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ADD Virtual Ethernet don't work
« on: October 06, 2015, 08:37:48 AM »
Always with my 9110-P51A and my Hmc v7 with all Update and Sp
I have this message when I trying to Add a virtual network on a VIO or Aix partition
I have only One Fsp connexion on port 2 (10.0.0.2) and the hmc open connexion is 192.168.0.79

hscroot@hmc:~> lshmc -V
"version= Version: 7
 Release: 7.9.0
 Service Pack: 2
HMC Build level 20150729.2
MH01505: Fix for security updates (04-03-2015)
MH01519: Fix for security updates (05-04-2015)
MH01537: Fix for security updates (07-06-2015)
MH01549: Fix for security updates (07-30-2015)
","base_version=V7R7.9.0
"



ACT01503
The named node, 'TabGroup.VEthernetAdapterPanelBean.VLAN ListBtn', was unable to be located.
DU Execute loop catches unknown throwable


Any Idea ?

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Re: ADD Virtual Ethernet don't work
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2015, 06:15:46 AM »
My first question: can you boot to the VIOS?

Second question: can you go backwards on your HMC? I am unsure of the HMC matrix supports Power5 at level 7.7.9. Running through my head are questions of OpenSSL compatibility. The POWER5 systems are quite old.

If you can boot the VIOS, as padmin, you should try the command bkprofdata - to save the default partition profiles. If you have that (and/or a sufficient sysplan on the HMC to be able to recreate it manually) - I would think about doing at least an FSP full-reset (so it forgets about an HMC - and you will know this because the LED will not include "HMC=0" or "HMC=1".

FYI - "HMC=1" means the FSP and the HMC are connecting, "HMC=0" means the FSP knows there should be an HMC, but it cannot/is not connected.

So: what level of VIOS, and what level of Power5 FW loaded. A lot has changed over the years re: levels of RMC and compatibility for things like DLPAR, etc..

Further, I would (re-)assemble the HW such that I can see the VIOS booting, and ideally have some console connection (via HMC).

New resource definitions is secondary at the moment, imho.

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Re: ADD Virtual Ethernet don't work
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2015, 06:29:09 AM »
It looks like HMC 7.7.9 can support Power5 based on this diagram at: https://www-304.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/power5cm3/sftablep5.html

The POWER5 History file can be found at: http://delivery04.dhe.ibm.com/sar/CMA/SFA/03gxx/2/01SF240_418_382.html#7.0_Firmware_History (this is a new location, rather URL - the History is not a seperate file, but  is Section 7) The file is also the description for the latest Power5 Firmware: SF240_418

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Re: ADD Virtual Ethernet don't work
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2015, 07:28:24 AM »
Hi Michael

Yes I booting the VIOS but the problem is NOT comming from the VIO.
If I make a new profil for new installation (just profil), I can't add a virtual network, always same error .
whereas... The installation is not beging. Just the profil is begin.

backwards on your HMC ? ! Yes why not, it's my Personal Pseries, At home ;)
I do what I want with ;)
That's what I thought to do, back to 7.3

Yes of course the bkprofdata command work, but I need to do this ALL I planing to powerOff the Pseries.
I try to reset the Fsp whith ASMI and other factory reset. They Work but after, the probleme is always here.

I have 2 profil on my pseries. (VIOS and DLPAR of aix)
This 2 profil are created 2 days ago, with the same Microcode 418 (not a copatibility probleme).

Before, when pmy Pseries work, it was in older microcode (I don't remember exactly the number)
And I was in 7.3 HMC version, all worked.

I upgrade my microcode to the last 478
The upgrade made me en error at the end of process (I don"t remember exactly what error)
But... finaly, work... strange.
And appear the error of 'not save profil when It powerOff'
So, I decide to install a new version of HMC, 7.9
But always the same probleme, need to save the configuration before poweroff and reloading it when i PowerOn the pseries

And now.... This virtual ethernet error...

