We have three identical servers:
-Mainboard S2600WTTR / Bios SE5C610.86B.01.01.0019.101220160604 / BMC 1.47.10181
-Controller LSI Megaraid 9266-8i / 23.34.0-0019
-Samsung Pro 2 TB SSD Drives
On two Servers with ESXi 6.5 after a few hours of operation, single or multiple drives (even non-populated slots) will flash orange.
In the integratet BMC, warnings are logged.
But the LSI/AVAGO Megaraid Storage Manager does not display a problem.
After a restart (power-off/on !-not just restart) all Warnings lights are gone. But after a few hours they will be displayed. (not always the same drives - its random)
On the one with Windows 2016 Server - No Issues !
Any ideas ? any help is appreciated! Thanks in advance!
The only missing piece of information here is the current driver LSI driver version running on ESXi.
Checking at the LSI website the latest driver available is:
Which redirect you to the following VMware download locations:
ESXi 6.5 Native driver
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=DT-ESXI65-AVAGO-LSI-MR3-69130500-1OEM&product... https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=DT-ESXI65-AVAGO-LSI-MR3-69130500-1OEM&product... to update this driver if not already.
After that we will need to start troubleshooting the HDD backplane, cables and hardware in general.
Let us know.
Thanks for your quick reply.
Such a shame, the original driver from the intitial esxi-setup was activ.
I have installed the driver you suggested.
VIBs Installed: Avago_bootbank_lsi-mr3_6.913.05.00-1OEM.6184.108.40.20698673
VIBs Removed: VMW_bootbank_lsi-mr3_6.910.18.00-1vmw.6220.127.116.1164106
I will now monitor the Server for a while (2-3 days) and report the result here.
I'm sorry to hear about the issue persist.
In this case, due to the complexity of the issue, it would be recommended for you to contact us over the phone support line. You can get the number from the following URL: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/contact-support.html http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/contact-support.html
In order to have all the info available handy you could get the system logs using the sysinfo tool (https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25437/Intel-System-Information-Retrieval-Utility-SysInfo-?... https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25437/Intel-System-Information-Retrieval-Utility-SysInfo-?...) before calling.
Hope this helps.
Thank you for the reply. I will update the Server Board to the newest Firmware (https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26716/Intel-Server-Board-S2600WT-BIOS-and-Firmware-Update-... Download Intel® Server Board S2600WT BIOS and Firmware Update for EFI ) first and if the problem still persist i contact intel support as you recommend.
After aFirmware update to https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26716/Intel-Server-Board-S2600WT-BIOS-and-Firmware-Update-... R01.01.0021 and higher the Problem disappears.