Upgrade of firmware(s) for cloudberry (power9 machine)
Cloudberry is a new P9 machine we received. To make use of it I first need to upgrade its firmwares according to https://pes.nue.suse.com/Labs/Info_for_Labs/POWER_hardware/Firmware_update
This is to track this progress and make some notes about the process itself.
#1 Updated by nicksinger 10 months ago
- Status changed from Workable to Feedback
Alright, yesterday I played around with the machine a little bit. I already downloaded the appropriate binaries from IBM. However, the guide recommends upgrading from within Linux. Therefore I created an LPAR with all resources attached (had to shutdown the VIOS for this). No I need to wait for infra to move the machine into the QA VLAN since machines in the ARCH network need to be managed by orthos now.
#3 Updated by nicksinger 8 months ago
Unfortunately still no satisfying progress here. Last answer from infra:
Hi NIck As per our last debugging session, port gi46 was setup to QA vlan12. I still see no outcome for any mac address and the interface is down. Can you check on the cloudberry side if the network interface is up ? I have already triggered a no shutdown with no avail. Unfortunately no one is in the office this week. Will seek to check physical connection again once we have physical access. On that account the only similar initial of the mac @ I have pulled out are the following, if any of which are conencted to cloudberry other interfaces , let me know. 571 98:be:94:4b:d3:97 Po1 dynamic 571 98:be:94:7c:01:27 Po1 dynamic 571 98:be:94:7c:01:72 gi12 dynamic 571 98:be:94:7c:02:9d gi31 dynamic 571 98:be:94:7c:2d:30 gi35 dynamic 571 98:be:94:7c:2d:63 gi33 dynamic 571 98:be:94:7c:2d:b1 gi34 dynamic 571 98:be:94:7c:59:5f gi11 dynamic 571 98:be:94:7c:59:6b gi10 dynamic 571 98:be:94:7c:59:d7 gi9 dynamic 570 98:be:94:7c:01:26 Po1 dynamic 570 98:be:94:7c:01:73 Po1 dynamic 570 98:be:94:7c:02:9c gi25 dynamic 570 98:be:94:7c:08:35 gi3 dynamic 570 98:be:94:7c:2d:31 gi5 dynamic 570 98:be:94:7c:2d:62 gi27 dynamic 570 98:be:94:7c:2d:b0 gi28 dynamic 570 98:be:94:7c:59:5e gi4 dynamic 570 98:be:94:7c:59:6a gi2 dynamic 570 98:be:94:7c:59:d6 gi1 dynamic 12 98:be:94:01:49:ec Po1 dynamic 12 98:be:94:0b:70:f8 gi24 dynamic 12 98:be:94:4b:d3:96 Po1 dynamic 11 98:4f:ee:0c:be:d9 Po1 dynamic 11 98:be:94:0b:ca:e8 gi37 dynamic 11 98:be:94:0b:ce:d4 gi21 dynamic 11 98:be:94:0c:87:30 gi15 dynamic 11 98:be:94:0c:94:d8 gi16 dynamic 11 98:be:94:68:6c:fb gi45 dynamic 11 98:be:94:7c:08:34 Po1 dynamic 11 98:be:94:f8:53:80 Po1 dynamic 11 98:be:94:f8:53:85 Po1 dynamic 11 98:be:94:f8:60:78 Po1 dynamic 11 98:be:94:f8:60:7d Po1 dynamic
However I can still not ping anything inside the QA network. I can only do a "ping check" inside the SMS and can't really help debugging this further. Haven't checked if one of the mentioned MACs maybe also belongs to cloudberry.
Hi, I think we have other power9 machines (in the meantime) so likely this issue here is not "High" prio anymore. At least I have not seen or received any questions or push from stakeholders that we would need this with high prio. Also as there has been no update since a month we are reducing prio now to meet our SLO for "High" tickets.
#8 Updated by nicksinger 4 months ago
Unfortunately not, last time I checked the machine was still not visible for qanet to hand out PXE entries. Maybe a problem with assigning all resources to a Linux LPAR (I doubt this but it's certainly possible) or still a problem on the network side. Who every feels for a challenge can just take this ticket and play around. Nothing you can really break
- Status changed from Feedback to Workable
- Target version set to Ready
If I understand correctly this is hardware that is currently still not usable for openQA, hence adding it to the backlog. However as you stated and if I understand correctly there is work to be done although first some investigation is necessary, hence adding back to "Workable" (could be "New" though some work has been done even though it is not exactly clear what is to be done)
- Status changed from Workable to Blocked
- Assignee changed from nicksinger to okurz
Created a ticket https://infra.nue.suse.com/SelfService/Display.html?id=179589 to ask for help.