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** CRITICAL ** Online ROM Flash Component for VMware ESXi - EF0300FARMU, EF0450FARMV, EF0600FARNA drive

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Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: HPD6(17 Dec 2012)
Operating System(s): VMware ESXi 5.0
VMware vSphere 5.1
Multi-part download
File name: CP018823.md5 (49 Bytes)
File name: CP018823.scexe (1.6 MB)
This Smart Component provides firmware for the following drive models: EF0300FARMU, EF0450FARMV, EF0600FARNA

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

37e17ccf6434452dbd6b1caba037a7b7febbeb91944105cc72b204306a604ce7 CP018823.scexe
aa629a0bd9aa1373c20af98547a9dfd1689feac702cdd85e9695ed8c6bfe37b8 CP018823.md5

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


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

     Offline:

  • Place the HP Service Pack for ProLiant on a USB key using the HP USB Key Creator Utility.
  • Place the desired firmware to be updated in the directory, /hp/swpackages on the USB key.
  • Boot from the newly created HP Service Pack for Proliant USB key.
  • Follow HP Smart Update Manager steps to complete firmware update.
     Remote Online:
  • Place the SPP on a USB key using the HP USB Key Creator Utility.
  • Place the desired firmware to be updated in the directory, /SPP20xxxxx/hp/swpackages on the USB key.
  • Mount the USB key on a remote server running Windows or Linux
  • CD /hp/swpackages and ./hpsum
  • Select the next button
  • Click Add Single Target
  • Type the IP or DNS address of the ESXi host to be updated
  • Enter the ESXi host credentials (root or administrator username and password)
  • Follow HP Smart Update Manager Steps and complete the firmware update.
To use HP Insight Control for vCenter :
  • Log in to the vSphere Client.
  • Select a server or cluster in the inventory tree.
  • Click the HP Insight Management tab.
  • Follow Insight Control for vCenter steps to update firmware using a Smart Component
To update firmware from VMware ESXi operating system on target server:
  • Enable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host.
  • Login as root. (You must be root in order to apply the ROM update.)
  • Place the Smart Component in a temporary directory.
  • From the same directory, execute the Smart Component. For example: ./CPXXXXXX.scexe
  • Follow the directions given by the Smart Component.
  • Disable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host
  • Reboot your system if you would like the update to take effect immediately.

End User License Agreements:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


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


Notes:
Deliverable Name:
    
Online ROM Flash Component for VMware ESXi - EF0300FARMU, EF0450FARMV, EF0600FARNA drive

Release Version and/or Date:
     HPD6

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
     HPD6

Previous Version of Firmware:
      HPD5

Firmware Dependency:    
     None

Enhancements/New Features:
      None

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware prevents a rare condition that may occur during a WRITE SAME command sequence that may result in incorrect data being written to the hard drive. The WRITE SAME command may be used during RAID ARRAY parity initialization.

Known Issues:
      None


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


Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware prevents a rare condition that may occur during a WRITE SAME command sequence that may result in incorrect data being written to the hard drive. The WRITE SAME command may be used during RAID ARRAY parity initialization.
Version:HPD9 (24 Oct 2016)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP 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 and Microsoft Windows environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the SPP and HP SUM.

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware contains a change which prevents an incorrect reassign status of a repaired sector from being logged.

Version:HPD6(E) (15 Jun 2015)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP 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 HPD6 do not need to update to HPD6 (E).

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware prevents a rare condition that may occur during a WRITE SAME command sequence that may result in incorrect data being written to the hard drive. The WRITE SAME command may be used during RAID ARRAY parity initialization.
Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:

  • Added support for VMware vSphere 5.5.
  • Added support for UEFI (Universal Extensible Firmware Interface) based servers.

Enhancements/New Features for HPD6 (D):

  • Updated the flash engine to standardize logging across all SAS drive components.
  • Enhanced logging capability to improve the details provided in the component log file.

Enhancements/New Features for HPD6 (E):

  • VMware Firmware Smart component packaging has changed from a *.scexe package to a *.zip package, which contains an executable binary that provides enhanced security during installation. The functionality of the VMware Smart Component has not changed.

Version:HPD6(D) (30 Mar 2015)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP 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 HPD6 do not need to update to HPD6 (D).

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware prevents a rare condition that may occur during a WRITE SAME command sequence that may result in incorrect data being written to the hard drive. The WRITE SAME command may be used during RAID ARRAY parity initialization.
Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:

  • Added support for VMware vSphere 5.5.
  • Added support for UEFI (Universal Extensible Firmware Interface) based servers.
Enhancements/New Features for HPD6 (D): 
  • Updated the flash engine to standardize logging across all SAS drive components.
  • Enhanced logging capability to improve the details provided in the component log file.

Version:HPD6(C) (24 Feb 2014)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP 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 HPD6 do not need to update to HPD6(C).

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware prevents a rare condition that may occur during a WRITE SAME command sequence that may result in incorrect data being written to the hard drive. The WRITE SAME command may be used during RAID ARRAY parity initialization.
Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:

  • Added support for VMware vSphere 5.5.
  • Added support for UEFI (Universal Extensible Firmware Interface) based servers.

Version:HPD6 (17 Dec 2012)
Fixes

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


Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware prevents a rare condition that may occur during a WRITE SAME command sequence that may result in incorrect data being written to the hard drive. The WRITE SAME command may be used during RAID ARRAY parity initialization.

Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: HPD6(17 Dec 2012)
Operating System(s):
VMware ESXi 5.0
VMware vSphere 5.1

Description

This Smart Component provides firmware for the following drive models: EF0300FARMU, EF0450FARMV, EF0600FARNA

Installation Instructions

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

37e17ccf6434452dbd6b1caba037a7b7febbeb91944105cc72b204306a604ce7 CP018823.scexe
aa629a0bd9aa1373c20af98547a9dfd1689feac702cdd85e9695ed8c6bfe37b8 CP018823.md5

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


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

     Offline:

  • Place the HP Service Pack for ProLiant on a USB key using the HP USB Key Creator Utility.
  • Place the desired firmware to be updated in the directory, /hp/swpackages on the USB key.
  • Boot from the newly created HP Service Pack for Proliant USB key.
  • Follow HP Smart Update Manager steps to complete firmware update.
     Remote Online:
  • Place the SPP on a USB key using the HP USB Key Creator Utility.
  • Place the desired firmware to be updated in the directory, /SPP20xxxxx/hp/swpackages on the USB key.
  • Mount the USB key on a remote server running Windows or Linux
  • CD /hp/swpackages and ./hpsum
  • Select the next button
  • Click Add Single Target
  • Type the IP or DNS address of the ESXi host to be updated
  • Enter the ESXi host credentials (root or administrator username and password)
  • Follow HP Smart Update Manager Steps and complete the firmware update.
To use HP Insight Control for vCenter :
  • Log in to the vSphere Client.
  • Select a server or cluster in the inventory tree.
  • Click the HP Insight Management tab.
  • Follow Insight Control for vCenter steps to update firmware using a Smart Component
To update firmware from VMware ESXi operating system on target server:
  • Enable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host.
  • Login as root. (You must be root in order to apply the ROM update.)
  • Place the Smart Component in a temporary directory.
  • From the same directory, execute the Smart Component. For example: ./CPXXXXXX.scexe
  • Follow the directions given by the Smart Component.
  • Disable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host
  • Reboot your system if you would like the update to take effect immediately.

Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


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


Notes:
Deliverable Name:
    
Online ROM Flash Component for VMware ESXi - EF0300FARMU, EF0450FARMV, EF0600FARNA drive

Release Version and/or Date:
     HPD6

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
     HPD6

Previous Version of Firmware:
      HPD5

Firmware Dependency:    
     None

Enhancements/New Features:
      None

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware prevents a rare condition that may occur during a WRITE SAME command sequence that may result in incorrect data being written to the hard drive. The WRITE SAME command may be used during RAID ARRAY parity initialization.

Known Issues:
      None


Fixes

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


Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware prevents a rare condition that may occur during a WRITE SAME command sequence that may result in incorrect data being written to the hard drive. The WRITE SAME command may be used during RAID ARRAY parity initialization.

Revision History

Version:HPD9 (24 Oct 2016)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP 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 and Microsoft Windows environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the SPP and HP SUM.

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware contains a change which prevents an incorrect reassign status of a repaired sector from being logged.

Version:HPD6(E) (15 Jun 2015)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP 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 HPD6 do not need to update to HPD6 (E).

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware prevents a rare condition that may occur during a WRITE SAME command sequence that may result in incorrect data being written to the hard drive. The WRITE SAME command may be used during RAID ARRAY parity initialization.
Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:

  • Added support for VMware vSphere 5.5.
  • Added support for UEFI (Universal Extensible Firmware Interface) based servers.

Enhancements/New Features for HPD6 (D):

  • Updated the flash engine to standardize logging across all SAS drive components.
  • Enhanced logging capability to improve the details provided in the component log file.

Enhancements/New Features for HPD6 (E):

  • VMware Firmware Smart component packaging has changed from a *.scexe package to a *.zip package, which contains an executable binary that provides enhanced security during installation. The functionality of the VMware Smart Component has not changed.

Version:HPD6(D) (30 Mar 2015)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP 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 HPD6 do not need to update to HPD6 (D).

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware prevents a rare condition that may occur during a WRITE SAME command sequence that may result in incorrect data being written to the hard drive. The WRITE SAME command may be used during RAID ARRAY parity initialization.
Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:

  • Added support for VMware vSphere 5.5.
  • Added support for UEFI (Universal Extensible Firmware Interface) based servers.
Enhancements/New Features for HPD6 (D): 
  • Updated the flash engine to standardize logging across all SAS drive components.
  • Enhanced logging capability to improve the details provided in the component log file.

Version:HPD6(C) (24 Feb 2014)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP 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 HPD6 do not need to update to HPD6(C).

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware prevents a rare condition that may occur during a WRITE SAME command sequence that may result in incorrect data being written to the hard drive. The WRITE SAME command may be used during RAID ARRAY parity initialization.
Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:

  • Added support for VMware vSphere 5.5.
  • Added support for UEFI (Universal Extensible Firmware Interface) based servers.

Version:HPD6 (17 Dec 2012)
Fixes

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


Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware prevents a rare condition that may occur during a WRITE SAME command sequence that may result in incorrect data being written to the hard drive. The WRITE SAME command may be used during RAID ARRAY parity initialization.

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