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* RECOMMENDED * Online HDD/SDD Flash Component for Linux (x64) - VK003840GWSXL Drive

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Type: Firmware - SATA Storage Disk
Version: HPG2(C)(20 Dec 2019)
Operating System(s): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Server
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15
Multi-part download
File name: firmware-hdd-d1cf327bc4-HPG2-3.1.x86_64.compsig (2.0 KB)
File name: firmware-hdd-d1cf327bc4-HPG2-3.1.x86_64.rpm (4.6 MB)
This x64 Smart Component provides firmware for the following drive model: VK003840GWSXL Drive

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the Service Pack for ProLiant and Smart Update Manager.
  • Customers who already installed latest firmware version do not need to update to sub version like (B) (C) (D) etc..

  • Added support for RHEL8.

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

3102ef509417a4e3eed22010645c0b97147c30b79a5d27a9d6fbc031ca9e1b0c rpm/RPMS/x86_64/firmware-hdd-d1cf327bc4-HPG2-3.1.x86_64.rpm
35272b707ce030e1a5db32ce15d47e501f04c69b30187be477f96185dee8269e rpm/RPMS/x86_64/firmware-hdd-d1cf327bc4-HPG2-3.1.x86_64.compsig

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


Installation:

To update firmware from Linux operating system on target server:

Updating firmware by installing the rpm:

  • Install the firmware rpm using the command:  rpm -ivh <rpm_filename>.  This extracts the contents of the rpm to the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu' location.
  • The CP<nnnnnn>.scexe script is located in the 'scexe-compat' folder. The actual name of the 'firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' folder is based on the version of the rpm installed in the first step above.  
  • To install firmware, you can execute ONE of the following commands:
    • ./CP<nnnnnn>.scexe in the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/scexe-compat' location (OR)
    • ./setup in the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' location
  • The results of the firmware upgrade are saved to the Component.log file, located in the /var/cpq/ directory.
  • To uninstall the rpm, run the command: rpm -e <rpm_package_name>, which is the rpm filename without the '.rpm' extension.

Updating firmware without installing the rpm:

  • Extract the contents of the rpm using the command: rpm2cpio <rpm_filename>.rpm | cpio -id.  This extracts the contents of the rpm to 'usr' folder in the current directory.
  • Navigate to the 'usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' location and run ./setup to update the firmware. The actual name of the 'firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' folder is based on the version of the rpm installed in the step above.
  • The results of the firmware upgrade are saved to the Component.log file, located in the /var/cpq/ directory.

Additional Information:

Installing the firmware rpm package (rpm -ivh) does not update the firmware.  It merely extracts the rpm content to the local system. Updating the firmware on the local system requires following the above outlined steps.

To use Smart Update Manager from the Service Pack for ProLiant:

Offline:

  • Place the Service Pack for ProLiant on a USB key using the USB Key Utility for Windows.
  • Place the desired firmware to be updated in the directory, /packages on the USB key.
  • Boot from the newly created Service Pack for Proliant USB key.
  • Follow Smart Update Manager steps to complete firmware update.

Online:

  • Login as root. (You must be root in order to apply the ROM update.)
  • Place the desired firmware to be updated in the directory, /packages.
  • Run launch_sum.sh script which is found in the root of the ISO.

Follow the instructions on the screen.


End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the Service Pack for ProLiant and Smart Update Manager.
  • Customers who already installed latest firmware version do not need to update to sub version like (B) (C) (D) etc..

Notes:

Deliverable Name:
      Online HDD/SDD Flash Component for Linux (x64) -  VK003840GWSXL Drive

Release Version and/or Date:
      
HPG2

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
      
HPG2

Previous Version of Firmware:
      NA

Firmware Dependency:
     None

Enhancements/New Features:

  • Added support for RHEL8.

Problems Fixed:

  • None

Known Issues:
     None


Version:HPG2(C) (20 Dec 2019)
Enhancements

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the Service Pack for ProLiant and Smart Update Manager.
  • Customers who already installed latest firmware version do not need to update to sub version like (B) (C) (D) etc..

  • Added support for RHEL8.

Version:HPG2(B) (9 Sep 2019)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the Service Pack for ProLiant and Smart Update Manager.
  • Customers who already installed latest firmware version do not need to update to sub version like (B) (C) (D) etc..

  • Fix to issue in bootloader download during power loss. 
  • Change IDF Word 106 report 4K TU for 4/8TB drives to align with Microsoft SQL requirement.
  • Improvements to error exception.
  • Improvements to Secure lock fix during multi-thread read tests with high freq. power cycling.
Enhancements

  • Added support for RHEL8.

Version:HPG2 (19 Jul 2019)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the Service Pack for ProLiant and Smart Update Manager.

