Chassis Management Module fails firmware update - IBM Flex System
RETAIN tip: H207095
A firmware update fails on an IBM Flex System Chassis Management Module (CMM) running firmware earlier than 2PET10K with one of the following errors:
The Standby CMM posts the following in the Primary CMM Event log:
The CMM shows less than 250 megabytes (MB) Total Space, fails the firmware update, and displays the error:
The CMM's total space can be seen from the following path:
The system may be any of the following IBM servers:
The system is configured with one or more of the following IBM Options:
This tip is not software specific.
This issue only affects CMMs running firmware prior to Build ID: 2PET10K. Although it is safe to run this utility, the utility provided below will not install on CMMs running firmware Build ID: 2PET10Q or later because it is not needed.
If the CMM is running firmware prior to Build ID: 2PET10K, follow the procedure below:
Update the CMM with the emergency fix utility and then flash the CMM firmware to the desired level.
Note: The utility should be run individually on each CMM. If a secondary CMM is installed, it will have to become primary and the utility should be run on that CMM in order for it to take effect.
This issue is caused by a mis-configured memory partition in the Chassis Management Module (CMM).
It is recommended to run the fix utility before updating CMM firmware for the first time.
If there are two (2) CMMs present in the chassis, run the utility on each before updating CMM firmware.
It is possible that partition 2 (containing the main CMM firmware '.uxp' file) is full. The CMM has a built-in partition cleaner that runs every few minutes. It may experience firmware failures if the user executes multiple firmware updates back to back right after the utility is run.
Allow 30 minutes to an hour before attempting to flash another firmware version.
For additional information on using the update command, refer to the CMM CLI Guide that comes with the CMM firmware update package.
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Document id: MIGR-5091977