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Online ROM Flash Component for Windows (x64) - HPE 12Gb/s SAS Expander Firmware for HPE Smart Array Controllers and HPE HBA Controllers

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Type: Firmware - Storage Controller
Version: 4.21(20 Sep 2018)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Multi-part download
File name: cp037231.compsig (2.0 KB)
File name: cp037231.exe (4.4 MB)
File name: cp037231.md5 (48 Bytes)
This Smart Component provides firmware for the HPE 12Gb/s SAS Expander

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

521d0959eca41e81dc54351ffe2e24a19ea6784a1fca81f07f1524f1c08afe7a cp037231.exe
a048a1991a821ab3949b7ee33ba28c4f4e4c8b654fabd09a34408e836016698b cp037231.md5
758a12eaa0bfacb39f9a59a1b9a1fd2340bee24bc6521ce74d698c79b79599b6 cp037231.compsig

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


Installation:

Power cycle / cold reboot is required if firmware is upgraded from version 1.31 or earlier.

To update firmware from Windows operating system on target server:

  • Place the Smart Component in a temporary directory.
  • Double-click on the Smart Component.
  • Follow the directions given by the Smart Component.
  • Reboot your system if you would like the update to take effect immediately.

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

  • Place the desired firmware to be updated in the directory, \SPP20xxxxx\packages
  • Run launch_sum.bat 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
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


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.


Important:

  • Power cycle / cold reboot is required if firmware is upgraded from version 1.31 or earlier.

Notes:

Deliverable Name:
     Online ROM Flash Component for Windows – HPE 12Gb/s SAS Expander Firmware for HPE Smart Array Controllers and HPE HBA Controllers

Release Version and/or Date:
     4.21

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
     4.21

Previous Version of Firmware:
     4.02(B)

Firmware Dependency:
     None

Enhancements/New Features:

     None

Problems Fixed:

The following issues are resolved in version 4.21:

  • Expander may reset during heavy SSACLI polling
  • SATA drives may take longer to spin up, not be initially detected, and then hot add later. This can prevent system boot or affect the logical drive status.

Known Issues:
     None


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.


The following issues are resolved in version 4.21:

  • Expander may reset during heavy SSACLI polling
  • SATA drives may take longer to spin up, not be initially detected, and then hot add later. This can prevent system boot or affect the logical drive status.
  • Power cycle / cold reboot is required if firmware is upgraded from version 1.31 or earlier.
Version:4.21 (20 Sep 2018)
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.


The following issues are resolved in version 4.21:

  • Expander may reset during heavy SSACLI polling
  • SATA drives may take longer to spin up, not be initially detected, and then hot add later. This can prevent system boot or affect the logical drive status.

Version:4.02(B) (26 Jun 2018)
Enhancements

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.

  • Customers who already have firmware version 4.02 installed do not need to update to 4.02 (B).

Added HPE Digital Signature


Version:4.02 (5 Feb 2018)
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.


  • Changed the Enclosure's Target and LUN address to the appropriate unique values. Previously these addresses would conflict with the SATA drive in bay #1 which interfered with software defined storage solutions such as Storage Spaces Direct.

Version:3.17 (25 Sep 2017)
Fixes

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


  • SATA hard disk drives connected to the HPE 12Gb/s SAS Expander card may not be detected when cold booting a HPE ProLiant server with a HPE Smart Array SR Gen10 controller

Version:3.14 (12 Jul 2017)
Enhancements

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.


  • Added support for ML350, DL380, and DL560 Gen10 servers.

Version:2.10 (24 Oct 2016)
Enhancements

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.


  • Rebranded the controller information from HP 12G SAS Expander card to HPE 12G SAS Expander card.
  • Added support for the Microsoft® Windows Server® 2016 OS.

Version:2.09 (1 Apr 2016)
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.


  • The HPE 12Gb/s SAS Expander firmware version 2.09 resolves an issue where an incorrect SAS address was returned by the Device Identification Inquiry for Vital Product Data page. As a result, applications using this information may report incorrect data about the storage system topology.   


Version:2.07 (1 Oct 2015)
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.


  • While performing a firmware upgrade on an HP 12Gb/s SAS Expander card, an issue infrequently occurred that caused the card to become unusable. HP 12Gb/s SAS Expander firmware version 2.07 resolved this issue.


Version:1.8 (15 Jun 2015)
Fixes

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

  • Power cycle/ cold reboot is required if firmware is upgraded from version 1.31 or earlier.


  • A rare race condition in a system with SAS and SATA drives, where SATA drives were not discovered during server power-on.
Enhancements

  • Added support to reset the expander after firmware flash.

Version:1.31 (30 Mar 2015)
Fixes

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


Problems Fixed:

  • On rare occasions, incorrect data may be read or written while a controller is rebuilding a drive.
  • Disabled Edge-Buffering to address a rare data integrity issue seen with a drive that had bad blocks.
  • In rare instances, on an HP ProLiant Gen9 series server, the Smart Array controller would detect an HP Hard Disk Drive (HDD) as a non-HP drive. For additional information please refer to the customer advisory # c04597377
Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:

  • Firmware now reads the max link rate from the backplane NVRAM and sets the rate accordingly. The expander firmware will adjust the SAS links to the appropriate speed based on the backplane type. The firmware will not try to force slower backplanes to higher link rates.