  • Fix to issue in bootloader download during power loss. 
  • Change IDF Word 106 report 4K TU for 4/8TB drives to align with Microsoft SQL requirement.
  • Improvements to error exception.
  • Improvements to Secure lock fix during multi-thread read tests with high freq. power cycling.

Type: Firmware - SATA Storage Disk
Version: HPG2(C)(20 Dec 2019)
Operating System(s):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Server
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15

Description

This x64 Smart Component provides firmware for the following drive model: VK003840GWSXL Drive

Enhancements

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the Service Pack for ProLiant and Smart Update Manager.
  • Customers who already installed latest firmware version do not need to update to sub version like (B) (C) (D) etc..

  • Added support for RHEL8.

Installation Instructions

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

3102ef509417a4e3eed22010645c0b97147c30b79a5d27a9d6fbc031ca9e1b0c rpm/RPMS/x86_64/firmware-hdd-d1cf327bc4-HPG2-3.1.x86_64.rpm
35272b707ce030e1a5db32ce15d47e501f04c69b30187be477f96185dee8269e rpm/RPMS/x86_64/firmware-hdd-d1cf327bc4-HPG2-3.1.x86_64.compsig

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


Installation:

To update firmware from Linux operating system on target server:

Updating firmware by installing the rpm:

  • Install the firmware rpm using the command:  rpm -ivh <rpm_filename>.  This extracts the contents of the rpm to the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu' location.
  • The CP<nnnnnn>.scexe script is located in the 'scexe-compat' folder. The actual name of the 'firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' folder is based on the version of the rpm installed in the first step above.  
  • To install firmware, you can execute ONE of the following commands:
    • ./CP<nnnnnn>.scexe in the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/scexe-compat' location (OR)
    • ./setup in the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' location
  • The results of the firmware upgrade are saved to the Component.log file, located in the /var/cpq/ directory.
  • To uninstall the rpm, run the command: rpm -e <rpm_package_name>, which is the rpm filename without the '.rpm' extension.

Updating firmware without installing the rpm:

  • Extract the contents of the rpm using the command: rpm2cpio <rpm_filename>.rpm | cpio -id.  This extracts the contents of the rpm to 'usr' folder in the current directory.
  • Navigate to the 'usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' location and run ./setup to update the firmware. The actual name of the 'firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' folder is based on the version of the rpm installed in the step above.
  • The results of the firmware upgrade are saved to the Component.log file, located in the /var/cpq/ directory.

Additional Information:

Installing the firmware rpm package (rpm -ivh) does not update the firmware.  It merely extracts the rpm content to the local system. Updating the firmware on the local system requires following the above outlined steps.

To use Smart Update Manager from the Service Pack for ProLiant:

Offline:

  • Place the Service Pack for ProLiant on a USB key using the USB Key Utility for Windows.
  • Place the desired firmware to be updated in the directory, /packages on the USB key.
  • Boot from the newly created Service Pack for Proliant USB key.
  • Follow Smart Update Manager steps to complete firmware update.

Online:

  • Login as root. (You must be root in order to apply the ROM update.)
  • Place the desired firmware to be updated in the directory, /packages.
  • Run launch_sum.sh script which is found in the root of the ISO.

Follow the instructions on the screen.


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.

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the Service Pack for ProLiant and Smart Update Manager.
  • Customers who already installed latest firmware version do not need to update to sub version like (B) (C) (D) etc..

Notes:

Deliverable Name:
      Online HDD/SDD Flash Component for Linux (x64) -  VK003840GWSXL Drive

Release Version and/or Date:
      
HPG2

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
      
HPG2

Previous Version of Firmware:
      NA

Firmware Dependency:
     None

Enhancements/New Features:

  • Added support for RHEL8.

Problems Fixed:

  • None

Known Issues:
     None


Revision History

Version:HPG2(C) (20 Dec 2019)
Enhancements

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the Service Pack for ProLiant and Smart Update Manager.
  • Customers who already installed latest firmware version do not need to update to sub version like (B) (C) (D) etc..

  • Added support for RHEL8.

Version:HPG2(B) (9 Sep 2019)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the Service Pack for ProLiant and Smart Update Manager.
  • Customers who already installed latest firmware version do not need to update to sub version like (B) (C) (D) etc..

  • Fix to issue in bootloader download during power loss. 
  • Change IDF Word 106 report 4K TU for 4/8TB drives to align with Microsoft SQL requirement.
  • Improvements to error exception.
  • Improvements to Secure lock fix during multi-thread read tests with high freq. power cycling.
Enhancements

  • Added support for RHEL8.

Version:HPG2 (19 Jul 2019)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the Service Pack for ProLiant and Smart Update Manager.

  • Fix to issue in bootloader download during power loss. 
  • Change IDF Word 106 report 4K TU for 4/8TB drives to align with Microsoft SQL requirement.
  • Improvements to error exception.
  • Improvements to Secure lock fix during multi-thread read tests with high freq. power cycling.

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