isp driver messages that may indicate an HBA hardware failure: WARNING: <device path> Chip reset timeout - reset/init ISP chip failed - couldn't load firmware - Unable to attach: check for hardware problem - ISP: Firmware cmd timeout (Doc ID 2125157.1)

Last updated on APRIL 11, 2016

Applies to:

Sun Fire 6800 Server - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Sun Fire 4800 Server - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Sun Fire 4810 Server - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Sun Fire 3800 Server - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Sun Fire E4900 Server - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Solaris boot may fail due to a hardware fault in the Single-Ended Ultra Wide SCSI/Fast Ethernet SunSwift (FreshChoice) Host Bus Adapter. This can happen even when the target of the OBP boot command is not attached to the FreshChoice HBA.

Symptoms

Messages such as these from the ISP SCSI Host Bus Adapter Driver early in the Solaris boot sequence may indicate faulty HBA hardware:

 

Cause

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