SPARC T8-1, T7-1: Faults on NVMe-SFF drives due to poorly seated cables
Last updated on APRIL 09, 2018
Applies to:SPARC T7-1 - Version All Versions and later
SPARC T8-1 - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
SPARC T8-1 and T7-1 with NVMe-SFF drives, may experience faults if cables not seated correctly.
This procedure is to make sure the T8-1 and T7-1 internal NVMe cable is fully connected / seated at the T8-1 and T7-1 Disk Backplane. If it is not fully connected there may be link errors resulting in faults on the NVMe-SFF drives. This procedure applies to two general cases:
1. After servicing any item in the Motherboard Assembly this procedure should be followed as the final step before reinstalling the top cover. This applies to Customer and Oracle service actions that may cause the internal NVMe cable to be touched, including replacing or upgrading memory, replacing fans, changing a battery, adding an NVMe-switch card and NVMe-cable or replacing the Disk Backplane.
2. This procedure should also be followed if a fault has occurred on the link between a NVMe SFF drive and the NVME switch card in slot 3. This procedure should be done and system results observed before replacing the NVMe switch card. Here is a list of typical faults that have been observed in a T8-1 that may be corrected by this procedure:
Fault fault.chassis.voltage.failing on FRU /SYS/DBP at component /SYS/DBP
Fault fault.io.pciex.bus-linkerr on FRU /SYS/DBP/NVME1 at component /SYS/DBP/NVME1
Fault fault.io.pciex.bus-linkerr on FRU /SYS/DBP/NVME0 at component /SYS/DBP/NVME0
Fault fault.io.pciex.bus-linkerr-deg on FRU /SYS/DBP/NVME1 at component /SYS/DBP/NVME1
Fault fault.io.pciex.device-interr-deg on FRU /SYS/DBP/NVME0 at path
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