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* RECOMMENDED * Supplemental Update / Online ROM Flash Component for Linux - Smart Array P212, P410, P410i, P411, P711m, P712m, and P812

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Type: Firmware - Storage Controller
Version: 6.64(15 Jun 2015)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
OS Independent
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86-64)
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 10 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0
VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1
VMware ESXi 5.0
VMware vSphere 5.1
File name: hp-firmware-smartarray-14ef73e580-6.64-1.1.i386.rpm (6.3 MB)
This Smart Component provides firmware for the following storage controllers: Smart Array P212, P410, P410i, P411, P711m, P712m, and P812

To ensure the integrity of your download, HP recommends verifying your results with this MD5 Checksum value:

7371e3578532108c7d2b964054729346 hp-firmware-smartarray-14ef73e580-6.64-1.1.i386.rpm

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is 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 with rpm installed:

  • Install the firmware rpm using the command:  rpm -ivh <rpm_filename>.  This extracts the contents of the rpm to the '/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu' location
  • The CP026510.scexe script is located in the 'hp-scexe-compat' folder. The actual name of the 'hp-firmware-smartarray-14ef73e580-*' 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: 

               # ./CP026510.scexe in the '/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/hp-scexe-compat' location (OR)

               # ./hpsetup in the '/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/hp-firmware-smartarray-14ef73e580-*' 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/i386-linux-gnu/hp-firmware-smartarray-14ef73e580-*' location and run ./hpsetup to update the firmware. The actual name of the 'hp-firmware-smartarray-14ef73e580-*' 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 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

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, /hp/swpackages
  • Locate Start.html which is found in the root of the ISO
  • Open the html file in a supported browser
  • Follow the instructions on the screen

 


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


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


Notes:

Deliverable Name:
     Supplemental Update / Online ROM Flash Component for Linux - Smart Array P212, P410, P410i, P411, P711m, P712m, and P812

Release Version and/or Date: 
     6.64

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
     6.64

Previous Version of Firmware:
     6.62

Firmware Dependency:
     None

Enhancements/New Features:

     None

Problems Fixed:

  • Running SMARTCTL (smartmontools) on HP Proliant G6/G7 (Px1x) Smart Array controllers that have firmware version 5.70 to 6.62 installed with SATA drives attached may result in system not responding or reboot. Wehn reboot occurred, a reboot 1719 POST error message with lockup 0x15 displayed.

Known Issues:
     None


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


  • Running SMARTCTL (smartmontools) on HP Proliant G6/G7 (Px1x) Smart Array controllers that have firmware version 5.70 to 6.62 installed with SATA drives attached may result in system not responding or reboot. When reboot occurred, a reboot 1719 POST error message with lockup 0x15 displayed.
Version:6.64 (B) (1 Oct 2015)
Fixes

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


  • Running SMARTCTL (smartmontools) on HP Proliant G6/G7 (Px1x) Smart Array controllers that have firmware version 5.70 to 6.62 installed with SATA drives attached may result in system not responding or reboot. When reboot occurred, a reboot 1719 POST error message with lockup 0x15 displayed.

Version:6.64 (15 Jun 2015)
Fixes

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


  • Running SMARTCTL (smartmontools) on HP Proliant G6/G7 (Px1x) Smart Array controllers that have firmware version 5.70 to 6.62 installed with SATA drives attached may result in system not responding or reboot. When reboot occurred, a reboot 1719 POST error message with lockup 0x15 displayed.

Version:6.62 (6 Apr 2015)
Fixes

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


Problems Fixed:

  • On systems configured with HP Smart Array P711m controllers connected to logical volumes on HP P2000 G3 SAS storage arrays, the Smart Array device driver ‘hpsa’ would cease to function during installation of VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 2.
  • After the Smart Array device driver 'hpsa' was upgraded to version 3.4.6-165 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 4 or Update 5 on a server configured with logical volumes on HP P2000 G3 Storage Systems or HP MSA 2040 SAS Storage Arrays, the system would cease to function and an HP Smart Array P712m controller lockup would be reported after reboot. (POST Error: 1719 - A controller failure event occurred prior to this power-up. (Previous lock up code = 0x13))
Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:

  • Performance enhancement when a drive starts to degrade due to excessive recovered media errors.

Version:6.6 (9 Sep 2014)
Fixes

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


Problems Fixed in version 6.60:
This firmware release resolved the following issues:

  • After a mode toggle at EFI ORCA was performed, the controller name would not be displayed when running the command: “reconnect –r”.
  • Controller displayed a POST error message 1805 “Cache Module Super–Cap is not installed” when the controller was configured to work without super-capacitors.
  • Corrected thermal behavior with HDDs.
  • Controllers configured with one or more SATA spare drives and firmware version 6.40 (or earlier) may halt with "Lockup Code = 0xAB" after 64, 128, or 256 days.
  • HP Smart Array P812 controller onboard expander firmware was updated to version 3.12 to enforce 3Gbps SATA connection speeds which is the maximum supported SATA data rate on HP Smart Array P212, P410, P410i, P411, P711m, P712m, and P812 controllers.
Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features

  • Enhanced the controller SAS discovery logic to tolerate devices that may be resetting.
  • Added a new POST message 1813 to indicate bad or failed battery charge circuit.

Version:6.40(B) (18 Oct 2013)
Fixes

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

  • Customers who already installed firmware version 6.40 do not need to update to 6.40 (B).

Problems Fixed in version 6.40(B):

  • Fixed an installation issue where version 6.40 of the Online Smart Array firmware smart components for the Smart Array P410i Controller would in some cases update the SAS expander in the HP D2200sb Storage Blade with incorrect firmware causing the Smart Array P410i Controller to be unable to communicate with the hard drives installed in the HP D2200sb Storage Blade. Reference Customer Advisory c03964262 for additional important information about this issue.
Problems Fixed in version 6.40:
  • False POST 1705 messages were being posted on the HP BL465c G7 or HP BL685c G7 Blade systems that used HP Smart Array P410i controller firmware version 5.76 or greater. The POST was indicateding a bad Super-Cap, which in turn disabled write caching.
  • On rare occasions the controller would become unresponsive during POST.
  • On intermittent occasions, SATA spare drives in a JBOD were being marked as hot removed and then rediscovered.
  • Customers could not invoke ORCA via command line interface, by pressing the escape key-strokes “Esc+6” or "F6" or “Esc+8” or "F8" via the BIOS Serial Console.
Note: Version 6.40 is no longer available for download from HP Support Center, but the following fixes are also provided in version 6.40(B).
Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:

  • Allow Windows Server 2012 drivers to utilize command addressing above the lower 4GB memory region when requested by the storage driver.

Version:6.00 (19 Feb 2013)
Fixes

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

Important Note:

  • Do not upgrade HP ProLiant BL465c G7 or ProLiant BL685c G7 Server Blades with embedded P410i Smart Array Controllers to Smart Array Firmware Version 6.00. Some servers may experience an Array Accelerator Super-Capacitor charging failure and subsequent failure of the embedded P410i Smart Array Controller on specified servers.

Problems Fixed:
The following problems are addressed in version 6.00 of Online ROM Flash Component for Linux - Smart Array P212, P410, P410i, P411, P711m, P712m, and P812:

  • On rare occasions during power-up of an HP D2200sb the expander backplane would be unresponsive. When the expander backplane was unresponsive, the attached Smart Array Controller was not allowed to discover drives that were attached.
  • On an HP P812 controller, executing several sequential Write operations to more than 75 hard drives would result in a controller lockup.
  • Modified the FBWC module code to improve the training of the DDR2 DIMMs in order to prevent the rare occasions when 1783 POST error messages displays followed by an unresponsive controller.
  • Protection has been added to prevent potential Smart Array controller hangs under rare conditions when hot-adding hard drives.
  • When running in a Solaris environment, Smart Array firmware version 6.00 works around an issue where the driver would not handle asynchronous events from the Smart Array controller properly.
  • An interaction issue occurred between the Smart Array Controller and HP SAS Expander card in which the Hard Drives attached to the HP SAS Expander were not being discovered occasionally upon boot up or hot plug.
  • On rare occasions, the Smart Array controller would reset the same SATA drive several times when a PHY is stuck longer than four seconds.
  • The Smart Array P711m and P712m would report false link errors.
  • The Open Connection timeout was reduced to 900 microseconds so that SAS connections terminate gracefully and data transfer stalls are prevented.
  • The Smart Array controller would not connect to hard drives within 20ms under heavy stress.
  • Upon power up, a Post message will now be displayed to the user to indicate that a cache module is needed for the P711m controller.
  • When running heavy I/O in RAID 5, while an HP P410 controller was connected to more than 17 SAS drives in an HP DL180 G6 server with a 25SFF backplane, a lockup issue (error code 0xAB or 0xEA) could occur.
  • During heavy I/O when the HP P711m controller is connected to a HP P2000sa G3 MSA Array System via a HP 6Gb SAS Switch, a lockup issue (error code 0x15) could occur.
  • After a system with (2) or more empty SAS storage boxes, Box 1, 2, 3 …, attached to an HP SAS Expander card is powered up and then a drive is hot plugged into Box 2 or above, ACU and ORCA would incorrectly display the drive in Box 1.

Version:5.70(B) (4 Sep 2012)
Fixes

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


Customers who already installed firmware version 5.70 do not need to update to 5.70(B).


Problems Fixed:

  • Fixed an issue with the HP P812 controller in which a rare lockup (code 0xD4) could occur upon reboot.
  • Fixed an issue where disk location information was reported incorrectly in the HP DL580 G5 with the HP SAS Expander card
  • Fixed an issue where a RAID 6 volume could have inconsistent parity data in the last stripe in certain configurations after a volume transformation operation had occurred.
  • Fixed an issue where removal of a HP P2000saG3 controller module could cause a controller lockup (code 0xAB).
  • Fixed an issue where the hot-add of a 3TB drive to HP DL180G6 12 drive backplane could cause the controller to lock up (code 0x15).
  • Fixed an issue where the controller would lock up (code 0xBC) due to incorrectly placing host data into a write-cache line that had a memory error.
  • Fixed an issue where a controller configured for 100% read cache could cause a false "A cache error was detected. Run a diagnostic report for more information" error to be displayed in the 'Cache Status Details' column in ACU.
  • Fixed an issue where after hot-adding a SATA disk to an MSA-60, MSA-70, or HP DL180-G6 12-drive backplane, the storage controller could become unresponsive. Reference Customer Advisory c03011608.
  • Fixed an issue where the controller could become unresponsive while handling a hot-removal event when experiencing heavy I/O.
  • Fixed an issue that could be experienced during a volume transformation operation. If a logical Unrecovered Read Error occurred, it could cause the bad block(s) to be moved to the incorrect location in the transformed volume if the original volume was configured at an offset in the array.
  • Fixed an issue where simultaneous handling of many Unrecoverable Read Errors on SATA disks supporting Native Command Queuing could result in a lockup (code 0x15).
  • Fixed an issue where a disk of size >2TB could be incorrectly marked as failed.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a lockup (code 0x13) with a SSD RAID 10 array under heavy I/O load.
  • Fixed an issue where SATA disks could occasionally be marked as failed or missing during boot when no cache module is installed on the controller.
  • Fixed an issue where a controller running with no cache module, attached to SATA disks, could encounter a lockup (code 0x15) when running HP Insight Diagnostics software or offline HDD firmware flash utility.
  • Fixed an issue with cable pull between the controller and an enclosure IO module that would cause a lockup (code 0x13) in Open VMS / Solaris systems.
  • Fixed several issues that caused the controller to become unresponsive at boot up time. Reference CA C03161926.
  • Fixed the controller firmware to properly process F1 and F2 keys at startup. Reference CA c03127437.
  • Fixed an issue in which 3TB drives were not managed as spares.
  • Fixed an issue in which the Server Serial Number, Product ID, and Other Configurations were cleared or set to default. Reference Customer Advisory c03083515

