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* RECOMMENDED * HPE BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect Firmware, Ethernet plus 8Gb 20-port and 8/16Gb 24-port FC Edition Component for Linux

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Type: Firmware - Blade Infrastructure
Version: 4.62(26 Feb 2018)
Operating System(s): 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 12
File name: firmware-vceth-4.62-1.1.i386.rpm (272 MB)
This component contains the firmware image for HPE BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect modules. This firmware provides management capabilities for the HPE BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect modules. This component and its firmware can be used in the following scenarios: 1) in conjunction with the Smart Update Manager found in the HPE BladeSystem Online Firmware Bundle, the component can be used to deploy the firmware to the HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect modules, and 2) firmware extracted from the component can be deployed using the Virtual Connect Support Utility for the HPE BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect modules.

The list of enhancements in 4.62 version can be found in the HPE Virtual Connect Release Notes at URLhttp://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals

Prerequisites:

The 4.62 version of HPE Virtual Connect Release Notes contains the prerequisites and can be found in the following URL: http://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals


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

7d5d8c5baeea36f7f78f5be7e059eaf427db14415754d5dbdabb83f6d364d494 RPMS/i386/firmware-vceth-4.62-1.1.i386.rpm

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


Installation:

This component and its firmware can be used in the following scenarios:

  1. In conjunction with the Smart Update Manager found on the SPP, the component can be used to deploy the firmware to the HPE BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect module.

  2. Firmware extracted from the component can be deployed using the Virtual Connect Support Utility for the HPE BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect modules.

Installation Notes for using the component with HP Smart Update Manager and SPP

  1. Obtain the latest version of SPP.
  2. Extract the contents of the SPP ISO, locate the directory, /usb, and run the hpusbkey.exe file.
  3. Place the SPP on a USB key using the HP USB Key Utility
  4. Place this version of the Virtual Connect firmware component in the directory, /hp/swpackages on the USB key.
  5. Place the USB key in a system which is on the same network as the HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect module to be updated.
  6. Run “launch_hpsum.bat/launch_hpsum.sh” on the SPP from the USB key to launch the HP Smart Update Manager.
  7. Follow the GUI to install the firmware on the Virtual Connect module.

Installation Notes for using the firmware extracted from the component

  1. Extract the firmware binary out of the component.

  2. Place the firmware image file onto a system on the same network as the HPE BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect module.

  3. Start the Virtual Connect Support Utility and deploy the firmware.

HPE requires using the HPE BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect Support Utility version 1.13.0 (or higher) to install the HPE VC FlexFabric-20/40 F8 version 4.62, HPE VC Flex-10/10D version 4.62, HPE VC FlexFabric 10Gb/24-port version 4.62, HPE VC Flex-10 10Gb version 4.62, HPE VC 8Gb 24-Port FC version 3.09, HPE VC 16Gb 24-Port FC version 3.09, and HPE VC 8Gb 20-Port FC version 2.15 firmware. Please read the HPE BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect Support Utility release notes.

Please be advised of a serious issue that could cause network outage when upgrading directly from VC 2.xx release version to VC 4.62 release in Multi-Enclosure environment. Please upgrade from VC 2.xx to VC 3.70 or VC 4.10 first and then upgrade from VC 3.70 or VC 4.10 to VC 4.50 then upgrade from VC 4.50 to VC 4.62 in a Multi-Enclosure setup.

To update HPE VC 8Gb 24-Port FC module(s) from Virtual Connect firmware 4.31 or lower to Virtual Connect 4.62 or higher, these module(s) must first be updated with either Virtual Connect firmware version 4.4x or version 4.50 (Recommended version is 4.50) before they can be updated with Virtual Connect 4.62 or higher.

The USB Key Utility is used to copy the SPP onto a portable USB key storage device.  Please note that the latest version (v2.0.0.0) of the utility is now 64-bit only.  If the 32-bit application is needed, please use version 1.8, however, this version will not work on an ISO image greater than 4GB.

Note: Please read the Important note section of the Release Notes for firmware upgrade instructions.


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.


Notes:

The 4.62 version of HPE Virtual Connect Release Notes can be found in the in the following URL: http://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals


Supported Devices and Features:

HPE Flex-10 10Gb Virtual Connect Ethernet Module for c-Class BladeSystem

HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24-port Module for c-Class BladeSystem

HPE Virtual Connect 8Gb 24-port Fibre Channel Module for c-Class BladeSystem

HPE Virtual Connect 8Gb 20-port Fibre Channel Module for c-Class BladeSystem

HPE Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module for c-Class BladeSystem

HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Module for HP BladeSystem c-Class

HPE Virtual Connect 16Gb 24-port Fibre Channel Module for c-Class BladeSystem


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


The list of issues resolved in 4.62 version can be found in the HPE Virtual Connect Release Notes at URLhttp://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals

Version:4.62 (26 Feb 2018)
Fixes

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


The list of issues resolved in 4.62 version can be found in the HPE Virtual Connect Release Notes at URLhttp://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals

Enhancements

The list of enhancements in 4.62 version can be found in the HPE Virtual Connect Release Notes at URLhttp://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals


Version:4.61 (12 Sep 2017)
Fixes

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


REMOVED: Virtual Connect firmware version 4.61 is NO LONGER AVAILABLE for download due to an issue which may cause a network outage, when Blade(s) or VC Module(s) are rebooted, reset, or power-cycled. 
Please refer to CA a00029108en_us (https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00029108en_us) for more details.

Enhancements

REMOVED: Virtual Connect firmware version 4.61 is NO LONGER AVAILABLE for download due to an issue which may cause a network outage, when Blade(s) or VC Module(s) are rebooted, reset, or power-cycled. 
Please refer to CA a00029108en_us (https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00029108en_us) for more details.


Version:4.60 (12 Jul 2017)
Fixes

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


REMOVED: Virtual Connect firmware version 4.60 is NO LONGER AVAILABLE for download due to an issue which may cause a network outage, when Blade(s) or VC Module(s) are rebooted, reset, or power-cycled. 
Please refer to CA a00029108en_us (https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00029108en_us) for more details.

Enhancements

REMOVED: Virtual Connect firmware version 4.60 is NO LONGER AVAILABLE for download due to an issue which may cause a network outage, when Blade(s) or VC Module(s) are rebooted, reset, or power-cycled. 
Please refer to CA a00029108en_us (https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00029108en_us) for more details.


