When Upgrading ILOM/BIOS FW on X4270 M2 Server from SW 1.3 to SW 1.6/1.7 the System becomes Non-bootable, Resetting Itself Iindefinitely
(Doc ID 1560060.1)
Last updated on FEBRUARY 01, 2019
Applies to:Sun Fire X4270 M2 Server - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
X4270M2 running SW 1.3 (ILOM version 184.108.40.206 build r61398) + Erie-INT (SGX-SAS6-INT-Z) with LSI firmware 05.00.17.00
When upgrading the ILOM/BIOS FW from SW 1.3 to the version contained under SW 1.6 or SW 1.7 the server becomes non-bootable.
The server is rebooting itself shortly after the LSI controller is initialized.
After attempted to apply FW 1.6, FW 1.6.1 and FW 1.7 to several SF X4270 M2. On each attempt, the ILOM reports that the BIOS and system firmware upgrade was successful. However, the servers kept rebooting indefinitely.
As a workaround, downgrade the ILOM/BIOS back to the previous version.
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