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* RECOMMENDED * HP StorageWorks MSA2000 G1 146GB/300GB 15k.5 SAS LFF (ST3146855SS, ST3300655SS) Hard Drive Raw Firmware

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Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: 0006(4 Mar 2011)
Operating System(s): HP-UX 11.23
HP-UX 11.31 (IA)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
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)
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)
VMware ESX Server 3.0
VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0
VMware ESX/ESXi Server 3.5
File name: 15K5_SAS0006.lod (521 KB)
This raw firmware image can be used for flashing LFF 15k.5 SAS hard drive models ST3300655SS(300GB) and ST3146855SS (146GB) when configured in HP StorageWorks MSA2000 G1 storage arrays. Please DO NOT use this package for flashing the drives if they are in any other configurations, including in HP StorageWorks P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 array configurations.

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 this MD5 Checksum value:

48cac3e4a3d48c5425c83a5817fa8f47 15K5_SAS0006.lod

Installation:
Installation instructions using Storage Management Utility (SMU)

To prepare to update disk drive firmware:

  1. Obtain the firmware update file and store it in a network location that SMU can access.
  2. If the drive is in a virtual disk, verify that it is not being initialized, expanded, reconstructed, verified, or scrubbed. You can determine this using SMU or the CLI. In SMU, view the Manage > Virtual Disk Configuration > Vdisk Utility Progress page. In the CLI, view Jobs information displayed by the show vdisks command. If any of these tasks is in progress, before performing the update wait for the task to complete or terminate it. Then restart this procedure.
  3. Ensure that no other user is performing administrative functions on the storage system.
  4. Verify that background scrub is disabled so that it doesn’t start. In SMU, check the Background Scrub setting on the Manage > General Config > System Configuration page.
  5. Back up the data for the virtual disk that the drive is part of.
  6. Stop host I/O by either disconnecting data cables from the storage system controllers or powering down all hosts connected to the system.
To update disk drive firmware:
  1. Select Manage > Update Software > Disk Drive Firmware > Update Firmware.
  2. Select the type of disk drives to update. Drives that have the same manufacturer, model, and firmware revision are considered the same type. For example, two identical disk drives with different firmware revisions are considered to be different types. If firmware update is not supported for a disk drive type, the Select column shows “Not Supported” for that type and you cannot continue the firmware update process.
  3. Click Select Type And Continue. Disk drives of the type you selected are listed and the following information is displayed for each disk drive:    * Device WWN – The disk drive’s node WWN.    * Address Port 0 – The channel and SCSI ID of the drive as accessed through      controller A.    * Address Port 1 – The channel and SCSI ID of the drive as accessed through   controller B.   * Size – The size of the disk drive in Gbyte.    * Manufacturer – The disk drive manufacturer.    * Model – The disk drive model number.    * Rev – The four-digit firmware revision code for the firmware currently on the disk drive.    * Serial Number – The disk drive’s vendor-specific serial number.    * Virtual Disk Member – Specifies whether this disk drive is part of a virtual disk. If more than two drives are listed, a Select All check box is displayed.
  4. For drives in a vdisk, select one drive at a time to update. This will allow you to observe that the vdisk remains online, or take corrective action should the drive go offline. For drives that are not in a vdisk, select all at once.
  5. Click Continue.
  6. Click Browse to select the firmware update file.
  7. Click Load Device Firmware File.
  8. To start the firmware update, click Start Firmware Update.
To cancel the firmware update, click Cancel.

The file is transferred to the controller where it is temporarily stored prior to download to the disk drives. Once the firmware update process has started, the Drive Firmware Loading Progress page provides the update progress of each disk drive, including when the firmware update completes successfully.

This operation can take many minutes or hours to complete. During the update, the following operations are blocked so that they do not interfere with the update:
  • Updating controller software (buffer interference)
  • Saving logs to a file (buffer interference)
  • Displaying disk drive read-cache status (SCSI interference)
  • When the selected drive has been updated, a message indicates that the update is complete.
      9. Verify that the proper firmware version, size, and speed are reported for the updated disk drive.
     10. For a drive in a vdisk, verify that the vdisk is still online and that the drive has not changed to “leftover” status. If this does occur, the vdisk can be restored to online status by changing the drive status from leftover to available and then adding the drive to the vdisk as a spare. If a global spare drive was available, it will have been used to restore the vdisk to online status.
     11. Repeat Step 4–Step 10 for the remaining drives.
     12. Restore host access to the storage system and optionally enable background scrub.
 
