HP Microserver Gen 8 NAS - Controller firmware revision 2.10.00 NAND read failure: Media is in a WRITE-PROTECTED state


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I'm setting up a HP Microserver Gen 8 as a backup NAS. Server hasn't been used in a while so I upgraded it to to iLO Firmware Version 2.78, I noticed this error:

 

Controller firmware revision 2.10.00 NAND read failure: Media is in a WRITE-PROTECTED state

 

After some research I found this:

 

https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=a00048622en_us

 

Basically, it says to format the NAND.

 

I tried to do it within ILO (Option 1) but I don't have the format option as in the screenshot.

 

So I tried option 3- From Windows OS (using the HPQLOCFG.exe utility but I got the following error

 

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CPQLOCFG.exe: ERROR: Malformed RIB response: (30):

HTTP/1.1 501 Not Implemented

CPQLOCFG.exe: Script succeeded on "192.168.200.21:443"

 

Has anyone solved this problem? I intend to use my SD slot to boot ESXi 

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Try to re-flash ILO, I remember I had a similar issue, but can't remember exactly what I did, but I think I reflashed ILO.

There is also a new 2.79 release.

But I downgraded to 2.60 with hacked ILO version to be able to manage FAN speed.

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14 hours ago, jj-lolo said:

I'm setting up a HP Microserver Gen 8 as a backup NAS. Server hasn't been used in a while so I upgraded it to to iLO Firmware Version 2.78, I noticed this error:

 

Controller firmware revision 2.10.00 NAND read failure: Media is in a WRITE-PROTECTED state

 

After some research I found this:

 

https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=a00048622en_us

 

Basically, it says to format the NAND.

 

I tried to do it within ILO (Option 1) but I don't have the format option as in the screenshot.

 

So I tried option 3- From Windows OS (using the HPQLOCFG.exe utility but I got the following error

 

 

Has anyone solved this problem? I intend to use my SD slot to boot ESXi 

 

I have the impression that the NAND media is not intended for that purpose. Its mainly used to store internal iLO stuff and boot the Inteligent Provisioning tool.

 

You can though install a very inexpensive MicroSD card in the MicroSD Slot. 

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21 hours ago, Orphée said:

Actually the ILO hacked release is 2.73 :

 

 

But you are on your own, I won't help on this :)

 

 

Thanks.

 

Thanks, found the format option, I had to press iLO Health twice.

Unfortunately, pressing formatting the NAND and resetting 4 times with unplugging for a minutes in between didn't work.

I also tried upgrading/downgrading ILO firmware versions and that didn't work.

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12 hours ago, pocopico said:

 

I have the impression that the NAND media is not intended for that purpose. Its mainly used to store internal iLO stuff and boot the Inteligent Provisioning tool.

 

You can though install a very inexpensive MicroSD card in the MicroSD Slot. 

I was able to find the format and that unfortunately didn't work for me.

 

I wasn't sure if the microsd would stop working if the nand degraded more since in the instructions it says not to have an SD card in there.

 

Not sure I understand your SD card comment?

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13 minutes ago, jj-lolo said:

I was able to find the format and that unfortunately didn't work for me.

 

I wasn't sure if the microsd would stop working if the nand degraded more since in the instructions it says not to have an SD card in there.

 

Not sure I understand your SD card comment?

 

NAND and MicroSD port is something different. When you choose to format the NAND, you are formating a part of the NAND media that is used by iLO to write internal logs etc. 

 

You can still use the MicroSD port to install a MicroSD card and install ESXi there.

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