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** CRITICAL ** Supplemental Update / Online ROM Flash Component for Linux (x64) - MB001000GWFWK and MB002000GWFWL Drives

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Type: Firmware - SATA Storage Disk
Version: HPG5(13 Mar 2019)
Operating System(s): 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 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15
Multi-part download
File name: firmware-hdd-bfc4af697b-HPG5-1.1.x86_64.compsig (2.1 KB)
File name: firmware-hdd-bfc4af697b-HPG5-1.1.x86_64.rpm (5.4 MB)
This x64 Smart Component provides firmware for the following drive models: MB001000GWFWK and MB002000GWFWL Drives

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

9557a8c45406ea9c9b2db81816a68ef4bcfb17f0f18a546f09f517ca96bf51df rpm/RPMS/x86_64/firmware-hdd-bfc4af697b-HPG5-1.1.x86_64.compsig
2cfd9be1147b66bd87296f3ce289369e1be3c353246bf90ea0a8cf8410ab6bc7 rpm/RPMS/x86_64/firmware-hdd-bfc4af697b-HPG5-1.1.x86_64.rpm

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:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

  • 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.

Notes:

Deliverable Name:
      Supplemental Update / Online ROM Flash Component for Linux (x64)-  MB001000GWFWK and MB002000GWFWL Drives

Release Version and/or Date:
    
HPG5

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
     HPG4

Previous Version of Firmware:
     HPG4

Firmware Dependency:  
     None 

Enhancements/New Features:

  • None

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware corrects a rare but potential data integrity issue, found in specific workloads with improperly ordered write commands or during overlapped read command processing.

Known Issues:
     None


Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

  • 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.

  • This firmware corrects a rare but potential data integrity issue, found in specific workloads with improperly ordered write commands or during overlapped read command processing.
Version:HPG4(E) (2 Apr 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
    • Customers who already installed latest firmware version do not need to update to sub version like (B) (C) (D) etc..,

  • This firmware corrects a potential issue where the data in the reserved tracks is not properly updated, eliminating the risk of a drive not finishing the boot process on power up.  This firmware is also designed to prevent any previous firmware revisions to be loaded onto the drive, once the HPG4 firmware is downloaded.  Other maintenance fixes and updates are also included with the new firmware.
Enhancements

  • Added support for SLES15.

Version:HPG5 (13 Mar 2019)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

  • 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.

  • This firmware corrects a rare but potential data integrity issue, found in specific workloads with improperly ordered write commands or during overlapped read command processing.

Version:HPG4(D) (27 Sep 2018)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HPE Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HPE ProLiant 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 SPP and HP SUM.
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPG4 do not need to update to HPG4(D).

  • Fixed the issue of Online firmware update fails when drives are connected behind AHCI controller.

Version:HPG4(C) (26 Jun 2018)
Enhancements

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HPE Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HPE ProLiant 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 SPP and HP SUM.
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPG4 do not need to update to HPG4(C).

  • Added support for SmartRAID 3154-8e RAID controller.
  • Added support for HPE Smart Array P824i-p MR Gen10 Controller.

Version:HPG4(B) (25 Sep 2017)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or a ProLiant 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 firmware version HPG4 do not need to update to HPG4 (B).

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware corrects a potential issue where the data in the reserved tracks is not properly updated, eliminating the risk of a drive not finishing the boot process on power up.
  • Other maintenance fixes and updates are also included with the new firmware.
Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:

  • Firmware version HPG4 is designed to prevent any previous firmware revisions from being loaded onto the drive, after the drive is upgraded to HPG4 firmware. 

Enhancements/New Features for HPG4 (B):

  • Adds support for HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers.

Type: Firmware - SATA Storage Disk
Version: HPG5(13 Mar 2019)
Operating System(s):
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 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15

Description

This x64 Smart Component provides firmware for the following drive models: MB001000GWFWK and MB002000GWFWL Drives

Installation Instructions

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

9557a8c45406ea9c9b2db81816a68ef4bcfb17f0f18a546f09f517ca96bf51df rpm/RPMS/x86_64/firmware-hdd-bfc4af697b-HPG5-1.1.x86_64.compsig
2cfd9be1147b66bd87296f3ce289369e1be3c353246bf90ea0a8cf8410ab6bc7 rpm/RPMS/x86_64/firmware-hdd-bfc4af697b-HPG5-1.1.x86_64.rpm

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:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

  • 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.

Notes:

Deliverable Name:
      Supplemental Update / Online ROM Flash Component for Linux (x64)-  MB001000GWFWK and MB002000GWFWL Drives

Release Version and/or Date:
    
HPG5

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
     HPG4

Previous Version of Firmware:
     HPG4

Firmware Dependency:  
     None 

Enhancements/New Features:

  • None

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware corrects a rare but potential data integrity issue, found in specific workloads with improperly ordered write commands or during overlapped read command processing.

Known Issues:
     None


Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

  • 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.

  • This firmware corrects a rare but potential data integrity issue, found in specific workloads with improperly ordered write commands or during overlapped read command processing.

Revision History

Version:HPG4(E) (2 Apr 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
    • Customers who already installed latest firmware version do not need to update to sub version like (B) (C) (D) etc..,

  • This firmware corrects a potential issue where the data in the reserved tracks is not properly updated, eliminating the risk of a drive not finishing the boot process on power up.  This firmware is also designed to prevent any previous firmware revisions to be loaded onto the drive, once the HPG4 firmware is downloaded.  Other maintenance fixes and updates are also included with the new firmware.
Enhancements

  • Added support for SLES15.

Version:HPG5 (13 Mar 2019)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

  • 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.

  • This firmware corrects a rare but potential data integrity issue, found in specific workloads with improperly ordered write commands or during overlapped read command processing.

Version:HPG4(D) (27 Sep 2018)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HPE Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HPE ProLiant 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 SPP and HP SUM.
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPG4 do not need to update to HPG4(D).

  • Fixed the issue of Online firmware update fails when drives are connected behind AHCI controller.

Version:HPG4(C) (26 Jun 2018)
Enhancements

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HPE Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HPE ProLiant 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 SPP and HP SUM.
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPG4 do not need to update to HPG4(C).

  • Added support for SmartRAID 3154-8e RAID controller.
  • Added support for HPE Smart Array P824i-p MR Gen10 Controller.

Version:HPG4(B) (25 Sep 2017)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or a ProLiant 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 firmware version HPG4 do not need to update to HPG4 (B).

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware corrects a potential issue where the data in the reserved tracks is not properly updated, eliminating the risk of a drive not finishing the boot process on power up.
  • Other maintenance fixes and updates are also included with the new firmware.
Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:

  • Firmware version HPG4 is designed to prevent any previous firmware revisions from being loaded onto the drive, after the drive is upgraded to HPG4 firmware. 

Enhancements/New Features for HPG4 (B):

  • Adds support for HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers.

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