Solaris ipfilter settings can block traffic between Host and Service Processor causing "prtdiag -v" to lose environmental data and picld to report "PICL snmpplugin: cannot fetch object value" (Doc ID 2149606.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 Hardware - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 to 11.3 [Release 10.0 to 11.0]
SPARC T5-2 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
SPARC T4-1 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)

Symptoms

Solaris Kernel IP Filter blocking traffic on the Host to Service Processor interface (usbecm) can cause the following errors / behavior:

  1. Many "PICL snmpplugin: cannot fetch object value" messages logged to /var/adm/messages:

    Jun 13 11:20:11 myhost picld[537]: [ID 162216 daemon.warning] PICL snmpplugin: cannot fetch object value (err=128, OID=<1.3.6.1.2.1.47.1.4.1>, row=0)
    Jun 13 11:20:11 myhost picld[537]: [ID 162216 daemon.warning] PICL snmpplugin: cannot fetch object value (err=128, OID=<1.3.6.1.2.1.47.1.1.1.1.2>, row=-1)


  2. "prtdiag -v" does not display environmental data

    # prtdiag -v

    System Configuration: Oracle Corporation sun4v SPARC T5-4
    Memory size: 1047552 Megabytes

    ================================ Virtual CPUs ================================

    ...

    /SYS/MB/SASHBA1 PCIE scsi-pciex1000,87 LSI /SYS/MB/SASHBA1 PCIE scsi-pciex1000,87
    /pci@4c0/pci@1/pci@0/pci@c/pci@0/pci@ /pci@4c0/pci@1/pci@0/pci@c/pci@0/

    -> no output after IO section

 

 

Cause

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