[SunHELP] scsi warnings FC4700

Hichael Morton mh1272 at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 20 01:22:14 CST 2003

doesn't emc support just suck!

if the error is transient, there should be no worry.

be sure that the "phone home" pc is working properly.  (we reboot our 
"home home" pc once a day because emc blames every problem on it.)
if this pc is hosed, it will not notify emc that there are problems.  we 
have caught problems (orange light several times) and the pc did not 
phone home.

by the way, did you know the two service processors in the fc-4700 are 
windows nt servers.  if you are an all sun shop, tell your boss that he 
is the manager of win nt operations now.  (my boss got pissed when i 
told him--quite humurous!)

a monitoring tool can be setup to let you know if anything is really 
amiss.  we use nagios on a linux server.  works well.

the solution that we have decided upon is to buy a sun or hp san.  more 
current, more versatile, more support.

Markham, Richard wrote:
> On boot I'm getting scsi warnings for each LUN which is assigned to a
> particular host. An example is below the only thing is see changing is the
> requested block and LUN device path.  I can't get an answer from EMC on how
> to diagnose this issue. From the Clarrion standpoint everything checks out
> and there is no error in the event log that matches up with this warning.
> Since the error is retryable I am assuming it completes what it needs to do
> and moves on.  I haven't seen any issue with data integrity which should be
> immediately obvious since an Oracle database resides on these LUN's.
> Perhaps this is a timing issue, but I have seen these errors thrown when
> initially setting up powerpath during the "powermt config" command.
> Dec  7 12:43:20 oracledb scsi: WARNING:
> /ssm at 0,0/pci at 19,600000/fibre-channel at 1/sd at 0,3 (sd122): Dec  7 12:43:20
> oracledb        Error for Command: write                   Error
>  Level: Retryable
> Dec  7 12:43:20 oracledb scsi:  Requested Block: 98513
> Error
>  Block: 98513
> Dec  7 12:43:20 oracledb scsi:  Vendor: DGC
> Seria
> l Number: 010599333ACL
> Dec  7 12:43:20 oracledb scsi:  Sense Key: Unit Attention
> Dec  7 12:43:20 oracledb scsi:  ASC: 0x2a (<vendor unique code 0x2a>), ASCQ:
> 0x8
> 0, FRU: 0x0
> Please advise on  what I should do to diagnose this issue.
> Clarrion FC4700
> Powerpath 4.0.2
> Solaris 8 (Dec 02'03 Recommended cluster)
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