Version:5.70 (4 Jun 2012)
Fixes

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


Problems Fixed:

  • Fixed an issue with the HP P812 controller in which a rare lockup (code 0xD4) could occur upon reboot.
  • Fixed an issue where disk location information was reported incorrectly in the HP DL580 G5 with the HP SAS Expander card
  • Fixed an issue where a RAID 6 volume could have inconsistent parity data in the last stripe in certain configurations after a volume transformation operation had occurred.
  • Fixed an issue where removal of a HP P2000saG3 controller module could cause a controller lockup (code 0xAB).
  • Fixed an issue where the hot-add of a 3TB drive to HP DL180G6 12 drive backplane could cause the controller to lock up (code 0x15).
  • Fixed an issue where the controller would lock up (code 0xBC) due to incorrectly placing host data into a write-cache line that had a memory error.
  • Fixed an issue where a controller configured for 100% read cache could cause a false "A cache error was detected. Run a diagnostic report for more information" error to be displayed in the 'Cache Status Details' column in ACU.
  • Fixed an issue where after hot-adding a SATA disk to an MSA-60, MSA-70, or HP DL180-G6 12-drive backplane, the storage controller could become unresponsive. Reference Customer Advisory c03011608.
  • Fixed an issue where the controller could become unresponsive while handling a hot-removal event when experiencing heavy I/O.
  • Fixed an issue that could be experienced during a volume transformation operation. If a logical Unrecovered Read Error occurred, it could cause the bad block(s) to be moved to the incorrect location in the transformed volume if the original volume was configured at an offset in the array.
  • Fixed an issue where simultaneous handling of many Unrecoverable Read Errors on SATA disks supporting Native Command Queuing could result in a lockup (code 0x15).
  • Fixed an issue where a disk of size >2TB could be incorrectly marked as failed.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a lockup (code 0x13) with a SSD RAID 10 array under heavy I/O load.
  • Fixed an issue where SATA disks could occasionally be marked as failed or missing during boot when no cache module is installed on the controller.
  • Fixed an issue where a controller running with no cache module, attached to SATA disks, could encounter a lockup (code 0x15) when running HP Insight Diagnostics software or offline HDD firmware flash utility.
  • Fixed an issue with cable pull between the controller and an enclosure IO module that would cause a lockup (code 0x13) in Open VMS / Solaris systems.
  • Fixed several issues that caused the controller to become unresponsive at boot up time. Reference CA C03161926.
  • Fixed the controller firmware to properly process F1 and F2 keys at startup. Reference CA c03127437.
  • Fixed an issue in which 3TB drives were not managed as spares.
  • Fixed an issue in which the Server Serial Number, Product ID, and Other Configurations were cleared or set to default. Reference Customer Advisory c03083515

Version:5.36 (16 Jan 2012)
Fixes

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


Problems Fixed:

  • Resolved an issue where the server’s serial number, product ID, and/or BIOS Configuration options may be cleared if the server’s HP Smart Array RAID configuration was created by first using the Smart Array’s Option ROM Configuration for Arrays (ORCA) utility or Smart Array Auto-Configuration and then later deleting the configured volume. This may impact all HP ProLiant G6 and G7 BladeSystem servers using the Smart Array Controllers P711m or P712m installed with firmware version 5.32. For more details, please review the customer advisory located here: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c03083515

Version:5.32 (3 Oct 2011)
Fixes

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

Firmware Version 5.32 only applies to HP Smart Array P711m and P712m.


Firmware Dependency:
The devices listed below require minimum FW deliverables with HP Smart Array FW version 5.32:

             Device                                      Minimum Version

  • HP D2060 Disk Enclosure               1.34
  • HP D2070 Disk Enclosure               1.34
  • HP 600 Modular Disk System          3.44
  • HP P2000 Modular Smart Array       TS230P06
  • Virtual Storage Manager                 2.0.1.0

Problems Fixed:

  • For additional information, reference Customer Advisory c03012502 at the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c03012502

    There is a potential data transfer issue if the following Smart Array controllers P212, P410, P410i, P411, or P812 are attached to certain models of the SATA hard drives. SAS hard drives are not affected by this issue. For additional information and a list of affected SATA hard drives models, reference Customer Advisory c03011446 at the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c03011446

  • SATA hard drives may not be discovered during Power-On Self-Test (POST) when attached to Smart Array P212, P410, or P410i Controllers that are configured for Zero Memory RAID (ZMR).
  • RAID 6/60 surface analysis could result in background parity scans that stop responding while doing excessive fault tolerance calculations.
  • When a Smart Array controller is configured without a cache module the server intermittently will not respond during the boot process.
  • The server PXE was prevented from successfully booting.
  • An IO request that is never completed after outstanding read and write requests overlapped the same block range. This issue can potentially cause the controller to stop responding without displaying a lockup code as a result.
  • An apparent hot-swap of a disk drive is reported even though the drive was not physically hot-plugged.
  • Flash-based cache modules caused a controller failure at POST, displaying one of the following error messages:

· 1783-Slot # Drive Array Controller Failure
· 1719-Slot [x] Drive Array - A controller failure event occurred prior to this power-up (previous lock-up code = 0x11) [or other lock-up codes] (RESUME = "F1" KEY)

Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:
Added support for:

  • HP D2600 and the HP D2700 Disk Enclosures
  • HP 600 Modular Disk System
  • HDDs that exceed 2.2 TB in size
  • HP Smart SSD Gas Gauge for select Single Level Cell (SLC) and Multi-Level Cell (MLC) SSD's

Version:5.14 (16 Jan 2012)
Fixes

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


Problems Fixed:

  • Resolved an issue where the server’s serial number, product ID, and/or BIOS Configuration options may be cleared if the server’s HP Smart Array RAID configuration was created by first using the Smart Array’s Option ROM Configuration for Arrays (ORCA) utility or Smart Array Auto-Configuration and then later by deleting the configured volume. This may impact all HP ProLiant G6 and G7 servers, except the 100 series, using the Smart Array Controllers P212, P410i, P410, P411, or P812 installed with either firmware version 5.06 or 5.12. For more details, please review the customer advisory located here: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c03083515
     

Version:5.12 (30 Sep 2011)
Fixes

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

Firmware Version 5.12 only applies to HP Smart Array P212, P410, P410i, P411, and P812.


Important Notes:

  • This firmware is Optional for customers using SAS drives.

Problems Fixed:

  • There is a potential data transfer issue if the following Smart Array controllers P212, P410, P410i, P411, or P812 are attached to certain models of the SATA hard drives. SAS hard drives are not affected by this issue. For additional information and a list of affected SATA hard drives models, reference Customer Advisory c03011446 at the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c03011446
  • SATA hard drives may not be discovered during Power-On Self-Test (POST) when attached to Smart Array P212, P410, or P410i Controllers that are configured for Zero Memory RAID (ZMR).

For additional information, reference Customer Advisory c03012502 at the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c03012502

Known Issues:


Version:5.08 (16 Aug 2011)
Fixes

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

Firmware Version 5.08 only applies to HP DL165 G7 and HP DL170e G6 server platforms.


Problems Fixed:

  Resolved the following issues:

  • An issue resulting in a server hang during the boot process when a Smart Array controller is configured without a cache module.
  • An issue that prevented a successful server PXE boot.
  • An issue that resulted in never completing an IO request after outstanding read and write requests overlapped the same block range. This issue can potentially cause controller hang with no lockup code as a result.
  • An apparent hot-swap of a disk drive is reported even though the drive was not physically hot-plugged.

  • Flash-based cache modules caused a controller failure at POST, displaying one of the following error messages:

·          1783-Slot # Drive Array Controller Failure

·          1719-Slot [x] Drive Array - A controller failure event occurred prior to this power-up (previous lock-up code = 0x11) [or other lock-up codes] (RESUME = "F1" KEY)

  • The release of HP Smart Array firmware version 3.52 caused a regression in rebuild performance while in Zero Memory Raid mode. 
  • A Smart Array P812 controller attached to multiple MSA 60 storage systems may encounter a lockup condition (lockup code 0XAB) during heavy I/O workload.   
  • Fixed a BIOS interaction issue that causes a system reset or hang after entering the Online Raid Configuration Utility on the HP DL165 G7 and the HP DL170e G6.
Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:

  Added support for the following features:

  • HDDs that exceed 2.2 TB in size
  • SATA Solid State Drives (SSD) connected to the HP D2200sb Storage Blade
  • HP Smart SSD Gas Gauge for select Single Level Cell (SLC) and Multi-Level Cell (MLC) SSD's

Version:5.06 (24 Jun 2011)
Fixes

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


Problems Fixed:

  Resolved the following issues:

  • An issue resulting in a server hang during the boot process when a Smart Array controller is configured without a cache module.
  • An issue that prevented a successful server PXE boot.
  • An issue that resulted in never completing an IO request after outstanding read and write requests overlapped the same block range. This issue can potentially cause controller hang with no lockup code as a result.
  • An apparent hot-swap of a disk drive is reported even though the drive was not physically hot-plugged.

  • Flash-based cache modules caused a controller failure at POST, displaying one of the following error messages:

·          1783-Slot # Drive Array Controller Failure

·          1719-Slot [x] Drive Array - A controller failure event occurred prior to this power-up (previous lock-up code = 0x11) [or other lock-up codes] (RESUME = "F1" KEY)

  • The release of HP Smart Array firmware version 3.52 caused a regression in rebuild performance while in Zero Memory Raid mode. 
  • A Smart Array P812 controller attached to multiple MSA 60 storage systems may encounter a lockup condition (lockup code 0XAB) during heavy I/O workload.   

Known Issues:  

  • HP Smart Array FW version 5.06 should not be installed on the HP DL165 G7 or the DL170e G6 due to a Smart Array issue that causes a system reset or hang after entering the Online Raid Configuration Utility. The issue will be corrected in a future version of the Smart Array Controller firmware, targeted for availability September 2011. Customers with the HP DL165 G7 or DL170e G6 server should remain at HP Smart Array FW version 3.66.

  • Smart Array FW version 5.06 will not log HDD and Smart Array Controller POST error messages to the Integrated Management Log (IML). HDD and SA controller events encountered during OS run time  will continue to be logged in the IML. Additionally, ADU reports, Insight agents and OS event logs will also include the error messages. The next updated version of Smart Array controller firmware will include POST error message logging within IML.

Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:

  Added support for the following features:

  • HDDs that exceed 2.2 TB in size
  • SATA Solid State Drives (SSD) connected to the HP D2200sb Storage Blade
  • HP Smart SSD Gas Gauge for select Single Level Cell (SLC) and Multi-Level Cell (MLC) SSD's

Version:4.02(B) (27 Mar 2012)
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 installed firmware version 4.02 do not need to update to 4.02(B).
  • Only the HP Smart Array P711m and P712m controllers are supported by firmware version 4.02.


Enhancements/New Features: 

    • Added support for the HP Smart Array P711m
    • Enabled external ports on HP Smart Array P712m with a minimum of 256MB cache installed on the controller.
    • Added support for HP 6Gb SAS BL Switch
    • Added support for HP StorageWorks P2000 G3 MSA  

 


Version:4.02 (5 May 2011)
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: 

    • Added support for the HP Smart Array P711m
    • Enabled external ports on HP Smart Array P712m with a minimum of 256MB cache installed on the controller.
    • Added support for HP 6Gb SAS BL Switch
    • Added support for HP StorageWorks P2000 G3 MSA  

 


Version:3.66 (15 Dec 2010)
Fixes

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


Firmware Dependency:

Customers who wish to support the HP Smart Array P812 connected to the HP StorageWorks 600 Modular Disk System (MDS600) must ensure that the hardware is at the minimum firmware versions (or later) as defined below.