Stopping or Aborting a Disk Drive Firmware Update

The Stop Device Firmware Update button stops the update operation at the next point that will leave the disk drives in a clean state. If you click this button while the file is being downloaded to the controller, the download stops in a few seconds and no disk drives are updated. If you click this button after download to the disk drives has started, the process is stopped after the update to the current disk drive is complete. No updates that are already done or started are undone. It can take up to several minutes for a stop operation to complete.

Caution – The Abort Device Firmware Update button immediately stops the firmware update and leaves the disk drive in an unknown, possibly unusable state. If you choose this option, wait two minutes to enable the disk drive to possibly finish writing to its nonvolatile memory.
  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 and, in the Configuration View panel, right-click the system and select Tools > Update Firmware. A table displays currently installed firmware versions.
  4. Select the drives to update.
  5. Click Browse and select the firmware file to install.
  6. Click Install Disk Firmware File. 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 module.
  8. If the old firmware version is still displayed in the SMU, cycle power on the enclosure. And then log in to the SMU to verify the firmware version.
Installation instructions using FTP
  1. Place the downloaded firmware binary file in a temporary directory.

  2. Do one of the following:

    1. To update all drives of the type that the firmware applies to, proceed to the next step.

    2. To update specific drives, determine the enclosure number and slot number of the drive.

  3. Using the SMU, prepare to use FTP:

    1. Determine the network-port IP addresses of the system controllers.

    2. Verify that the system FTP service is enabled.

    3. Verify that the user you will log in as has permission to use the FTP interface and has manage access rights.

  4. Stop all I/O to vdisks before starting the firmware update.

  5. Open a command prompt (Windows) or a terminal window (UNIX), and navigate to the directory containing the firmware file to load.

    1. Enter ftp <controller-network-address>. (For example: ftp 10.1.0.9)

    2. Log in as an FTP user. (user = ftp password = flash)

    3. Enter one of the following commands:

    • To update all drives of the type that the firmware applies to, enter: put <firmware-file> disk flash.
    • To update a specific drive, enter: put <firmware-file> disk:enclosure-ID>:slot-number flash.
  6. If needed, repeat these steps to load the firmware on additional drives.

  7. Quit the FTP session.

  8. In the SMU display, verify that the proper firmware version appears for each module.

  9. If the old firmware version is still displayed in the SMU, cycle power on the enclosure. And then log in to the SMU to verify the firmware version.


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


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

Use this image for flashing LFF 15k.5 SAS hard drive models ST3300655SS(300GB) and ST3146855SS (146GB) when configured in HP StorageWorks MSA2000 G1 storage arrays. Please DO NOT use this package for flashing the drives if they are in any other configurations, including in HP StorageWorks P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 array configurations.


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 MSA2000 G1 array controller enclosure.


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

Use this image for flashing LFF 15k.5 SAS hard drive models ST3300655SS(300GB) and ST3146855SS (146GB) when configured in HP StorageWorks MSA2000 G1 storage arrays. Please DO NOT use this package for flashing the drives if they are in any other configurations, including in HP StorageWorks P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 array configurations.


This firmware update contains fix for a condition known to cause single track wear and degradation under certain idle conditions.  Degradation leading to failure can take up to 2-3 years to develop.  Upgrading the firmware can stop the degradation process.

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:0006 (4 Mar 2011)
Fixes

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

Use this image for flashing LFF 15k.5 SAS hard drive models ST3300655SS(300GB) and ST3146855SS (146GB) when configured in HP StorageWorks MSA2000 G1 storage arrays. Please DO NOT use this package for flashing the drives if they are in any other configurations, including in HP StorageWorks P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 array configurations.


