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Advisory: HPE Gen10 Smart Array Controllers - In Rare Instances, Controllers May Stop Responding and Display a Lockup Message During POST When Running Smart Array Firmware Prior to Verson 1.60


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Advisory: HPE Gen10 Smart Array Controllers - In Rare Instances, Controllers May Stop Responding and Display a Lockup Message During POST When Running Smart Array Firmware Prior to Version 1.60
NOTICE: The information in this document, including products and software versions, is current as of the Release Date. This document is subject to change without notice.

Release Date: 2018-07-24

Last Updated: 2018-07-24


In rare instances, HPE Gen10 Smart Array controllers with firmware prior to version 1.60 and installed in HPE Gen10 servers, may stop responding and/or experience a controller lock up during POST in any of the following activities:

  • During power-up device discovery. (POST Lockup 0x1ABD or 0x20227)
  • If multiple completions are received for an IO command. (POST Lockup 0x1BE0)
  • If a drive enclosure is power-cycled while IO is running. (POST Lockup 0x1C50 or0x27006)
  • If a drive enclosure is power-cycled while a drive is sanitizing. (POST Lockup0x1E30)
  • When attempting to modify the controller cache settings while IO is running. (POSTLockup 0x1E30)
  • If a drive failed. (POST Lockup 0x27006)
  • When adding or removing drives from a RAID 5 or RAID 50 volume during a rebuild.(POST Lockup 0xFFFFF001)
  • During POST prior to loading an operating system.
  • When Unrecoverable Read Errors (UREs) are found on drives.
  • When deleting volumes while a rebuild is occurring and UREs are found.
  • Following completion of Rapid Parity Initialization (RPI) of a new RAID volume.
  • During a volume transformation.

Note: The issue can occur if just one of the above is exhibited.


Any HPE Gen10 Smart Array controllers running firmware prior to 1.60.


This issue has been fixed in firmware version 1.60 (or later) for the HPE Gen10 Smart Array controllers. Follow the steps below to obtain the latest release of Smart Array firmware:

1. Click the following link:
2. Enter a product name (e.g., "Smart Array P408i-p") in the text search field and wait for a list of products to populate. From the products displayed, identify the desired product and click on the Drivers and Software icon to the right of the product.
3. From the Documents dropdown menus on the left side of the page:

- Select the Document Type - (Firmware)
- Select the Document Details - (Storage Controller)

4. Select the latest release of * RECOMMENDED * Supplemental Update / Online ROM Flash Component for HPE Smart Array Gen10 Controllers Version 1.60 (or later). Note: To ensure the latest version will be downloaded, click on the Revision History tab to check if a new version of the firmware/driver is available.
5. Click Download

NOTE: Products sold prior to the November 1, 2015 separation of Hewlett-Packard Company into Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company and HP Inc. may have older product names and model numbers that differ from current models.

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Hardware Platforms Affected: HPE Smart Array E208i-a Controller, HPE Smart Array P408i-a Controller, HPE Smart Array P816i-a Controller, HPE Smart Array E208i-p Controller, HPE Smart Array E208e-p Controller, HPE Smart Array P408e-p Controller, HPE Smart Array P204i-c Controller, HPE Smart Array P416ie-m Controller, HPE Smart Array E208i-c Controller, HPE Smart Array P408i-c Controller, HPE Smart Array P408i-p Controller, HPE Smart Array P204i-b Controller, HPE Smart Array P408e-m Controller
Operating Systems Affected: Not Applicable
Software Affected: Not Applicable
Support Communication Cross Reference ID: SIK3576
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