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BC Switch with Flash Marginal - can I delete these files?

One of my 14 bladecenters has a switch reporting flash as marginal. I logged in as root, and have found files /var/panicdump and /var/tracedump.dmp. The first is dated April 9, and is 1/2MB, and the second is dated April 23, and is 1MB. A df command shows the / filesystem at 85%.

Can I delete either or both of these files?

Is there something I should do with them, like send them to support for diagnosis?

   thanks in advance,

     Lin

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Re: BC Switch with Flash Marginal - can I delete these files?

Blade Switch Model / Type ?

FabOS Release ?

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Re: BC Switch with Flash Marginal - can I delete these files?

Blade switch model - Brocade 20-port 4 Gb SAN Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter - Part number 32R1812

Fab OS 5.3.1b

best regards,

Lin

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Re: BC Switch with Flash Marginal - can I delete these files?

Your can move the file with the command supportftp / supportsave

for exact details, refer the Command Reference Manuals.

Your cand send the file for Diag to Brocade only with a Active Maintenance Contracts.

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Re: BC Switch with Flash Marginal - can I delete these files?

I did a supportsave, and the flash status went from marginal to healthy. I went back in as root, and now there is a new tracedump.dmp file in /var.

Do I use fabricwatch to alert me when one of these events occurs that triggers a change from healthy to marginal?

We have a support contract, but I am unsure if it covers only our 48000 directors, or if it also covers our bladecenter switches.

thanks for your response,

   Lin

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Re: BC Switch with Flash Marginal - can I delete these files?

Lin,

-----I went back in as root, and now there is a new tracedump.dmp file in /var.

Probable but not sure, this error is caused from a Hardware defect.

see with the command errorshow, if the switch have some hardware error.

the only Defect wath I found found is follow, but this dont caused a dump

Defect Closed in FabOS 6.0.0c

DEFECT000206451



Summary: Brocade 4018 and 4020: Compact Flash usage is above the

85% threshold with Fabric OS v6.0.0.

Symptom: Might not be able to download FOS v6.0.0 on Brocade 4018

and 4020.

Feature: Diagnostics

Function: Other

Risk of Fix: Low

Probability: High

Reported in Release: FOS6.0.0

---Do I use fabricwatch to alert me when one of these events occurs that triggers a change from healthy to marginal?

are me not sure, but i think NO.



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