This firmware update contains fix for a condition known to cause single track wear and degradation under certain idle conditions.  Degradation leading to failure can take up to 2-3 years to develop.  Upgrading the firmware can stop the degradation process.


Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: 0006(4 Mar 2011)
Operating System(s):
HP-UX 11.23
HP-UX 11.31 (IA)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
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)
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)
VMware ESX Server 3.0
VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0
VMware ESX/ESXi Server 3.5

Description

This raw firmware image can be used for flashing LFF 15k.5 SAS hard drive models ST3300655SS(300GB) and ST3146855SS (146GB) when configured in HP StorageWorks MSA2000 G1 storage arrays. Please DO NOT use this package for flashing the drives if they are in any other configurations, including in HP StorageWorks P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 array configurations.

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 this MD5 Checksum value:

48cac3e4a3d48c5425c83a5817fa8f47 15K5_SAS0006.lod

Installation:
Installation instructions using Storage Management Utility (SMU)

To prepare to update disk drive firmware:

  1. Obtain the firmware update file and store it in a network location that SMU can access.
  2. If the drive is in a virtual disk, verify that it is not being initialized, expanded, reconstructed, verified, or scrubbed. You can determine this using SMU or the CLI. In SMU, view the Manage > Virtual Disk Configuration > Vdisk Utility Progress page. In the CLI, view Jobs information displayed by the show vdisks command. If any of these tasks is in progress, before performing the update wait for the task to complete or terminate it. Then restart this procedure.
  3. Ensure that no other user is performing administrative functions on the storage system.
  4. Verify that background scrub is disabled so that it doesn’t start. In SMU, check the Background Scrub setting on the Manage > General Config > System Configuration page.
  5. Back up the data for the virtual disk that the drive is part of.
  6. Stop host I/O by either disconnecting data cables from the storage system controllers or powering down all hosts connected to the system.
To update disk drive firmware:
  1. Select Manage > Update Software > Disk Drive Firmware > Update Firmware.
  2. Select the type of disk drives to update. Drives that have the same manufacturer, model, and firmware revision are considered the same type. For example, two identical disk drives with different firmware revisions are considered to be different types. If firmware update is not supported for a disk drive type, the Select column shows “Not Supported” for that type and you cannot continue the firmware update process.
  3. Click Select Type And Continue. Disk drives of the type you selected are listed and the following information is displayed for each disk drive:    * Device WWN – The disk drive’s node WWN.    * Address Port 0 – The channel and SCSI ID of the drive as accessed through      controller A.    * Address Port 1 – The channel and SCSI ID of the drive as accessed through   controller B.   * Size – The size of the disk drive in Gbyte.    * Manufacturer – The disk drive manufacturer.    * Model – The disk drive model number.    * Rev – The four-digit firmware revision code for the firmware currently on the disk drive.    * Serial Number – The disk drive’s vendor-specific serial number.    * Virtual Disk Member – Specifies whether this disk drive is part of a virtual disk. If more than two drives are listed, a Select All check box is displayed.
  4. For drives in a vdisk, select one drive at a time to update. This will allow you to observe that the vdisk remains online, or take corrective action should the drive go offline. For drives that are not in a vdisk, select all at once.
  5. Click Continue.
  6. Click Browse to select the firmware update file.
  7. Click Load Device Firmware File.
  8. To start the firmware update, click Start Firmware Update.
To cancel the firmware update, click Cancel.

The file is transferred to the controller where it is temporarily stored prior to download to the disk drives. Once the firmware update process has started, the Drive Firmware Loading Progress page provides the update progress of each disk drive, including when the firmware update completes successfully.

This operation can take many minutes or hours to complete. During the update, the following operations are blocked so that they do not interfere with the update:
  • Updating controller software (buffer interference)
  • Saving logs to a file (buffer interference)
  • Displaying disk drive read-cache status (SCSI interference)
  • When the selected drive has been updated, a message indicates that the update is complete.
      9. Verify that the proper firmware version, size, and speed are reported for the updated disk drive.
     10. For a drive in a vdisk, verify that the vdisk is still online and that the drive has not changed to “leftover” status. If this does occur, the vdisk can be restored to online status by changing the drive status from leftover to available and then adding the drive to the vdisk as a spare. If a global spare drive was available, it will have been used to restore the vdisk to online status.
     11. Repeat Step 4–Step 10 for the remaining drives.
     12. Restore host access to the storage system and optionally enable background scrub.
 