Version:4.50 (16 May 2016)
Fixes

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


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HPE Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the following URL: http://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals

Enhancements

The latest list of enhancements can be found in the HPE Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the following URL: http://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals


Version:4.45 (12 Aug 2015)
Fixes

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


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HPE Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the following URLhttp://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals

Enhancements

The latest list of enhancements can be found in the HPE Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the following URLhttp://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals


Version:3.62 (8 Jun 2015)
Fixes

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


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the following URLhttp://www.hp.com/go/vc/manuals

 


Version:4.41 (18 Mar 2015)
Fixes

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

It is recommended to update to this version if you are planning to use the FIPS mode


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HPE Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the following URLhttp://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals

Enhancements

The latest list of enhancements can be found in the HPE Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the following URLhttp://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals


Version:4.40 (9 Feb 2015)
Fixes

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


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the "User guide" section of the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=135&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4144084
 

Enhancements

The latest list of enhancements can be found in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the "User guide" section of the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=135&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4144084
 


Version:4.31 (7 Nov 2014)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Resolved the following issues:

  1. Some Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D IO Modules running HP Virtual Connect (VC) Firmware Version 4.20 or 4.30 may shut down due to a single instance of an erroneous high temperature reading from one of eight sensors on the module. See VC Customer Advisory c04459474 for more information.
     
  2. Updating to VC Firmware Version 4.30 may cause some or all networks to be unavailable which could result in all uplink ports showing as Linked-Standby. See VC Customer Advisory c04422904 for more information.
     
  3. Servers transmitting excessive pause frames may cause Virtual Connect uplink port to experience channel flapping, stacking link removal and server communication loss. See VC Customer Advisory c02623029 for more information.
     
  4. Any in-use network that was created in VC 4.2x or earlier may encounter a one-time network interruption when it is applied to an assigned server profile for the first time in VC 4.30. See VC Customer Advisory c04492888 for more information.
     


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the "User guide" section of the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=135&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4144084


Version:4.21 (3 Oct 2014)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Resolved an issue where some Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D IO Modules running HP Virtual Connect (VC) Firmware Version 4.20 or 4.30 may shut down due to a single instance of an erroneous high temperature reading from one of eight sensors on the module.  See VC Customer Advisory c04459474 for more information.

The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the "User guide" section of the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=135&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4144084
 


Version:4.20(b) (21 Apr 2014)
Fixes

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

The VC 4.20b component contains the VC 4.20 firmware image for HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect modules. VC firmware is not vulnerable to CVE-2014-0160.

The VC 4.20b component replaces the previous VC 4.20 component and contains the same VC 4.20 firmware image contained in the previous VC 4.20 release. The only modification to the VC 4.20b component is an update to the installer component that was vulnerable to CVE-2014-0160. The vulnerability affects only the installer and was only present during the firmware upgrade process. There is no vulnerability after the firmware upgrade has completed. The VC 4.20b component is for customers upgrading from VC 4.10 or earlier.


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the "User guide" section of the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=135&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4144084
 


Version:4.10(b) (21 Apr 2014)
Fixes

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

The VC 4.10b component contains the VC 4.10 firmware image for HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect modules. VC firmware is not vulnerable to CVE-2014-0160.

The VC 4.10b component replaces the previous VC 4.10 component and contains the same VC 4.10 firmware image contained in the previous VC 4.10 release. The only modification to the VC 4.10b component is an update to the installer component that was vulnerable to CVE-2014-0160. The vulnerability affects only the installer and was only present during the firmware upgrade process. There is no vulnerability after the firmware upgrade has completed. The VC 4.10b component is for customers upgrading from VC 4.01 or earlier.


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the VC 4.10 HP Virtual Connect Release Notes.


Version:3.61 (4 Apr 2014)
Fixes

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


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the "User guide" section of the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=135&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4144084
 


Version:4.01 (10 Jun 2013)
Fixes

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


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the "User guide" section of the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=135&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4144084
 


Version:3.75 (19 Feb 2013)
Fixes

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


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the "User guide" section of the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=135&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4144084
 


Version:3.70 (4 Sep 2012)
Fixes

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


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the "User guide" section of the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=135&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4144084
 


Version:3.60 (4 Jun 2012)
Fixes

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


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the "User guide" section of the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=135&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4144084
 


Version:3.51 (16 Jan 2012)
Fixes

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


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the "User guide" section of the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=135&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4144084
 


Version:3.30 (7 Sep 2011)
Fixes

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


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the "User guide" section of the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=135&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4144084
 

Enhancements

New Features:

  • Command Line Interface Telemetry - New CLI commands to troubleshoot Virtual Connect system and networking issues.
  • Network Access Groups for profile – Limits server profile access to networks that are defined within the group.
  • Simplified iSCSI boot setup – Automatically retrieve parameters from HP 4000 SAN solutions and attach to server profiles. Significantly reduces manual entries required.
  • Simultaneous tunneled and mapped VLAN connections – Unique VLAN flexibility supports best practice network requirements for virtualized servers.
  • Increased mapped VLAN capacity – up to 1000 VLANs SUS from 128 and up to 162 VLAN to down link from 28.
  • Enhanced port status – Feature to detect why a port is currently not in linked status.
  • GUI Profile Wizard support (Ethernet, iSCSI, FC, FCoE)
  • Native IE8 support
  • IGMPv3 Phase 1 IPv4 only (no support for source specific multicast)
  • OS Initiated Network Loop Detection and Prevention – uses Cisco PVST BPDUs
  • TACACS+/RADIUS role based security – User authentication, Command Authorization and Command loggings for network and storage teams.
  • Updated SNMP MIBs – Severity level added to all traps (alerts) to improve notification
  • Support for user-defined login screen notice (typically a security message)
  • Support for Log File Compression
  • Support connections for H3C DACs

Version:3.18 (4 May 2011)
Fixes

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


Firmware Dependency:
     OA: Minimum firmware version: 3.11 / Recommended version: 3.31 
      
      Generic firmware dependency is documented in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes. It can be found in the 'User Guide' section, under the URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=101&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=3552695


Problems Fixed:
     •  Resolved an issue where a Virtual Connect Domain with large number of networks may experience an unstable network condition when a VC Ethernet module is restarted in one of the following circumstances: 
          * A power-cycle (Off/On) from the Onboard Administrator 
          * A reset/reboot from the Onboard Administrator 
          * A removal/reinsert into the Interconnect Bay

 


Version:3.17 (25 Mar 2011)
Fixes

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


Firmware Dependency:
      OA: Minimum firmware version: 3.11 / Recommended version: 3.21 
      
      Generic firmware dependency is documented in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes. It can be found in the 'User Guide' section, under the URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=101&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=3552695


