Sun SPARC(R) Enterprise M3000/M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000 (OPL) Servers: XSCF's hostname set to "localhost" may cause XSCF unplanned reboots and domain(s) outage

(Doc ID 1994858.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

Applies to:

Sun SPARC Enterprise M3000 Server - Version All Versions and later
Sun SPARC Enterprise M8000 Server - Version All Versions and later
Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000-32 Server - Version All Versions and later
Sun SPARC Enterprise M4000 Server - Version All Versions and later
Sun SPARC Enterprise M5000 Server - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On a Mx000 platform, if the XSCF's hostname has been set to "localhost" and the IP address assigned to XSCF is not 127.0.0.1, domain power-on will not be possible as XSCF will self-reboot, as shown in the example below, taken while connected at XSCF's serial port:

but again a domain poweron will fail.

Also, while in this XSCF's configuration, if a domain is at the OK prompt and platform administrator performs a reset-all (or boot after a xir), then the XSCF will go in a reboot loop and will stop after 3 reboots with the following error:
XSCF FAULT (reason=0)

 

Cause

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