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    There is one last thing I can think of: VMWare's...

    There is one last thing I can think of: VMWare's iSCSI initiator causes the Open-E network stack to freeze the system.
    Possible cause:...
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    After a little short to a week, I'm back,...

    After a little short to a week, I'm back, unfortunately.
    Last week, I changed the NIC configuration and brought the machine back up again.

    It ran stable for a week, and I've seriously stressed...
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    Well, the memtest ran for 7 hours, without any...

    Well, the memtest ran for 7 hours, without any errors.
    Nonetheless, I am getting more and more convinced that it is a hardware error, more than a software error.
    Since the freeze happens mostly...
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    The motherboard and cpu have been replaced...

    The motherboard and cpu have been replaced recently, and besides that, the system only contains a Transcend USB DOM, an Areca 1220 controller and two Intel NICs. As far as I know, these are all on...
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    I don't, but I could take out 1 module (4GB...

    I don't, but I could take out 1 module (4GB remaining), although I wonder: a full pass on memtest did not reveal any errors.

    There are only 3 things remaining that I can think of:


    Now that I...
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    I just posted you a message on your profile page...

    I just posted you a message on your profile page that contains the details of where the log can be found.
    Please let me know if you are successful in picking them up...
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    Hi Daniel It looks indeed like a kernel panic,...

    Hi Daniel

    It looks indeed like a kernel panic, mostly happening under some load. I've checked the logs for the latest connection logs before (manual) reset, and here are the results:

    26-10,...
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    Thanks for the offer: I have to find a way to...

    Thanks for the offer: I have to find a way to post the latest Logs here (if that is permitted).

    Well, the freeze is quite comprehensive: no response on NICs (not able to ping), no response on...
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    I'm sure it's in there: I probably just did not...

    I'm sure it's in there: I probably just did not pay enough attention when upgrading :)

    Unfortunately, keeping the fingers crossed did not help: even with having ran a full memtest (no errors),...
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    Thanks for the hints: I've checked the...

    Thanks for the hints: I've checked the controller's and disks' health and no issue was found. All are running the latest firmware builds.
    However, I found that the ACPI features were still turned on...
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    I did, and I also disabled all ACPI functions in...

    I did, and I also disabled all ACPI functions in the machine's BIOS.
    Furthermore, I've replaced the power supply yesterday and moved the SSD to the Areca Controller, to see if the onboard SATA...
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    Unfortunately, it is time for an update. ...

    Unfortunately, it is time for an update.

    Having succesfully updated to v7, I am still experiencing system freezes that drive me nuts.

    I looked in the dmesg.2 logfiles from the downloads I took...
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    Ok, I turned off all power options in the BIOS. ...

    Ok, I turned off all power options in the BIOS.
    Indeed it seemed to be the DOM: today the system froze again, and now it won't even boot beyond the "loading" screen.
    So I unplugged the DOM and...
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    Well, the issue might be a different one: Last...

    Well, the issue might be a different one:

    Last week, I replaced all hardware (motherboard, processor, memory, nics) except the Areca Raid Controller and the DOM, after I had seen a apparently...
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    Ok, will try that at the next reboot and will...

    Ok, will try that at the next reboot and will keep this thread up to date.
    It just seemed to come completely out of the dark now, so I'll see if I can find out what unusual things happened around...
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    Kernel error kernel:[360783.353677]

    Hi

    Having upgraded earlier this week from V6, I just received the following kernel error:

    2012/09/27 20:45:21 kernel:[360783.353677] Pid: 0, comm: swapper Not tainted...
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    Today seemed the best day to replace the...

    Today seemed the best day to replace the hardware, so we did: the motherboard and NICs have been replaced with new equipment from the same brand (Intel), but the MB's chipset is different.

    The...
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    Excellent! I'll update this thread with my...

    Excellent! I'll update this thread with my experiences as soon as I've migrated.
    Many thanks for your quick replies - I think your forum presence alone is worth buying the product for!
    (By the way,...
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    Sounds good! I guess some settings, such as...

    Sounds good!
    I guess some settings, such as network settings, need to be re-entered with the change of NICs (replace PCI-X by PCI-E), but do I understand correctly that no other re-configuration is...
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    Hardware change

    L.s.

    Since about a few weeks, my DSS has become less stable and I suspect the motherboard or memory modules to be faulty.
    Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a spare server, spare components...
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    Many thanks for picking up this thread so quickly...

    Many thanks for picking up this thread so quickly again!

    In both cases, I've specified a dedicated NIC on the iSCSI subnet in the MS Initiator and from there, they use the exact same physical...
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    It has been a while since I've been working on...

    It has been a while since I've been working on this issue (had to finish my degree first), so I guess it's time for an update:

    From version 90 all was working fine again and I am currently running...
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    I recreated a certificate, but a reboot with...

    I recreated a certificate, but a reboot with version 85 gave me a "selftest OK" again, but still a blank screen.

    Rebooted into version 80 and I'm back in...

    While the ESX was still off, I...
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    Hi Todd This is clearly not my best day: I was...

    Hi Todd

    This is clearly not my best day: I was able to fix the certificate issue by clearing the cache and downloading the SSLcert from the webinterface.

    I did a reset of all iSCSI connections...
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    Thanks Todd for your assistance. I will make...

    Thanks Todd for your assistance.

    I will make one last attempt before calling for your help: I will shutdown the ESX, reboot the DSS machine so it runs the latest updates and no connections are...
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