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Re: [Freeipmi-users] SDR cache not updated
Re: [Freeipmi-users] SDR cache not updated
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 11:44:55 +0000
Thank you very much for your answer.
The timestamp looks curious:
SDR version : 1.5
SDR record count : 282
Free space remaining : 49139 bytes
Most recent addition timestamp : Post-Init 0 s
Most recent erase timestamp : Post-Init 0 s
Get SDR Repository Allocation Information Command : supported
Reserve SDR Repository Command : supported
Partial Add SDR Command : supported
Delete SDR Command : supported
Modal/non-modal SDR Repository Update operation : non-Modal supported
SDR could not be written due to lack of space : No
Number of possible allocation units : 3836
Allocation unit size : 16 bytes
Number of free allocation units : 3071
Largest free block : 3071 allocation units
Maximum record size : 4 allocation units
I checked the logs of the BMC and no FW update was done since the server is in
place and no sign of any other change:
2020-09-19T01:21:06.445 ENET[CIM:ep1] IPv6-LinkLocal:HstName=BRGOIESX0012,
IP@=fe80::3a68:ddff:fe26:6f6d ,Pref=64 .
2020-09-19T01:21:06.800 Inventory data collecting and processing complete for
RAID subsystem, sequence number is 130.
2020-09-19T01:21:06.800 ENET[CIM:ep2] IP-Cfg:HstName=BRGOIESX0012,
IP@=169.254.95.118 ,NetMsk=255.255.0.0, GW@=0.0.0.0 .
2020-09-19T01:21:07.540 Inventory data collecting and processing complete for
RAID subsystem, sequence number is 131.
2020-09-19T01:21:07.540 ENET[CIM:ep2] IPv6-LinkLocal:HstName=BRGOIESX0012,
IP@=fe80::3a68:ddff:fe26:6f6e ,Pref=64 .
2021-06-19T05:02:02.794 Numeric sensor Ambient Temp going high (upper
non-critical) has asserted.
2021-06-19T07:53:52.442 Numeric sensor Ambient Temp going high (upper
non-critical) has deasserted.
I will discuss the option of frequently flushing the SDR cache.
From: Al Chu <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2021 7:11 PM
To: FRANK Michael <firstname.lastname@example.org>; 'email@example.com'
Subject: Re: [Freeipmi-users] SDR cache not updated
So a subtlety of --sdr-cache-recreate is that it will only update your SDR
cache if its out of date. My suspicion, is that your hardware SDR / firmware
was updated, but the vendor did not update the SDR timestamps, thus FreeIPMI
did not believe the SDR was out of date.
(You can see these timestamps via ipmi-sensors -i).
Unfortunately the solution is to simply flush the sdr cache (--flush-
cache) and force its recreation. The interval you want to do this is sort of
up to you.
Perhaps you could script to check if the firmware version has changed and only
force the --flush-cache when necessary? You can see this via bmc-info, but
this of course assumes the vendor bothered to update the firmware revision
On Mon, 2021-07-19 at 16:23 +0000, FRANK Michael wrote:
> we use ipmi-sensors with the option --sdr-cache-recreate In a script
> which is scheduled every minute for monitoring purpose.
> On one of our sites we had a lot of false positive events on two
> servers ( see attached logs).
> Finally, I found out that the SDR cache file was already 3 years old.
> After flushing the cache all sensors went back to normal. The only
> thing was that 11 sensors left had been discovered.
> My question is now how this option --sdr-cache-recreate is working and
> what can I do to let ipmi-sensors automatically refresh the cache file
> in case something changes on the remote end.
> I am worried about what happen if new FRUs are added. If the cache
> file is not updated with new sensors, we miss the monitoring of newly
> added things,
> Any help is much appreciated
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