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* RECOMMENDED * Firmware Flash Component for Linux - HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB 6G SAS 7.2K rpm LFF Drive Models (ST1000NM0023, ST2000NM0023, ST3000NM0023 and ST4000NM0023)

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Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: 0006(23 Mar 2016)
Operating System(s): HP-UX 11.23
HP-UX 11.31 (IA)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
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)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
VMware ESXi 5.0
VMware vSphere 5.1
VMware vSphere 5.5
VMware vSphere 6.0
File name: CP029103.scexe (7.1 MB)
This Linux Smart Component contains a firmware update for LFF hard drive models ST1000NM0023 (1TB 6G SAS 7.2K), ST2000NM0023 (2TB 6G SAS 7.2K), ST3000NM0023 (3TB 6G SAS 7.2K) and ST4000NM0023 (4TB 6G SAS 7.2K) in HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 Storage Arrays.

Following enhancements are made in this firmware:

  • Improved internal Logging
  • Improved write performance in Sequential workloads
  • Implement random seek on idle and after system area access 

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: Updating the firmware of disk drives in a virtual disk risks the loss of data and causes the drives to be temporarily inaccessible.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that no other user is performing administrative functions on the HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 Storage Arrays.

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 is an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade. For more information, see the HP Modular Storage Array Reference Guides. All firmware flash progress messages are logged to /var/cpq/MSA2000_IP.log and flash summary is logged to /var/cpq/Component.log.

IMPORTANT: Please refer to the best practices document for special considerations regarding the pre-install conditions for flashing hard drives in HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 Storage Arrays.

IMPORTANT: FTP and HTTPS/Telnet services must be enabled on the arrays being updated and the corresponding client interfaces enabled on the host system where the smart component is being executed.


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

6fc0e457e6ec4e2efd2c2edf5bf5cfe1 CP029103.scexe

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


Installation:

Installation instructions using Smart Component:

  1. Place the downloaded firmware package in a temporary directory.
  2. Open a Linux command console.
  3. From the directory containing the downloaded file, enable execute access to this module by entering chmod +x CPxxxxxx.scexe, where CPxxxxxx.scexe represents the downloaded file.
  4. Execute the Smart Component by entering a command similar to the following: ./CPxxxxxx.scexe --target <ip_address> --user <username> --passwd <password>
  5. Follow onscreen instructions.

NOTE:

  • Use the -e / --reflash or -f / --force option when flashing a device, even if it is up to date.
  • Use the -g / --downgrade option when downgrading.
  • For details on supported command options, see the online help by executing the command ./CPxxxxxx.scexe or ./CPxxxxxx.scexe -h / --help.
  • If the user name or password contains an exclamation mark (!), enclose the string in single quotes or enter a backslash (\) before the exclamation point. For example, '!manage' or \!manage

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


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


Important:

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: Updating the firmware of disk drives in a virtual disk risks the loss of data and causes the drives to be temporarily inaccessible.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that no other user is performing administrative functions on the HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 Storage Arrays.

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 is an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade. For more information, see the HP Modular Storage Array Reference Guides. All firmware flash progress messages are logged to /var/cpq/MSA2000_IP.log and flash summary is logged to /var/cpq/Component.log.

IMPORTANT: Please refer to the best practices document for special considerations regarding the pre-install conditions for flashing hard drives in HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 Storage Arrays.

IMPORTANT: FTP and HTTPS/Telnet services must be enabled on the arrays being updated and the corresponding client interfaces enabled on the host system where the smart component is being executed.


