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** CRITICAL ** Supplemental Update / Online ROM Flash Component for Linux (x64) - MR000240GWFLU, MR000480GWFLV, VR000480GWFMD, MR000960GWFMA, VR000960GWFME, MR001920GWFMB, and VR001920GWFMC Drives

By downloading, you agree to the terms and conditions of the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Software License Agreement.
Note:  Some software requires a valid warranty, current Hewlett Packard Enterprise support contract, or a license fee.

Type: Firmware - SATA Storage Disk
Version: HPG6(13 Oct 2017)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
OS Independent
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
VMware ESXi 5.0
VMware vSphere 5.1
VMware vSphere 5.5
VMware vSphere 6.0
VMware vSphere 6.5
Multi-part download
File name: firmware-hdd-9196d4f720-HPG6-1.1.x86_64.compsig (2.1 KB)
File name: firmware-hdd-9196d4f720-HPG6-1.1.x86_64.rpm (4.8 MB)
This x64 Smart Component provides firmware for the following drive model: MR000240GWFLU, MR000480GWFLV, VR000480GWFMD, MR000960GWFMA, VR000960GWFME, MR001920GWFMB, and VR001920GWFMC Drives

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

bf1737a026ffab0e2c9a7f4a67ffe119292c430b96a49014d20722e52058b2fc rpm/RPMS/x86_64/firmware-hdd-9196d4f720-HPG6-1.1.x86_64.rpm
4214c04aa1e09f18a479f57740a1911cbead1b8a49eaff8b7cae8d63385d00e4 rpm/RPMS/x86_64/firmware-hdd-9196d4f720-HPG6-1.1.x86_64.compsig

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


Installation:

To update firmware from Linux operating system on target server:

Updating firmware by installing the rpm:

  • Install the firmware rpm using the command:  rpm -ivh <rpm_filename>.  This extracts the contents of the rpm to the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu' location.
  • The CP<nnnnnn>.scexe script is located in the 'scexe-compat' folder. The actual name of the 'firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' folder is based on the version of the rpm installed in the first step above.  
  • To install firmware, you can execute ONE of the following commands:
    • ./CP<nnnnnn>.scexe in the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/scexe-compat' location (OR)
    • ./setup in the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' location
  • The results of the firmware upgrade are saved to the Component.log file, located in the /var/cpq/ directory.
  • To uninstall the rpm, run the command: rpm -e <rpm_package_name>, which is the rpm filename without the '.rpm' extension.

Updating firmware without installing the rpm:

  • Extract the contents of the rpm using the command: rpm2cpio <rpm_filename>.rpm | cpio -id.  This extracts the contents of the rpm to 'usr' folder in the current directory.
  • Navigate to the 'usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' location and run ./setup to update the firmware. The actual name of the 'firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' folder is based on the version of the rpm installed in the step above.
  • The results of the firmware upgrade are saved to the Component.log file, located in the /var/cpq/ directory.

Additional Information:

Installing the firmware rpm package (rpm -ivh) does not update the firmware.  It merely extracts the rpm content to the local system. Updating the firmware on the local system requires following the above outlined steps.

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

Offline:

  • Place the Service Pack for ProLiant on a USB key using the USB Key Utility for Windows.
  • Place the desired firmware to be updated in the directory, /packages on the USB key.
  • Boot from the newly created Service Pack for Proliant USB key.
  • Follow Smart Update Manager steps to complete firmware update.

Online:

  • Login as root. (You must be root in order to apply the ROM update.)
  • Place the desired firmware to be updated in the directory, /packages.
  • Run launch_sum.sh script which is found in the root of the ISO.

Follow the instructions on the screen.


End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or a ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the Service Pack for ProLiant and Smart Update Manager.

Notes:

Deliverable Name:
      Supplemental Update / Online ROM Flash Component for Linux - MR000240GWFLU, MR000480GWFLV, VR000480GWFMD, MR000960GWFMA, VR000960GWFME, MR001920GWFMB, and VR001920GWFMC Drives

Release Version and/or Date:
      
HPG6

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
      
HPG6

Previous Version of Firmware:
      HPG4

Firmware Dependency:
     None

Enhancements/New Features:
     None

Problems Fixed:

  • Firmware improves a NAND threshold level to strengthen differentiation of NAND states to mitigate excessive reallocation of NAND Blocks (Grown Bad Blocks). For important information about this resolved issue, refer to HPE Customer Bulletin a00027721.

Known Issues:
     None


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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or a ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the Service Pack for ProLiant and Smart Update Manager.

Problems Fixed:

  • Firmware improves a NAND threshold level to strengthen differentiation of NAND states to mitigate excessive reallocation of NAND Blocks (Grown Bad Blocks). For important information about this resolved issue, refer to HPE Customer Bulletin a00027721.

Version:HPG6 (13 Oct 2017)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or a ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the Service Pack for ProLiant and Smart Update Manager.

Problems Fixed:

  • Firmware improves a NAND threshold level to strengthen differentiation of NAND states to mitigate excessive reallocation of NAND Blocks (Grown Bad Blocks). For important information about this resolved issue, refer to HPE Customer Bulletin a00027721.