Problems Fixed:
     • Resolved an issue where the primary VC module could not communicate with other modules due to a problem with the reverse DNS lookup when DNS is enabled in the VC infrastructure.
     • Resolved an issue where the VCM GUI was using HTTP instead of HTTPS.
     • Resolved an issue where changes in the SNMP configuration caused an outage.
     • Resolved an issue where updating gen numbers while creating or assigning a profile caused a NO-COMM state.
     • Resolved a GUI issue where renaming the associated network on the Edit Ethernet Network screen cleared the native property.
     • Resolved a GUI issue where clicking the Server Connections tab on the Ethernet Networks screen caused a popup message to appear stating that there are no server connections to display, even when server profiles with assigned networks existed.
     • Resolved a GUI issue where the Calculating Server Connections progress bar hung after clicking the Server Connections tab on the Ethernet Networks screen.
     • Resolved an issue where OA would enter NO-COMM state when multiple VC Enet modules were reset at the same time and then reconfigured. The VC Ethernet Module recovery algorithm has been optimized to recover Odd side modules and then Even side modules (previously was a full reset/recovery of all modules in parallel). Depending on configuration of the Domain, this will reduce or eliminate Network outage during a full enclosure recovery.
     • Resolved loss of FC connectivity when an 8Gb/24-Port VC-FC Module receives a multi-sequence frame from an in band Storage Management application (application was executing on a server within the c7000 enclosure). Resulted in a 8Gb/24-Port FC Module reset and loss of FC connectivity.
     • Resolved an issue when the VC-FC 24-Port Module would not recover from an NO-COMM state after an OA failover. The IP address for the FC Module was not being updated correctly, and blocking the proper communication with the Primary VC Module.
     • Resolved an issue where VCM reported a NO-COMM state for a VC-FC module, even though the VC-FC module was still responding to a ping command.
     • Resolved an issue where the VC 8Gb/24-port FC module firmware version information did not display correctly on the OA rack firmware page. This resolution requires OA version 3.30.
     • Resolved an issue with VC Manager failing to retrieve configuration generation number from VC Ethernet Module.
     • Resolved an issue where the network nativelan setting cleared after adding another network.
     • Resolved an issue where an hpvcm_deleteManagedObjects return code error occurred when deleting a profile.
     • Resolved an issue that delayed the startup time on an enclosure with eight Flex-10/FlexFabric modules.
     • Resolved a performance issue where adding a single network caused an update of all configured networks.
     • Resolved an issue where firmware details did not display on a Firefox browser window.
     • Resolved an issue where FCoE login took longer than expected when changing between fabrics.
     • Resolved an issue where the VCM CLI command "set enet-vlan" did not return an error for the command "set enet-vlan VlanTagControl=Tunnel SharedServerVlanId=true".
     • Resolved an HP Integrity BL8x0c i2 Series Server Blade issue where there were problems disconnecting Flex-10 ports with I/O modules that do not support Flex-10, which could result in disabled network ports appearing as enabled.
     • Resolved a GUI issue where titles on the Device Bay Summary screen were not displayed consistently.
     • Resolved an issue where an SNMP trap configuration with only FC traps selected could not have an associated set of severities.
     • Resolved an issue where an error was not indicated for login redistribution for a degraded/failed SAN in external connections.
     • Resolved a GUI issue for HP Integrity BL8x0c i2 Series Server Blades where the entries in the Server Ethernet Adapter Information table did not properly collapse and expand.
     • Resolved an issue found in an Integrity FlexFabric environment where the HP-UX boot path was lost while unassigning and reassigning a profile.
     • Resolved an issue for a race condition between module recovery and enclosure recovery when an enclosure was recovering from an enclosure NO-COMM condition.
     • Resolved an issue when recovering from a module NO-COMM state where the correct module state is properly tracked to avoid unnecessary failure for LANIO calls and GenNumber requests.
     • Resolved an FC module firmware issue where the VC 8Gb/24-port FC module firmware version is displayed as “Not Available" in OA, but VCM has the correct firmware version information.
     • Resolved an FC module firmware issue where the DHCP client in the VC 8Gb/24-port FC module firmware became corrupted, causing the FC module to stop responding to VCM, resulting in a NO-COMM state.
     • Resolved an issue when VC modules coming out of NO-COMM state, they may not be in sync with each other, which will result in unexpected additional module failures.
     • Resolved a restriction where customers need to put the VC domain in VCEM maintenance mode in order to get the support dump.
     • Resolved an issue where the GUI will state that the event manager registration has expired and then the user is logged out of the GUI unexpectedly.
     • Resolved an FC connection outage due to a failure of the Virtual Connect Flex Fabric primary module.  During the Backup Module recovery, the error caused a full Virtual Connect reset and recovery which created the outage.
     • Resolved an issue with growing memory utilization on HP VC Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet modules when Blades are in a PXE Boot loop.
     • Resolved an issue with a small memory leak found in stpd when handling of subport MED data update notices.
     • Resolved an issue where a VC domain will get into NO-COMM state after performing OA failover and then fail back.
     • Resolved an issue where the Private Networks filter rules were not updated when LAG (Link Aggregation Group) membership changes.
     • Resolved an issue where when a module recovers from NO-COMM state, the stacking links will show failed status even though there is no real operational problem.
     • Made adjustment for the Maximum RSS memory limit for graceful VC management process shutdown.


Version:3.15 (10 Nov 2010)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:
     Read the latest version of HP Virtual Connect Release Notes. It can be found in the User Guide section, under the URL: 
      
  http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=101&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=3552695 
     


Problems Fixed:
      Resolved an issue, that can result in a network outage, when a profile is created with duplicate multiple networks.
      Resolved an issue were Virtual Connect Manager (VCM) will reset modules that have port mirroring enabled when VCM restarts, and will casue a network outage.
      Resolved an issue were VC modules do not provide information about CPU, part number, etc. via Command Line Interface (CLI).
      Resolved an issue when using VC CLI, were a user is unable to add LDAP groups with names containing spaces.
      Resolved an issue when a profile is created with multiple networks that use a Shared Uplink Set (SUS) without selecting any networks, and if this profile is applied to a server with Flex NICs, this will result in a segmentation fault, VCM SEGV.
      Resolved an issue were 'About' HP VCM pop-up window was causing IE8 to crash, which results, in the About table not being displayed.
      Resolved an issue with VCM SEGV when the user has a profile (with multiple networks defined in a connection without a network being configured), then edits the profile without making any changes, and then applies the profile to a server with Flex-10 LOM.