Supported Devices and Features:

Firmware on the listed drives can be updated when attached to any of the following Storage Systems:

  • HP MSA 2040 SAN LFF Storage
  • HP MSA 2040 SAS LFF Storage
  • HP MSA 1040 SAN LFF Storage
  • HP MSA 1040 SAS LFF Storage
  • HP P2000 G3 10GbE iSCSI MSA Dual Controller LFF Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 iSCSI MSA Dual Controller LFF Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 SAS MSA Dual Controller LFF Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 MSA FC Dual Controller LFF Modular Smart Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 MSA FC/iSCSI Dual Combo Controller LFF Array
  • HP MSA2000 Dual I/O 3.5 inch 12 Drive Enclosure
  • HP MSA2000 Single I/O 3.5 inch 12 Drive Enclosure
  • HP P2000 Dual I/O LFF Drive Enclosure
  • HP P2000 LFF Drive Enclosure I/O Module
  • HP MSA 2040 LFF Disk Enclosure

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


Following issue is fixed in this version of firmware:

  • Prevents the potential for incorrect data from being “read from” or “written to” the drive under extremely rare circumstances where the drive experiences consecutive error recoveries during a background scan and the Error Correction Code (ECC) fails. This issue has only been observed in a rigorous test environment and has NOT been reported in a customer production environment.

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: Updating the firmware of disk drives in a virtual disk risks the loss of data and causes the drives to be temporarily inaccessible.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that no other user is performing administrative functions on the HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 Storage Arrays.

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 is an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade. For more information, see the HP Modular Storage Array Reference Guides. All firmware flash progress messages are logged to /var/cpq/MSA2000_IP.log and flash summary is logged to /var/cpq/Component.log.

IMPORTANT: Please refer to the best practices document for special considerations regarding the pre-install conditions for flashing hard drives in HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 Storage Arrays.

IMPORTANT: FTP and HTTPS/Telnet services must be enabled on the arrays being updated and the corresponding client interfaces enabled on the host system where the smart component is being executed.

Version:0006 (23 Mar 2016)
Fixes

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


Following issue is fixed in this version of firmware:

  • Prevents the potential for incorrect data from being “read from” or “written to” the drive under extremely rare circumstances where the drive experiences consecutive error recoveries during a background scan and the Error Correction Code (ECC) fails. This issue has only been observed in a rigorous test environment and has NOT been reported in a customer production environment.
Enhancements

Following enhancements are made in this firmware:

  • Improved internal Logging
  • Improved write performance in Sequential workloads
  • Implement random seek on idle and after system area access 

Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: 0006(23 Mar 2016)
Operating System(s):
HP-UX 11.23
HP-UX 11.31 (IA)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
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)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
VMware ESXi 5.0
VMware vSphere 5.1
VMware vSphere 5.5
VMware vSphere 6.0

Description

This Linux Smart Component contains a firmware update for LFF hard drive models ST1000NM0023 (1TB 6G SAS 7.2K), ST2000NM0023 (2TB 6G SAS 7.2K), ST3000NM0023 (3TB 6G SAS 7.2K) and ST4000NM0023 (4TB 6G SAS 7.2K) in HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 Storage Arrays.

Enhancements

Following enhancements are made in this firmware:

  • Improved internal Logging
  • Improved write performance in Sequential workloads
  • Implement random seek on idle and after system area access 

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: Updating the firmware of disk drives in a virtual disk risks the loss of data and causes the drives to be temporarily inaccessible.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that no other user is performing administrative functions on the HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 Storage Arrays.

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 is an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade. For more information, see the HP Modular Storage Array Reference Guides. All firmware flash progress messages are logged to /var/cpq/MSA2000_IP.log and flash summary is logged to /var/cpq/Component.log.

IMPORTANT: Please refer to the best practices document for special considerations regarding the pre-install conditions for flashing hard drives in HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 Storage Arrays.

IMPORTANT: FTP and HTTPS/Telnet services must be enabled on the arrays being updated and the corresponding client interfaces enabled on the host system where the smart component is being executed.


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

6fc0e457e6ec4e2efd2c2edf5bf5cfe1 CP029103.scexe

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


Installation:

Installation instructions using Smart Component:

  1. Place the downloaded firmware package in a temporary directory.
  2. Open a Linux command console.
  3. From the directory containing the downloaded file, enable execute access to this module by entering chmod +x CPxxxxxx.scexe, where CPxxxxxx.scexe represents the downloaded file.
  4. Execute the Smart Component by entering a command similar to the following: ./CPxxxxxx.scexe --target <ip_address> --user <username> --passwd <password>
  5. Follow onscreen instructions.