Version:HPG4 (25 Sep 2017)
Enhancements

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or a ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the Service Pack for Proliant and Smart Update Manager.

Enhancements/New Features:

  • Production signing keys applied to code.
  • Enhanced code to meet signal specification for the TX differential voltage and de-emphasis level.

Type: Firmware - SATA Storage Disk
Version: HPG6(13 Oct 2017)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
OS Independent
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
VMware ESXi 5.0
VMware vSphere 5.1
VMware vSphere 5.5
VMware vSphere 6.0
VMware vSphere 6.5

Description

This x64 Smart Component provides firmware for the following drive model: MR000240GWFLU, MR000480GWFLV, VR000480GWFMD, MR000960GWFMA, VR000960GWFME, MR001920GWFMB, and VR001920GWFMC Drives

Installation Instructions

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

bf1737a026ffab0e2c9a7f4a67ffe119292c430b96a49014d20722e52058b2fc rpm/RPMS/x86_64/firmware-hdd-9196d4f720-HPG6-1.1.x86_64.rpm
4214c04aa1e09f18a479f57740a1911cbead1b8a49eaff8b7cae8d63385d00e4 rpm/RPMS/x86_64/firmware-hdd-9196d4f720-HPG6-1.1.x86_64.compsig

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


Installation:

To update firmware from Linux operating system on target server:

Updating firmware by installing the rpm:

  • Install the firmware rpm using the command:  rpm -ivh <rpm_filename>.  This extracts the contents of the rpm to the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu' location.
  • The CP<nnnnnn>.scexe script is located in the 'scexe-compat' folder. The actual name of the 'firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' folder is based on the version of the rpm installed in the first step above.  
  • To install firmware, you can execute ONE of the following commands:
    • ./CP<nnnnnn>.scexe in the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/scexe-compat' location (OR)
    • ./setup in the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' location
  • The results of the firmware upgrade are saved to the Component.log file, located in the /var/cpq/ directory.
  • To uninstall the rpm, run the command: rpm -e <rpm_package_name>, which is the rpm filename without the '.rpm' extension.

Updating firmware without installing the rpm:

  • Extract the contents of the rpm using the command: rpm2cpio <rpm_filename>.rpm | cpio -id.  This extracts the contents of the rpm to 'usr' folder in the current directory.
  • Navigate to the 'usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' location and run ./setup to update the firmware. The actual name of the 'firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' folder is based on the version of the rpm installed in the step above.
  • The results of the firmware upgrade are saved to the Component.log file, located in the /var/cpq/ directory.

Additional Information:

Installing the firmware rpm package (rpm -ivh) does not update the firmware.  It merely extracts the rpm content to the local system. Updating the firmware on the local system requires following the above outlined steps.

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

Offline:

  • Place the Service Pack for ProLiant on a USB key using the USB Key Utility for Windows.
  • Place the desired firmware to be updated in the directory, /packages on the USB key.
  • Boot from the newly created Service Pack for Proliant USB key.
  • Follow Smart Update Manager steps to complete firmware update.

Online:

  • Login as root. (You must be root in order to apply the ROM update.)
  • Place the desired firmware to be updated in the directory, /packages.
  • Run launch_sum.sh script which is found in the root of the ISO.

Follow the instructions on the screen.


Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or a ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the Service Pack for ProLiant and Smart Update Manager.

Notes:

Deliverable Name:
      Supplemental Update / Online ROM Flash Component for Linux - MR000240GWFLU, MR000480GWFLV, VR000480GWFMD, MR000960GWFMA, VR000960GWFME, MR001920GWFMB, and VR001920GWFMC Drives

Release Version and/or Date:
      
HPG6

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
      
HPG6

Previous Version of Firmware:
      HPG4

Firmware Dependency:
     None

Enhancements/New Features:
     None

Problems Fixed:

  • Firmware improves a NAND threshold level to strengthen differentiation of NAND states to mitigate excessive reallocation of NAND Blocks (Grown Bad Blocks). For important information about this resolved issue, refer to HPE Customer Bulletin a00027721.

Known Issues:
     None


Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or a ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the Service Pack for ProLiant and Smart Update Manager.

Problems Fixed:

  • Firmware improves a NAND threshold level to strengthen differentiation of NAND states to mitigate excessive reallocation of NAND Blocks (Grown Bad Blocks). For important information about this resolved issue, refer to HPE Customer Bulletin a00027721.

Revision History

Version:HPG6 (13 Oct 2017)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or a ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the Service Pack for ProLiant and Smart Update Manager.

Problems Fixed:

  • Firmware improves a NAND threshold level to strengthen differentiation of NAND states to mitigate excessive reallocation of NAND Blocks (Grown Bad Blocks). For important information about this resolved issue, refer to HPE Customer Bulletin a00027721.


Version:HPG4 (25 Sep 2017)
Enhancements

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or a ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the Service Pack for Proliant and Smart Update Manager.

Enhancements/New Features:

  • Production signing keys applied to code.
  • Enhanced code to meet signal specification for the TX differential voltage and de-emphasis level.