  • Before connecting the MDS600 to the HP Smart Array P812, you must first flash the HP Smart Array P812 to firmware version 3.50 or greater.
  • After the HP Smart Array P812 firmware is flashed to 3.50 or greater, then the following steps need to be followed to connect the MDS600 with the HP Smart Array P812 controller and begin operating the MSD600.
  1. If the MDS600 has version 2.60 firmware, then it can be connected to the HP Smart Array P812 controller.
  2. However, to operate the MDS600 connected to HP Smart Array P812, the MDS600 must be upgraded to firmware version 2.66. 
  • If an MDS600 is running firmware version 2.54, it must be attached to one of the following Smart Array Controllers to perform the upgrade to firmware version 2.66:
  1. Smart Array P700m Controller
  2. Smart Array P411 Controller
  3. Smart Array P212 Controller

    NOTE: Once the MDS600 firmware is upgraded to 2.66 using this alternate controller method, then the MDS600 can be connected to the HP Smart Array P812, which has firmware version 3.50, and begin operation.

For additional information, reference the Customer Advisory available at the following URL:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c02437391

     To support Dual Domain on HP StorageWorks D2000 enclosures, the D2000 must be at a minimum firmware version of 0067 or later.
      
      The components of a storage subsystem (e.g. the drive, the controller, and the server backplane) should operate at the same data transfer rate or the system bandwidth will be negotiated down to an acceptable level for all components.
     
      HP SAS Expander Card connected to an HP Smart Array P410 or HP Smart Array P410i will require SAS Expander Card firmware version 2.06 or higher, to support 6Gb SAS and 3Gb SATA drives.
    
      When running VMware ESX/ESXi only offline updates are supported using the HP Smart Update Manager on the Firmware Maintenance CD.

Problems Fixed:

  • After hot-replacement of an HP Smart Array HDD, all drives, which were attached to the expander where the HDD was replaced, report as being in Bay 0. Issue occurs on the HP StorageWorks MSA60, HP StorageWorks MSA70, and HP ProLiant DL180 G6 with 12 bay and 25 bay backplanes.
  • Spare drives were not spinning up when attached to a non-hot plug backplane on the HP ProLiant ML150 G6 server.
  • A No-Data Loss post message was not being displayed when the Battery Backed Write Cache (BBWC) was in a depleted state. The BBWC was improperly disabled permanently when the battery became depleted.
  • Resolved an incompatibility between Smart Array and the Kaspersky Anti-Virus tool that resulted in a Smart Array lockup.
  • Modified memory interface parameters to fix an issue resulting in controller lock-ups when utilizing a Flash-Backed Write Cache (FBWC).
Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:

  • Added support for HP SATA SSD's connected to the HP StorageWorks D2600 and the HP StorageWorks D2700.

Version:3.52 (13 Oct 2010)
Fixes

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


Firmware Dependency:

Customers who wish to support the HP Smart Array P812 connected to the HP StorageWorks 600 Modular Disk System (MDS600) must ensure that the hardware is at the minimum firmware versions (or later) as defined below.

  • Before connecting the MDS600 to the HP Smart Array P812, you must first flash the HP Smart Array P812 to firmware version 3.50 or greater.
  • After the HP Smart Array P812 firmware is flashed to 3.50 or greater, then the following steps need to be followed to connect the MDS600 with the HP Smart Array P812 controller and begin operating the MSD600.
  1. If the MDS600 has version 2.60 firmware, then it can be connected to the HP Smart Array P812 controller.
  2. However, to operate the MDS600 connected to HP Smart Array P812, the MDS600 must be upgraded to firmware version 2.66. 
  • If an MDS600 is running firmware version 2.54, it must be attached to one of the following Smart Array Controllers to perform the upgrade to firmware version 2.66:
  1. Smart Array P700m Controller
  2. Smart Array P411 Controller
  3. Smart Array P212 Controller

    NOTE: Once the MDS600 firmware is upgraded to 2.66 using this alternate controller method, then the MDS600 can be connected to the HP Smart Array P812, which has firmware version 3.50, and begin operation.

For additional information, reference the Customer Advisory available at the following URL:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c02437391

     To support Dual Domain on HP StorageWorks D2000 enclosures, the D2000 must be at a minimum firmware version of 0067 or later.
      
      The components of a storage subsystem (e.g. the drive, the controller, and the server backplane) should operate at the same data transfer rate or the system bandwidth will be negotiated down to an acceptable level for all components.
     
      HP SAS Expander Card connected to an HP Smart Array P410 or HP Smart Array P410i will require SAS Expander Card firmware version 2.06 or higher, to support 6Gb SAS and 3Gb SATA drives.
    
      When running VMware ESX/ESXi only offline updates are supported using the HP Smart Update Manager on the Firmware Maintenance CD.

Problems Fixed:

    • Fix for an incomplete or problematic data transfer issue on RAID 0 or RAID 1 volumes, which may occur under heavy I/O workloads. This issue may happen when array accelerator cache-bypassed write operations take place on a common small Logical Block Addressing (LBA) region on the drive, following multiple discontinuous non-overlapping cached writes.

For additional information, reference the Customer Bulletin available at the following URL: 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?locale=en_US&objectID=c02582325

    • Fix to resolve the rare potential for a data transfer from an incorrect host memory address. This issue is associated with read or write operations that span 8 GB (or higher) address boundaries in non-Windows OS using Physical Address Extensions. 

For additional information, reference the Customer Bulletin available at the following URL:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?locale=en_US&objectID=c02582372


Version:3.50 (19 Aug 2010)
Fixes

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


Firmware Dependency:

Customers who wish to support the HP Smart Array P812 connected to the HP StorageWorks 600 Modular Disk System (MDS600) must ensure that the hardware is at the minimum firmware versions (or later) as defined below.

  • Before connecting the MDS600 to the HP Smart Array P812, you must first flash the HP Smart Array P812 to firmware version 3.50 or greater.
  • After the HP Smart Array P812 firmware is flashed to 3.50 or greater, then the following steps need to be followed to connect the MDS600 with the HP Smart Array P812 controller and begin operating the MSD600.
  1. If the MDS600 has version 2.60 firmware, then it can be connected to the HP Smart Array P812 controller.
  2. However, to operate the MDS600 connected to HP Smart Array P812, the MDS600 must be upgraded to firmware version 2.66. 
  • If an MDS600 is running firmware version 2.54, it must be attached to one of the following Smart Array Controllers to perform the upgrade to firmware version 2.66:
  1. Smart Array P700m Controller
  2. Smart Array P411 Controller
  3. Smart Array P212 Controller

    NOTE: Once the MDS600 firmware is upgraded to 2.66 using this alternate controller method, then the MDS600 can be connected to the HP Smart Array P812, which has firmware version 3.50, and begin operation.

For additional information, reference the Customer Advisory available at the following URL:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c02437391

     To support Dual Domain on HP StorageWorks D2000 enclosures, the D2000 must be at a minimum firmware version of 0067 or later.
      
      The components of a storage subsystem (e.g. the drive, the controller, and the server backplane) should operate at the same data transfer rate or the system bandwidth will be negotiated down to an acceptable level for all components.
     
      HP SAS Expander Card connected to an HP Smart Array P410 or HP Smart Array P410i will require SAS Expander Card firmware version 2.06 or higher, to support 6Gb SAS and 3Gb SATA drives.
    
      When running VMware ESX/ESXi only offline updates are supported using the HP Smart Update Manager on the Firmware Maintenance CD.

Problems Fixed:

  • Fixed an issue where spare drives were not being seen at post on an HP SAS Expander card when connected to an HP Smart Array P410. 
  • Fixed an issue on the HP ProLiant DL180G6 that occurred when a drive was hot-added in Bay 12 the LED was illuminating in Bay 11.
  • Fixed an issue where false hot-drive removal of drives is being reported.
  • Fixed an issue where an OS would hang during heavy IO loads and drive rebuilds.
  • Fixed an issue where a bad block in a RAID 60 configuration could lead to potential data-miscompare.  This has only been observed in a lab environment under extensive write/verify testing involving bad blocks in a RAID 60 volume. 
  • Fixed an issue where a bad block write operation would result in a controller lockup when running in a Dual Domain configuration connected to an HP Smart Array P812 controller.
  • Fixed an issue that existed in  Smart Array FW 3.30 where SATA hard drives behind an expander were being incorrectly flagged as "Failed" . This issue did not affect SAS drives.

 For additional information, reference the Customer Advisory available at the following URL:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?locale=en_US&objectID=c02457119

Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:

  • Added dual domain support for the HP Smart Array P411 and the HP Smart Array P812 when connected to the HP StorageWorks D2000 disk enclosures (HP Smart Array P411 support requires purchase of the HP Smart Array Advanced Pack). 
  • Added support to the HP Smart Array P812 for the MDS600 configuration. 

             • Note that this configuration requires the MDS600 firmware to be version 2.66 (or later). 
             • Also note that the HP Smart Array P812 firmware should be upgraded to version 3.50 (this version or later) prior to physically attaching the MDS600. 


Version:3.00 (12 Mar 2010)
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.


Important Notes:

  • Smart Array Firmware Version 3.30 is no longer available for download. If this version of firmware has been installed on a server configured with SATA hard drives in your computing environment, it should be immediately downgraded to version 3.00. Customers who have SAS hard drives do not need to revert back to Smart Array Firmware Version 3.0  and may remain at Smart Array Firmware version 3.30.

     

    For additional information, reference the Customer Advisory available at the following URL:

    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?locale=en_US&objectID=c02457119

    The issue mentioned in the Advisory,where hard drives are incorrectly flagged as “Failed” , is specific to Smart Array Controller Firmware Version 3.30 and SATA hard drives. Earlier versions of Smart Array Controller firmware are NOT affected. In addition, Smart Array Controllers configured with SAS hard drives are NOT affected.

     

    A future version of the Smart Array Controller firmware will also prevent the SATA hard drives from being incorrectly flagged as failed. The advisory and release notes will be updated when more information becomes available.

  • Customers are advised not to apply 3.0 FW if they are using the HP ProLiant DL180 G6 server.

    On a HP ProLiant DL180 G6, an internal drive hot-plug event will cause subsequent LED signals to be routed to the incorrect bay number.  For example, a drive failure subsequent to a previous drive hot-plug event will result in the failure LED of the incorrect drive bay to light.  This could possibly lead replacing incorrect drives and eventual volume failure.

  • The components of a storage subsystem (e.g. the drive, the controller, and the server backplane) should operate at the same data transfer rate or the system bandwidth will be negotiated down to an acceptable level for all components.
  • When running VMware ESX/ESXi only offline updates are supported using the HP Smart Update Manager on the Firmware Maintenance CD

HP recommends for remote deployment of this package that you obtain the most recent version of the Firmware Maintenance CD and follow these steps:

  • Place the Firmware Maintenance CD on a USB key using the HP USB Key Creator Utility.
  • Place the firmware to be updated in the directory, /compaq/swpackages on the USB key.
  • Run Autorun from \_autorun\autorun_win.exe on the Firmware Maintenance CD from the USB key on a system
  • Select the Firmware Update tab
  • Click on the Install Firmware link to launch the HP Smart Update Manager
  • Follow the GUI to install the firmware on remote servers

Firmware Dependency:
     HP SAS Expander Card connected to an HP Smart Array P410 or HP Smart Array P410i will require SAS Expander Card Firmware version 1.52 or higher, to support 6Gb SAS and 3Gb SATA drives.

