Dell PowerEdge Server with Nehalem Processorss May Experience CPU IERR Error Using ESXi 4.0.0
Article Summary: This article provides information on a Dell PowerEdge Server with Nehalem Processors May Experience CPU IERR Error Using ESXi 4.0.0
A Dell PowerEdge™ server with Intel Nehalem™ processors may experience CPU IER errors using ESXi 4.0.0.
Update to the latest iDRAC firmware.
Systems with Nehalem CPUs have been reported to log CPU IERR alerts in vCenter 4.0 console. The alerts indicate that a problem has been encountered with the CPU. The message will ether display a "CPUierr" or "Processor State Alert". This problem has only been seen with Hosts that have ESXi 4.0 installed. An additional message gets logged in the System log, "BMC incorrect response". This can be viewed from the the HOST .
Neither the iDRAC or CMC log these messages and are considered false messages.
No not send any hardware, this is a false alert message that has no functional effect on the operating system. This message can cause an alert to be generated if traps are configured for CPU events.
Quick Tips content is self-published by the Dell Support Professionals who resolve issues daily. In order to achieve a speedy publication, Quick Tips may represent only partial solutions or work-arounds that are still in development or pending further proof of successfully resolving an issue. As such Quick Tips have not been reviewed, validated or approved by Dell and should be used with appropriate caution. Dell shall not be liable for any loss, including but not limited to loss of data, loss of profit or loss of revenue, which customers may incur by following any procedure or advice set out in the Quick Tips.