[CentOS] CentOS on IBM Bladecenter HS21

Thu Jul 16 15:36:16 UTC 2009
Tim Verhoeven <tim.verhoeven.be at gmail.com>

On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 5:31 PM, Andrei F<frunzales at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have CentOS 5.2 installed on two of the afore-mentioned blades.
> I've noticed that the OS started to crash lately (kernel panic) and I've
> been assigned the task to troubleshoot this issue.
> I would like to know what is the best way of recovering the kernel
> dump after the OS crashes.
> I know there are two software implementations that would enable me
> to do this, kexec and 'crash' , redhat's own implementation that allows
> you to pust the dump via network to a remote machine.
> What would be the best thing to do at this point?

I don't have any experience for how to debug this. But I have CentOS 5
running fine on the same kind of Blades. I have about 25 of them and
have seen no crashes. What kernel are you running ? Did you upgrade
the firmware on the Blades to the latest version ?


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