Problems Fixed:

  • Fixed an issue where Bios on HP ProLiant 100 series servers could not designate a boot controller when more than 1 HP Smart Array P212, P411, or P410 controller are in the server.
  • Fixed an issue where the controller became unresponsive while upgrading HDD FW.
  • Fixed an issue where CPU usage in the Storage Management Hompage was being incorrectly reported as 100%.

 


Version:2.74(B) (12 Feb 2010)
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.


Important Notes -

  • The components of a storage subsystem (e.g. the drive, the controller, and the server backplane) should operate at the same data transfer rate or the system bandwidth will be negotiated down to an acceptable level for all components.
  • When running VMware ESX/ESXi only offline updates are supported using the HP Smart Update Manager on the Firmware Maintenance CD

HP recommends for remote deployment of this package that you obtain the most recent version of the Firmware Maintenance CD and follow these steps:

  • Place the Firmware Maintenance CD on a USB key using the HP USB Key Creator Utility.
  • Place the firmware to be updated in the directory, /compaq/swpackages on the USB key.
  • Run Autorun from \_autorun\autorun_win.exe on the Firmware Maintenance CD from the USB key on a system
  • Select the Firmware Update tab
  • Click on the Install Firmware link to launch the HP Smart Update Manager
  • Follow the GUI to install the firmware on remote servers

Firmware Dependency:
    
HP SAS Expander Card connected to an HP Smart Array P410 or HP Smart Array P410i will require SAS Expander Card Firmware version 1.52 or higher, to support 6Gb SAS and 3Gb SATA drives.

Enhancements/New Features:
     Added support for 512MB and 1G Flash Backed Write Cache (FBWC) attached to the HP Smart Array P410i only.


Version:2.74 (8 Jan 2010)
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.


Important Notes -

  • The components of a storage subsystem (e.g. the drive, the controller, and the server backplane) should operate at the same data transfer rate or the system bandwidth will be negotiated down to an acceptable level for all components.
  • When running VMware ESX/ESXi only offline updates are supported using the HP Smart Update Manager on the Firmware Maintenance CD

HP recommends for remote deployment of this package that you obtain the most recent version of the Firmware Maintenance CD and follow these steps:

  • Place the Firmware Maintenance CD on a USB key using the HP USB Key Creator Utility.
  • Place the firmware to be updated in the directory, /compaq/swpackages on the USB key.
  • Run Autorun from \_autorun\autorun_win.exe on the Firmware Maintenance CD from the USB key on a system
  • Select the Firmware Update tab
  • Click on the Install Firmware link to launch the HP Smart Update Manager
  • Follow the GUI to install the firmware on remote servers

Firmware Dependency:
    
HP SAS Expander Card connected to an HP Smart Array P410 or HP Smart Array P410i will require SAS Expander Card Firmware version 1.52 or higher, to support 6Gb SAS and 3Gb SATA drives.

Enhancements/New Features:
     Added support for 512MB and 1G Flash Backed Write Cache (FBWC) attached to the HP Smart Array P410i only.


Version:2.72(B) (17 Dec 2009)
Fixes

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


Update Requirements:
      Critical: HP requires users to update to this firmware version immediately.

If you have previously updated to version 2.72, another update is not needed.  The changes for 2.72(B) did not affect FW functionality.

Important Notes:

  • HP SAS Expander Card connected to an HP Smart Array P410 or HP Smart Array P410i will require SAS Expander Card Firmware version 1.52 or higher, to support 6Gb  SAS and 3Gb SATA drives.
  • The components of a storage subsystem (e.g. the drive, the controller, and the server backplane) should operate at the same data transfer rate or the system bandwidth will be negotiated down to an acceptable level for all components.
  • When running VMware ESX/ESXi only offline updates are supported using the HP Smart Update Manager on the Firmware Maintenance CD

HP recommends for remote deployment of this package that you obtain the most recent version of the Firmware Maintenance CD and follow these steps:

  • Place the Firmware Maintenance CD on a USB key using the HP USB Key Creator Utility.
  • Place the firmware to be updated in the directory, /compaq/swpackages on the USB key.
  • Run Autorun from \_autorun\autorun_win.exe on the Firmware Maintenance CD from the USB key on a system
  • Select the Firmware Update tab
  • Click on the Install Firmware link to launch the HP Smart Update Manager
  • Follow the GUI to install the firmware on remote servers

Problems Fixed:

  • Fixed an issue where 3G SATA drives were not being detected at post on the ProLiant DL180G6 with a 12 drive backplane
  • Fixed an issue where erroneous drive hot remove events were being reported causing unnecessary drive rebuilds.
  • Fixed an issue where Novell Netware volumes failed to mount with 2.00 HP Smart Array FW.
Enhancements

  • Added support for attaching the HP Smart Array P212 and the HP Smart Array P411 to an HP StorageWorks 600 Modular Disk System (MDS600)
  • Improved performance in SATA Hard drive configurations.
  • Improved performance during offset non-contiguous writes.

Version:2.72 (9 Dec 2009)
Fixes

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


Update Requirements:
      Critical: HP requires users to update to this firmware version immediately.

Important Notes:

  • HP SAS Expander Card connected to an HP Smart Array P410 or HP Smart Array P410i will require SAS Expander Card Firmware version 1.52 or higher, to support 6Gb  SAS and 3Gb SATA drives.
  • The components of a storage subsystem (e.g. the drive, the controller, and the server backplane) should operate at the same data transfer rate or the system bandwidth will be negotiated down to an acceptable level for all components.
  • When running VMware ESX/ESXi only offline updates are supported using the HP Smart Update Manager on the Firmware Maintenance CD

HP recommends for remote deployment of this package that you obtain the most recent version of the Firmware Maintenance CD and follow these steps:

  • Place the Firmware Maintenance CD on a USB key using the HP USB Key Creator Utility.
  • Place the firmware to be updated in the directory, /compaq/swpackages on the USB key.
  • Run Autorun from \_autorun\autorun_win.exe on the Firmware Maintenance CD from the USB key on a system
  • Select the Firmware Update tab
  • Click on the Install Firmware link to launch the HP Smart Update Manager
  • Follow the GUI to install the firmware on remote servers

Problems Fixed:

  • Fixed an issue where 3G SATA drives were not being detected at post on the ProLiant DL180G6 with a 12 drive backplane
  • Fixed an issue where erroneous drive hot remove events were being reported causing unnecessary drive rebuilds.
  • Fixed an issue where Novell Netware volumes failed to mount with 2.00 HP Smart Array FW.
Enhancements

  • Added support for attaching the HP Smart Array P212 and the HP Smart Array P411 to an HP StorageWorks 600 Modular Disk System (MDS600)
  • Improved performance in SATA Hard drive configurations.
  • Improved performance during offset non-contiguous writes.

Version:2.50 (18 Sep 2009)
Fixes

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


Update Requirements – Critical – HP requires users to update to this firmware version immediately.

Important Notes -

  • It is NOT recommended to apply version 2.00 or higher  on an HP Proliant 180G6 server configured with the 12 bay drive option and 3Gb SATA drives. On rare occasions, the server may become unresponsive under heavy I/O and a reboot may be required. A future version of the controller firmware will support the HP ProLiant DL180G6 and 12 bay drive expander backplane for 3Gb SATA drives.
  •  HP SAS Expander Card connected to an HP SA P410 or HP SA P410i will require SAS Expander Card Firmware version 1.52 or higher, to support 6Gb  SAS and 3Gb SATA drives.
  • The components of a storage subsystem (e.g. the drive, the controller, and the server backplane) should operate at the same data transfer rate or the system bandwidth will be negotiated down to an acceptable level for all components.
  • When running VMware ESX/ESXi only offline updates are supported using the HP Smart Update Manager on the Firmware Maintenance CD

HP recommends for remote deployment of this package that you obtain the most recent version of the Firmware Maintenance CD and follow these steps:

  • Place the Firmware Maintenance CD on a USB key using the HP USB Key Creator Utility
  • Place the firmware to be updated in the directory, /compaq/swpackages on the USB key. 
  • Run Autorun from \_autorun\autorun_win.exe on the Firmware Maintenance CD from the USB key on a system 
  • Select the Firmware Update tab 
  • Click on the Install Firmware link to launch the HP Smart Update Manager 
  • Follow the GUI to install the firmware on remote servers

Required Fixes :

  • Fix for a  potential controller hang condition (lockup error code 0XBC) seen during heavy I/O.
  • Fix for a server operating system hang condition encountered during IO stress tests, such as SQLIO.
  • Fix for a  potential controller hang condition (lockup error code 0XAB) seen when controller is configured in Zero Memory Mode (no cache module installed)
  • Fix for potential data miscompare condition during error recovery in a RAID50/60 configuration. The error condition was only observed in a lab test environment.
  • Fix for an issue where logical erase feature in utilities such as ACU,  does not completely erase a volume if write cache is enabled
  • Fix for a potential controller hang condition that may be seen when a 2nd SATA drive fails in a RAID 6 configuration.
Enhancements

  • Support for SATA SSD drives
  • Support for HP DS2600 JBOD
  • Additional  performance enhancements specific to non-contiguous offset  writes

  • Version:2.00 (27 Jul 2009)
    Fixes

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


    Update Requirements:
          Recommended: HP recommends that users should update to this firmware version at their earliest convenience.

    Important Notes:

    • It is NOT recommended to apply version 2.00 on an HP Proliant 180G6 server configured with the 12 bay drive option and 3Gb SATA drives. On rare occasions, the server may become unresponsive under heavy I/O and a reboot may be required. A future version of the controller firmware will support the HP ProLiant DL180G6 and 12 bay drive expander backplane for 3Gb SATA drives.
    • HP SAS Expander Card connected to an HP SA P410 or HP SA P410i will require SAS Expander Card Firmware version 1.52 or higher, to support 6Gb SAS and 3Gb SATA drives.
    • It is NOT recommended to apply version 2.00 on an HP Proliant 180G6 server configured with the 12 bay drive option and 3Gb SATA drives. On rare occasions, the server may become unresponsive under heavy I/O and a reboot may be required. A future version of the controller firmware will support the HP ProLiant DL180G6 and 12 bay drive expander backplane for 3Gb SATA drives.
    • The components of a storage subsystem (e.g. the drive, the controller, and the server backplane) should operate at the same data transfer rate or the system bandwidth will be negotiated down to an acceptable level for all components.
    • When running VMware ESX/ESXi only offline updates are supported using the HP Smart Update Manager on the Firmware Maintenance CD

    Firmware Dependency:
         HP SAS Expander Card connected to an HP SA P410 or HP SA P410i will require SAS Expander Card Firmware version 1.52 or higher, to support 6Gb SAS and 3Gb SATA drives.

    Enhancements/New Features:
            Includes advanced error logging features for controller lockup codes that can be collected via the HP Array Diagnostics Utility.
            
            Enhancements to support 6Gb SAS / 3Gb SATA hard drives for all HP Proliant G6 Servers.

    Problems Fixed:
            Fix to address high latency issues seen during heavy I/O conditions involving non-contiguous offset writes and RAID 5/6 write operations.
            
            Fix for a potential controller lockup condition when a drive is hot removed during a read operation.
            
            Additional fixes to address rare occurrences of controller unresponsiveness during heavy I/O stress tests in a lab environment

    Enhancements

     

     


    Version:1.66 (4 Jun 2009)
    Fixes
    • Fix for an ORCA related issue, where a ProLiant ML150G6 server may stop responding during POST.

