jernej_s
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Yellow status on LSI 2108 RAID after ESXi update

I updated my ESXi 6.5 host to 20191104001 (build 14990892), and now my LSI 2108 RAID controller is showing yellow status:

vmhba2

Status     Yellow

Additional information

  • vmhba2-firmware-version :
  • vmhba2-driver-version : Version 6.603.55.00.2vmw, Build: 4564106, Interface: 9.2 Built on: Oct 26 2016
  • vmhba2-driver-name : megaraid_sas
  • vmhba2-pci-address : 0000:02:00.0
  • vmhba2-device-name : 500304801C1A8101
  • vmhba2-product-name :
  • vmhba2-serial-number :
  • vmhba2-part-number : LSI 2108 MegaRAID
  • vmhba2-hw-version :

Any ideas what's causing this? The controller's firmware is the latest one (12.15.0-0239 / 2.130.403-4660).

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tayfundeger
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Can you send the output of the command below?

vmkchdev -l

I need SID, VID, DID numbers. I will check the vmware from HCL.

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Here it is:

0000:00:00.0 8086:6f00 15d9:0831 vmkernel PCIe RP[0000:00:00.0]

0000:00:01.0 8086:6f02 0000:0000 vmkernel PCIe RP[0000:00:01.0]

0000:00:03.0 8086:6f08 0000:0000 vmkernel PCIe RP[0000:00:03.0]

0000:00:04.0 8086:6f20 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:00:04.1 8086:6f21 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:00:04.2 8086:6f22 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:00:04.3 8086:6f23 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:00:04.4 8086:6f24 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:00:04.5 8086:6f25 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:00:04.6 8086:6f26 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:00:04.7 8086:6f27 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:00:05.0 8086:6f28 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:00:05.1 8086:6f29 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:00:05.2 8086:6f2a 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:00:05.4 8086:6f2c 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:00:11.0 8086:8d7c 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:00:11.4 8086:8d62 15d9:0831 vmkernel vmhba0

0000:00:14.0 8086:8d31 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:00:16.0 8086:8d3a 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:00:16.1 8086:8d3b 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:00:1a.0 8086:8d2d 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:00:1c.0 8086:8d10 0000:0000 vmkernel PCIe RP[0000:00:1c.0]

0000:00:1c.2 8086:8d14 0000:0000 vmkernel PCIe RP[0000:00:1c.2]

0000:00:1c.3 8086:8d16 0000:0000 vmkernel PCIe RP[0000:00:1c.3]

0000:00:1d.0 8086:8d26 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:00:1f.0 8086:8d44 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:00:1f.2 8086:8d02 15d9:0831 vmkernel vmhba1

0000:00:1f.3 8086:8d22 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:02:00.0 1000:0079 15d9:0700 vmkernel vmhba2

0000:03:00.0 1a03:1150 0000:0000 vmkernel

0000:04:00.0 1a03:2000 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:05:00.0 8086:1533 15d9:1533 vmkernel vmnic0

0000:06:00.0 8086:1533 15d9:1533 vmkernel vmnic1

0000:ff:0b.0 8086:6f81 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:0b.1 8086:6f36 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:0b.2 8086:6f37 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:0b.3 8086:6f76 0000:0000 vmkernel

0000:ff:0c.0 8086:6fe0 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:0c.1 8086:6fe1 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:0c.2 8086:6fe2 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:0c.3 8086:6fe3 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:0c.4 8086:6fe4 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:0c.5 8086:6fe5 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:0f.0 8086:6ff8 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:0f.1 8086:6ff9 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:0f.4 8086:6ffc 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:0f.5 8086:6ffd 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:0f.6 8086:6ffe 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:10.0 8086:6f1d 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:10.1 8086:6f34 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:10.5 8086:6f1e 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:10.6 8086:6f7d 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:10.7 8086:6f1f 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:12.0 8086:6fa0 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:12.1 8086:6f30 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:13.0 8086:6fa8 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:13.1 8086:6f71 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:13.2 8086:6faa 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:13.3 8086:6fab 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:13.4 8086:6fac 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:13.5 8086:6fad 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:13.6 8086:6fae 0000:0000 vmkernel

