Dalamar81
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BMC returned incorrect response (ESXi 5U1)

Hello!

I have many records in /scratch/log/vmkernel.log with message "BMC returned incorrect response".

After few days of esxi uptime the server hangs.

My server board is intel S5520HCR and I installed all lastest firmware to it.

I cannot disable CIM because I need to monitor RAID volumes on Adaptec controller (6805) with arcconf utility.

I use ESXi 5.0.0 update 1.

2012-07-25T20:29:32.802Z cpu0:2701)<4>IPMI message handler: This message has repeated 91 times: BMC returned incorrect response expected netfn b cmd 23, got netfn 9 cmd 23
2012-07-25T20:29:32.881Z cpu11:2701)<4>IPMI message handler: This message has repeated 92 times: BMC returned incorrect response expected netfn b cmd 23, got netfn 9 cmd 23
2012-07-25T20:29:32.953Z cpu11:2701)<4>IPMI message handler: This message has repeated 93 times: BMC returned incorrect response expected netfn b cmd 23, got netfn 9 cmd 23
2012-07-25T20:29:33.038Z cpu11:2701)<4>IPMI message handler: This message has repeated 94 times: BMC returned incorrect response expected netfn 5 cmd 25, got netfn a cmd 25
2012-07-25T20:29:33.280Z cpu11:2701)<4>IPMI message handler: This message has repeated 95 times: BMC returned incorrect response expected netfn b cmd 11, got netfn 5 cmd 11
2012-07-25T20:31:40.687Z cpu11:2701)<4>IPMI message handler: This message has repeated 96 times: BMC returned incorrect response expected netfn 31 cmd 9c, got netfn 28 cmd 9c
2012-07-25T20:33:48.429Z cpu10:2701)<4>IPMI message handler: This message has repeated 97 times: BMC returned incorrect response expected netfn 5 cmd 27, got netfn a cmd 27
2012-07-25T20:33:48.460Z cpu10:2701)<4>IPMI message handler: This message has repeated 98 times: BMC returned incorrect response expected netfn 5 cmd 25, got netfn a cmd 25
2012-07-25T20:40:12.679Z cpu0:2701)<4>IPMI message handler: This message has repeated 99 times: BMC returned incorrect response expected netfn 31 cmd 9c, got netfn 28 cmd 9c
2012-07-25T22:01:18.380Z cpu10:2701)<4>IPMI message handler: This message has repeated 128 times: BMC returned incorrect response expected netfn 5 cmd 25, got netfn a cmd 25
2012-07-26T03:55:38.544Z cpu4:2701)<4>IPMI message handler: This message has repeated 256 times: BMC returned incorrect response expected netfn 31 cmd 9c, got netfn 28 cmd 9c

How can I fix it?

Thanks for any help.

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iw123
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Hi,

Have you seen this KB? http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=200193...

Thanks

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Dalamar81
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iw123 wrote:

Hi,

Have you seen this KB? http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=200193...

Thanks

Yes, I heve seen this KB. It didn't help.

There is resolution in three optons:

Resolution

If these messages are reported occasionally in the log files, you can safely ignore them. However, if the log file contains a log spew of this message, they may be symptomatic of an underlying issue. In this case, try one of the options:

  • Update the BMC firmware and system BIOS to the latest version. For more information, consult your hardware vendor.


  • Update the IPMI driver and SFCB CIM components on the ESX/ESXi host to the latest version. Search the knowledge base and the Patch Download Center for IPMI and CIM patches.


  • If the hardware health status information is not required or used, disable the CIM agent on the host. For more information, see How to disable the CIM agent on the ESX/ESXi host (1025757).


I updated BMC firmware to the lastest build (from intel.com).

Updates for IPMI driver I have not found.

Disable CIM agent is not acceptable for me.

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