    Version:1.62 (21 Apr 2009)
    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.


    • Enabled a feature that allows the HP Smart Array P410i, P410, P411, and P212 to run at generation 2 speeds.

    Version:1.58(C) (17 Apr 2009)
    Fixes

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


    • Fixed an issue on RAID 1 and RAID 1+0 logical drives in which normal operating system-related buffer content changes that occur during write operations are misinterpreted and logged as critical "inconsistent stripe" events.
    Enhancements

    • Enabled support for the HP Smart Array P410i Controller

    Version:1.58(B) (4 Mar 2009)
    Fixes

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


    • Fixed an issue on RAID 1 and RAID 1+0 logical drives in which normal operating system-related buffer content changes that occur during write operations are misinterpreted and logged as critical "inconsistent stripe" events.
    Enhancements

    • Enabled support for the HP Smart Array P410i Controller

    Type: Firmware - Storage Controller
    Version: 6.64(15 Jun 2015)
    Operating System(s):
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
    OS Independent
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86)
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86-64)
    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 10 (AMD64/EM64T)
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86)
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86)
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
    VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0
    VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1
    VMware ESXi 5.0
    VMware vSphere 5.1

    Description

    This Smart Component provides firmware for the following storage controllers: Smart Array P212, P410, P410i, P411, P711m, P712m, and P812

    Installation Instructions

    To ensure the integrity of your download, HP recommends verifying your results with this MD5 Checksum value:

    7371e3578532108c7d2b964054729346 hp-firmware-smartarray-14ef73e580-6.64-1.1.i386.rpm

    Reboot Requirement:
    Reboot is 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 with rpm installed:

    • Install the firmware rpm using the command:  rpm -ivh <rpm_filename>.  This extracts the contents of the rpm to the '/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu' location
    • The CP026510.scexe script is located in the 'hp-scexe-compat' folder. The actual name of the 'hp-firmware-smartarray-14ef73e580-*' 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: 

                   # ./CP026510.scexe in the '/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/hp-scexe-compat' location (OR)

                   # ./hpsetup in the '/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/hp-firmware-smartarray-14ef73e580-*' 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/i386-linux-gnu/hp-firmware-smartarray-14ef73e580-*' location and run ./hpsetup to update the firmware. The actual name of the 'hp-firmware-smartarray-14ef73e580-*' 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 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

    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, /hp/swpackages
    • Locate Start.html which is found in the root of the ISO
    • Open the html file in a supported browser
    • Follow the instructions on the screen

     


    Release Notes

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


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


    Notes:

    Deliverable Name:
         Supplemental Update / Online ROM Flash Component for Linux - Smart Array P212, P410, P410i, P411, P711m, P712m, and P812

    Release Version and/or Date: 
         6.64

    Last Recommended or Critical Version:
         6.64

    Previous Version of Firmware:
         6.62

    Firmware Dependency:
         None

    Enhancements/New Features:

         None

    Problems Fixed:

    • Running SMARTCTL (smartmontools) on HP Proliant G6/G7 (Px1x) Smart Array controllers that have firmware version 5.70 to 6.62 installed with SATA drives attached may result in system not responding or reboot. Wehn reboot occurred, a reboot 1719 POST error message with lockup 0x15 displayed.

    Known Issues:
         None


    Fixes

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


    • Running SMARTCTL (smartmontools) on HP Proliant G6/G7 (Px1x) Smart Array controllers that have firmware version 5.70 to 6.62 installed with SATA drives attached may result in system not responding or reboot. When reboot occurred, a reboot 1719 POST error message with lockup 0x15 displayed.

    Revision History

    Version:6.64 (B) (1 Oct 2015)
    Fixes

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


    • Running SMARTCTL (smartmontools) on HP Proliant G6/G7 (Px1x) Smart Array controllers that have firmware version 5.70 to 6.62 installed with SATA drives attached may result in system not responding or reboot. When reboot occurred, a reboot 1719 POST error message with lockup 0x15 displayed.

    Version:6.64 (15 Jun 2015)
    Fixes

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


    • Running SMARTCTL (smartmontools) on HP Proliant G6/G7 (Px1x) Smart Array controllers that have firmware version 5.70 to 6.62 installed with SATA drives attached may result in system not responding or reboot. When reboot occurred, a reboot 1719 POST error message with lockup 0x15 displayed.

    Version:6.62 (6 Apr 2015)
    Fixes

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


    Problems Fixed:

    • On systems configured with HP Smart Array P711m controllers connected to logical volumes on HP P2000 G3 SAS storage arrays, the Smart Array device driver ‘hpsa’ would cease to function during installation of VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 2.
    • After the Smart Array device driver 'hpsa' was upgraded to version 3.4.6-165 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 4 or Update 5 on a server configured with logical volumes on HP P2000 G3 Storage Systems or HP MSA 2040 SAS Storage Arrays, the system would cease to function and an HP Smart Array P712m controller lockup would be reported after reboot. (POST Error: 1719 - A controller failure event occurred prior to this power-up. (Previous lock up code = 0x13))
    Enhancements

    Enhancements/New Features:

    • Performance enhancement when a drive starts to degrade due to excessive recovered media errors.

    Version:6.6 (9 Sep 2014)
    Fixes

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


    Problems Fixed in version 6.60:
    This firmware release resolved the following issues:

    • After a mode toggle at EFI ORCA was performed, the controller name would not be displayed when running the command: “reconnect –r”.
    • Controller displayed a POST error message 1805 “Cache Module Super–Cap is not installed” when the controller was configured to work without super-capacitors.
    • Corrected thermal behavior with HDDs.
    • Controllers configured with one or more SATA spare drives and firmware version 6.40 (or earlier) may halt with "Lockup Code = 0xAB" after 64, 128, or 256 days.
    • HP Smart Array P812 controller onboard expander firmware was updated to version 3.12 to enforce 3Gbps SATA connection speeds which is the maximum supported SATA data rate on HP Smart Array P212, P410, P410i, P411, P711m, P712m, and P812 controllers.
    Enhancements

    Enhancements/New Features

    • Enhanced the controller SAS discovery logic to tolerate devices that may be resetting.
    • Added a new POST message 1813 to indicate bad or failed battery charge circuit.

    Version:6.40(B) (18 Oct 2013)
    Fixes

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

    • Customers who already installed firmware version 6.40 do not need to update to 6.40 (B).

    Problems Fixed in version 6.40(B):

    • Fixed an installation issue where version 6.40 of the Online Smart Array firmware smart components for the Smart Array P410i Controller would in some cases update the SAS expander in the HP D2200sb Storage Blade with incorrect firmware causing the Smart Array P410i Controller to be unable to communicate with the hard drives installed in the HP D2200sb Storage Blade. Reference Customer Advisory c03964262 for additional important information about this issue.
    Problems Fixed in version 6.40:
    • False POST 1705 messages were being posted on the HP BL465c G7 or HP BL685c G7 Blade systems that used HP Smart Array P410i controller firmware version 5.76 or greater. The POST was indicateding a bad Super-Cap, which in turn disabled write caching.
    • On rare occasions the controller would become unresponsive during POST.
    • On intermittent occasions, SATA spare drives in a JBOD were being marked as hot removed and then rediscovered.
    • Customers could not invoke ORCA via command line interface, by pressing the escape key-strokes “Esc+6” or "F6" or “Esc+8” or "F8" via the BIOS Serial Console.
    Note: Version 6.40 is no longer available for download from HP Support Center, but the following fixes are also provided in version 6.40(B).
    Enhancements

    Enhancements/New Features:

    • Allow Windows Server 2012 drivers to utilize command addressing above the lower 4GB memory region when requested by the storage driver.

    Version:6.00 (19 Feb 2013)
    Fixes

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

    Important Note:

    • Do not upgrade HP ProLiant BL465c G7 or ProLiant BL685c G7 Server Blades with embedded P410i Smart Array Controllers to Smart Array Firmware Version 6.00. Some servers may experience an Array Accelerator Super-Capacitor charging failure and subsequent failure of the embedded P410i Smart Array Controller on specified servers.

    Problems Fixed:
    The following problems are addressed in version 6.00 of Online ROM Flash Component for Linux - Smart Array P212, P410, P410i, P411, P711m, P712m, and P812:

    • On rare occasions during power-up of an HP D2200sb the expander backplane would be unresponsive. When the expander backplane was unresponsive, the attached Smart Array Controller was not allowed to discover drives that were attached.
    • On an HP P812 controller, executing several sequential Write operations to more than 75 hard drives would result in a controller lockup.
    • Modified the FBWC module code to improve the training of the DDR2 DIMMs in order to prevent the rare occasions when 1783 POST error messages displays followed by an unresponsive controller.
    • Protection has been added to prevent potential Smart Array controller hangs under rare conditions when hot-adding hard drives.
    • When running in a Solaris environment, Smart Array firmware version 6.00 works around an issue where the driver would not handle asynchronous events from the Smart Array controller properly.
    • An interaction issue occurred between the Smart Array Controller and HP SAS Expander card in which the Hard Drives attached to the HP SAS Expander were not being discovered occasionally upon boot up or hot plug.
    • On rare occasions, the Smart Array controller would reset the same SATA drive several times when a PHY is stuck longer than four seconds.
    • The Smart Array P711m and P712m would report false link errors.
    • The Open Connection timeout was reduced to 900 microseconds so that SAS connections terminate gracefully and data transfer stalls are prevented.
    • The Smart Array controller would not connect to hard drives within 20ms under heavy stress.
    • Upon power up, a Post message will now be displayed to the user to indicate that a cache module is needed for the P711m controller.
    • When running heavy I/O in RAID 5, while an HP P410 controller was connected to more than 17 SAS drives in an HP DL180 G6 server with a 25SFF backplane, a lockup issue (error code 0xAB or 0xEA) could occur.
    • During heavy I/O when the HP P711m controller is connected to a HP P2000sa G3 MSA Array System via a HP 6Gb SAS Switch, a lockup issue (error code 0x15) could occur.
    • After a system with (2) or more empty SAS storage boxes, Box 1, 2, 3 …, attached to an HP SAS Expander card is powered up and then a drive is hot plugged into Box 2 or above, ACU and ORCA would incorrectly display the drive in Box 1.

    Version:5.70(B) (4 Sep 2012)
    Fixes

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


    Customers who already installed firmware version 5.70 do not need to update to 5.70(B).