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Re: ADD Virtual Ethernet don't work
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2015, 02:33:07 PM »
Going back to HMC 7.3 is not without risk. I think it was HMC 7.4 that has support for some Power6 and Power7 (espially Power7) changes - so that more than 256 partitions could be defined and many more partitions could be administrated by the HMC.

Are you using multiple profiles for your partitions - if only one - resetting the FSP so that it no longer recognizes the HMC means that all configuration is done via IVM - as this is they way I manage my systems (never had a personal HMC) I would have a better idea of what is failing if the command was IVM, rather than HMC.

When using HMC I would always have to decide/determine whether it was the communication between the HMC and FSP/PHYP or the firmware.

Something I have done when having startup/hw issues is boot in "slow" mode - once I got a useful POST error message; but generally it has just seemed to reset something.

If you look at the ASMI interface there is an option to display the boot history - there may be other "led" codes that are interesting to look at.

Another idea - maybe the activation of the PowerVM got erased. Check on HMC under options and see what level of PowerVM/Advanced Power Virtualization it is listing.

If there is nothing of value on the systems (i.e., you can reinstall both partitions from scratch - and nothing valuable is lost) you could try booting. But, somewhere in the back of my mind I am thinking that something has changed in this area.

I had to verify this for my Power6 system I bought last year - but I have to think a bit about where I went to add the "CoD" code to reactivate the PowerVM entitlement.

Update: found the URL for locating PowerVM activations (at least for Power6 and later).
http://www-912.ibm.com/pod/pod

Note: this is HW related, not support contract related.

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Re: ADD Virtual Ethernet don't work
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2015, 06:46:48 PM »
I'm not in powerPC6 so... I'm not concernat
I'm not going to make 256 partitions, it's my own powerPC, at home, only 4, 5 maybe 6 partitions will be create.

Like I say, the probleme apear when profil is create, so... no, only one profil.

I don't have IVM, only HMC and it's NOT a fsp connexion probleme, ALL work except creation of virtual network.
No matter the boot mode I choiced, the problem is always here.

Which report with the PowerVM activation ? The creation of virtual ethernet is not part of it !
And the creation of 0.1% of cpu work good

I think, it's a HMC compatibility issue.
Like I say, I going to test with 7V7.10 version with no SP (first test) and second test in SP4

I think the issue of 'don't save' or exactly 'don't load' the partition configuration is another probleme.

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Re: ADD Virtual Ethernet don't work
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2015, 08:50:22 PM »
Actually, you have IVM the moment a system does not think it knows about an HMC.

With IVM you simply open the IP address of the VIOS, and login as padmin.

The only thing you have to do first is enter:

license -accept as padmin

p.s. - maybe you have to do that anyway, even with an HMC. That could be why none of the commands are working (now that I think of it).

p.p.s. what VIOS (i.e. ioslevel output) are you using? Did you update that as well?

update: an ancient movie - shows the issue. This may be what is in your way now.

http://www.rootvg.net/content/view/66/317/

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Re: ADD Virtual Ethernet don't work
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2015, 06:57:17 AM »
Ho michael

Forget os level and co, the problem is not here.
I think you idea to look the boot log on asmi is a good idea.
When I try to re-set the good date, it's work
But...after power down and power off... The date return to 1970
So...this make 'TILT' on my head this morning ;)
Maybe a PILES BOUTON LITHIUM 3V issue ...
So this morning is just open the Pseries and look the state of it.
BINGO... completly empty, maybe 0.1Volt (normaly 3V)

I don't know if it is the probleme but, this tension is not normal
I think it's the cause of my 'not save/not load' the pseries profil and need to use bkprofdata

Now, I need to find around me a CR2450...Good luck to me, LOL

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« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2015, 08:16:14 AM »
If you do not find a source today - I can tell you my contact (where I bought my Power6, new fans for Power4, extra power supplies, additional memory, disks, etc for my Power5. - at I think, reasonable prices.)

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Re: ADD Virtual Ethernet don't work
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2015, 08:17:38 AM »
Thks.

Just find it at 'decathlon', (5 Euro), COOool
I trying this now. :)