Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance: System Panics Continuously with a 'PCIe error' after Rollback from 2013.1.x to 2011.1.x versions (Doc ID 2082751.1)

Last updated on JUNE 30, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 Hardware - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X2-2 Hardware - Version X2 to X4 [Release X2 to X4]
Sun ZFS Storage 7320 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Sun ZFS Storage 7420 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Sun ZFS Storage 7120 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
7000 Appliance OS (Fishworks)

Symptoms

A system was rolled back from 2013.1.4.9 to 2011.1.6.0 and upon rollback reboot the system went into a panic loop displaying :

 

Followed by a panic with panic string:  panic[cpu6]/thread=ffffff00b8ba5c40: pcieb-2: PCI(-X) Express Fatal Error. (0x40)

 

NOTE: This issue is likely to occur if a system running 2011.1.x is upgraded to 3.1.2.20 or newer ILOM code.

Please refer to KM doc: "Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance: Critical Security bug fixes for ZFSSA BIOS/ILOM (October 2015)" (Doc ID 2054991.1)

Changes

 System was rolled back from a 2013.1.x release to a 2011.1.x release.

 

Cause

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