    Problems Fixed:

    • Fixed an issue with the HP P812 controller in which a rare lockup (code 0xD4) could occur upon reboot.
    • Fixed an issue where disk location information was reported incorrectly in the HP DL580 G5 with the HP SAS Expander card
    • Fixed an issue where a RAID 6 volume could have inconsistent parity data in the last stripe in certain configurations after a volume transformation operation had occurred.
    • Fixed an issue where removal of a HP P2000saG3 controller module could cause a controller lockup (code 0xAB).
    • Fixed an issue where the hot-add of a 3TB drive to HP DL180G6 12 drive backplane could cause the controller to lock up (code 0x15).
    • Fixed an issue where the controller would lock up (code 0xBC) due to incorrectly placing host data into a write-cache line that had a memory error.
    • Fixed an issue where a controller configured for 100% read cache could cause a false "A cache error was detected. Run a diagnostic report for more information" error to be displayed in the 'Cache Status Details' column in ACU.
    • Fixed an issue where after hot-adding a SATA disk to an MSA-60, MSA-70, or HP DL180-G6 12-drive backplane, the storage controller could become unresponsive. Reference Customer Advisory c03011608.
    • Fixed an issue where the controller could become unresponsive while handling a hot-removal event when experiencing heavy I/O.
    • Fixed an issue that could be experienced during a volume transformation operation. If a logical Unrecovered Read Error occurred, it could cause the bad block(s) to be moved to the incorrect location in the transformed volume if the original volume was configured at an offset in the array.
    • Fixed an issue where simultaneous handling of many Unrecoverable Read Errors on SATA disks supporting Native Command Queuing could result in a lockup (code 0x15).
    • Fixed an issue where a disk of size >2TB could be incorrectly marked as failed.
    • Fixed an issue that caused a lockup (code 0x13) with a SSD RAID 10 array under heavy I/O load.
    • Fixed an issue where SATA disks could occasionally be marked as failed or missing during boot when no cache module is installed on the controller.
    • Fixed an issue where a controller running with no cache module, attached to SATA disks, could encounter a lockup (code 0x15) when running HP Insight Diagnostics software or offline HDD firmware flash utility.
    • Fixed an issue with cable pull between the controller and an enclosure IO module that would cause a lockup (code 0x13) in Open VMS / Solaris systems.
    • Fixed several issues that caused the controller to become unresponsive at boot up time. Reference CA C03161926.
    • Fixed the controller firmware to properly process F1 and F2 keys at startup. Reference CA c03127437.
    • Fixed an issue in which 3TB drives were not managed as spares.
    • Fixed an issue in which the Server Serial Number, Product ID, and Other Configurations were cleared or set to default. Reference Customer Advisory c03083515

    Version:5.70 (4 Jun 2012)
    Fixes

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


    Problems Fixed:

    • Fixed an issue with the HP P812 controller in which a rare lockup (code 0xD4) could occur upon reboot.
    • Fixed an issue where disk location information was reported incorrectly in the HP DL580 G5 with the HP SAS Expander card
    • Fixed an issue where a RAID 6 volume could have inconsistent parity data in the last stripe in certain configurations after a volume transformation operation had occurred.
    • Fixed an issue where removal of a HP P2000saG3 controller module could cause a controller lockup (code 0xAB).
    • Fixed an issue where the hot-add of a 3TB drive to HP DL180G6 12 drive backplane could cause the controller to lock up (code 0x15).
    • Fixed an issue where the controller would lock up (code 0xBC) due to incorrectly placing host data into a write-cache line that had a memory error.
    • Fixed an issue where a controller configured for 100% read cache could cause a false "A cache error was detected. Run a diagnostic report for more information" error to be displayed in the 'Cache Status Details' column in ACU.
    • Fixed an issue where after hot-adding a SATA disk to an MSA-60, MSA-70, or HP DL180-G6 12-drive backplane, the storage controller could become unresponsive. Reference Customer Advisory c03011608.
    • Fixed an issue where the controller could become unresponsive while handling a hot-removal event when experiencing heavy I/O.
    • Fixed an issue that could be experienced during a volume transformation operation. If a logical Unrecovered Read Error occurred, it could cause the bad block(s) to be moved to the incorrect location in the transformed volume if the original volume was configured at an offset in the array.
    • Fixed an issue where simultaneous handling of many Unrecoverable Read Errors on SATA disks supporting Native Command Queuing could result in a lockup (code 0x15).
    • Fixed an issue where a disk of size >2TB could be incorrectly marked as failed.
    • Fixed an issue that caused a lockup (code 0x13) with a SSD RAID 10 array under heavy I/O load.
    • Fixed an issue where SATA disks could occasionally be marked as failed or missing during boot when no cache module is installed on the controller.
    • Fixed an issue where a controller running with no cache module, attached to SATA disks, could encounter a lockup (code 0x15) when running HP Insight Diagnostics software or offline HDD firmware flash utility.
    • Fixed an issue with cable pull between the controller and an enclosure IO module that would cause a lockup (code 0x13) in Open VMS / Solaris systems.
    • Fixed several issues that caused the controller to become unresponsive at boot up time. Reference CA C03161926.
    • Fixed the controller firmware to properly process F1 and F2 keys at startup. Reference CA c03127437.
    • Fixed an issue in which 3TB drives were not managed as spares.
    • Fixed an issue in which the Server Serial Number, Product ID, and Other Configurations were cleared or set to default. Reference Customer Advisory c03083515

    Version:5.36 (16 Jan 2012)
    Fixes

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


    Problems Fixed:

    • Resolved an issue where the server’s serial number, product ID, and/or BIOS Configuration options may be cleared if the server’s HP Smart Array RAID configuration was created by first using the Smart Array’s Option ROM Configuration for Arrays (ORCA) utility or Smart Array Auto-Configuration and then later deleting the configured volume. This may impact all HP ProLiant G6 and G7 BladeSystem servers using the Smart Array Controllers P711m or P712m installed with firmware version 5.32. For more details, please review the customer advisory located here: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c03083515

    Version:5.32 (3 Oct 2011)
    Fixes

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

    Firmware Version 5.32 only applies to HP Smart Array P711m and P712m.


    Firmware Dependency:
    The devices listed below require minimum FW deliverables with HP Smart Array FW version 5.32:

                 Device                                      Minimum Version

    • HP D2060 Disk Enclosure               1.34
    • HP D2070 Disk Enclosure               1.34
    • HP 600 Modular Disk System          3.44
    • HP P2000 Modular Smart Array       TS230P06
    • Virtual Storage Manager                 2.0.1.0

    Problems Fixed:

    • For additional information, reference Customer Advisory c03012502 at the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c03012502

      There is a potential data transfer issue if the following Smart Array controllers P212, P410, P410i, P411, or P812 are attached to certain models of the SATA hard drives. SAS hard drives are not affected by this issue. For additional information and a list of affected SATA hard drives models, reference Customer Advisory c03011446 at the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c03011446

    • SATA hard drives may not be discovered during Power-On Self-Test (POST) when attached to Smart Array P212, P410, or P410i Controllers that are configured for Zero Memory RAID (ZMR).
    • RAID 6/60 surface analysis could result in background parity scans that stop responding while doing excessive fault tolerance calculations.
    • When a Smart Array controller is configured without a cache module the server intermittently will not respond during the boot process.
    • The server PXE was prevented from successfully booting.
    • An IO request that is never completed after outstanding read and write requests overlapped the same block range. This issue can potentially cause the controller to stop responding without displaying a lockup code as a result.
    • An apparent hot-swap of a disk drive is reported even though the drive was not physically hot-plugged.
    • Flash-based cache modules caused a controller failure at POST, displaying one of the following error messages:

    · 1783-Slot # Drive Array Controller Failure
    · 1719-Slot [x] Drive Array - A controller failure event occurred prior to this power-up (previous lock-up code = 0x11) [or other lock-up codes] (RESUME = "F1" KEY)

    Enhancements

    Enhancements/New Features:
    Added support for:

    • HP D2600 and the HP D2700 Disk Enclosures
    • HP 600 Modular Disk System
    • HDDs that exceed 2.2 TB in size
    • HP Smart SSD Gas Gauge for select Single Level Cell (SLC) and Multi-Level Cell (MLC) SSD's

    Version:5.14 (16 Jan 2012)
    Fixes

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


    Problems Fixed:

    • Resolved an issue where the server’s serial number, product ID, and/or BIOS Configuration options may be cleared if the server’s HP Smart Array RAID configuration was created by first using the Smart Array’s Option ROM Configuration for Arrays (ORCA) utility or Smart Array Auto-Configuration and then later by deleting the configured volume. This may impact all HP ProLiant G6 and G7 servers, except the 100 series, using the Smart Array Controllers P212, P410i, P410, P411, or P812 installed with either firmware version 5.06 or 5.12. For more details, please review the customer advisory located here: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c03083515
       

    Version:5.12 (30 Sep 2011)
    Fixes

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

    Firmware Version 5.12 only applies to HP Smart Array P212, P410, P410i, P411, and P812.


    Important Notes:

    • This firmware is Optional for customers using SAS drives.

    Problems Fixed:

    • There is a potential data transfer issue if the following Smart Array controllers P212, P410, P410i, P411, or P812 are attached to certain models of the SATA hard drives. SAS hard drives are not affected by this issue. For additional information and a list of affected SATA hard drives models, reference Customer Advisory c03011446 at the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c03011446
    • SATA hard drives may not be discovered during Power-On Self-Test (POST) when attached to Smart Array P212, P410, or P410i Controllers that are configured for Zero Memory RAID (ZMR).

    For additional information, reference Customer Advisory c03012502 at the following URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c03012502

    Known Issues:


    Version:5.08 (16 Aug 2011)
    Fixes

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

    Firmware Version 5.08 only applies to HP DL165 G7 and HP DL170e G6 server platforms.


    Problems Fixed:

      Resolved the following issues:

    • An issue resulting in a server hang during the boot process when a Smart Array controller is configured without a cache module.
    • An issue that prevented a successful server PXE boot.
    • An issue that resulted in never completing an IO request after outstanding read and write requests overlapped the same block range. This issue can potentially cause controller hang with no lockup code as a result.
    • An apparent hot-swap of a disk drive is reported even though the drive was not physically hot-plugged.

    • Flash-based cache modules caused a controller failure at POST, displaying one of the following error messages:

    ·          1783-Slot # Drive Array Controller Failure

    ·          1719-Slot [x] Drive Array - A controller failure event occurred prior to this power-up (previous lock-up code = 0x11) [or other lock-up codes] (RESUME = "F1" KEY)

    • The release of HP Smart Array firmware version 3.52 caused a regression in rebuild performance while in Zero Memory Raid mode. 
    • A Smart Array P812 controller attached to multiple MSA 60 storage systems may encounter a lockup condition (lockup code 0XAB) during heavy I/O workload.   
    • Fixed a BIOS interaction issue that causes a system reset or hang after entering the Online Raid Configuration Utility on the HP DL165 G7 and the HP DL170e G6.
    Enhancements

    Enhancements/New Features:

      Added support for the following features:

    • HDDs that exceed 2.2 TB in size
    • SATA Solid State Drives (SSD) connected to the HP D2200sb Storage Blade
    • HP Smart SSD Gas Gauge for select Single Level Cell (SLC) and Multi-Level Cell (MLC) SSD's

    Version:5.06 (24 Jun 2011)
    Fixes

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


    Problems Fixed:

      Resolved the following issues:

    • An issue resulting in a server hang during the boot process when a Smart Array controller is configured without a cache module.
    • An issue that prevented a successful server PXE boot.
    • An issue that resulted in never completing an IO request after outstanding read and write requests overlapped the same block range. This issue can potentially cause controller hang with no lockup code as a result.
    • An apparent hot-swap of a disk drive is reported even though the drive was not physically hot-plugged.

    • Flash-based cache modules caused a controller failure at POST, displaying one of the following error messages:

    ·          1783-Slot # Drive Array Controller Failure

    ·          1719-Slot [x] Drive Array - A controller failure event occurred prior to this power-up (previous lock-up code = 0x11) [or other lock-up codes] (RESUME = "F1" KEY)

    • The release of HP Smart Array firmware version 3.52 caused a regression in rebuild performance while in Zero Memory Raid mode. 
    • A Smart Array P812 controller attached to multiple MSA 60 storage systems may encounter a lockup condition (lockup code 0XAB) during heavy I/O workload.   

    Known Issues:  

    • HP Smart Array FW version 5.06 should not be installed on the HP DL165 G7 or the DL170e G6 due to a Smart Array issue that causes a system reset or hang after entering the Online Raid Configuration Utility. The issue will be corrected in a future version of the Smart Array Controller firmware, targeted for availability September 2011. Customers with the HP DL165 G7 or DL170e G6 server should remain at HP Smart Array FW version 3.66.

