In rare cases userc might have seen random reboots of the NetApp E2800 contorllers in a
simplex controller E2800 iSCSI storage system or
dual controller E2800 iSCSI storage system.
For example Order number:
DSA-N6C8X4-60AT, DSA-N6C8X8-60AT, DSA-N6C8XA-60AT, DSA-N6C8XC-60AT, DSA-N6C8XC-60AT as well as others like:
Commercial Type No. DSA-N2E8X4-12AT / Product No. F.01U.346.434, Commercial Type No. DSA-N2C8X4-12AT / Product No. F.01U.346.474, Commercial Type No. DSA-N2E8X8-12AT / Product No. F.01U.346.477, Commercial Type No. DSA-N2C8X8-12AT / Product No. F.01U.346.479, Commercial Type No. DSA-N2E8XC-12AT / Product No. F.01U.361.550, Commercial Type No. DSA-N2C8XC-12AT / Product No. F.01U.361.549,
Only for those useres recognizing such a E2800 iSCSI sysstem controller did show an unplanned reboot, can consult the NetApp Major Event Log (MEL). Customers reported this to BOSCH using a NetApp controller firmware 11.40, 11.50.2 or 11.50.R2. Based on that Bosch immediately contacted NetApp and requested support solutions from NetApp.
A basic step when dealing with technical questions for NetApp E2800 iSCSI storage systems is, to register the system with Serial No. by using the following registration form: https://resources-boschsecurity-cdn.azureedge.net/public/documents/Registration_DIP_600_Special_enUS_9007222920871435.docx NetApp and BOSCH want to inform, that we expect a new SANtricity firmware, provided by NetApp, which will contains a fix for the controller random reboot issue which were reported back to Bosch by some customers. The firmware version / SANtricitiy firmware for E2800 iSCSI models is delayed and planned for May 2020.
As this NetApp SANtricity firmware is desigend by NetApp for BOSCH use cases with 24/7 video recording + replay and even worst case situations during a running reconstruct, this Firmware is not yet available via NetApp NOW. NetApp agreed with BOSCH to cover all improvements and fixes in a global and public release around June/July 2020. BOSCH will inform here in this article about the comming release when available.
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The password for the local admin and diagnostic port is set to the same starting with E2800 controller firmware 11.40.2 or later.
In case a user does not know his password any longer, it is not possible to reset and re-configure this password by using the diagnostic port (serial port on the rear side near the uplink ports of the controller). With controller firmware older than 11.40.2 it was possible to reset the Administrator Password needed for configuration. But older NetApp controller firmware cannot and must not be used any longer due to other technical reasons. When accessing the Management Port IP to enter the WEB GUI of the NetApp E2800 system for configuraiton or support data collection, the Administrator Password is required. For the time being this is reported to NetApp to work out a solution for all NetApp customers and BOSCH.
Solution and Procedure:
Right now, BOSCH and our customers have no documented instruciton or procedure to remove / reset the password. We are working ont hat with high preassure and awareness. We kindly ask all customers requiring access to the configuraiton but having not the Administrator Password on hand for configuraiton, to reach out to BOSCH support and ask to sent the requewst immediately up to a Levle 3 Ticket to the Gatekeeper team at BOSCH BT-SC/ETP-MKP2 or BT-VS Support in the BU.
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