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HP MSA 1040/2040/P2000 G3/MSA2000 G2 72GB, 146GB 15K SAS 6G SFF (EH0072FARUA, EH0146FARUB) Hard Drive Firmware

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Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: HPD9(21 May 2014)
Operating System(s):
HP-UX 11.23 | View all
Multi-part download
File name: HP_EH0072FARUA_HPD9.fla (639 KB)
File name: HP_EH0146FARUB_HPD9.fla (639 KB)
The firmware available in this download is specifically packaged for flashing the SFF hard drive models EH0072FARUA (72GB 15K 6G SAS) and EH0146FARUB (146GB 15K 6G SAS) when configured in HP MSA 1040/2040/P2000 G3/MSA2000 G2 storage arrays.

Prerequisites:
WARNING! Do not cycle power or restart devices during a firmware update. If the update is interrupted or there is a power failure, the module could become inoperative. If this occurs, contact technical support. The module may need to be returned to the factory for reprogramming.

CAUTION: Before upgrading firmware, ensure that the storage system configuration is stable and is not being reconfigured or changed in any way. If configuration changes are in progress, monitor them and wait until they are completed before proceeding with the upgrade.

IMPORTANT: As with any firmware upgrade, it is a recommended best practice to ensure that you have a full backup prior to the upgrade.

NOTE: Drives of the same model in the storage system must have the same firmware revision.

NOTE: To install this firmware, you must download the firmware package from the HP website and save the file to your local filesystem.


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

433e252e4f8a27cd3338da1bb0b7e40d HP_EH0146FARUB_HPD9.fla
b09abb00fa051b398e49dd79bc828aae HP_EH0072FARUA_HPD9.fla

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


Installation:

Installation instructions using Storage Management Utility (SMU):

  1. Place the downloaded firmware binary file in a temporary directory.
  2. Stop I/O to vdisks before starting the firmware update.
  3. Log in to the SMU select Tools > Update Firmware. A table displays currently installed firmware versions.
  4. Select the drives to update. Click Browse and select the firmware file to install.
  5. Click Install Disk Firmware File. 
  6. Wait for progress messages to specify that the update is complete.
  7. In the SMU display, verify that the proper firmware version appears for each disk drive.  

Installation instructions using FTP:     

Using the SMU, prepare to use FTP:

  • Determine the network-port IP addresses of the system controllers.
  • Verify that the system FTP service is enabled.
  • Verify that the user you will log in as has permission to use the FTP interface and has manage access rights. 

Obtain address of the disks  

  • Obtain the address of each disk to be loaded in the form  (for example, 0:1 and 1:9) and obtain the firmware revision of each of these disks.
  • Determine which disks need to be updated based on the revision.
  • Note: In the WBI, the disk addresses are displayed by clicking on each enclosure in the Configuration View and then selecting the desired disk. The needed data is displayed in the fields labeled 'Enclosure ID','Slot', and'Revision'.
  • Note: In the CLI, enter 'show disks'. The required information is displayed in the columns labeled 'Location' and 'Revision'. 

Instructions for updating disk firmware using FTP  
 

  1. Stop all I/O to vdisks before starting the firmware update.
  2. Place the downloaded firmware binary file in a temporary directory.
  3. Open a command prompt (Windows) or a terminal window (UNIX), and navigate to the directory containing the firmware file to load.
  4. Enter ftp . (For example: ftp 10.1.0.9)
  5. Log in via FTP with user name and password
  6. To update a specific drive, Type put filename disk:enclosure-ID:slot-number where filename is the new firmware image to load.
  7. It typically takes several minutes for the new firmware to messages will be displayed in this FTP interface during this time WARNING! Do not power cycle or restart during the firmware update as this can result in loss of capabilities for this unit. 
  8. Repeat steps 6-7 for each disk to update in each enclosure.
  9. Using SMU or CLI verify that the proper firmware version appears for each disk drive.

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


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.