    • Smart Array FW version 5.06 will not log HDD and Smart Array Controller POST error messages to the Integrated Management Log (IML). HDD and SA controller events encountered during OS run time  will continue to be logged in the IML. Additionally, ADU reports, Insight agents and OS event logs will also include the error messages. The next updated version of Smart Array controller firmware will include POST error message logging within IML.

    Enhancements

    Enhancements/New Features:

      Added support for the following features:

    • HDDs that exceed 2.2 TB in size
    • SATA Solid State Drives (SSD) connected to the HP D2200sb Storage Blade
    • HP Smart SSD Gas Gauge for select Single Level Cell (SLC) and Multi-Level Cell (MLC) SSD's

    Version:4.02(B) (27 Mar 2012)
    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 installed firmware version 4.02 do not need to update to 4.02(B).
    • Only the HP Smart Array P711m and P712m controllers are supported by firmware version 4.02.


    Enhancements/New Features: 

      • Added support for the HP Smart Array P711m
      • Enabled external ports on HP Smart Array P712m with a minimum of 256MB cache installed on the controller.
      • Added support for HP 6Gb SAS BL Switch
      • Added support for HP StorageWorks P2000 G3 MSA  

     


    Version:4.02 (5 May 2011)
    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: 

      • Added support for the HP Smart Array P711m
      • Enabled external ports on HP Smart Array P712m with a minimum of 256MB cache installed on the controller.
      • Added support for HP 6Gb SAS BL Switch
      • Added support for HP StorageWorks P2000 G3 MSA  

     


    Version:3.66 (15 Dec 2010)
    Fixes

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


    Firmware Dependency:

    Customers who wish to support the HP Smart Array P812 connected to the HP StorageWorks 600 Modular Disk System (MDS600) must ensure that the hardware is at the minimum firmware versions (or later) as defined below.

    • Before connecting the MDS600 to the HP Smart Array P812, you must first flash the HP Smart Array P812 to firmware version 3.50 or greater.
    • After the HP Smart Array P812 firmware is flashed to 3.50 or greater, then the following steps need to be followed to connect the MDS600 with the HP Smart Array P812 controller and begin operating the MSD600.
    1. If the MDS600 has version 2.60 firmware, then it can be connected to the HP Smart Array P812 controller.
    2. However, to operate the MDS600 connected to HP Smart Array P812, the MDS600 must be upgraded to firmware version 2.66. 
    • If an MDS600 is running firmware version 2.54, it must be attached to one of the following Smart Array Controllers to perform the upgrade to firmware version 2.66:
    1. Smart Array P700m Controller
    2. Smart Array P411 Controller
    3. Smart Array P212 Controller

        NOTE: Once the MDS600 firmware is upgraded to 2.66 using this alternate controller method, then the MDS600 can be connected to the HP Smart Array P812, which has firmware version 3.50, and begin operation.

    For additional information, reference the Customer Advisory available at the following URL:

    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c02437391

         To support Dual Domain on HP StorageWorks D2000 enclosures, the D2000 must be at a minimum firmware version of 0067 or later.
          
          The components of a storage subsystem (e.g. the drive, the controller, and the server backplane) should operate at the same data transfer rate or the system bandwidth will be negotiated down to an acceptable level for all components.
         
          HP SAS Expander Card connected to an HP Smart Array P410 or HP Smart Array P410i will require SAS Expander Card firmware version 2.06 or higher, to support 6Gb SAS and 3Gb SATA drives.
        
          When running VMware ESX/ESXi only offline updates are supported using the HP Smart Update Manager on the Firmware Maintenance CD.

    Problems Fixed:

    • After hot-replacement of an HP Smart Array HDD, all drives, which were attached to the expander where the HDD was replaced, report as being in Bay 0. Issue occurs on the HP StorageWorks MSA60, HP StorageWorks MSA70, and HP ProLiant DL180 G6 with 12 bay and 25 bay backplanes.
    • Spare drives were not spinning up when attached to a non-hot plug backplane on the HP ProLiant ML150 G6 server.
    • A No-Data Loss post message was not being displayed when the Battery Backed Write Cache (BBWC) was in a depleted state. The BBWC was improperly disabled permanently when the battery became depleted.
    • Resolved an incompatibility between Smart Array and the Kaspersky Anti-Virus tool that resulted in a Smart Array lockup.
    • Modified memory interface parameters to fix an issue resulting in controller lock-ups when utilizing a Flash-Backed Write Cache (FBWC).
    Enhancements

    Enhancements/New Features:

    • Added support for HP SATA SSD's connected to the HP StorageWorks D2600 and the HP StorageWorks D2700.

    Version:3.52 (13 Oct 2010)
    Fixes

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


    Firmware Dependency:

    Customers who wish to support the HP Smart Array P812 connected to the HP StorageWorks 600 Modular Disk System (MDS600) must ensure that the hardware is at the minimum firmware versions (or later) as defined below.

    • Before connecting the MDS600 to the HP Smart Array P812, you must first flash the HP Smart Array P812 to firmware version 3.50 or greater.
    • After the HP Smart Array P812 firmware is flashed to 3.50 or greater, then the following steps need to be followed to connect the MDS600 with the HP Smart Array P812 controller and begin operating the MSD600.
    1. If the MDS600 has version 2.60 firmware, then it can be connected to the HP Smart Array P812 controller.
    2. However, to operate the MDS600 connected to HP Smart Array P812, the MDS600 must be upgraded to firmware version 2.66. 
    • If an MDS600 is running firmware version 2.54, it must be attached to one of the following Smart Array Controllers to perform the upgrade to firmware version 2.66:
    1. Smart Array P700m Controller
    2. Smart Array P411 Controller
    3. Smart Array P212 Controller

        NOTE: Once the MDS600 firmware is upgraded to 2.66 using this alternate controller method, then the MDS600 can be connected to the HP Smart Array P812, which has firmware version 3.50, and begin operation.

    For additional information, reference the Customer Advisory available at the following URL:

    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c02437391

         To support Dual Domain on HP StorageWorks D2000 enclosures, the D2000 must be at a minimum firmware version of 0067 or later.
          
          The components of a storage subsystem (e.g. the drive, the controller, and the server backplane) should operate at the same data transfer rate or the system bandwidth will be negotiated down to an acceptable level for all components.
         
          HP SAS Expander Card connected to an HP Smart Array P410 or HP Smart Array P410i will require SAS Expander Card firmware version 2.06 or higher, to support 6Gb SAS and 3Gb SATA drives.
        
          When running VMware ESX/ESXi only offline updates are supported using the HP Smart Update Manager on the Firmware Maintenance CD.

    Problems Fixed:

      • Fix for an incomplete or problematic data transfer issue on RAID 0 or RAID 1 volumes, which may occur under heavy I/O workloads. This issue may happen when array accelerator cache-bypassed write operations take place on a common small Logical Block Addressing (LBA) region on the drive, following multiple discontinuous non-overlapping cached writes.

    For additional information, reference the Customer Bulletin available at the following URL: 

    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?locale=en_US&objectID=c02582325

      • Fix to resolve the rare potential for a data transfer from an incorrect host memory address. This issue is associated with read or write operations that span 8 GB (or higher) address boundaries in non-Windows OS using Physical Address Extensions. 

    For additional information, reference the Customer Bulletin available at the following URL:

    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?locale=en_US&objectID=c02582372


    Version:3.50 (19 Aug 2010)
    Fixes

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


    Firmware Dependency:

    Customers who wish to support the HP Smart Array P812 connected to the HP StorageWorks 600 Modular Disk System (MDS600) must ensure that the hardware is at the minimum firmware versions (or later) as defined below.

    • Before connecting the MDS600 to the HP Smart Array P812, you must first flash the HP Smart Array P812 to firmware version 3.50 or greater.
    • After the HP Smart Array P812 firmware is flashed to 3.50 or greater, then the following steps need to be followed to connect the MDS600 with the HP Smart Array P812 controller and begin operating the MSD600.
    1. If the MDS600 has version 2.60 firmware, then it can be connected to the HP Smart Array P812 controller.
    2. However, to operate the MDS600 connected to HP Smart Array P812, the MDS600 must be upgraded to firmware version 2.66. 
    • If an MDS600 is running firmware version 2.54, it must be attached to one of the following Smart Array Controllers to perform the upgrade to firmware version 2.66:
    1. Smart Array P700m Controller
    2. Smart Array P411 Controller
    3. Smart Array P212 Controller

        NOTE: Once the MDS600 firmware is upgraded to 2.66 using this alternate controller method, then the MDS600 can be connected to the HP Smart Array P812, which has firmware version 3.50, and begin operation.

    For additional information, reference the Customer Advisory available at the following URL:

    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c02437391

         To support Dual Domain on HP StorageWorks D2000 enclosures, the D2000 must be at a minimum firmware version of 0067 or later.
          
          The components of a storage subsystem (e.g. the drive, the controller, and the server backplane) should operate at the same data transfer rate or the system bandwidth will be negotiated down to an acceptable level for all components.
         
          HP SAS Expander Card connected to an HP Smart Array P410 or HP Smart Array P410i will require SAS Expander Card firmware version 2.06 or higher, to support 6Gb SAS and 3Gb SATA drives.
        
          When running VMware ESX/ESXi only offline updates are supported using the HP Smart Update Manager on the Firmware Maintenance CD.

    Problems Fixed:

    • Fixed an issue where spare drives were not being seen at post on an HP SAS Expander card when connected to an HP Smart Array P410. 
    • Fixed an issue on the HP ProLiant DL180G6 that occurred when a drive was hot-added in Bay 12 the LED was illuminating in Bay 11.
    • Fixed an issue where false hot-drive removal of drives is being reported.
    • Fixed an issue where an OS would hang during heavy IO loads and drive rebuilds.
    • Fixed an issue where a bad block in a RAID 60 configuration could lead to potential data-miscompare.  This has only been observed in a lab environment under extensive write/verify testing involving bad blocks in a RAID 60 volume. 
    • Fixed an issue where a bad block write operation would result in a controller lockup when running in a Dual Domain configuration connected to an HP Smart Array P812 controller.
    • Fixed an issue that existed in  Smart Array FW 3.30 where SATA hard drives behind an expander were being incorrectly flagged as "Failed" . This issue did not affect SAS drives.

     For additional information, reference the Customer Advisory available at the following URL:

    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?locale=en_US&objectID=c02457119

    Enhancements

    Enhancements/New Features:

    • Added dual domain support for the HP Smart Array P411 and the HP Smart Array P812 when connected to the HP StorageWorks D2000 disk enclosures (HP Smart Array P411 support requires purchase of the HP Smart Array Advanced Pack). 
    • Added support to the HP Smart Array P812 for the MDS600 configuration. 

               • Note that this configuration requires the MDS600 firmware to be version 2.66 (or later). 
               • Also note that the HP Smart Array P812 firmware should be upgraded to version 3.50 (this version or later) prior to physically attaching the MDS600. 


    Version:3.00 (12 Mar 2010)
    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.


    Important Notes:

    • Smart Array Firmware Version 3.30 is no longer available for download. If this version of firmware has been installed on a server configured with SATA hard drives in your computing environment, it should be immediately downgraded to version 3.00. Customers who have SAS hard drives do not need to revert back to Smart Array Firmware Version 3.0  and may remain at Smart Array Firmware version 3.30.

       

      For additional information, reference the Customer Advisory available at the following URL:

      http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?locale=en_US&objectID=c02457119

      The issue mentioned in the Advisory,where hard drives are incorrectly flagged as “Failed” , is specific to Smart Array Controller Firmware Version 3.30 and SATA hard drives. Earlier versions of Smart Array Controller firmware are NOT affected. In addition, Smart Array Controllers configured with SAS hard drives are NOT affected.

