Thursday, January 8, 2015

Cisco UCS error: will_boot_fault sensor failure asserted

After replacing a faulty UCS blade the following error presented itself after inserting the new blade into chassis:  will_boot_fault sensor failure asserted

Troubleshooting:

Ran the following -
Tried to run the board controller activation
# scope server <chassis/server>
# scope boardcontroller
# show version
Showed version 13 (2.2.3d)
# show image
Did not display version 13 but latest was version 8 (2.2.1d)
# activate firmware <boardcontroller version>.0 force
# commit-buffer
Received an error message that commit cannot proceed.




Solution:

The problem turned out to be the new blade had a newer version of firmware installed that what I had loaded in UCS manager. 
To fix this upload the latest firmware version ( in our case 2.2.3d).

Verify the new version is available by running show image under scope for chassis/server/boardcontroller.

  • Run the same process as listed above