NOTE:

  • Use the -e / --reflash or -f / --force option when flashing a device, even if it is up to date.
  • Use the -g / --downgrade option when downgrading.
  • For details on supported command options, see the online help by executing the command ./CPxxxxxx.scexe or ./CPxxxxxx.scexe -h / --help.
  • If the user name or password contains an exclamation mark (!), enclose the string in single quotes or enter a backslash (\) before the exclamation point. For example, '!manage' or \!manage

Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


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


Important:

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: Updating the firmware of disk drives in a virtual disk risks the loss of data and causes the drives to be temporarily inaccessible.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that no other user is performing administrative functions on the HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 Storage Arrays.

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 is an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade. For more information, see the HP Modular Storage Array Reference Guides. All firmware flash progress messages are logged to /var/cpq/MSA2000_IP.log and flash summary is logged to /var/cpq/Component.log.

IMPORTANT: Please refer to the best practices document for special considerations regarding the pre-install conditions for flashing hard drives in HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 Storage Arrays.

IMPORTANT: FTP and HTTPS/Telnet services must be enabled on the arrays being updated and the corresponding client interfaces enabled on the host system where the smart component is being executed.


Supported Devices and Features:

Firmware on the listed drives can be updated when attached to any of the following Storage Systems:

  • HP MSA 2040 SAN LFF Storage
  • HP MSA 2040 SAS LFF Storage
  • HP MSA 1040 SAN LFF Storage
  • HP MSA 1040 SAS LFF Storage
  • HP P2000 G3 10GbE iSCSI MSA Dual Controller LFF Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 iSCSI MSA Dual Controller LFF Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 SAS MSA Dual Controller LFF Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 MSA FC Dual Controller LFF Modular Smart Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 MSA FC/iSCSI Dual Combo Controller LFF Array
  • HP MSA2000 Dual I/O 3.5 inch 12 Drive Enclosure
  • HP MSA2000 Single I/O 3.5 inch 12 Drive Enclosure
  • HP P2000 Dual I/O LFF Drive Enclosure
  • HP P2000 LFF Drive Enclosure I/O Module
  • HP MSA 2040 LFF Disk Enclosure

Fixes

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


Following issue is fixed in this version of firmware:

  • Prevents the potential for incorrect data from being “read from” or “written to” the drive under extremely rare circumstances where the drive experiences consecutive error recoveries during a background scan and the Error Correction Code (ECC) fails. This issue has only been observed in a rigorous test environment and has NOT been reported in a customer production environment.

Important

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: Updating the firmware of disk drives in a virtual disk risks the loss of data and causes the drives to be temporarily inaccessible.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that no other user is performing administrative functions on the HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 Storage Arrays.

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 is an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade. For more information, see the HP Modular Storage Array Reference Guides. All firmware flash progress messages are logged to /var/cpq/MSA2000_IP.log and flash summary is logged to /var/cpq/Component.log.

IMPORTANT: Please refer to the best practices document for special considerations regarding the pre-install conditions for flashing hard drives in HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 Storage Arrays.

IMPORTANT: FTP and HTTPS/Telnet services must be enabled on the arrays being updated and the corresponding client interfaces enabled on the host system where the smart component is being executed.

Revision History

Version:0006 (23 Mar 2016)
Fixes

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


Following issue is fixed in this version of firmware:

  • Prevents the potential for incorrect data from being “read from” or “written to” the drive under extremely rare circumstances where the drive experiences consecutive error recoveries during a background scan and the Error Correction Code (ECC) fails. This issue has only been observed in a rigorous test environment and has NOT been reported in a customer production environment.
Enhancements

Following enhancements are made in this firmware:

  • Improved internal Logging
  • Improved write performance in Sequential workloads
  • Implement random seek on idle and after system area access 

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