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BMC firmware update fails with "Bad file descriptor" error

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9.7P6
  • AFF-A400

Issue

Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) firmware update from Data ONTAP prompt fails.

  • Attempting to update BMC firmware from ONTAP prompt.

Example:
cluster::*> system service-processor image update -node nodename -package BMC_FW_308-04013_13.3.zip
 
 Note: Firmware update will need to reboot the SP on completion. If your console
       connection is through the SP, it will be disconnected
       Do you want to proceed with the firmware update ? {y|n}: y
 SP firmware update has been successfully scheduled.

  • BMC console log shows that the update fails due to "Bad file descriptor" error.

 [201208052740][IPMIMain][INFO]SET URL = http://xxx.x.x.xx:xxxxx/FW_BMC/CPMI_BMC.ima
 [201208052740][IPMIMain][INFO]SET PROTOCOL = 2
 [201208052740][IPMIMain][INFO]SET device = 0
 [201208052741][IPMIMain][INFO]SET image = 0
 [201208052741][IPMIMain][INFO]SET retry number = 5
 [201208052741][IPMIMain][INFO]SET Preserve = 2
 [201208052741][IPMIMain][INFO]url = http://xxx.x.x.x:xxxxx/FW_BMC/CPMI_BMC.ima
 [201208052741][IPMIMain][INFO]protocol = 2
 [201208052741][IPMIMain][INFO]device = 0
 [201208052741][IPMIMain][INFO]image = 0
 [201208052741][IPMIMain][INFO]retry = 5
 [201208052741][IPMIMain][INFO]preserve = 2
 [201208052741][IPMIMain][INFO]cmd to ex: /usr/local/bin/bmc update http://xxx.x.x.x:xxxxx/FW_BMC/CPMI_BMC.ima backup
 [201208052741][bmc][INFO]URL = http://xxx.x.x.xx:xxxxx/FW_BMC/CPMI_BMC.ima
 [201208052741][bmc][INFO]image = backup
 [201208052741][bmc][INFO]current_boot = 0
 [201208052741][bmc][INFO]Update: current=0 target=1 wipe=0 switch=0
 [201208052741][bmc][INFO]Update inactive via  http http://xxx.x.x.xx:xxxxx/FW_BMC/CPMI_BMC.ima
 
 Upgrade and preserve BMC config
 Download HTTP: http://xxx.x.x.xx:xxxxx/FW_BMC/CPMI_BMC.ima
 Connecting to xxx.x.x.xx:xxxxx(xxx.x.x.xx:xxxxx)
 wget: can't connect to remote host (xxx.x.x.xx): Bad file descriptor
 Download HTTP: Fail
 Download HTTP: http://xxx.x.x.xx:xxxxx/FW_BMC/CPMI_BMC.ima
 Connecting to xxx.x.x.xx:xxxxx (xxx.x.x.xx:xxxxx)
 wget: can't connect to remote host (xxx.x.xx.xx): Bad file descriptor
 Download HTTP: Fail
 Download HTTP: http://xxx.x.x.xx:xxxxx/FW_BMC/CPMI_BMC.ima
 Connecting to xxx.x.xx.xx:xxxxx (xxx.x.x.xx:xxxxx)
 wget: can't connect to remote host (xxx.x.x.xx): Bad file descriptor
 Download HTTP: Fail
 Error : 100%
 [201208052750][bmc][INFO]Remove /tmp/rom.ima
 
 Fail to update bmc

 

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