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Type: Firmware - Storage Controller
Version: 06.18.07.00 (1.23.46.00)(11 Dec 2012)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 | View all
File name: SP45154.exe (2.1 MB)
This SoftPaq contains Firmware version 1.23.46.00 and BIOS version 06.18.07.00 images for HP 8 Internal Port SAS/SATA HBA with RAID, HP SC44Ge HBA, and the HP SC40Ge HBA.

To ensure the integrity of your download, HP recommends verifying your results with this MD5 Checksum value:

SP45154.exe f300de906697fd0191e2f7f8338ae79b

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is not required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:

Installation Instructions:

Create a DOS-bootable USB Key:
Complete the following steps to create a DOS-bootable USB Key.  

  1. Download the Setsys Utility for USB key media  from the following link :
     http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=US&swItem=co-78002-1&mode=4&idx=0
  2. Run the SP44052.exe binary.
  3. The utility will prompt you to extract the files into c:\SWSetup\SP44052.
  4. Once you extract the files, the utility will automatically bring up a web page which has a link to “Create a bootable USB Key”.
    file:///C:/SWSetup/SP44052/Start.htm
  5. Click that link to create a bootable USB key.

Upgrade the Firmware:
Use the DOS-bootable USB key to perform the upgrade and follow the below instructions:

  1. Download the Firmware SoftPaq to a directory on your hard drive.
  2. Obtain the DOS-bootable USB key that you created using the Create a DOS-bootable USB Key Installation Instructions.
  3. Run the downloaded file to extract its contents to the DOS-bootable USB key.
  4. Boot the HP ProLiant server, which is configured with the HP 8 Internal Port SAS/SATA HBA with RAID, using the DOS-bootable USB key.
  5. Once the server has booted and displays the command prompt, change to the USB key and execute "update p".
  6. Upon completion of flashing, the following message will be displayed:
          PLEASE REBOOT YOUR SYSTEM. PROGRAMMING COMPLETE!!
  7. Remove all diskettes/USB keys and reboot the server.
  8. For additional instructions, refer to "Update.txt" that is extracted from the SoftPaq.
     

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


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


Supported Devices and Features:

  • HP 8 Internal Port SAS/SATA HBA with RAID
  • HP SC44Ge HBA
  • HP SC40Ge HBA

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


Resolved an issue in which I/O operations for the tape drive took too long to complete. Optimization of the DMA engine disable code resolved the issue.

Version:06.18.07.00 (1.23.46.00) (11 Dec 2012)
Fixes

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


Resolved an issue in which I/O operations for the tape drive took too long to complete. Optimization of the DMA engine disable code resolved the issue.


Version:06.18.05.00(1.23.43.00A) (3 Sep 2009)
Fixes

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


  • Fixed an issue that was causing OBDR backups to exit prematurely
  • Version 6.18.05.00(1.23.43.00) is no longer available because an incorrect file was contained in the package that flashed the FW to 1.23.42.00 instead of 1.23.43.00.  Version 6.18.05.00(1.23.43.00A) contains version 1.23.43.00 of the firmware, as expected

  • Version:06.18.05.00 (1.23.42.00) (27 Oct 2008)
    Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that causes 3G SATA drives to not be detected.
  • Fixed an issue where the HBA FW and the system ROM are trying to access the HBA flash ROM at the same time causing an IO Rom Error at post.

     


  • Version:06.18.05.00 (1.23.40.00) (11 Aug 2008)
    Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that causes 3G SATA drives to not be detected.

  • Version:06.18.05.00 (1.23.39.00) (5 Jun 2008)
    Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that cause I/O timeout during heavy stress on volumes configured behind an expander.
  • Enhancements
    • Added support to move drives within the BIOS Configuration Utility.
    • Added "F8" key support for One Button Disaster Recovery (OBDR).

    Version:06.14.07.00 (31 May 2007)
    Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that cause I/O timeout during heavy stress on volumes configured behind an expander.
  • Enhancements
    • Added support to move drives within the BIOS Configuration Utility.
    • Added "F8" key support for One Button Disaster Recovery (OBDR).