Known Issues:
In a double-dense domain configuration, interconnect bays 7 and 8 should not be used to create a FC Fabric. The fabric should instead be created on bays 5 and 6. If a fabric is created on bays 7 or 8 using VCMCLI, an incorrect error message may be displayed 'ERROR: Module not found' instead of 'ERROR: A fabric is not allowed to be created with the specified bay for a double-sense configuration'
      When a Blade server port has multiple FlexNICs defined (one of them is defined as FCoE) and the FCoE FlexNIC is deleted, the band width does not redistribute to other active FlexNICs even through the GUI will show it has.
      If the Primary VC modules loses power or is removed, a Profile Status change trap is not sent as it should be. Work-around: When the Primary VC module loses power or is removed, the cpqHoSWRunninagStatusChangeTrap trap (defined in the cpqhost.mib MIB) will be sent by the backup VC module when it becomes Primary. A sample trap is shown below:
        
         Enterprise Specific Trap (.11017) Uptime: 20 days, 2:54:46.44,
         SNMPv2-MIB::sysName.0 = STRING: bay2TC,
         SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.232.11.2.11.1.0 = INTEGER: 10,
         SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.232.11.2.6.1.1.2.1 = STRING: "aus-c7000-13_vc_domain",
         SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.232.11.2.6.1.1.3.1 = STRING: "HP Virtual Connect Domain Manager",
         SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.232.11.2.6.2.0 = STRING: "VCM Domain status trap",
         SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.232.11.2.6.1.1.4.1 = STRING: "3.15",
         SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.232.11.2.6.1.1.12.1 = INTEGER: 4,
         SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.232.11.2.6.1.1.13.1 = INTEGER: 5,
         SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.232.11.2.6.1.1.14.1 = STRING: "VcD_6f54796e7543",
         SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.232.11.2.6.1.1.15.1 = INTEGER: 2
        
         The two MIB OIDs in the trap above to analyze are:
         enterprises.232.11.2.6.1.1.13.1
         enterprises.232.11.2.6.1.1.15.1
        
         These OIDs will contain the following values when the Backup VC module has become the Primary:
         cpqHoSWRunningConfigStatus : operational(5)
         cpqHoSWRunningRedundancyMode : master(2)
        
      When upgrading from a pre-3.00 VC release, if Fibre Channel SNMP traps were defined with DNS type of the Trap Destination address, upon completion of the upgrade SNMP settings will not be applied to the VC-FC modules. Work-around: Edit any FC SNMP trap destinations, using the GUI or CLI, that have a DNS name for the trap destination and change the DNS name to an IPv4 address.
      When Virtual Connect has assigned a Server Profile to a server, the ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU) can't modify the protocol configuration (iSCSI/FCoE) of any NIC (including the 551m), even if the NIC is not connected to a Virtual Connect module. Any protocol configuration changes must be made when the Server Profile is not assigned to the server.

Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:
     • Added support for the HP VC FlexFabric 10Gb/24-port Module
     • Added support for the HP NC551m Dual Port FlexFabric 10Gb Converged Network Adapter.
     • Added support for the HP ProLiant BL2x220c G7 Server Blades.
     • Added support for the HP NC552m 10Gb 2-port Flex-10 Ethernet Adapter.
     • Added support for the HP NC542m Dual Port Flex-10 10GbE BL-c Adapter.
     • Added support for the HP NC551m Dual Port FlexFabric Adapter protocol personality change between FCoE and iSCSI.
     • Added support for full iSCSI and TCP offload with NC551m FlexFabric adapters and FlexFabric/Flex-10 modules.
     • Added support for iSCSI boot with NC551m FlexFabric adapters and FlexFabric/Flex-10 modules.


Version:3.10 (15 Sep 2010)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:
     Read the latest version of HP Virtual Connect Release Notes. It can be found in the “User Guide” section, under the URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=101&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=3552695


Problems Fixed:
     • Resolved an issue where Internet Group Management Protocol(IGMP) joins only processed by VC on 1st VLAN when a PF has multiple mapped VLANs.
     • Resolved IGMP Query Tx issues when IGMP joins to grp 01:00:5e:00:00:01.
     • Enhanced VC Manager recovery mechanism to insure that an enclosure serial number is validated after an OA firmware upgrade while VC Manager is recovering the domain.
     • Resolved an issue where VC Ethernet modules running v2.30 or later may unexpectedly lose stacking link connectivity due to CPU-generated data traffic, such as LACP and Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP), no longer transmitting.
     • Resolved an issue where VC Manager daemon process would occasionally terminate and cause network outage due to a Segmentation Violation after a failover processing. It also resolved the issue documented by the following Customer Advisory c02463297.
     • Resolved an issue where an OA Apache Web Server hang could cause VC Manager to crash while assigning server profile to a device bay. VCM error handling has been enhanced to properly handle this error condition.
     • Resolved an issue where an OA Apache Web Server hang could cause a miscommunication between the OA and VCM and therefore force VCM to perform steps leading to a temporary loss of the Ethernet and SAN connectivity. This is due to VC inability to detect current physical server state in the enclosure with unresponsive OA Apache Web server.
     • Resolved an issue with VC-FC 4/8Gb 20port modules where during an attempt to register with the DNS server, an update request would fail causing VC-FC modules to write an entry in one of the system's logs. Depending on the frequency of the DHCP lease expiration, this log may cause root file system to fill up to its 100 capacity. VC-FC firmware 1.41 prevents that error log message from filling up the root file system.
     • Resolved an issue when changing the auto power options on the iLO and then shutting down or starting up the blade server, will cause the VCM to display the connection reset or connection timeout message.
     • Resolved an issue when taking a support dump, some older model of SFP modules will be affected and will result in link down situation. This fix also addresses the Customer Advisory c02465022.
     • Fixed an issue where Dot1dBasePortMTUExceededDiscards statistic was incremented even with jumbo frames enabled.
     • Resolved an issue where HP Insight Orchestration Software (HP IO) deployment may stop responding with continuous looping on the target server with the error message 'Boot device is being configured by Virtual Connect' is displayed.

Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:
     • Support for HP ProLiant BL 460c G7 Server Blades
     • Support for HP ProLiant BL 490c G7 Server Blades
     • Support for HP NC522m Dual Port Flex-10 10GbE Multifunction BL-c Adapter
     • Removed VCM requirement for Primary/Secondary VC Interconnect modules to be placed in I/O bays 1 and 2
     • Support for the full iSCSI and TCP offload with NC551i FlexFabric adapters and Flex-10 modules
     • Support for the iSCSI boot with NC551i FlexFabric adapters and Flex-10 modules
     • Support for the iSCSI boot with NC553i FlexFabric adapters and Flex-10 modules
     • Support for Brocade 804 8Gb FC hBA for HP BladeSystem c-Class
     • Provides the ability to display Fibre Channel and Ethernet port statistics via the VCM CLI


Type: Firmware - Blade Infrastructure
Version: 4.62(26 Feb 2018)
Operating System(s):
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 12

Description

This component contains the firmware image for HPE BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect modules. This firmware provides management capabilities for the HPE BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect modules. This component and its firmware can be used in the following scenarios: 1) in conjunction with the Smart Update Manager found in the HPE BladeSystem Online Firmware Bundle, the component can be used to deploy the firmware to the HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect modules, and 2) firmware extracted from the component can be deployed using the Virtual Connect Support Utility for the HPE BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect modules.

