I have an Exadata V1 (yes, I do) and I recently saw this flag up as an alert on one of my storage cells:
2 2013-02-19T17:15:50-05:00 critical "39:Temperature:Threshold based -- Upper Non-critical going high State: asserted"
3 2013-02-19T17:15:50-05:00 critical "255:System Event:System Event -- PEF action : 7 State: asserted"
4 2013-02-19T17:15:51-05:00 critical "39:Temperature:Threshold based -- Upper Non-critical going high State: deasserted"
Basically, for one second, it appears that the temperature threshold was exceeded. This doesn't surprise me as the V1 machine is: a) very tightly compressed into a small box, b) is old, c) is HP.
Because of a bug in our version of the ESS, we just use the system-defined thresholds on the storage cells. I have two questions:
1) How can I find out the system-defined thresholds - or at least the thresholds that the storage cell is using
2) How can I find out what the 'System Event - PEF action: 7' is?
hmmm... I had an issue with an Exadata X2 some time ago when a user-defined temperature threshold was not giving alerts (later documented in MOS note 1380758.1/bug 13387575 and fixed in 18.104.22.168.0 by the way). At the time I was told that there's no way to see build-in thresholds in cellcli.
As far as the specific error ID goes I don't know what it means, but I'd suggest checking HP iLO documentation in addition to regular Oracle channels.
Excellent suggestion. Luckily, I just happen to have been put in contact with an engineer regarding the case (naturally, I have to re-upload all the diagnostic logs because he has no access to Oracle's SR!)
Having said that, based on previous experience, HP probably don't know or care to know. I get the impression that they resent supporting the Exadata V1 system, presumably because of the litigation, etc.