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Fas2020 not booting,stuck at BMC login

SUJIT1215
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Hi Guys, we have old Fas2020 in our lab.The login password was lost so i tried to go in the special boot menu to reset the password. I am connecting through a serial cable. I tried doing a power on/off several times of the netapp but it is stuck at the BMC login prompt screen. I tried running the below commands in the BMC login and below is the output. Please help..

re-init time           [bmc.reset.power:notice]: Hard reset by external power-cycle.

BMC Release 1.1

Press ^G to enter BMC command shell

pre-init time           [bmc.asup.queue:err]: Too many outstanding, undelivered AutoSupport messages - throttling.  *******THIS IS WHERE IT IS STUCK********

=== OEMCLP v1.0.0 BMC v1.1 ===

bmc shell -> system show

power          :on

fault          :pcm

reset          :off

name           :nasimslab1

product        :FAS2020

serial-number  :30000351

firmware       :primary

mellanox       :normal

nvmem          :enabled

bmc shell -> system power status

power          :on

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baijulal
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Your issue could be this

 

https://kb.netapp.com/support/index?page=content&id=2015921

this article is no longer active since the Platform is End of support
https://kb.netapp.com/support/index?page=content&id=2015921

here is the solution from the Archive:

This affects all FAS2020, FAS2040, and FAS2050 systems.

Possible causes for BIOS boot failures are:
Loose connection of NVMEM battery
Dirty shutdown >>72+ hrs (depleting the battery completely) before powering
the system back on.
Improper DIMM replacement procedure
DIMM errors related to defective DIMM
DIMM errors related to memory control circuitry

Solution

1. Run the following commands in the BMC shell:
bmc shell -> priv set advanced
bmc shell*-> system reset backup
bmc shell*-> system power cycle
This will cause a dirty shutdown of your appliance. Continue? [y/N] y

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aborzenkov
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What happens if you press ^D to leave BMC shell?

SUJIT1215
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It exits from the BMC Shell but does not proceed further.

bmc shell ->

Press ^G to enter BMC command shell

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aborzenkov
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If you press return at this point?

SUJIT1215
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Nothing happens if i press return or Ctrl C

baijulal
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issue bmc> system console

and observe what promt is displayed,  system booted or on loader/cfe prompt?

SUJIT1215
9,649 Views

bmc shell -> system console

Press ^G to enter BMC command shell

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Nothing happens after press return/enter or Ctrl C

baijulal
9,649 Views

Can you try to ping the main IP,

Try ssh/telnet are you getting a login prompt?

SUJIT1215
9,649 Views

The ping to the main IP is failing. (Request timed out)

I am not able to ssh/telnet.

baijulal
9,649 Views

If this is a not a HA pair

be in bmc>system console menu

Power recycle the controller and wait for the boot messages to appear on the console

SUJIT1215
7,649 Views

=== OEMCLP v1.0.0 BMC v1.1 ===
bmc shell -> system console menu

system console                Return to system console
bmc shell ->

pre-init time           [bmc.reset.power:notice]: Hard reset by external power-cycle.
BMC Release 1.1
Press ^G to enter BMC command shell
pre-init time           [bmc.power.on.auto:notice]: Power off on reset detected; powering on...
pre-init time           [bmc.asup.send:notice]: Sending ASUP: CRITICAL: REBOOT (power loss).
pre-init time           [bmc.asup.crit:crit]: Press hotkey ^G to troubleshoot this problem.
pre-init time           [bmc.asup.smtp:err]: SMTP Client Error: Code 10, SMTP server IPv4 address is not configured

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baijulal
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I believe you will see the boot process now and option to enter special boot menu.

SUJIT1215
7,649 Views

No , its back to the BMC login prompt

SUJIT1215
7,649 Views

I am going to give it some time to load/boot. Will let you know on Monday. Thanks and have a nice weekend.

baijulal
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Not sure what is happening, suggest to open a a tech case with NetApp.

baijulal
7,664 Views

Your issue could be this

 

https://kb.netapp.com/support/index?page=content&id=2015921

this article is no longer active since the Platform is End of support
https://kb.netapp.com/support/index?page=content&id=2015921

here is the solution from the Archive:

This affects all FAS2020, FAS2040, and FAS2050 systems.

Possible causes for BIOS boot failures are:
Loose connection of NVMEM battery
Dirty shutdown >>72+ hrs (depleting the battery completely) before powering
the system back on.
Improper DIMM replacement procedure
DIMM errors related to defective DIMM
DIMM errors related to memory control circuitry

Solution

1. Run the following commands in the BMC shell:
bmc shell -> priv set advanced
bmc shell*-> system reset backup
bmc shell*-> system power cycle
This will cause a dirty shutdown of your appliance. Continue? [y/N] y

SUJIT1215
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Thanks a ton Baiju !!!!.  The link you sent solved the issue. I was able to boot up the fas2020.

Appreciate your help !!!

ajebertowski
5,703 Views

If I can't get access to the KB site, but I'm experiencing exactly the same problem on another system, what were the steps?

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