Enhancements

The list of enhancements in 4.62 version can be found in the HPE Virtual Connect Release Notes at URLhttp://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals

Installation Instructions

Prerequisites:

The 4.62 version of HPE Virtual Connect Release Notes contains the prerequisites and can be found in the following URL: http://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals


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

7d5d8c5baeea36f7f78f5be7e059eaf427db14415754d5dbdabb83f6d364d494 RPMS/i386/firmware-vceth-4.62-1.1.i386.rpm

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


Installation:

This component and its firmware can be used in the following scenarios:

  1. In conjunction with the Smart Update Manager found on the SPP, the component can be used to deploy the firmware to the HPE BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect module.

  2. Firmware extracted from the component can be deployed using the Virtual Connect Support Utility for the HPE BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect modules.

Installation Notes for using the component with HP Smart Update Manager and SPP

  1. Obtain the latest version of SPP.
  2. Extract the contents of the SPP ISO, locate the directory, /usb, and run the hpusbkey.exe file.
  3. Place the SPP on a USB key using the HP USB Key Utility
  4. Place this version of the Virtual Connect firmware component in the directory, /hp/swpackages on the USB key.
  5. Place the USB key in a system which is on the same network as the HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect module to be updated.
  6. Run “launch_hpsum.bat/launch_hpsum.sh” on the SPP from the USB key to launch the HP Smart Update Manager.
  7. Follow the GUI to install the firmware on the Virtual Connect module.

Installation Notes for using the firmware extracted from the component

  1. Extract the firmware binary out of the component.

  2. Place the firmware image file onto a system on the same network as the HPE BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect module.

  3. Start the Virtual Connect Support Utility and deploy the firmware.

HPE requires using the HPE BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect Support Utility version 1.13.0 (or higher) to install the HPE VC FlexFabric-20/40 F8 version 4.62, HPE VC Flex-10/10D version 4.62, HPE VC FlexFabric 10Gb/24-port version 4.62, HPE VC Flex-10 10Gb version 4.62, HPE VC 8Gb 24-Port FC version 3.09, HPE VC 16Gb 24-Port FC version 3.09, and HPE VC 8Gb 20-Port FC version 2.15 firmware. Please read the HPE BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect Support Utility release notes.

Please be advised of a serious issue that could cause network outage when upgrading directly from VC 2.xx release version to VC 4.62 release in Multi-Enclosure environment. Please upgrade from VC 2.xx to VC 3.70 or VC 4.10 first and then upgrade from VC 3.70 or VC 4.10 to VC 4.50 then upgrade from VC 4.50 to VC 4.62 in a Multi-Enclosure setup.

To update HPE VC 8Gb 24-Port FC module(s) from Virtual Connect firmware 4.31 or lower to Virtual Connect 4.62 or higher, these module(s) must first be updated with either Virtual Connect firmware version 4.4x or version 4.50 (Recommended version is 4.50) before they can be updated with Virtual Connect 4.62 or higher.

The USB Key Utility is used to copy the SPP onto a portable USB key storage device.  Please note that the latest version (v2.0.0.0) of the utility is now 64-bit only.  If the 32-bit application is needed, please use version 1.8, however, this version will not work on an ISO image greater than 4GB.

Note: Please read the Important note section of the Release Notes for firmware upgrade instructions.


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.


Notes:

The 4.62 version of HPE Virtual Connect Release Notes can be found in the in the following URL: http://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals


Supported Devices and Features:

HPE Flex-10 10Gb Virtual Connect Ethernet Module for c-Class BladeSystem

HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24-port Module for c-Class BladeSystem

HPE Virtual Connect 8Gb 24-port Fibre Channel Module for c-Class BladeSystem

HPE Virtual Connect 8Gb 20-port Fibre Channel Module for c-Class BladeSystem

HPE Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module for c-Class BladeSystem

HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Module for HP BladeSystem c-Class

HPE Virtual Connect 16Gb 24-port Fibre Channel Module for c-Class BladeSystem


Fixes

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


The list of issues resolved in 4.62 version can be found in the HPE Virtual Connect Release Notes at URLhttp://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals

Revision History

Version:4.62 (26 Feb 2018)
Fixes

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


The list of issues resolved in 4.62 version can be found in the HPE Virtual Connect Release Notes at URLhttp://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals

Enhancements

The list of enhancements in 4.62 version can be found in the HPE Virtual Connect Release Notes at URLhttp://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals


Version:4.61 (12 Sep 2017)
Fixes

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


REMOVED: Virtual Connect firmware version 4.61 is NO LONGER AVAILABLE for download due to an issue which may cause a network outage, when Blade(s) or VC Module(s) are rebooted, reset, or power-cycled. 
Please refer to CA a00029108en_us (https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00029108en_us) for more details.

Enhancements

REMOVED: Virtual Connect firmware version 4.61 is NO LONGER AVAILABLE for download due to an issue which may cause a network outage, when Blade(s) or VC Module(s) are rebooted, reset, or power-cycled. 
Please refer to CA a00029108en_us (https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00029108en_us) for more details.


Version:4.60 (12 Jul 2017)
Fixes

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


REMOVED: Virtual Connect firmware version 4.60 is NO LONGER AVAILABLE for download due to an issue which may cause a network outage, when Blade(s) or VC Module(s) are rebooted, reset, or power-cycled. 
Please refer to CA a00029108en_us (https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00029108en_us) for more details.

Enhancements

REMOVED: Virtual Connect firmware version 4.60 is NO LONGER AVAILABLE for download due to an issue which may cause a network outage, when Blade(s) or VC Module(s) are rebooted, reset, or power-cycled. 
Please refer to CA a00029108en_us (https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00029108en_us) for more details.


