"Energy Storage Module Is Approaching or has Reached End-of-life" ILOM error message. (Doc ID 1919457.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 02, 2017

Applies to:

Sun Fire X4170 M2 Server - Version All Versions and later
Sun Fire X4540 Server - Version All Versions and later
Sun Fire X4470 Server - Version All Versions and later
Exadata Database Machine X2-2 Qtr Rack - Version All Versions and later
Exadata Database Machine X2-8 - Version All Versions and later
x86

Symptoms

The Energy Storage Module (ESM) on a Sun Flash Accelerator F20 PCIe Card is approaching, or has reached an end-of-lifetime threshold.
This is a software implemented counter of the power-on hours of the card to identify when it is has reached its lifetime expiration, however, it has no reading of the actual ESM life remaining, and whether it is functional or not.

Each flash card contains an ESM that ensures all flash write operations complete when power to the server is turned off.
The ESM is only charging and operational when it is powered on, and it has a service life specification that includes a threshold limit on how many hours it should be powered on for before being considered to have degraded functionality.
ILOM tracks the power-on hours for the ESM on each flash card and reports it in the "UPTIME" property for the Flash card. Once the ESM reaches has been powered on beyond its service life specification threshold limit, it should be replaced.

Note: Due to a known issue with an SP reset, the system may receive SPX86-8002-RY and SPX86-8002-S3 events at the same time.

Cause

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