Stopping or Aborting a Disk Drive Firmware Update

The Stop Device Firmware Update button stops the update operation at the next point that will leave the disk drives in a clean state. If you click this button while the file is being downloaded to the controller, the download stops in a few seconds and no disk drives are updated. If you click this button after download to the disk drives has started, the process is stopped after the update to the current disk drive is complete. No updates that are already done or started are undone. It can take up to several minutes for a stop operation to complete.

Caution – The Abort Device Firmware Update button immediately stops the firmware update and leaves the disk drive in an unknown, possibly unusable state. If you choose this option, wait two minutes to enable the disk drive to possibly finish writing to its nonvolatile memory.
  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 and, in the Configuration View panel, right-click the system and select Tools > Update Firmware. A table displays currently installed firmware versions.
  4. Select the drives to update.
  5. Click Browse and select the firmware file to install.
  6. Click Install Disk Firmware File. 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 module.
  8. If the old firmware version is still displayed in the SMU, cycle power on the enclosure. And then log in to the SMU to verify the firmware version.
Installation instructions using FTP
  1. Place the downloaded firmware binary file in a temporary directory.

  2. Do one of the following:

    1. To update all drives of the type that the firmware applies to, proceed to the next step.

    2. To update specific drives, determine the enclosure number and slot number of the drive.

  3. Using the SMU, prepare to use FTP:

    1. Determine the network-port IP addresses of the system controllers.

    2. Verify that the system FTP service is enabled.

    3. Verify that the user you will log in as has permission to use the FTP interface and has manage access rights.

  4. Stop all I/O to vdisks before starting the firmware update.

  5. Open a command prompt (Windows) or a terminal window (UNIX), and navigate to the directory containing the firmware file to load.

    1. Enter ftp <controller-network-address>. (For example: ftp 10.1.0.9)

    2. Log in as an FTP user. (user = ftp password = flash)

    3. Enter one of the following commands:

    • To update all drives of the type that the firmware applies to, enter: put <firmware-file> disk flash.
    • To update a specific drive, enter: put <firmware-file> disk:enclosure-ID>:slot-number flash.
  6. If needed, repeat these steps to load the firmware on additional drives.

  7. Quit the FTP session.

  8. In the SMU display, verify that the proper firmware version appears for each module.

  9. If the old firmware version is still displayed in the SMU, cycle power on the enclosure. And then log in to the SMU to verify the firmware version.


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.

Use this image for flashing LFF 15k.5 SAS hard drive models ST3300655SS(300GB) and ST3146855SS (146GB) when configured in HP StorageWorks MSA2000 G1 storage arrays. Please DO NOT use this package for flashing the drives if they are in any other configurations, including in HP StorageWorks P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 array configurations.


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 MSA2000 G1 array controller enclosure.


Fixes

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

Use this image for flashing LFF 15k.5 SAS hard drive models ST3300655SS(300GB) and ST3146855SS (146GB) when configured in HP StorageWorks MSA2000 G1 storage arrays. Please DO NOT use this package for flashing the drives if they are in any other configurations, including in HP StorageWorks P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 array configurations.


This firmware update contains fix for a condition known to cause single track wear and degradation under certain idle conditions.  Degradation leading to failure can take up to 2-3 years to develop.  Upgrading the firmware can stop the degradation process.

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:0006 (4 Mar 2011)
Fixes

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

Use this image for flashing LFF 15k.5 SAS hard drive models ST3300655SS(300GB) and ST3146855SS (146GB) when configured in HP StorageWorks MSA2000 G1 storage arrays. Please DO NOT use this package for flashing the drives if they are in any other configurations, including in HP StorageWorks P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 array configurations.


This firmware update contains fix for a condition known to cause single track wear and degradation under certain idle conditions.  Degradation leading to failure can take up to 2-3 years to develop.  Upgrading the firmware can stop the degradation process.


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