0000:ff:13.7 8086:6faf 0000:0000 vmkernel

0000:ff:14.0 8086:6fb0 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:14.1 8086:6fb1 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:14.2 8086:6fb2 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:14.3 8086:6fb3 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:14.4 8086:6fbc 0000:0000 vmkernel

0000:ff:14.5 8086:6fbd 0000:0000 vmkernel

0000:ff:14.6 8086:6fbe 0000:0000 vmkernel

0000:ff:14.7 8086:6fbf 0000:0000 vmkernel

0000:ff:15.0 8086:6fb4 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:15.1 8086:6fb5 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:15.2 8086:6fb6 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:15.3 8086:6fb7 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:16.0 8086:6f68 0000:0000 vmkernel

0000:ff:16.6 8086:6f6e 0000:0000 vmkernel

0000:ff:16.7 8086:6f6f 0000:0000 vmkernel

0000:ff:17.0 8086:6fd0 0000:0000 vmkernel

0000:ff:17.4 8086:6fb8 0000:0000 vmkernel

0000:ff:17.5 8086:6fb9 0000:0000 vmkernel

0000:ff:17.6 8086:6fba 0000:0000 vmkernel

0000:ff:17.7 8086:6fbb 0000:0000 vmkernel

0000:ff:1e.0 8086:6f98 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:1e.1 8086:6f99 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:1e.2 8086:6f9a 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:1e.3 8086:6fc0 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:1e.4 8086:6f9c 15d9:0831 vmkernel

0000:ff:1f.0 8086:6f88 0000:0000 vmkernel

0000:ff:1f.2 8086:6f8a 0000:0000 vmkernel

Also, the output of MegaCli -AdpAllInfo -aAll:

Adapter #0

==============================================================================

                    Versions

                ================

Product Name    : LSI 2108 MegaRAID

Serial No       :

FW Package Build: 12.15.0-0239

                    Mfg. Data

                ================

Mfg. Date       : 00/00/00

Rework Date     : 00/00/00

Revision No     :

Battery FRU     : N/A

                Image Versions in Flash:

                ================

FW Version         : 2.130.403-4660

BIOS Version       : 3.30.02.2_4.16.08.00_0x06060A05

Preboot CLI Version: 04.04-020:#%00009

WebBIOS Version    : 6.0-54-e_50-Rel

NVDATA Version     : 2.09.03-0058

Boot Block Version : 2.02.00.00-0000

BOOT Version       : 09.250.01.219

                Pending Images in Flash

                ================

None

                PCI Info

                ================

Controller Id   : 0000

Vendor Id       : 1000

Device Id       : 0079

SubVendorId     : 15d9

SubDeviceId     : 0700

Host Interface  : PCIE

ChipRevision    : B4

Link Speed           : 0

Number of Frontend Port: 0

Device Interface  : PCIE

Number of Backend Port: 8

Port  :  Address

0        50000396f809220e

1        50000396f8035832

2        4433221103000000

3        4433221102000000

4        0000000000000000

5        0000000000000000

6        0000000000000000

7        0000000000000000

                HW Configuration

                ================

SAS Address      : 500304801c1a8101

BBU              : Present

Alarm            : Present

NVRAM            : Present

Serial Debugger  : Present

Memory           : Present

Flash            : Present

Memory Size      : 512MB

TPM              : Absent

On board Expander: Absent

Upgrade Key      : Absent

Temperature sensor for ROC    : Absent

Temperature sensor for controller    : Absent

                Settings

                ================

Current Time                     : 14:42:10 11/18, 2019

Predictive Fail Poll Interval    : 300sec

Interrupt Throttle Active Count  : 16

Interrupt Throttle Completion    : 50us

Rebuild Rate                     : 30%

PR Rate                          : 30%

BGI Rate                         : 30%

Check Consistency Rate           : 30%

Reconstruction Rate              : 30%

Cache Flush Interval             : 4s

Max Drives to Spinup at One Time : 4

Delay Among Spinup Groups        : 2s

Physical Drive Coercion Mode     : 1GB

Cluster Mode                     : Disabled

Alarm                            : Enabled

Auto Rebuild                     : Enabled

Battery Warning                  : Enabled

Ecc Bucket Size                  : 15

Ecc Bucket Leak Rate             : 1440 Minutes

Restore HotSpare on Insertion    : Disabled

Expose Enclosure Devices         : Enabled

Maintain PD Fail History         : Disabled

Host Request Reordering          : Enabled

Auto Detect BackPlane Enabled    : SGPIO/i2c SEP

Load Balance Mode                : Auto

Use FDE Only                     : No

Security Key Assigned            : No

Security Key Failed              : No

Security Key Not Backedup        : No

Default LD PowerSave Policy      : Controller Defined

Maximum number of direct attached drives to spin up in 1 min : 120

Auto Enhanced Import             : No

Any Offline VD Cache Preserved   : No

Allow Boot with Preserved Cache  : No

Disable Online Controller Reset  : No

PFK in NVRAM                     : No

Use disk activity for locate     : No

POST delay                       : 90 seconds

BIOS Error Handling              : Stop On Errors

Current Boot Mode                 :Normal

                Capabilities

                ================

RAID Level Supported             : RAID0, RAID1, RAID5, RAID6, RAID00, RAID10, RAID50, RAID60, PRL 11, PRL 11 with spanning, SRL 3 supported, PRL11-RLQ0 DDF layout with no span, PRL11-RLQ0 DDF layout with span

Supported Drives                 : SAS, SATA

Allowed Mixing:

