Prerequisite steps for IB Switches

Go to patcmgr utility folder which you used it for cell patch and run below command.Make sure ibswitches.lst file contain IB switch addresses.

[root@#5dbadm01 patch_18.1.5.0.0.180506]# ./patchmgr -ibswitches ibswitches.lst -upgrade -ibswitch_precheck

2018-11-11 07:20:03 -0600 1 of 1 :Working: DO: Initiate pre-upgrade validation check on InfiniBand switch(es).
—– InfiniBand switch update process started 2018-11-11 07:20:03 -0600 —–
[NOTE ] Log file at /u01/patches/CELL_18.1.5.0/patch_18.1.5.0.0.180506/upgradeIBSwitch.log

[INFO ] List of InfiniBand switches for upgrade: ( #5sw-iba01 #5sw-ibb01 )
[SUCCESS ] Verifying Network connectivity to #5sw-iba01
[SUCCESS ] Verifying Network connectivity to #5sw-ibb01
[SUCCESS ] Validating verify-topology output
[INFO ] Master Subnet Manager is set to “#5sw-iba01” in all Switches
[INFO ] Upgrade to 2.2.9_3 requires that the InfiniBand switch be at 2.2.7-2. Upgrading #5sw-iba01 first to 2.2.7-2

[INFO ] ———- Starting with InfiniBand Switch #5sw-iba01
[WARNING ] Infiniband switch meets minimal version requirements, but downgrade is only available to 2.2.8-2 with the current package.
To downgrade to other versions:
– Manually download the InfiniBand switch firmware package to the patch directory
– Set export variable “EXADATA_IMAGE_IBSWITCH_DOWNGRADE_VERSION” to the appropriate version
– Run patchmgr command to initiate downgrade.
[SUCCESS ] Verify SSH access to the patchmgr host #5dbadm01.%.com from the InfiniBand Switch #5sw-iba01.
[INFO ] Starting pre-update validation on #5sw-iba01
[SUCCESS ] Verifying that /tmp has 120M in #5sw-iba01, found 496M
[SUCCESS ] Verifying that / has 80M in #5sw-iba01, found 181M
[SUCCESS ] NTP daemon is running on #5sw-iba01.
[SUCCESS ] opensm.conf passed all validations
[INFO ] Manually validate the following entries Date:(YYYY-MM-DD) 2018-11-11 Time:(HH:MM:SS) 07:20:30
[INFO ] Validating the current firmware on the InfiniBand Switch
[WARNING ] Firmware verification on InfiniBand switch #5sw-iba01 failed, possibly due to custom configuration changes. If the errors are result of customization to the configuration, or point to /etc/crontab, fwverify, xcp and libxcp files, then they can be ignored. Otherwise correct the issues and retry validation by running /usr/local/bin/fwverify -s.
[SUCCESS ] Verifying that the patchmgr host #5dbadm01.%.com is recognized on the InfiniBand Switch #5sw-iba01 through getHostByName
[SUCCESS ] Execute plugin check for Patch Check Prereq on #5sw-iba01
[INFO ] Finished pre-update validation on #5sw-iba01
[SUCCESS ] Pre-update validation on #5sw-iba01

[INFO ] ———- Starting with InfiniBand Switch #5sw-iba01
[WARNING ] Infiniband switch meets minimal version requirements, but downgrade is only available to 2.2.8-2 with the current package.
To downgrade to other versions:
– Manually download the InfiniBand switch firmware package to the patch directory
– Set export variable “EXADATA_IMAGE_IBSWITCH_DOWNGRADE_VERSION” to the appropriate version
– Run patchmgr command to initiate downgrade.
[SUCCESS ] Verify SSH access to the patchmgr host #5dbadm01.%.com from the InfiniBand Switch #5sw-iba01.
[INFO ] Starting pre-update validation on #5sw-iba01
[SUCCESS ] Verifying that /tmp has 120M in #5sw-iba01, found 496M
[SUCCESS ] Verifying that / has 80M in #5sw-iba01, found 181M
[SUCCESS ] NTP daemon is running on #5sw-iba01.
[SUCCESS ] opensm.conf passed all validations
[INFO ] Manually validate the following entries Date:(YYYY-MM-DD) 2018-11-11 Time:(HH:MM:SS) 07:21:53
[INFO ] Validating the current firmware on the InfiniBand Switch
[WARNING ] Firmware verification on InfiniBand switch #5sw-iba01 failed, possibly due to custom configuration changes. If the errors are result of customization to the configuration, or point to /etc/crontab, fwverify, xcp and libxcp files, then they can be ignored. Otherwise correct the issues and retry validation by running /usr/local/bin/fwverify -s.
[SUCCESS ] Verifying that the patchmgr host #5dbadm01.%.com is recognized on the InfiniBand Switch #5sw-iba01 through getHostByName
[SUCCESS ] Execute plugin check for Patch Check Prereq on #5sw-iba01
[INFO ] Finished pre-update validation on #5sw-iba01
[SUCCESS ] Pre-update validation on #5sw-iba01
[SUCCESS ] Prereq check on #5sw-iba01
[INFO ] Upgrade to 2.2.9_3 requires that the InfiniBand switch be at 2.2.7-2. Upgrading #5sw-ibb01 first to 2.2.7-2

