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coordination #118642: [epic] PPC testing capabilities in openqa.opensuse.org

Recover o3 worker kerosene formerly known as power8, restore IPMI access size:M

Added by mkittler over 1 year ago. Updated 6 months ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Low
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Start date:
2022-08-31
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Description

Observation

After a firmware update the IPMI access broke. It booted once successfully but now it is stuck on boot and we needed IPMI access to recover it.

Acceptance criteria

  • AC1: DONE IPMI access has been restored
  • AC2: ppc64le qemu openQA jobs on openqa.opensuse.org are executed again as expected

Context

Suggestions

  • DONE Follow suggestions from https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1202275 and https://mailman.suse.de/mlarch/SuSE/research/2022/research.2022.09/msg00047.html
  • DONE Write an email, raise an alarm, state that we don't have any ppc tests running for openSUSE right now AT ALL!!!1 (factory first!!!) We need help of someone that can setup powerPC machines and at best has direct access to SUSE Nbg Maxtorhof SRV1. If there is no one then escalate and question if SUSE can support this at all for the future
  • DONE As alternative coordinate access to SRV1 for ourselves and try to fix it in place -> the machine is in FC Basement meanwhile with easier access
  • Boot via recovery media over PXE.
  • DONE Attach a "Virtual CD" which can (IIRC) be attached over the HMC.

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