Archive for July, 2011
When upgrading the Equallogic SAN firmware, the following error may appear: gzip: stdout: Broken pipe tar: child returned status 1 18:19:46 Space required: 25MB, available 24MB
The cause of this was leftover files on the SAN. In this particular case, there were multiple .core files on the unit, as was evident by FTP’ing into the unit and looking at the filesystem. The main problem being the very large ‘MgmtExec.core’. Assuming the issues have since been resolved, both of these .core files can be safely deleted. Cores are created by the SAN during previous issues and remain there until the next ‘diag’ is run. If a diag on this group has not been done for awhile then they would still be there causing the firmware upgrade failure.