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36p QDR InfiniBand switch running version 1.3.3-2 inaccurately reports temperature alert (Doc ID 1588791.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 21, 2019

Applies to:

Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Switch 36 - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Oracle Exadata Hardware - Version 11.2.0.2 and later
Exalogic Elastic Cloud X3-2 Hardware - Version X3 and later
Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 Hardware - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Exadata X3-2 Half Rack - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

36 port QDR InfiniBand switches running software version less than 2.1.3-4 in Oracle engineered systems, including Exadata, Exalogic, and SuperCluster, may inaccurately report a temperature alert. The temperature alert may be seen in one of the following locations:

 

Example Oracle Enterprise Manager alert

Target type=Oracle Infiniband Switch
Target name=<switch hostname>
Categories=Fault
Message=The aggregate sensor /SYS/TEMP_ATTN has a fault.
Severity=Critical

 

Example /var/log/messages entry

envd[1559]: SP temperature 61 too high
PEF: Sensor 'CHASSIS_STATUS' Type 0xC0 Data1 0x01 Entity 7 Instance 0
PEF: Sensor 'TEMP_ATTN' Type 0xC0 Data1 0x01 Entity 7 Instance 0
envd[1559]: SP temperature 60
PEF: Sensor 'CHASSIS_STATUS' Type 0xC0 Data1 0x00 Entity 7 Instance 0
PEF: Sensor 'TEMP_ATTN' Type 0xC0 Data1 0x00 Entity 7 Instance 0

 

Example ILOM event log entry

1438   Mon Aug 12 10:32:19 2013  IPMI      Log       critical
       ID =  525 : 08/12/2013 : 10:32:19 : OEM sensor : TEMP_ATTN : State Deasserted
1437   Mon Aug 12 10:32:19 2013  IPMI      Log       critical
       ID =  524 : 08/12/2013 : 10:32:19 : OEM sensor : CHASSIS_STATUS : State Deasserted
1436   Mon Aug 12 10:32:09 2013  IPMI      Log       critical
       ID =  523 : 08/12/2013 : 10:32:09 : OEM sensor : TEMP_ATTN : State Asserted
1435   Mon Aug 12 10:32:09 2013  IPMI      Log       critical
       ID =  522 : 08/12/2013 : 10:32:09 : OEM sensor : CHASSIS_STATUS : State Asserted

 

 

Cause

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