Version:4.50 (16 May 2016)
Fixes

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


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HPE Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the following URL: http://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals

Enhancements

The latest list of enhancements can be found in the HPE Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the following URL: http://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals


Version:4.45 (12 Aug 2015)
Fixes

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


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HPE Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the following URLhttp://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals

Enhancements

The latest list of enhancements can be found in the HPE Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the following URLhttp://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals


Version:3.62 (8 Jun 2015)
Fixes

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


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the following URLhttp://www.hp.com/go/vc/manuals

 


Version:4.41 (18 Mar 2015)
Fixes

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

It is recommended to update to this version if you are planning to use the FIPS mode


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HPE Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the following URLhttp://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals

Enhancements

The latest list of enhancements can be found in the HPE Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the following URLhttp://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals


Version:4.40 (9 Feb 2015)
Fixes

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


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the "User guide" section of the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=135&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4144084
 

Enhancements

The latest list of enhancements can be found in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the "User guide" section of the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=135&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4144084
 


Version:4.31 (7 Nov 2014)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Resolved the following issues:

  1. Some Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D IO Modules running HP Virtual Connect (VC) Firmware Version 4.20 or 4.30 may shut down due to a single instance of an erroneous high temperature reading from one of eight sensors on the module. See VC Customer Advisory c04459474 for more information.
     
  2. Updating to VC Firmware Version 4.30 may cause some or all networks to be unavailable which could result in all uplink ports showing as Linked-Standby. See VC Customer Advisory c04422904 for more information.
     
  3. Servers transmitting excessive pause frames may cause Virtual Connect uplink port to experience channel flapping, stacking link removal and server communication loss. See VC Customer Advisory c02623029 for more information.
     
  4. Any in-use network that was created in VC 4.2x or earlier may encounter a one-time network interruption when it is applied to an assigned server profile for the first time in VC 4.30. See VC Customer Advisory c04492888 for more information.
     


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the "User guide" section of the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=135&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4144084


Version:4.21 (3 Oct 2014)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Resolved an issue where some Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D IO Modules running HP Virtual Connect (VC) Firmware Version 4.20 or 4.30 may shut down due to a single instance of an erroneous high temperature reading from one of eight sensors on the module.  See VC Customer Advisory c04459474 for more information.

The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the "User guide" section of the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=135&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4144084
 


Version:4.20(b) (21 Apr 2014)
Fixes

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

The VC 4.20b component contains the VC 4.20 firmware image for HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect modules. VC firmware is not vulnerable to CVE-2014-0160.

The VC 4.20b component replaces the previous VC 4.20 component and contains the same VC 4.20 firmware image contained in the previous VC 4.20 release. The only modification to the VC 4.20b component is an update to the installer component that was vulnerable to CVE-2014-0160. The vulnerability affects only the installer and was only present during the firmware upgrade process. There is no vulnerability after the firmware upgrade has completed. The VC 4.20b component is for customers upgrading from VC 4.10 or earlier.


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the "User guide" section of the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=135&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4144084
 


Version:4.10(b) (21 Apr 2014)
Fixes

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

The VC 4.10b component contains the VC 4.10 firmware image for HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect modules. VC firmware is not vulnerable to CVE-2014-0160.

The VC 4.10b component replaces the previous VC 4.10 component and contains the same VC 4.10 firmware image contained in the previous VC 4.10 release. The only modification to the VC 4.10b component is an update to the installer component that was vulnerable to CVE-2014-0160. The vulnerability affects only the installer and was only present during the firmware upgrade process. There is no vulnerability after the firmware upgrade has completed. The VC 4.10b component is for customers upgrading from VC 4.01 or earlier.


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the VC 4.10 HP Virtual Connect Release Notes.


Version:3.61 (4 Apr 2014)
Fixes

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


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the "User guide" section of the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=135&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4144084
 


Version:4.01 (10 Jun 2013)
Fixes

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


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the "User guide" section of the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=135&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4144084
 


Version:3.75 (19 Feb 2013)
Fixes

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


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the "User guide" section of the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=135&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4144084
 


Version:3.70 (4 Sep 2012)
Fixes

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


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the "User guide" section of the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=135&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4144084
 


Version:3.60 (4 Jun 2012)
Fixes

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


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the "User guide" section of the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=135&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4144084
 


Version:3.51 (16 Jan 2012)
Fixes

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


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the "User guide" section of the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=135&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4144084
 


Version:3.30 (7 Sep 2011)
Fixes

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


The latest list of issues resolved can be found in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes that can be found in the "User guide" section of the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=135&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4144084
 

Enhancements

New Features:

  • Command Line Interface Telemetry - New CLI commands to troubleshoot Virtual Connect system and networking issues.
  • Network Access Groups for profile – Limits server profile access to networks that are defined within the group.
  • Simplified iSCSI boot setup – Automatically retrieve parameters from HP 4000 SAN solutions and attach to server profiles. Significantly reduces manual entries required.
  • Simultaneous tunneled and mapped VLAN connections – Unique VLAN flexibility supports best practice network requirements for virtualized servers.
  • Increased mapped VLAN capacity – up to 1000 VLANs SUS from 128 and up to 162 VLAN to down link from 28.
  • Enhanced port status – Feature to detect why a port is currently not in linked status.
  • GUI Profile Wizard support (Ethernet, iSCSI, FC, FCoE)
  • Native IE8 support
  • IGMPv3 Phase 1 IPv4 only (no support for source specific multicast)
  • OS Initiated Network Loop Detection and Prevention – uses Cisco PVST BPDUs
  • TACACS+/RADIUS role based security – User authentication, Command Authorization and Command loggings for network and storage teams.
  • Updated SNMP MIBs – Severity level added to all traps (alerts) to improve notification
  • Support for user-defined login screen notice (typically a security message)
  • Support for Log File Compression
  • Support connections for H3C DACs

Version:3.18 (4 May 2011)
Fixes

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


Firmware Dependency:
     OA: Minimum firmware version: 3.11 / Recommended version: 3.31 
      
      Generic firmware dependency is documented in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes. It can be found in the 'User Guide' section, under the URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=101&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=3552695


Problems Fixed:
     •  Resolved an issue where a Virtual Connect Domain with large number of networks may experience an unstable network condition when a VC Ethernet module is restarted in one of the following circumstances: 
          * A power-cycle (Off/On) from the Onboard Administrator 
          * A reset/reboot from the Onboard Administrator 
          * A removal/reinsert into the Interconnect Bay

 


Version:3.17 (25 Mar 2011)
Fixes

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


Firmware Dependency:
      OA: Minimum firmware version: 3.11 / Recommended version: 3.21 
      
      Generic firmware dependency is documented in the HP Virtual Connect Release Notes. It can be found in the 'User Guide' section, under the URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=101&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=3552695


