The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution

Bertrand Russell

By

On 11 Oct 2011

Tech Notes, VMware

Tags: , , ,


The memory sticks in HP blades (as in any server) will occasionally experience errors, more often than not these are recoverable, and are handled without pulling down the software that’s running on it.  However, a tally is kept, so that poorly memory stick can be identified and dealt with.

Non-critical (recoverable) memory errors that have breached an acceptable level generate an error through to the HP Onboard Administrator (OA) as a degraded memory state.  This will be visible as a yellow warning triangle on the OA, will propagate through to your monitoring system (eg SCOM), and through the vCentre Hardware Status for the affected ESX.

Once the problematic memory stick is swapped out, the alert will clear from the OA (and SCOM), but will still be visible through vCentre.  In order to clear down, the server’s System Event Log needs to be reset, and this refreshed through the CIM provider…

 

 

ESX Hardware Status with memory error showing

  • Go to Hardware Status tab, and select the System event log view
  • Click on Reset event log, and allow to complete
  • Click on Update, once complete the memory error should clear
  • Select the Alerts and warnings view
  • Click on Reset sensors, and allow to complete
  • Click on Update, once complete and the memory error might clear
  • If not, SSH to the ESX and restart the management agents
    • services.sh restart
  • Click on Update again, and once complete and the memory error should clear

ESX Hardware Status tab with alerts cleared


Leave a Reply

XHTML: You can use these tags if you know what they are: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

ERROR: si-captcha.php plugin says GD image support not detected in PHP!

Contact your web host and ask them why GD image support is not enabled for PHP.

ERROR: si-captcha.php plugin says imagepng function not detected in PHP!

Contact your web host and ask them why imagepng function is not enabled for PHP.