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* RECOMMENDED * HPE ProLiant Gen10 Smart Array Controller Driver for VMware ESXi 6.0 (Bundle file)

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Type: Driver - Storage Controller
Version: 1.0.2.1038-1(20 Jul 2018)
Operating System(s):
VMware vSphere 6.0
File name: VMW-ESX-6.0.0-smartpqi-1.0.2.1038-8894171.zip (153 KB)
This bundle file is for updating the HPE ProLiant Smart Array driver when creating custom install images with VMware ESXi 6.0.

To ensure the integrity of your download, HPE recommends verifying your results with this SHA-256 Checksum value:

3c1080f746a6c2e906f0b281dc5f22b595ab60777612430a9aa800fcf7140b0c VMW-ESX-6.0.0-smartpqi-1.0.2.1038-8894171.zip

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:
Bundle file version is strictly for creating custom install images.
If you need to update the driver on a previously installed server, use the VIB format instead.

See instructions for using VMware’s Image Builder in section “Using vSphere ESXi Image Builder CLI” in vSphere Installation and Setup section of vSphere documentation at  http://www.vmware.com/support/


End User License Agreements:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


  • For systems running VMware vSphere 6.0, 6.5, or 6.7 and configured with multiple paths to a supported disk enclosure, a single path failure might result in a loss of disk connectivity.
Version:1.0.4.3008 (20 Dec 2019)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Add Timeout support field in pass-through and task management request in order to enable a recover mechanism when a when a pass-through command fails to complete.


Version:1.0.3.2309-1 (10 Jun 2019)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Fixes the following issues

  • During hotplug reinsertion and while under heavy I/O system can return a checksum error.
  • Customer could encounter a data coherency issue that will cause the system to return a Purple Screen Of Death (PSOD) when system fails to complete I/O's
  • Possible PSOD when a TMF request timed out
  • Fixed an issue where I/O tags could get exhausted when Task Management Function (TMF) fails.
  • Possible PSOD while Lun reset completes with service response failure
  • Possible PSOD due to incorrect queue selection logic for AIO TaskManagement
  • Controller could stop responding due to outstanding IO during pqi reset.
  • Inquiring command could potentially fail during device discovery

Version:1.0.3.2035-1 (2 Apr 2019)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Fixes the following issues

  • While in multipath, driver could go offline when the active path is removed.
  • Incorrect SAS address is displayed under multipath information for MSA attached arrays.
  • Disk might become unresponsive after a vSphere Quick Boot.
  • Driver unload could failed after an expander device is removed.
  • PSOD could be observe while performing a hard drive hot remove/re-insert.
  • PSOD might occur after lockup followed by an ESXI shell reboot.
  • Crash dump might not be generated in a NUMA machine.
  • While performing array creation and deletion a PSOD could be observe after two controller lockup.
  • Drivers could go offline during running time when DMA memory is not available

Version:1.0.2.1038-1 (20 Jul 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


  • For systems running VMware vSphere 6.0, 6.5, or 6.7 and configured with multiple paths to a supported disk enclosure, a single path failure might result in a loss of disk connectivity.

Version:1.0.2.1028-1 (26 Jun 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


  • Only one path was visible when running VMware with a multi-path configuration.

Version:1.0.1.244-1 (5 Feb 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


    • VMware driver not exposing more than 8 controllers to the system.
    • Cloning or copying a Virtual Machine Disk (VMDK) might not progress if HardwareAcceleratedMoveEnabled (XCOPY) is set.
    • Path failure/failover on ESXi 6.x when using an RDM might result in IO errors.
    • Controller might go offline while running vSAN in a hybrid configuration.

Version:1.0.0.1060-1 (29 Jun 2017)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


  • Initial driver release for HPE P/E-Class SR Gen10 controllers.

Type: Driver - Storage Controller
Version: 1.0.2.1038-1(20 Jul 2018)
Operating System(s):
VMware vSphere 6.0

Description

This bundle file is for updating the HPE ProLiant Smart Array driver when creating custom install images with VMware ESXi 6.0.

Installation Instructions

To ensure the integrity of your download, HPE recommends verifying your results with this SHA-256 Checksum value:

3c1080f746a6c2e906f0b281dc5f22b595ab60777612430a9aa800fcf7140b0c VMW-ESX-6.0.0-smartpqi-1.0.2.1038-8894171.zip

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:
Bundle file version is strictly for creating custom install images.
If you need to update the driver on a previously installed server, use the VIB format instead.

See instructions for using VMware’s Image Builder in section “Using vSphere ESXi Image Builder CLI” in vSphere Installation and Setup section of vSphere documentation at  http://www.vmware.com/support/


Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


  • For systems running VMware vSphere 6.0, 6.5, or 6.7 and configured with multiple paths to a supported disk enclosure, a single path failure might result in a loss of disk connectivity.

Revision History

Version:1.0.4.3008 (20 Dec 2019)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Add Timeout support field in pass-through and task management request in order to enable a recover mechanism when a when a pass-through command fails to complete.


Version:1.0.3.2309-1 (10 Jun 2019)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Fixes the following issues

  • During hotplug reinsertion and while under heavy I/O system can return a checksum error.
  • Customer could encounter a data coherency issue that will cause the system to return a Purple Screen Of Death (PSOD) when system fails to complete I/O's
  • Possible PSOD when a TMF request timed out
  • Fixed an issue where I/O tags could get exhausted when Task Management Function (TMF) fails.
  • Possible PSOD while Lun reset completes with service response failure
  • Possible PSOD due to incorrect queue selection logic for AIO TaskManagement
  • Controller could stop responding due to outstanding IO during pqi reset.
  • Inquiring command could potentially fail during device discovery

Version:1.0.3.2035-1 (2 Apr 2019)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Fixes the following issues

  • While in multipath, driver could go offline when the active path is removed.
  • Incorrect SAS address is displayed under multipath information for MSA attached arrays.
  • Disk might become unresponsive after a vSphere Quick Boot.
  • Driver unload could failed after an expander device is removed.
  • PSOD could be observe while performing a hard drive hot remove/re-insert.
  • PSOD might occur after lockup followed by an ESXI shell reboot.
  • Crash dump might not be generated in a NUMA machine.
  • While performing array creation and deletion a PSOD could be observe after two controller lockup.
  • Drivers could go offline during running time when DMA memory is not available

Version:1.0.2.1038-1 (20 Jul 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


  • For systems running VMware vSphere 6.0, 6.5, or 6.7 and configured with multiple paths to a supported disk enclosure, a single path failure might result in a loss of disk connectivity.

Version:1.0.2.1028-1 (26 Jun 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


  • Only one path was visible when running VMware with a multi-path configuration.

Version:1.0.1.244-1 (5 Feb 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


    • VMware driver not exposing more than 8 controllers to the system.
    • Cloning or copying a Virtual Machine Disk (VMDK) might not progress if HardwareAcceleratedMoveEnabled (XCOPY) is set.
    • Path failure/failover on ESXi 6.x when using an RDM might result in IO errors.
    • Controller might go offline while running vSAN in a hybrid configuration.

Version:1.0.0.1060-1 (29 Jun 2017)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


  • Initial driver release for HPE P/E-Class SR Gen10 controllers.

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