Problems Fixed:
     • Resolved an issue where the primary VC module could not communicate with other modules due to a problem with the reverse DNS lookup when DNS is enabled in the VC infrastructure.
     • Resolved an issue where the VCM GUI was using HTTP instead of HTTPS.
     • Resolved an issue where changes in the SNMP configuration caused an outage.
     • Resolved an issue where updating gen numbers while creating or assigning a profile caused a NO-COMM state.
     • Resolved a GUI issue where renaming the associated network on the Edit Ethernet Network screen cleared the native property.
     • Resolved a GUI issue where clicking the Server Connections tab on the Ethernet Networks screen caused a popup message to appear stating that there are no server connections to display, even when server profiles with assigned networks existed.
     • Resolved a GUI issue where the Calculating Server Connections progress bar hung after clicking the Server Connections tab on the Ethernet Networks screen.
     • Resolved an issue where OA would enter NO-COMM state when multiple VC Enet modules were reset at the same time and then reconfigured. The VC Ethernet Module recovery algorithm has been optimized to recover Odd side modules and then Even side modules (previously was a full reset/recovery of all modules in parallel). Depending on configuration of the Domain, this will reduce or eliminate Network outage during a full enclosure recovery.
     • Resolved loss of FC connectivity when an 8Gb/24-Port VC-FC Module receives a multi-sequence frame from an in band Storage Management application (application was executing on a server within the c7000 enclosure). Resulted in a 8Gb/24-Port FC Module reset and loss of FC connectivity.
     • Resolved an issue when the VC-FC 24-Port Module would not recover from an NO-COMM state after an OA failover. The IP address for the FC Module was not being updated correctly, and blocking the proper communication with the Primary VC Module.
     • Resolved an issue where VCM reported a NO-COMM state for a VC-FC module, even though the VC-FC module was still responding to a ping command.
     • Resolved an issue where the VC 8Gb/24-port FC module firmware version information did not display correctly on the OA rack firmware page. This resolution requires OA version 3.30.
     • Resolved an issue with VC Manager failing to retrieve configuration generation number from VC Ethernet Module.
     • Resolved an issue where the network nativelan setting cleared after adding another network.
     • Resolved an issue where an hpvcm_deleteManagedObjects return code error occurred when deleting a profile.
     • Resolved an issue that delayed the startup time on an enclosure with eight Flex-10/FlexFabric modules.
     • Resolved a performance issue where adding a single network caused an update of all configured networks.
     • Resolved an issue where firmware details did not display on a Firefox browser window.
     • Resolved an issue where FCoE login took longer than expected when changing between fabrics.
     • Resolved an issue where the VCM CLI command "set enet-vlan" did not return an error for the command "set enet-vlan VlanTagControl=Tunnel SharedServerVlanId=true".
     • Resolved an HP Integrity BL8x0c i2 Series Server Blade issue where there were problems disconnecting Flex-10 ports with I/O modules that do not support Flex-10, which could result in disabled network ports appearing as enabled.
     • Resolved a GUI issue where titles on the Device Bay Summary screen were not displayed consistently.
     • Resolved an issue where an SNMP trap configuration with only FC traps selected could not have an associated set of severities.
     • Resolved an issue where an error was not indicated for login redistribution for a degraded/failed SAN in external connections.
     • Resolved a GUI issue for HP Integrity BL8x0c i2 Series Server Blades where the entries in the Server Ethernet Adapter Information table did not properly collapse and expand.
     • Resolved an issue found in an Integrity FlexFabric environment where the HP-UX boot path was lost while unassigning and reassigning a profile.
     • Resolved an issue for a race condition between module recovery and enclosure recovery when an enclosure was recovering from an enclosure NO-COMM condition.
     • Resolved an issue when recovering from a module NO-COMM state where the correct module state is properly tracked to avoid unnecessary failure for LANIO calls and GenNumber requests.
     • Resolved an FC module firmware issue where the VC 8Gb/24-port FC module firmware version is displayed as “Not Available" in OA, but VCM has the correct firmware version information.
     • Resolved an FC module firmware issue where the DHCP client in the VC 8Gb/24-port FC module firmware became corrupted, causing the FC module to stop responding to VCM, resulting in a NO-COMM state.
     • Resolved an issue when VC modules coming out of NO-COMM state, they may not be in sync with each other, which will result in unexpected additional module failures.
     • Resolved a restriction where customers need to put the VC domain in VCEM maintenance mode in order to get the support dump.
     • Resolved an issue where the GUI will state that the event manager registration has expired and then the user is logged out of the GUI unexpectedly.
     • Resolved an FC connection outage due to a failure of the Virtual Connect Flex Fabric primary module.  During the Backup Module recovery, the error caused a full Virtual Connect reset and recovery which created the outage.
     • Resolved an issue with growing memory utilization on HP VC Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet modules when Blades are in a PXE Boot loop.
     • Resolved an issue with a small memory leak found in stpd when handling of subport MED data update notices.
     • Resolved an issue where a VC domain will get into NO-COMM state after performing OA failover and then fail back.
     • Resolved an issue where the Private Networks filter rules were not updated when LAG (Link Aggregation Group) membership changes.
     • Resolved an issue where when a module recovers from NO-COMM state, the stacking links will show failed status even though there is no real operational problem.
     • Made adjustment for the Maximum RSS memory limit for graceful VC management process shutdown.


Version:3.15 (10 Nov 2010)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:
     Read the latest version of HP Virtual Connect Release Notes. It can be found in the User Guide section, under the URL: 
      
  http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=101&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=3552695 
     


Problems Fixed:
      Resolved an issue, that can result in a network outage, when a profile is created with duplicate multiple networks.
      Resolved an issue were Virtual Connect Manager (VCM) will reset modules that have port mirroring enabled when VCM restarts, and will casue a network outage.
      Resolved an issue were VC modules do not provide information about CPU, part number, etc. via Command Line Interface (CLI).
      Resolved an issue when using VC CLI, were a user is unable to add LDAP groups with names containing spaces.
      Resolved an issue when a profile is created with multiple networks that use a Shared Uplink Set (SUS) without selecting any networks, and if this profile is applied to a server with Flex NICs, this will result in a segmentation fault, VCM SEGV.
      Resolved an issue were 'About' HP VCM pop-up window was causing IE8 to crash, which results, in the About table not being displayed.
      Resolved an issue with VCM SEGV when the user has a profile (with multiple networks defined in a connection without a network being configured), then edits the profile without making any changes, and then applies the profile to a server with Flex-10 LOM.

