boot the OS long enough to gather diagnostic data, such as an explorer. However, if this is not obtainable, gathering information from the system controller will be the remaining avenue by which to gather needed data for effective diagnosis.

 

sc> showfaults -v
Last POST Run: Wed Sep 26 04:33:21 2012

Post Status: Failed devices: MB/PCI_MEZZ
 ID Time                           FRU               Class             Fault
  1 Sep 26 03:23:26                /SYS/MB/PCI_MEZZ                    SP detected fault: /SYS/MB/PCI_MEZZ Forced Fail (POST)

sc> showcomponent
...
Disabled Devices
 /SYS/MB/PCI_MEZZ Forced Fail (POST)


sc> showhost
Sun System Firmware 7.2.10 2010/07/19 17:10

Host flash versions:
  Hypervisor 1.7.9 2010/07/19 15:51
  OBP 4.30.9 2010/07/16 09:06
  POST 4.30.9 2010/07/16 09:47

sc> showfru
...
     /Status_EventsR[3]/UNIX_Timestamp32: Thu, Sep 13 2012 03:19:57 GMT
     /Status_EventsR[3]/Old_Status: 0x00 (OK)
     /Status_EventsR[3]/New_Status: 0xC0 (DISABLED, MAINTENANCE REQUIRED)
     /Status_EventsR[3]/Initiator: SCAPP
     /Status_EventsR[3]/Component: 0
     /Status_EventsR[3]/Event_Code: 02000000
     /Status_EventsR[3]/Message: /SYS/MB/PCI_MEZZ Forced Fail (POST)
     /Status_EventsR[4]
     /Status_EventsR[4]/UNIX_Timestamp32: Wed, Sep 26 2012 03:23:26 GMT
     /Status_EventsR[4]/Old_Status: 0xC0 (DISABLED, MAINTENANCE REQUIRED)
     /Status_EventsR[4]/New_Status: 0xC0 (DISABLED, MAINTENANCE REQUIRED)
     /Status_EventsR[4]/Initiator: SCAPP
     /Status_EventsR[4]/Component: 0
     /Status_EventsR[4]/Event_Code: 02000000
     /Status_EventsR[4]/Message: /SYS/MB/PCI_MEZZ Forced Fail (POST)


   sc> poweron
0:0:0>Sun Netra[TM] T5440 POST 4.30.9 2010/07/16 09:47
  /export/delivery/delivery/4.30/4.30.9/post4.30.9-micro/Niagara/congo/integrated (root)
0:0:0>Copyright (c) 2010, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
...
0:0:0>MAU Tests...Done
0:0:0>NCU Setup and PIU link train....Done
0:0:0>
0:0:0>ERROR: TEST = PIU PCI id test
0:0:0>H/W under test = MB/CMP0/PCI-AUX/SWITCH0 0:0:0>Repair Instructions: Replace items in order listed by 'H/W under test' above.
0:0:0>MSG = ERROR: PCIE Link Width for device: MB/CMP0/PCI-AUX/SWITCH0.   Expected: 8
  Actual: 4
0:0:0>END_ERROR
0:0:0>
0:0:0>ERROR: TEST = PIU PCI id test
0:0:0>H/W under test = MOTHERBOARD, CPU_CHIP (system initialization)
0:0:0>Repair Instructions: Replace items in order listed by 'H/W under test' above.
0:0:0>MSG =
  *** Test Failed!! *** 0:0:0>END_ERROR
0:0:0>NEPTUNE Network Interface Unit Tests....DoChassis | major: Sep 28 00:55:34 ERROR: POST errors detected
2012-09-28 00:55:34.733 0:0:0>ERROR:
2012-09-28 00:55:34.736 0:0:0> POST toplevel status has the following failures:
2012-09-28 00:55:34.742 0:0:0> I/O ----------------------------------
2012-09-28 00:55:34.750 0:0:0> MB/CMP0/PCI-AUX/SWITCH0 2012-09-28 00:55:34.755 0:0:0>END_ERROR
2012-09-28 00:55:34.761 0:0:0>POST: Return to VBSC.
2012-09-28 00:55:34.766 0:0:0>Master set ACK for vbsc runpost command and spin...
Fault | critical: SP detected fault at time Fri Sep 28 00:55:36 2012. /SYS/MB/PCI_MEZZ Forced Fail (POST)
Chassis | major: Host is running

Netra T5440, No Keyboard
Copyright (c) 1998, 2010, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
OpenBoot 4.30.9, 32544 MB memory available, Serial #82331574.
Ethernet address 0:14:4f:e8:47:b6, Host ID: 84e847b6.
 
ERROR: The following devices are disabled:
  MB/PCI_MEZZ Aborting auto-boot sequence.

 

Changes

This typically occurs after mezzanine replacement.

Cause

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