Mix in Enclosure Allowed

Mix of SAS/SATA of HDD type in VD Allowed

Mix of SAS/SATA of SSD type in VD Allowed

Mix of SSD/HDD in VD Allowed

                Status

                ================

ECC Bucket Count                 : 0

                Limitations

                ================

Max Arms Per VD          : 32

Max Spans Per VD         : 8

Max Arrays               : 128

Max Number of VDs        : 64

Max Parallel Commands    : 1008

Max SGE Count            : 80

Max Data Transfer Size   : 8192 sectors

Max Strips PerIO         : 42

Max LD per array         : 16

Min Strip Size           : 8 KB

Max Strip Size           : 1.0 MB

Max Configurable CacheCade Size: 0 GB

Current Size of CacheCade      : 0 GB

Current Size of FW Cache       : 346 MB

                Device Present

                ================

Virtual Drives    : 2

  Degraded        : 0

  Offline         : 0

Physical Devices  : 5

  Disks           : 4

  Critical Disks  : 0

  Failed Disks    : 0

                Supported Adapter Operations

                ================

Rebuild Rate                    : Yes

CC Rate                         : Yes

BGI Rate                        : Yes

Reconstruct Rate                : Yes

Patrol Read Rate                : Yes

Alarm Control                   : Yes

Cluster Support                 : No

BBU                             : Yes

Spanning                        : Yes

Dedicated Hot Spare             : Yes

Revertible Hot Spares           : Yes

Foreign Config Import           : Yes

Self Diagnostic                 : Yes

Allow Mixed Redundancy on Array : No

Global Hot Spares               : Yes

Deny SCSI Passthrough           : No

Deny SMP Passthrough            : No

Deny STP Passthrough            : No

Support Security                : No

Snapshot Enabled                : No

Support the OCE without adding drives : Yes

Support PFK                     : Yes

Support PI                      : No

Support Boot Time PFK Change    : No

Disable Online PFK Change       : No

PFK TrailTime Remaining         : 0 days 0 hours

Support Shield State            : No

Block SSD Write Disk Cache Change: No

                Supported VD Operations

                ================

Read Policy          : Yes

Write Policy         : Yes

IO Policy            : Yes

Access Policy        : Yes

Disk Cache Policy    : Yes

Reconstruction       : Yes

Deny Locate          : No

Deny CC              : No

Allow Ctrl Encryption: No

Enable LDBBM         : Yes

Support Breakmirror  : No

Power Savings        : No

                Supported PD Operations

                ================

Force Online                            : Yes

Force Offline                           : Yes

Force Rebuild                           : Yes

Deny Force Failed                       : No

Deny Force Good/Bad                     : No

Deny Missing Replace                    : No

Deny Clear                              : No

Deny Locate                             : No

Support Temperature                     : Yes

Disable Copyback                        : No

Enable JBOD                             : No

Enable Copyback on SMART                : No

Enable Copyback to SSD on SMART Error   : Yes

Enable SSD Patrol Read                  : No

PR Correct Unconfigured Areas           : Yes

Enable Spin Down of UnConfigured Drives : Yes

Disable Spin Down of hot spares         : No

Spin Down time                          : 30

T10 Power State                         : No

                Error Counters

                ================

Memory Correctable Errors   : 0

Memory Uncorrectable Errors : 0

                Cluster Information

                ================

Cluster Permitted     : No

Cluster Active        : No

                Default Settings

                ================

Phy Polarity                     : 0

Phy PolaritySplit                : 0

Background Rate                  : 30

Strip Size                       : 64kB

Flush Time                       : 4 seconds

Write Policy                     : WB

Read Policy                      : Adaptive

Cache When BBU Bad               : Enabled

Cached IO                        : Yes

SMART Mode                       : Mode 6

Alarm Disable                    : Yes

Coercion Mode                    : 1GB

ZCR Config                       : Unknown

Dirty LED Shows Drive Activity   : No

BIOS Continue on Error           : 0

Spin Down Mode                   : None

Allowed Device Type              : SAS/SATA Mix

Allow Mix in Enclosure           : Yes

Allow HDD SAS/SATA Mix in VD     : Yes

Allow SSD SAS/SATA Mix in VD     : Yes

Allow HDD/SSD Mix in VD          : Yes

Allow SATA in Cluster            : No

Max Chained Enclosures           : 16

Disable Ctrl-R                   : Yes

Enable Web BIOS                  : Yes

Direct PD Mapping                : No

BIOS Enumerate VDs               : Yes

Restore Hot Spare on Insertion   : No

Expose Enclosure Devices         : Yes

Maintain PD Fail History         : No

Disable Puncturing               : No

Zero Based Enclosure Enumeration : No

PreBoot CLI Enabled              : Yes

LED Show Drive Activity          : Yes

Cluster Disable                  : Yes

SAS Disable                      : No

Auto Detect BackPlane Enable     : SGPIO/i2c SEP

Use FDE Only                     : No

Enable Led Header                : No

Delay during POST                : 0

EnableCrashDump                  : No

Disable Online Controller Reset  : No

EnableLDBBM                      : Yes

Un-Certified Hard Disk Drives    : Allow

Treat Single span R1E as R10     : No

Max LD per array                 : 16

Power Saving option              : Don't Auto spin down Configured Drives

Max power savings option is  not allowed for LDs. Only T10 power conditions are to be used.

Default spin down time in minutes: 30

Enable JBOD                      : No

TTY Log In Flash                 : No

Auto Enhanced Import             : No

BreakMirror RAID Support         : No

Disable Join Mirror              : No

Enable Shield State              : No

Time taken to detect CME         : 60s

Exit Code: 0x00

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tayfundeger
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Is the hardware you used supermicro? From the information you sent, I see you're using Supermicro. If so, the latest ESXi 5.5 U3 support.

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So the HCL incompatibility is suddenly causing the Yellow status? This server always had 6.5 installed, but the warning only started after the latest update.

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