The system may hang while attempting to boot or install the operating system - IBM BladeCenter HS23 (7875)
RETAIN tip: H206311
While attempting to boot or install the operating system the system may hang. This hang also may occur during run-time if the Emulex NIC driver is being accessed.
Emulex BE3 firmware version is 4.1.315.3 is on the NICs.
The system may be any of the following IBM servers:
The system is configured with at least one of the following:
This tip is not option specific.
The 4.1.334.25 device driver for the Emulex NIC is affected.
The 4.1.315.3 firmware for the Emulex NIC is affected.
The system has the symptom described above.
Note: This does not imply that the network operating system will work under all combinations of hardware and software.
Please see the compatibility page for more information: http://www.ibm.com/systems/info/x86servers/serverproven/compat/us/
Download and install Emulex FW 4.1.334.47 or higher.
The Emulex BE3 firmware and driver 4.1.334.47 ISO (bootable) image (Emulex UCNA Firmware and Drivers - Release 4.0 Build 16.14 firmware 4.1.334.47) or later, is or will be available by selecting the appropriate Product Group, type of System, Product name, Product machine type, and operating system on IBM Support's Fix Central web page, at the following URL:
There is a compatibility issue with the Emulex BE3 operating system drivers version 4.1.334.25 and Emulex BE3 firmware version 4.1.315.3.
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Document id: MIGR-5091210