Exalytics - After Installing and Configuring Flash and Applying Firmware and BIOS Updates, Server Fails to Boot and Gets Stuck "Checking NVRAM"
Last updated on DECEMBER 21, 2016
Applies to:Exalytics In-Memory Machine X2-4 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle Exalytics Software - Version 22.214.171.124.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Installed and configured flash on Exalytics X2-4 server, then applied ILOM Firmware and BIOS updates and rebooted server. During the boot sequence, the operating system gets stuck at 'Checking NVRAM... ' message and no further progress is made.
The specific software updates that were installed were: ILOM 126.96.36.199.a r112614 Firmware and BIOS vers. 16.04.05.00.
During the installation, the updates were applied with "preserve existing configuration" option as shown below:
Even though ILOM and BIOS updates were done with "preserve existing configuration" set to "yes," the server seems to boot off one of the flash devices and then gets stuck.
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