Known Issues:
In a double-dense domain configuration, interconnect bays 7 and 8 should not be used to create a FC Fabric. The fabric should instead be created on bays 5 and 6. If a fabric is created on bays 7 or 8 using VCMCLI, an incorrect error message may be displayed 'ERROR: Module not found' instead of 'ERROR: A fabric is not allowed to be created with the specified bay for a double-sense configuration'
      When a Blade server port has multiple FlexNICs defined (one of them is defined as FCoE) and the FCoE FlexNIC is deleted, the band width does not redistribute to other active FlexNICs even through the GUI will show it has.
      If the Primary VC modules loses power or is removed, a Profile Status change trap is not sent as it should be. Work-around: When the Primary VC module loses power or is removed, the cpqHoSWRunninagStatusChangeTrap trap (defined in the cpqhost.mib MIB) will be sent by the backup VC module when it becomes Primary. A sample trap is shown below:
        
         Enterprise Specific Trap (.11017) Uptime: 20 days, 2:54:46.44,
         SNMPv2-MIB::sysName.0 = STRING: bay2TC,
         SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.232.11.2.11.1.0 = INTEGER: 10,
         SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.232.11.2.6.1.1.2.1 = STRING: "aus-c7000-13_vc_domain",
         SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.232.11.2.6.1.1.3.1 = STRING: "HP Virtual Connect Domain Manager",
         SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.232.11.2.6.2.0 = STRING: "VCM Domain status trap",
         SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.232.11.2.6.1.1.4.1 = STRING: "3.15",
         SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.232.11.2.6.1.1.12.1 = INTEGER: 4,
         SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.232.11.2.6.1.1.13.1 = INTEGER: 5,
         SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.232.11.2.6.1.1.14.1 = STRING: "VcD_6f54796e7543",
         SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.232.11.2.6.1.1.15.1 = INTEGER: 2
        
         The two MIB OIDs in the trap above to analyze are:
         enterprises.232.11.2.6.1.1.13.1
         enterprises.232.11.2.6.1.1.15.1
        
         These OIDs will contain the following values when the Backup VC module has become the Primary:
         cpqHoSWRunningConfigStatus : operational(5)
         cpqHoSWRunningRedundancyMode : master(2)
        
      When upgrading from a pre-3.00 VC release, if Fibre Channel SNMP traps were defined with DNS type of the Trap Destination address, upon completion of the upgrade SNMP settings will not be applied to the VC-FC modules. Work-around: Edit any FC SNMP trap destinations, using the GUI or CLI, that have a DNS name for the trap destination and change the DNS name to an IPv4 address.
      When Virtual Connect has assigned a Server Profile to a server, the ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU) can't modify the protocol configuration (iSCSI/FCoE) of any NIC (including the 551m), even if the NIC is not connected to a Virtual Connect module. Any protocol configuration changes must be made when the Server Profile is not assigned to the server.

Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:
     • Added support for the HP VC FlexFabric 10Gb/24-port Module
     • Added support for the HP NC551m Dual Port FlexFabric 10Gb Converged Network Adapter.
     • Added support for the HP ProLiant BL2x220c G7 Server Blades.
     • Added support for the HP NC552m 10Gb 2-port Flex-10 Ethernet Adapter.
     • Added support for the HP NC542m Dual Port Flex-10 10GbE BL-c Adapter.
     • Added support for the HP NC551m Dual Port FlexFabric Adapter protocol personality change between FCoE and iSCSI.
     • Added support for full iSCSI and TCP offload with NC551m FlexFabric adapters and FlexFabric/Flex-10 modules.
     • Added support for iSCSI boot with NC551m FlexFabric adapters and FlexFabric/Flex-10 modules.


Version:3.10 (15 Sep 2010)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:
     Read the latest version of HP Virtual Connect Release Notes. It can be found in the “User Guide” section, under the URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=101&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=3552695


Problems Fixed:
     • Resolved an issue where Internet Group Management Protocol(IGMP) joins only processed by VC on 1st VLAN when a PF has multiple mapped VLANs.
     • Resolved IGMP Query Tx issues when IGMP joins to grp 01:00:5e:00:00:01.
     • Enhanced VC Manager recovery mechanism to insure that an enclosure serial number is validated after an OA firmware upgrade while VC Manager is recovering the domain.
     • Resolved an issue where VC Ethernet modules running v2.30 or later may unexpectedly lose stacking link connectivity due to CPU-generated data traffic, such as LACP and Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP), no longer transmitting.
     • Resolved an issue where VC Manager daemon process would occasionally terminate and cause network outage due to a Segmentation Violation after a failover processing. It also resolved the issue documented by the following Customer Advisory c02463297.
     • Resolved an issue where an OA Apache Web Server hang could cause VC Manager to crash while assigning server profile to a device bay. VCM error handling has been enhanced to properly handle this error condition.
     • Resolved an issue where an OA Apache Web Server hang could cause a miscommunication between the OA and VCM and therefore force VCM to perform steps leading to a temporary loss of the Ethernet and SAN connectivity. This is due to VC inability to detect current physical server state in the enclosure with unresponsive OA Apache Web server.
     • Resolved an issue with VC-FC 4/8Gb 20port modules where during an attempt to register with the DNS server, an update request would fail causing VC-FC modules to write an entry in one of the system's logs. Depending on the frequency of the DHCP lease expiration, this log may cause root file system to fill up to its 100 capacity. VC-FC firmware 1.41 prevents that error log message from filling up the root file system.
     • Resolved an issue when changing the auto power options on the iLO and then shutting down or starting up the blade server, will cause the VCM to display the connection reset or connection timeout message.
     • Resolved an issue when taking a support dump, some older model of SFP modules will be affected and will result in link down situation. This fix also addresses the Customer Advisory c02465022.
     • Fixed an issue where Dot1dBasePortMTUExceededDiscards statistic was incremented even with jumbo frames enabled.
     • Resolved an issue where HP Insight Orchestration Software (HP IO) deployment may stop responding with continuous looping on the target server with the error message 'Boot device is being configured by Virtual Connect' is displayed.

Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:
     • Support for HP ProLiant BL 460c G7 Server Blades
     • Support for HP ProLiant BL 490c G7 Server Blades
     • Support for HP NC522m Dual Port Flex-10 10GbE Multifunction BL-c Adapter
     • Removed VCM requirement for Primary/Secondary VC Interconnect modules to be placed in I/O bays 1 and 2
     • Support for the full iSCSI and TCP offload with NC551i FlexFabric adapters and Flex-10 modules
     • Support for the iSCSI boot with NC551i FlexFabric adapters and Flex-10 modules
     • Support for the iSCSI boot with NC553i FlexFabric adapters and Flex-10 modules
     • Support for Brocade 804 8Gb FC hBA for HP BladeSystem c-Class
     • Provides the ability to display Fibre Channel and Ethernet port statistics via the VCM CLI