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* RECOMMENDED * HPE Dynamic Smart Array B120i/B320i SATA RAID Controller Driver for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (64-bit)

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Type: Software - Driver Update
Version: 1.2.16-125(8 Jan 2019)
Operating System(s): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server
Multi-part download
File name: hpvsa-1.2.16-125.rhel7u5.x86_64.dd.gz (654 KB)
File name: hpvsa-1.2.16-125.rhel7u6.x86_64.dd.gz (654 KB)
This driver diskette image provides the binary driver modules pre-built for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (64-bit) to enable the HPE Smart Array B120i/B320i SATA RAID Controller.

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


Added Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 update 6

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

cef0a6e6e45a07e7f01046fb2d00a5cdb703e6a59b44f2d61744300551174127 hpvsa-1.2.16-125.rhel7u6.x86_64.dd.gz
612b74bfc9cb106e5ddccb1b9295327174053f869b405cb0fee121c45a761811 hpvsa-1.2.16-125.rhel7u5.x86_64.dd.gz

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


Installation:

CREATING A DRIVER UPDATE USB-KEY

MAKING DRIVER UPDATE USB-KEY UNDER A LINUX-LIKE OS:

  • Save the "hpvsa-<version>.<OSupdate>.x86_64.dd.gz" file into a temporary directory. Use GUNZIP to extract "hpvsa-<version>.<OSupdate>.x86_64.dd" from this file into the same directory.
  • Insert the USB-Key. Unmount USB-Key if it was automounted.
  • Write the hpvsa-<version>.<OSupdate>.x86_64.dd file to the the USB-Key device.  (Ex. USB-Key is /dev/sdc - dd if=hpvsa-<version>.<OSupdate>.x86_64.dd of=/dev/sdc1)

INSTALLATION

At the initial OS installation screen be sure to:

  • For UEFI systems, press "e" to edit grub and append the parameters to the "linuxefi" line.
  • For non-UEFI systems, press ESC key and append the parameters to keep the ahci driver from interfering with the hpvsa drivers.\

            for B120i:  modprobe.blacklist=ahci inst.dd
            for B320i:  inst.dd

  • IMPORTANT: Remove the USB-Key once the driver has been installed to prevent the OS installer from including the USB-Key as part of the OS storage.


 


End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


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


Supported Devices and Features:

SUPPORTED KERNELS:
The kernels of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (64-bit) supported by this driver diskette are:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Update 6 (64-bit) and future errata kernels for update 6.

 


Version:1.2.16-136 (30 Apr 2020)
Enhancements

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


Add support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Update 8


Version:1.2.16-125 (8 Jan 2019)
Enhancements

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


Added Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 update 6


Version:1.2.16-121 (17 Oct 2018)
Enhancements

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


Added Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5


Version:1.2.16-114 (8 Dec 2017)
Enhancements

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


Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Update 4.


Version:1.2.16-102 (2 Dec 2016)
Enhancements

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


Improved Performance levels.

Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Update 3.


Version:1.2.14-113 (22 Dec 2015)
Fixes

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


The following issues were resolved:

  • Intermittent blue screen 0x133 (DPS_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION) error would display and the system would stop responding. This error was caused by a race condition that was exposed under particular IO patterns for controllers with write cache enabled.
  • CPU pinning enabled- PARSE and FLUSH tasks are pinned to the same CPU to prevent a potential race condition in the driver which might result in an OS panic with system restart.

 

Enhancements

Added Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server Update 2 support.


Version:1.2.14-100 (15 Jun 2015)
Fixes

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


Fixes the below issue:

When issuing the "shutdown -h now" command at the Linux prompt, the server begins shutting down, but instead of halting and powering off, the server resets itself and boots back up.


Version:1.2.12-112 (6 Apr 2015)
Enhancements

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


Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Update 1.


Version:1.2.12 (30 Mar 2015)
Fixes

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


  • Spin lock update to fix a potential boot hang.

Version:1.2.10 (9 Sep 2014)
Enhancements

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


  • Support added for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Type: Software - Driver Update
Version: 1.2.16-125(8 Jan 2019)
Operating System(s):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server

Description

This driver diskette image provides the binary driver modules pre-built for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (64-bit) to enable the HPE Smart Array B120i/B320i SATA RAID Controller.

Enhancements

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


Added Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 update 6

Installation Instructions

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

cef0a6e6e45a07e7f01046fb2d00a5cdb703e6a59b44f2d61744300551174127 hpvsa-1.2.16-125.rhel7u6.x86_64.dd.gz
612b74bfc9cb106e5ddccb1b9295327174053f869b405cb0fee121c45a761811 hpvsa-1.2.16-125.rhel7u5.x86_64.dd.gz

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


Installation:

CREATING A DRIVER UPDATE USB-KEY

MAKING DRIVER UPDATE USB-KEY UNDER A LINUX-LIKE OS:

  • Save the "hpvsa-<version>.<OSupdate>.x86_64.dd.gz" file into a temporary directory. Use GUNZIP to extract "hpvsa-<version>.<OSupdate>.x86_64.dd" from this file into the same directory.
  • Insert the USB-Key. Unmount USB-Key if it was automounted.
  • Write the hpvsa-<version>.<OSupdate>.x86_64.dd file to the the USB-Key device.  (Ex. USB-Key is /dev/sdc - dd if=hpvsa-<version>.<OSupdate>.x86_64.dd of=/dev/sdc1)

INSTALLATION

At the initial OS installation screen be sure to:

  • For UEFI systems, press "e" to edit grub and append the parameters to the "linuxefi" line.
  • For non-UEFI systems, press ESC key and append the parameters to keep the ahci driver from interfering with the hpvsa drivers.\

            for B120i:  modprobe.blacklist=ahci inst.dd
            for B320i:  inst.dd

  • IMPORTANT: Remove the USB-Key once the driver has been installed to prevent the OS installer from including the USB-Key as part of the OS storage.


 


Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


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


Supported Devices and Features:

SUPPORTED KERNELS:
The kernels of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (64-bit) supported by this driver diskette are:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Update 6 (64-bit) and future errata kernels for update 6.

 


Revision History

Version:1.2.16-136 (30 Apr 2020)
Enhancements

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


Add support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Update 8


Version:1.2.16-125 (8 Jan 2019)
Enhancements

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


Added Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 update 6


Version:1.2.16-121 (17 Oct 2018)
Enhancements

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


Added Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5


Version:1.2.16-114 (8 Dec 2017)
Enhancements

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


Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Update 4.


Version:1.2.16-102 (2 Dec 2016)
Enhancements

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


Improved Performance levels.

Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Update 3.


Version:1.2.14-113 (22 Dec 2015)
Fixes

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


The following issues were resolved:

  • Intermittent blue screen 0x133 (DPS_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION) error would display and the system would stop responding. This error was caused by a race condition that was exposed under particular IO patterns for controllers with write cache enabled.
  • CPU pinning enabled- PARSE and FLUSH tasks are pinned to the same CPU to prevent a potential race condition in the driver which might result in an OS panic with system restart.

 

Enhancements

Added Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server Update 2 support.


Version:1.2.14-100 (15 Jun 2015)
Fixes

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


Fixes the below issue:

When issuing the "shutdown -h now" command at the Linux prompt, the server begins shutting down, but instead of halting and powering off, the server resets itself and boots back up.


Version:1.2.12-112 (6 Apr 2015)
Enhancements

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


Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Update 1.


Version:1.2.12 (30 Mar 2015)
Fixes

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


  • Spin lock update to fix a potential boot hang.

Version:1.2.10 (9 Sep 2014)
Enhancements

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


  • Support added for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

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