    Version:06.10.05.00 (31 Jan 2007)
    Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where RAID creation could occur with no drives selected.
  • Fixed an issue in which the system could not be booted after adding or removing a SATA drive.
  • Enhancements
    • BIOS Configuration Utility has been enhanced to display volumes greater than 2TB.

    Version:06.08.07.00 (8 Nov 2006)
    Enhancements

    Upgrade Requirement:
    Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


    • Added support for fast resynchronization of during RAID 1 volume rebuilds.

    Version:06.08.05.00 (25 Sep 2006)
    Enhancements

    Upgrade Requirement:
    Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


    Added support for SAS Tapes.


    Version:06.06.10.00 (24 Jul 2006)
    Fixes

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


    Fix for potential system hang condition while entering the BIOS Configuration Utility (via pressing F8) on the HP 8 Internal Port SAS/SATA HBA with RAID on HP ProLiant Servers with Intel Xeon 5100 series processors.


    Version:06.06.08.00 (26 Jul 2006)
    Fixes

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


    - Fixed an intermittent issue of event 11 being logged into Windows event viewer
    - Fixed an issue where drive status LED is being left on even after deleting the volume

    Enhancements

    - Added support for LSI expander on ML570 G4
    - Added support for identifying S.M.A.R.T error on hard drives


    Version:6.01.08.02 (11 Apr 2006)
    Enhancements

    Upgrade Requirement:
    Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


    Updated to increase EMC margin above 1GHz.


    Version:6.01.08.01 (8 Nov 2005)
    Fixes

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


    Update to report that the HBA is PCI 2.x specification compliant.


    Type: Firmware - Storage Controller
    Version: 06.18.07.00 (1.23.46.00)(11 Dec 2012)
    Operating System(s):
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems
    Novell NetWare 6.5
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (AMD64/EM64T)
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (x86)
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (AMD64/EM64T)
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (x86)
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86)
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86-64)
    SCO OpenServer 5
    SCO OpenServer 6
    SCO UnixWare 7
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (AMD64/EM64T)
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86)
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (AMD64/EM64T)
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (x86)

    Description

    This SoftPaq contains Firmware version 1.23.46.00 and BIOS version 06.18.07.00 images for HP 8 Internal Port SAS/SATA HBA with RAID, HP SC44Ge HBA, and the HP SC40Ge HBA.

    Installation Instructions

    To ensure the integrity of your download, HP recommends verifying your results with this MD5 Checksum value:

    SP45154.exe f300de906697fd0191e2f7f8338ae79b

    Reboot Requirement:
    Reboot is not required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


    Installation:

    Installation Instructions:

    Create a DOS-bootable USB Key:
    Complete the following steps to create a DOS-bootable USB Key.  

    1. Download the Setsys Utility for USB key media  from the following link :
       http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=US&swItem=co-78002-1&mode=4&idx=0
    2. Run the SP44052.exe binary.
    3. The utility will prompt you to extract the files into c:\SWSetup\SP44052.
    4. Once you extract the files, the utility will automatically bring up a web page which has a link to “Create a bootable USB Key”.
      file:///C:/SWSetup/SP44052/Start.htm
    5. Click that link to create a bootable USB key.

    Upgrade the Firmware:
    Use the DOS-bootable USB key to perform the upgrade and follow the below instructions:

    1. Download the Firmware SoftPaq to a directory on your hard drive.
    2. Obtain the DOS-bootable USB key that you created using the Create a DOS-bootable USB Key Installation Instructions.
    3. Run the downloaded file to extract its contents to the DOS-bootable USB key.
    4. Boot the HP ProLiant server, which is configured with the HP 8 Internal Port SAS/SATA HBA with RAID, using the DOS-bootable USB key.
    5. Once the server has booted and displays the command prompt, change to the USB key and execute "update p".
    6. Upon completion of flashing, the following message will be displayed:
            PLEASE REBOOT YOUR SYSTEM. PROGRAMMING COMPLETE!!
    7. Remove all diskettes/USB keys and reboot the server.
    8. For additional instructions, refer to "Update.txt" that is extracted from the SoftPaq.
       