Important:
CAUTION: Updating firmware on drives in a virtual disk causes the drives to be temporarily inaccessible and increases the risk of data loss

IMPORTANT: Drive upgrades are an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade.


Supported Devices and Features:
Firmware on the listed drives can be updated when attached to any HP MSA 1040/2040, P2000 G3 and MSA2000 array controller enclosure.


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.


This firmware update resolves the below issue:

  • This firmware reduces the possibility of the controller and drive not properly negotiating link signaling, resulting in the controller not being able to identify a drive attached to particular port/slot during system boot up. This firmware improves signal quality between the drive and the controller.
CAUTION: Updating firmware on drives in a virtual disk causes the drives to be temporarily inaccessible and increases the risk of data loss

IMPORTANT: Drive upgrades are an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade.
Version:HPD9 (21 May 2014)
Fixes

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.


This firmware update resolves the below issue:

  • This firmware reduces the possibility of the controller and drive not properly negotiating link signaling, resulting in the controller not being able to identify a drive attached to particular port/slot during system boot up. This firmware improves signal quality between the drive and the controller.

Version:HPD8 (18 May 2012)
Fixes

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


Problems Fixed:

  • Firmware version HPD8 now correctly reports the maximum drive recommended operating temperature.  The incorrect values reported in previous versions of the FW caused ProLiant system fans to operate at improper speeds.

Version:HPD7 (17 Aug 2011)
Fixes

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


Resolved an issue with 01/5D/32 error in SMART log.  Read-Write Error Recovery issue may cause HDD to time-out.  Full recovery from this error can take several seconds.

Enhancements

This firmware improves the hard drive servo control which reduces the number of positioning errors.


Version:HPD3 (27 Sep 2010)
Enhancements

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

Use this firmware to flash supported drives in P2000 G3 MSA and MSA2000 G2 configurations ONLY.

Do not use this firmware to flash the drives if the drives are in any other configurations.


Initial release of specially packaged firmware for use in P2000 G3 MSA and MSA2000 G2 configurations ONLY.


Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: HPD9(21 May 2014)
Operating System(s):
HP-UX 11.23
HP-UX 11.31 (IA)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Itanium
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (Itanium)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)
Solaris 10 for x86 Systems
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (Itanium)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (Itanium)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86)
VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0
VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1
VMware ESXi 5.0
VMware vSphere 5.1
VMware vSphere 5.5

Description

The firmware available in this download is specifically packaged for flashing the SFF hard drive models EH0072FARUA (72GB 15K 6G SAS) and EH0146FARUB (146GB 15K 6G SAS) when configured in HP MSA 1040/2040/P2000 G3/MSA2000 G2 storage arrays.

Installation Instructions

Prerequisites:
WARNING! Do not cycle power or restart devices during a firmware update. If the update is interrupted or there is a power failure, the module could become inoperative. If this occurs, contact technical support. The module may need to be returned to the factory for reprogramming.

CAUTION: Before upgrading firmware, ensure that the storage system configuration is stable and is not being reconfigured or changed in any way. If configuration changes are in progress, monitor them and wait until they are completed before proceeding with the upgrade.

IMPORTANT: As with any firmware upgrade, it is a recommended best practice to ensure that you have a full backup prior to the upgrade.

NOTE: Drives of the same model in the storage system must have the same firmware revision.

NOTE: To install this firmware, you must download the firmware package from the HP website and save the file to your local filesystem.


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

433e252e4f8a27cd3338da1bb0b7e40d HP_EH0146FARUB_HPD9.fla
b09abb00fa051b398e49dd79bc828aae HP_EH0072FARUA_HPD9.fla

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


Installation:

Installation instructions using Storage Management Utility (SMU):

  1. Place the downloaded firmware binary file in a temporary directory.
  2. Stop I/O to vdisks before starting the firmware update.
  3. Log in to the SMU select Tools > Update Firmware. A table displays currently installed firmware versions.
  4. Select the drives to update. Click Browse and select the firmware file to install.
  5. Click Install Disk Firmware File. 
  6. Wait for progress messages to specify that the update is complete.
  7. In the SMU display, verify that the proper firmware version appears for each disk drive.  