Version:1.01 (9 Sep 2014)
Enhancements

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.


Enhancements/New Features:

  • Initial Release

Type: Firmware - Storage Controller
Version: 4.21(20 Sep 2018)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2016

Description

This Smart Component provides firmware for the HPE 12Gb/s SAS Expander

Installation Instructions

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

521d0959eca41e81dc54351ffe2e24a19ea6784a1fca81f07f1524f1c08afe7a cp037231.exe
a048a1991a821ab3949b7ee33ba28c4f4e4c8b654fabd09a34408e836016698b cp037231.md5
758a12eaa0bfacb39f9a59a1b9a1fd2340bee24bc6521ce74d698c79b79599b6 cp037231.compsig

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


Installation:

Power cycle / cold reboot is required if firmware is upgraded from version 1.31 or earlier.

To update firmware from Windows operating system on target server:

  • Place the Smart Component in a temporary directory.
  • Double-click on the Smart Component.
  • Follow the directions given by the Smart Component.
  • Reboot your system if you would like the update to take effect immediately.

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

  • Place the desired firmware to be updated in the directory, \SPP20xxxxx\packages
  • Run launch_sum.bat 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
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


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.


Important:

  • Power cycle / cold reboot is required if firmware is upgraded from version 1.31 or earlier.

Notes:

Deliverable Name:
     Online ROM Flash Component for Windows – HPE 12Gb/s SAS Expander Firmware for HPE Smart Array Controllers and HPE HBA Controllers

Release Version and/or Date:
     4.21

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
     4.21

Previous Version of Firmware:
     4.02(B)

Firmware Dependency:
     None

Enhancements/New Features:

     None

Problems Fixed:

The following issues are resolved in version 4.21:

  • Expander may reset during heavy SSACLI polling
  • SATA drives may take longer to spin up, not be initially detected, and then hot add later. This can prevent system boot or affect the logical drive status.

Known Issues:
     None


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.


The following issues are resolved in version 4.21:

  • Expander may reset during heavy SSACLI polling
  • SATA drives may take longer to spin up, not be initially detected, and then hot add later. This can prevent system boot or affect the logical drive status.

Important

  • Power cycle / cold reboot is required if firmware is upgraded from version 1.31 or earlier.

Revision History

Version:4.21 (20 Sep 2018)
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.


The following issues are resolved in version 4.21:

  • Expander may reset during heavy SSACLI polling
  • SATA drives may take longer to spin up, not be initially detected, and then hot add later. This can prevent system boot or affect the logical drive status.

Version:4.02(B) (26 Jun 2018)
Enhancements

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.

  • Customers who already have firmware version 4.02 installed do not need to update to 4.02 (B).

Added HPE Digital Signature


Version:4.02 (5 Feb 2018)
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.


  • Changed the Enclosure's Target and LUN address to the appropriate unique values. Previously these addresses would conflict with the SATA drive in bay #1 which interfered with software defined storage solutions such as Storage Spaces Direct.

Version:3.17 (25 Sep 2017)
Fixes

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


  • SATA hard disk drives connected to the HPE 12Gb/s SAS Expander card may not be detected when cold booting a HPE ProLiant server with a HPE Smart Array SR Gen10 controller

Version:3.14 (12 Jul 2017)
Enhancements

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.


  • Added support for ML350, DL380, and DL560 Gen10 servers.

Version:2.10 (24 Oct 2016)
Enhancements

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.


  • Rebranded the controller information from HP 12G SAS Expander card to HPE 12G SAS Expander card.
  • Added support for the Microsoft® Windows Server® 2016 OS.

Version:2.09 (1 Apr 2016)
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.


  • The HPE 12Gb/s SAS Expander firmware version 2.09 resolves an issue where an incorrect SAS address was returned by the Device Identification Inquiry for Vital Product Data page. As a result, applications using this information may report incorrect data about the storage system topology.   


Version:2.07 (1 Oct 2015)
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.


  • While performing a firmware upgrade on an HP 12Gb/s SAS Expander card, an issue infrequently occurred that caused the card to become unusable. HP 12Gb/s SAS Expander firmware version 2.07 resolved this issue.


Version:1.8 (15 Jun 2015)
Fixes

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

  • Power cycle/ cold reboot is required if firmware is upgraded from version 1.31 or earlier.


  • A rare race condition in a system with SAS and SATA drives, where SATA drives were not discovered during server power-on.
Enhancements

  • Added support to reset the expander after firmware flash.

Version:1.31 (30 Mar 2015)
Fixes

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


Problems Fixed:

  • On rare occasions, incorrect data may be read or written while a controller is rebuilding a drive.
  • Disabled Edge-Buffering to address a rare data integrity issue seen with a drive that had bad blocks.
  • In rare instances, on an HP ProLiant Gen9 series server, the Smart Array controller would detect an HP Hard Disk Drive (HDD) as a non-HP drive. For additional information please refer to the customer advisory # c04597377
Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:

  • Firmware now reads the max link rate from the backplane NVRAM and sets the rate accordingly. The expander firmware will adjust the SAS links to the appropriate speed based on the backplane type. The firmware will not try to force slower backplanes to higher link rates.

Version:1.01 (9 Sep 2014)
Enhancements

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.


Enhancements/New Features:

  • Initial Release