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Field Notice: FN - 62987 - Groups of Fibre Channel Ports May Be Impacted When Upgrading to SAN-OS 3.0(x) or SAN-OS 3.1(x) on DS-X9016 and DS-X9032


October 25, 2007

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Revision History

Revision

Date

Comment

1.0

25-OCT-2007

Initial Public Release

Products Affected

Products Affected

MDS9000 - DS-X9016

MDS9000 - DS-X9032

Problem Description

There is a small probability that groups of Fibre Channel Ports may be impacted when upgrading to SAN-OS 3.0(x) or SAN-OS 3.1(x) on DS-X9016 and DS-X9032. DS-X9016 may have groups of 4 ports disabled and DS-X9032 may have groups of 8 ports disabled during an upgrade.

Background

This issue has been identified as being caused by a software process reading unused memory locations at the time of the SAN-OS upgrade. Reading memory locations that have not been utilized may result in a memory read error and disabling of the ports that are affected.

Problem Symptoms

Groups of Fibre Channel ports may not come up after the software upgrade to SAN-OS 3.0(x) or SAN-OS 3.1(x) on DS-X9016 and DS-X9032. The problem can occur on groups of 4 ports on the DS-X9016 module or groups of 8 ports on the DS-X9032 module.

Example of show logging log command output:

IMAGE_DNLD-SLOT4-2-IMG_DNLD_STARTED: Module image download process. Please wait until completion... 
%IMAGE_DNLD-SLOT4-2-IMG_DNLD_COMPLETE: Module image download process. Download successful. 
%MODULE-2-MOD_DIAG_FAIL: Module 4 (serial: xyz) reported failure on ports 4/13-4/16 (Fibre Channel) 
due to Q-Engine instance shutdown in device 7 (device error 0xc0703572) 
%MODULE-2-MOD_SOMEPORTS_FAILED: Module 4 (serial: xyz) reported failure on ports 4/13-4/16 (Fibre Channel) 
due to Q-Engine instance shutdown in device 7 (error 0xc0703572) 
%PORT-5-IF_DOWN_HW_FAILURE: %$VSAN 4094%$ Interface fc4/16 is down (Hardware Failure) 
%PORT-5-IF_DOWN_HW_FAILURE: %$VSAN 4094%$ Interface fc4/15 is down (Hardware Failure) 
%PORT-5-IF_DOWN_HW_FAILURE: %$VSAN 1003%$ Interface fc4/14 is down (Hardware Failure)

Example of show module internal exceptionlog command output:

==================== EXCEPTION LOG ==================== 

*** Log# 0 *** 
Device Id : 7 
Device Name : aladdin 
Device Error Code : c0703572(H) 
Sys Error : Q-Engine instance shutdown 
Errtype : NON-CATASTROPHIC 
PhyPortLayer : Fibre Channel 
Port(s) Affected : 13-16 
Error Description : aladdin instance #3 shutdown: 0xc0703572 
DSAP : 0 
UUID : 0 
Time : Mon Jul 9 22:33:18 2007 
(954381 usecs 823(H) jiffies) 

Workaround/Solution

The software process causing this issue has been fixed in SAN-OS 3.2(1a) to not read unused memory locations. Upgrading to SAN-OS 3.2(1a) and later software release will ensure that Fibre Channel ports are not affected by this issue.

Also, either resetting the affected module or physically pulling out the module and re-inserting it will allow the impacted Fibre Channel ports to be powered up.

Use the following command to reload the affected module:

Switch# reload module x 

Where x is the number for the module that was affected.

Note: Customers should not RMA the hardware as this is a software-only issue.

DDTS

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DDTS

Description

CSCsj72662 (registered customers only)

MDS gen 1 linecards fail on upgrade with Q-Engine failure VOQMEM parity

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