Installation instructions using FTP:     

Using the SMU, prepare to use FTP:

  • Determine the network-port IP addresses of the system controllers.
  • Verify that the system FTP service is enabled.
  • Verify that the user you will log in as has permission to use the FTP interface and has manage access rights. 

Obtain address of the disks  

  • Obtain the address of each disk to be loaded in the form  (for example, 0:1 and 1:9) and obtain the firmware revision of each of these disks.
  • Determine which disks need to be updated based on the revision.
  • Note: In the WBI, the disk addresses are displayed by clicking on each enclosure in the Configuration View and then selecting the desired disk. The needed data is displayed in the fields labeled 'Enclosure ID','Slot', and'Revision'.
  • Note: In the CLI, enter 'show disks'. The required information is displayed in the columns labeled 'Location' and 'Revision'. 

Instructions for updating disk firmware using FTP  
 

  1. Stop all I/O to vdisks before starting the firmware update.
  2. Place the downloaded firmware binary file in a temporary directory.
  3. Open a command prompt (Windows) or a terminal window (UNIX), and navigate to the directory containing the firmware file to load.
  4. Enter ftp . (For example: ftp 10.1.0.9)
  5. Log in via FTP with user name and password
  6. To update a specific drive, Type put filename disk:enclosure-ID:slot-number where filename is the new firmware image to load.
  7. It typically takes several minutes for the new firmware to messages will be displayed in this FTP interface during this time WARNING! Do not power cycle or restart during the firmware update as this can result in loss of capabilities for this unit. 
  8. Repeat steps 6-7 for each disk to update in each enclosure.
  9. Using SMU or CLI verify that the proper firmware version appears for each disk drive.

Release Notes

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


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.


Important:
CAUTION: Updating firmware on drives in a virtual disk causes the drives to be temporarily inaccessible and increases the risk of data loss

IMPORTANT: Drive upgrades are an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade.


Supported Devices and Features:
Firmware on the listed drives can be updated when attached to any HP MSA 1040/2040, P2000 G3 and MSA2000 array controller enclosure.


Fixes

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.


This firmware update resolves the below issue:

  • This firmware reduces the possibility of the controller and drive not properly negotiating link signaling, resulting in the controller not being able to identify a drive attached to particular port/slot during system boot up. This firmware improves signal quality between the drive and the controller.

Important

CAUTION: Updating firmware on drives in a virtual disk causes the drives to be temporarily inaccessible and increases the risk of data loss

IMPORTANT: Drive upgrades are an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade.

Revision History

Version:HPD9 (21 May 2014)
Fixes

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.


This firmware update resolves the below issue:

  • This firmware reduces the possibility of the controller and drive not properly negotiating link signaling, resulting in the controller not being able to identify a drive attached to particular port/slot during system boot up. This firmware improves signal quality between the drive and the controller.

Version:HPD8 (18 May 2012)
Fixes

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


Problems Fixed:

  • Firmware version HPD8 now correctly reports the maximum drive recommended operating temperature.  The incorrect values reported in previous versions of the FW caused ProLiant system fans to operate at improper speeds.

Version:HPD7 (17 Aug 2011)
Fixes

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


Resolved an issue with 01/5D/32 error in SMART log.  Read-Write Error Recovery issue may cause HDD to time-out.  Full recovery from this error can take several seconds.

Enhancements

This firmware improves the hard drive servo control which reduces the number of positioning errors.


Version:HPD3 (27 Sep 2010)
Enhancements

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

Use this firmware to flash supported drives in P2000 G3 MSA and MSA2000 G2 configurations ONLY.

Do not use this firmware to flash the drives if the drives are in any other configurations.


Initial release of specially packaged firmware for use in P2000 G3 MSA and MSA2000 G2 configurations ONLY.


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