Not much to be done. Backplane issues tend to be that dramatic. It would
seem that it first started having PCI-e switch troubles (maybe from
whatever power issue the backplane had) and then it failed the entire
board. Without being able to look at the product activity log or the ASMI
log I cannot be certain if there were previous errors that might have clued
you up to that problem.
I did have some Power5 boards die slowly (first a couple of PCIx slots,
then finally the entire board).

On Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 9:17 AM Rob Berendt <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Got a call from IBM this morning. Apparently my remaining Power 8 died.
Something about a backplane issue. They mumbled something about it having
been going on awhile but it finally called home. This concerns me. Like,
is there some way I could have caught this before it died?

On the positive side it is mainly a sandbox machine. 2 lpars of VIOS and
5 LPARs of IBM i. Mostly for testing and triple redundancy. One lpar does
have some old archived Domino databases. Probably the only one a "user"
may notice. Well those who may have been working on any Domino server on
any of it's other lpars as they got automatically failed over to a live
server. But, really, I do it's quarterly downtimes midday, midweek.

On the HMC:
Problem #, PMH #, Reference code, Status, Last reported time, Failing MTMS
24185,082,000, 11002610, Open, Jan 7, 2020 9:18:25 AM, 8286-41A/redacted
24184,082,000, A6010266, Open, Jan 7, 2020 9:18:10 AM, 8286-41A/redacted
24183,082,000, B7006A22, Open, Jan 7, 2020 9:18:10 AM, 78C9-001/redacted
#2E44704, Open, Dec 27, 2019 5:17:08 PM, 9009-42A/redacted
57CE8157, Open, Oct 16, 2019 12:03:08 AM, 8286-41A/redacted

Firmware level:
01SV860, FW860.70 (205)

Version 9
Release 1
Service Pack 940
Build Level 1911021524
Base Version V9R1
Model Type 7042-CR8

Rob Berendt
IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1
Group Dekko
Dept 1600
Mail to: 2505 Dekko Drive
Garrett, IN 46738
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Kendallville, IN 46755

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