[INFO ] ———- Starting with InfiniBand Switch #5sw-ibb01
[WARNING ] Infiniband switch meets minimal version requirements, but downgrade is only available to 2.2.8-2 with the current package.
To downgrade to other versions:
– Manually download the InfiniBand switch firmware package to the patch directory
– Set export variable “EXADATA_IMAGE_IBSWITCH_DOWNGRADE_VERSION” to the appropriate version
– Run patchmgr command to initiate downgrade.
[SUCCESS ] Verify SSH access to the patchmgr host #5dbadm01.%.com from the InfiniBand Switch #5sw-ibb01.
[INFO ] Starting pre-update validation on #5sw-ibb01
[SUCCESS ] Verifying that /tmp has 120M in #5sw-ibb01, found 496M
[SUCCESS ] Verifying that / has 80M in #5sw-ibb01, found 181M
[SUCCESS ] NTP daemon is running on #5sw-ibb01.
[SUCCESS ] opensm.conf passed all validations
[INFO ] Manually validate the following entries Date:(YYYY-MM-DD) 2018-11-11 Time:(HH:MM:SS) 07:23:19
[INFO ] Validating the current firmware on the InfiniBand Switch
[WARNING ] Firmware verification on InfiniBand switch #5sw-ibb01 failed, possibly due to custom configuration changes. If the errors are result of customization to the configuration, or point to /etc/crontab, fwverify, xcp and libxcp files, then they can be ignored. Otherwise correct the issues and retry validation by running /usr/local/bin/fwverify -s.
[SUCCESS ] Verifying that the patchmgr host #5dbadm01.%.com is recognized on the InfiniBand Switch #5sw-ibb01 through getHostByName
[SUCCESS ] Execute plugin check for Patch Check Prereq on #5sw-ibb01
[INFO ] Finished pre-update validation on #5sw-ibb01
[SUCCESS ] Pre-update validation on #5sw-ibb01

[INFO ] ———- Starting with InfiniBand Switch #5sw-ibb01
[WARNING ] Infiniband switch meets minimal version requirements, but downgrade is only available to 2.2.8-2 with the current package.
To downgrade to other versions:
– Manually download the InfiniBand switch firmware package to the patch directory
– Set export variable “EXADATA_IMAGE_IBSWITCH_DOWNGRADE_VERSION” to the appropriate version
– Run patchmgr command to initiate downgrade.
[SUCCESS ] Verify SSH access to the patchmgr host #5dbadm01.%.com from the InfiniBand Switch #5sw-ibb01.
[INFO ] Starting pre-update validation on #5sw-ibb01
[SUCCESS ] Verifying that /tmp has 120M in #5sw-ibb01, found 496M
[SUCCESS ] Verifying that / has 80M in #5sw-ibb01, found 181M
[SUCCESS ] NTP daemon is running on #5sw-ibb01.
[SUCCESS ] opensm.conf passed all validations
[INFO ] Manually validate the following entries Date:(YYYY-MM-DD) 2018-11-11 Time:(HH:MM:SS) 07:24:42
[INFO ] Validating the current firmware on the InfiniBand Switch
[WARNING ] Firmware verification on InfiniBand switch #5sw-ibb01 failed, possibly due to custom configuration changes. If the errors are result of customization to the configuration, or point to /etc/crontab, fwverify, xcp and libxcp files, then they can be ignored. Otherwise correct the issues and retry validation by running /usr/local/bin/fwverify -s.
[SUCCESS ] Verifying that the patchmgr host #5dbadm01.%.com is recognized on the InfiniBand Switch #5sw-ibb01 through getHostByName
[SUCCESS ] Execute plugin check for Patch Check Prereq on #5sw-ibb01
[INFO ] Finished pre-update validation on #5sw-ibb01
[SUCCESS ] Pre-update validation on #5sw-ibb01
[SUCCESS ] Prereq check on #5sw-ibb01
[SUCCESS ] Overall status

—– InfiniBand switch update process ended 2018-11-11 07:25:49 -0600 —–
2018-11-11 07:25:49 -0600 1 of 1 :SUCCESS: DONE: Initiate pre-upgrade validation check on InfiniBand switch(es).

 

Overall status is success,but I want to check  this warning and make sure everything is ok.

[WARNING ] Firmware verification on InfiniBand switch #5sw-ibb01 failed, possibly due to custom configuration changes. If the errors are result of customization to the configuration, or point to /etc/crontab, fwverify, xcp and libxcp files, then they can be ignored. Otherwise correct the issues and retry validation by running /usr/local/bin/fwverify -s.

I run  command /usr/local/bin/fwverify -s to validate firmware.

[root@#5sw-iba01 ~]# /usr/local/bin/fwverify -s

Checking all present packages:
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… OK

Checking if any packages are missing:
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. OK

Verifying installed files:
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. FAILED

* Package tzdata-2014i-1.el5.i386:
.M…… /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Chicago
.M…… /usr/share/zoneinfo/Etc/GMT
.M…… /usr/share/zoneinfo/Etc/GMT+0
.M…… /usr/share/zoneinfo/Etc/GMT-0
.M…… /usr/share/zoneinfo/Etc/GMT0
.M…… /usr/share/zoneinfo/Etc/Greenwich
.M…… /usr/share/zoneinfo/GMT
.M…… /usr/share/zoneinfo/GMT+0
.M…… /usr/share/zoneinfo/GMT-0
.M…… /usr/share/zoneinfo/GMT0
.M…… /usr/share/zoneinfo/Greenwich
.M…… /usr/share/zoneinfo/US/Central

* Package nm2-phs-2.1.8-1.i386:
S.5….T /usr/local/bin/fwverify

* Package nm2-ilom-2.1.7-1.i386:
S.5….T /etc/crontab
S.5….T /usr/local/bin/xcp
S.5….T /usr/local/lib/libxcp.so.1

Checking FW Coreswitch:
FW Version: 7.4.3002 OK
PSID: SUN_NM2-36p_004 OK
Verifying image integrity OK

This verification is success.Failed message ignorable. I opened SR.Support said  ok.

 

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