    Release Notes

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


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


    Supported Devices and Features:

    • HP 8 Internal Port SAS/SATA HBA with RAID
    • HP SC44Ge HBA
    • HP SC40Ge HBA

    Fixes

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


    Resolved an issue in which I/O operations for the tape drive took too long to complete. Optimization of the DMA engine disable code resolved the issue.

    Revision History

    Version:06.18.07.00 (1.23.46.00) (11 Dec 2012)
    Fixes

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


    Resolved an issue in which I/O operations for the tape drive took too long to complete. Optimization of the DMA engine disable code resolved the issue.


    Version:06.18.05.00(1.23.43.00A) (3 Sep 2009)
    Fixes

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


  • Fixed an issue that was causing OBDR backups to exit prematurely
  • Version 6.18.05.00(1.23.43.00) is no longer available because an incorrect file was contained in the package that flashed the FW to 1.23.42.00 instead of 1.23.43.00.  Version 6.18.05.00(1.23.43.00A) contains version 1.23.43.00 of the firmware, as expected

  • Version:06.18.05.00 (1.23.42.00) (27 Oct 2008)
    Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that causes 3G SATA drives to not be detected.
  • Fixed an issue where the HBA FW and the system ROM are trying to access the HBA flash ROM at the same time causing an IO Rom Error at post.

     


  • Version:06.18.05.00 (1.23.40.00) (11 Aug 2008)
    Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that causes 3G SATA drives to not be detected.

  • Version:06.18.05.00 (1.23.39.00) (5 Jun 2008)
    Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that cause I/O timeout during heavy stress on volumes configured behind an expander.
  • Enhancements
    • Added support to move drives within the BIOS Configuration Utility.
    • Added "F8" key support for One Button Disaster Recovery (OBDR).

    Version:06.14.07.00 (31 May 2007)
    Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that cause I/O timeout during heavy stress on volumes configured behind an expander.
  • Enhancements
    • Added support to move drives within the BIOS Configuration Utility.
    • Added "F8" key support for One Button Disaster Recovery (OBDR).

    Version:06.10.05.00 (31 Jan 2007)
    Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where RAID creation could occur with no drives selected.
  • Fixed an issue in which the system could not be booted after adding or removing a SATA drive.
  • Enhancements
    • BIOS Configuration Utility has been enhanced to display volumes greater than 2TB.

    Version:06.08.07.00 (8 Nov 2006)
    Enhancements

    Upgrade Requirement:
    Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


    • Added support for fast resynchronization of during RAID 1 volume rebuilds.

    Version:06.08.05.00 (25 Sep 2006)
    Enhancements

    Upgrade Requirement:
    Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


    Added support for SAS Tapes.


    Version:06.06.10.00 (24 Jul 2006)
    Fixes

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


    Fix for potential system hang condition while entering the BIOS Configuration Utility (via pressing F8) on the HP 8 Internal Port SAS/SATA HBA with RAID on HP ProLiant Servers with Intel Xeon 5100 series processors.


    Version:06.06.08.00 (26 Jul 2006)
    Fixes

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


    - Fixed an intermittent issue of event 11 being logged into Windows event viewer
    - Fixed an issue where drive status LED is being left on even after deleting the volume

    Enhancements

    - Added support for LSI expander on ML570 G4
    - Added support for identifying S.M.A.R.T error on hard drives


    Version:6.01.08.02 (11 Apr 2006)
    Enhancements

    Upgrade Requirement:
    Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


    Updated to increase EMC margin above 1GHz.


    Version:6.01.08.01 (8 Nov 2005)
    Fixes

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


    Update to report that the HBA is PCI 2.x specification compliant.


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