       

      A future version of the Smart Array Controller firmware will also prevent the SATA hard drives from being incorrectly flagged as failed. The advisory and release notes will be updated when more information becomes available.

    • Customers are advised not to apply 3.0 FW if they are using the HP ProLiant DL180 G6 server.

      On a HP ProLiant DL180 G6, an internal drive hot-plug event will cause subsequent LED signals to be routed to the incorrect bay number.  For example, a drive failure subsequent to a previous drive hot-plug event will result in the failure LED of the incorrect drive bay to light.  This could possibly lead replacing incorrect drives and eventual volume failure.

    • The components of a storage subsystem (e.g. the drive, the controller, and the server backplane) should operate at the same data transfer rate or the system bandwidth will be negotiated down to an acceptable level for all components.
    • When running VMware ESX/ESXi only offline updates are supported using the HP Smart Update Manager on the Firmware Maintenance CD

    HP recommends for remote deployment of this package that you obtain the most recent version of the Firmware Maintenance CD and follow these steps:

    • Place the Firmware Maintenance CD on a USB key using the HP USB Key Creator Utility.
    • Place the firmware to be updated in the directory, /compaq/swpackages on the USB key.
    • Run Autorun from \_autorun\autorun_win.exe on the Firmware Maintenance CD from the USB key on a system
    • Select the Firmware Update tab
    • Click on the Install Firmware link to launch the HP Smart Update Manager
    • Follow the GUI to install the firmware on remote servers

    Firmware Dependency:
         HP SAS Expander Card connected to an HP Smart Array P410 or HP Smart Array P410i will require SAS Expander Card Firmware version 1.52 or higher, to support 6Gb SAS and 3Gb SATA drives.

    Problems Fixed:

    • Fixed an issue where Bios on HP ProLiant 100 series servers could not designate a boot controller when more than 1 HP Smart Array P212, P411, or P410 controller are in the server.
    • Fixed an issue where the controller became unresponsive while upgrading HDD FW.
    • Fixed an issue where CPU usage in the Storage Management Hompage was being incorrectly reported as 100%.

     


    Version:2.74(B) (12 Feb 2010)
    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.


    Important Notes -

    • The components of a storage subsystem (e.g. the drive, the controller, and the server backplane) should operate at the same data transfer rate or the system bandwidth will be negotiated down to an acceptable level for all components.
    • When running VMware ESX/ESXi only offline updates are supported using the HP Smart Update Manager on the Firmware Maintenance CD

    HP recommends for remote deployment of this package that you obtain the most recent version of the Firmware Maintenance CD and follow these steps:

    • Place the Firmware Maintenance CD on a USB key using the HP USB Key Creator Utility.
    • Place the firmware to be updated in the directory, /compaq/swpackages on the USB key.
    • Run Autorun from \_autorun\autorun_win.exe on the Firmware Maintenance CD from the USB key on a system
    • Select the Firmware Update tab
    • Click on the Install Firmware link to launch the HP Smart Update Manager
    • Follow the GUI to install the firmware on remote servers

    Firmware Dependency:
        
    HP SAS Expander Card connected to an HP Smart Array P410 or HP Smart Array P410i will require SAS Expander Card Firmware version 1.52 or higher, to support 6Gb SAS and 3Gb SATA drives.

    Enhancements/New Features:
         Added support for 512MB and 1G Flash Backed Write Cache (FBWC) attached to the HP Smart Array P410i only.


    Version:2.74 (8 Jan 2010)
    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.


    Important Notes -

    • The components of a storage subsystem (e.g. the drive, the controller, and the server backplane) should operate at the same data transfer rate or the system bandwidth will be negotiated down to an acceptable level for all components.
    • When running VMware ESX/ESXi only offline updates are supported using the HP Smart Update Manager on the Firmware Maintenance CD

    HP recommends for remote deployment of this package that you obtain the most recent version of the Firmware Maintenance CD and follow these steps:

    • Place the Firmware Maintenance CD on a USB key using the HP USB Key Creator Utility.
    • Place the firmware to be updated in the directory, /compaq/swpackages on the USB key.
    • Run Autorun from \_autorun\autorun_win.exe on the Firmware Maintenance CD from the USB key on a system
    • Select the Firmware Update tab
    • Click on the Install Firmware link to launch the HP Smart Update Manager
    • Follow the GUI to install the firmware on remote servers

    Firmware Dependency:
        
    HP SAS Expander Card connected to an HP Smart Array P410 or HP Smart Array P410i will require SAS Expander Card Firmware version 1.52 or higher, to support 6Gb SAS and 3Gb SATA drives.

    Enhancements/New Features:
         Added support for 512MB and 1G Flash Backed Write Cache (FBWC) attached to the HP Smart Array P410i only.


    Version:2.72(B) (17 Dec 2009)
    Fixes

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


    Update Requirements:
          Critical: HP requires users to update to this firmware version immediately.

    If you have previously updated to version 2.72, another update is not needed.  The changes for 2.72(B) did not affect FW functionality.

    Important Notes:

    • HP SAS Expander Card connected to an HP Smart Array P410 or HP Smart Array P410i will require SAS Expander Card Firmware version 1.52 or higher, to support 6Gb  SAS and 3Gb SATA drives.
    • The components of a storage subsystem (e.g. the drive, the controller, and the server backplane) should operate at the same data transfer rate or the system bandwidth will be negotiated down to an acceptable level for all components.
    • When running VMware ESX/ESXi only offline updates are supported using the HP Smart Update Manager on the Firmware Maintenance CD

    HP recommends for remote deployment of this package that you obtain the most recent version of the Firmware Maintenance CD and follow these steps:

    • Place the Firmware Maintenance CD on a USB key using the HP USB Key Creator Utility.
    • Place the firmware to be updated in the directory, /compaq/swpackages on the USB key.
    • Run Autorun from \_autorun\autorun_win.exe on the Firmware Maintenance CD from the USB key on a system
    • Select the Firmware Update tab
    • Click on the Install Firmware link to launch the HP Smart Update Manager
    • Follow the GUI to install the firmware on remote servers

    Problems Fixed:

    • Fixed an issue where 3G SATA drives were not being detected at post on the ProLiant DL180G6 with a 12 drive backplane
    • Fixed an issue where erroneous drive hot remove events were being reported causing unnecessary drive rebuilds.
    • Fixed an issue where Novell Netware volumes failed to mount with 2.00 HP Smart Array FW.
    Enhancements

    • Added support for attaching the HP Smart Array P212 and the HP Smart Array P411 to an HP StorageWorks 600 Modular Disk System (MDS600)
    • Improved performance in SATA Hard drive configurations.
    • Improved performance during offset non-contiguous writes.

    Version:2.72 (9 Dec 2009)
    Fixes

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


    Update Requirements:
          Critical: HP requires users to update to this firmware version immediately.

    Important Notes:

    • HP SAS Expander Card connected to an HP Smart Array P410 or HP Smart Array P410i will require SAS Expander Card Firmware version 1.52 or higher, to support 6Gb  SAS and 3Gb SATA drives.
    • The components of a storage subsystem (e.g. the drive, the controller, and the server backplane) should operate at the same data transfer rate or the system bandwidth will be negotiated down to an acceptable level for all components.
    • When running VMware ESX/ESXi only offline updates are supported using the HP Smart Update Manager on the Firmware Maintenance CD

    HP recommends for remote deployment of this package that you obtain the most recent version of the Firmware Maintenance CD and follow these steps:

    • Place the Firmware Maintenance CD on a USB key using the HP USB Key Creator Utility.
    • Place the firmware to be updated in the directory, /compaq/swpackages on the USB key.
    • Run Autorun from \_autorun\autorun_win.exe on the Firmware Maintenance CD from the USB key on a system
    • Select the Firmware Update tab
    • Click on the Install Firmware link to launch the HP Smart Update Manager
    • Follow the GUI to install the firmware on remote servers

    Problems Fixed:

    • Fixed an issue where 3G SATA drives were not being detected at post on the ProLiant DL180G6 with a 12 drive backplane
    • Fixed an issue where erroneous drive hot remove events were being reported causing unnecessary drive rebuilds.
    • Fixed an issue where Novell Netware volumes failed to mount with 2.00 HP Smart Array FW.
    Enhancements

    • Added support for attaching the HP Smart Array P212 and the HP Smart Array P411 to an HP StorageWorks 600 Modular Disk System (MDS600)
    • Improved performance in SATA Hard drive configurations.
    • Improved performance during offset non-contiguous writes.

    Version:2.50 (18 Sep 2009)
    Fixes

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


    Update Requirements – Critical – HP requires users to update to this firmware version immediately.

    Important Notes -

    • It is NOT recommended to apply version 2.00 or higher  on an HP Proliant 180G6 server configured with the 12 bay drive option and 3Gb SATA drives. On rare occasions, the server may become unresponsive under heavy I/O and a reboot may be required. A future version of the controller firmware will support the HP ProLiant DL180G6 and 12 bay drive expander backplane for 3Gb SATA drives.
    •  HP SAS Expander Card connected to an HP SA P410 or HP SA P410i will require SAS Expander Card Firmware version 1.52 or higher, to support 6Gb  SAS and 3Gb SATA drives.
    • The components of a storage subsystem (e.g. the drive, the controller, and the server backplane) should operate at the same data transfer rate or the system bandwidth will be negotiated down to an acceptable level for all components.
    • When running VMware ESX/ESXi only offline updates are supported using the HP Smart Update Manager on the Firmware Maintenance CD

    HP recommends for remote deployment of this package that you obtain the most recent version of the Firmware Maintenance CD and follow these steps:

    • Place the Firmware Maintenance CD on a USB key using the HP USB Key Creator Utility
    • Place the firmware to be updated in the directory, /compaq/swpackages on the USB key. 
    • Run Autorun from \_autorun\autorun_win.exe on the Firmware Maintenance CD from the USB key on a system 
    • Select the Firmware Update tab 
    • Click on the Install Firmware link to launch the HP Smart Update Manager 
    • Follow the GUI to install the firmware on remote servers

    Required Fixes :

    • Fix for a  potential controller hang condition (lockup error code 0XBC) seen during heavy I/O.
    • Fix for a server operating system hang condition encountered during IO stress tests, such as SQLIO.
    • Fix for a  potential controller hang condition (lockup error code 0XAB) seen when controller is configured in Zero Memory Mode (no cache module installed)
    • Fix for potential data miscompare condition during error recovery in a RAID50/60 configuration. The error condition was only observed in a lab test environment.
    • Fix for an issue where logical erase feature in utilities such as ACU,  does not completely erase a volume if write cache is enabled
    • Fix for a potential controller hang condition that may be seen when a 2nd SATA drive fails in a RAID 6 configuration.
    Enhancements

  • Support for SATA SSD drives
  • Support for HP DS2600 JBOD
  • Additional  performance enhancements specific to non-contiguous offset  writes

  • Version:2.00 (27 Jul 2009)
    Fixes

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


    Update Requirements:
          Recommended: HP recommends that users should update to this firmware version at their earliest convenience.

    Important Notes:

    • It is NOT recommended to apply version 2.00 on an HP Proliant 180G6 server configured with the 12 bay drive option and 3Gb SATA drives. On rare occasions, the server may become unresponsive under heavy I/O and a reboot may be required. A future version of the controller firmware will support the HP ProLiant DL180G6 and 12 bay drive expander backplane for 3Gb SATA drives.
    • HP SAS Expander Card connected to an HP SA P410 or HP SA P410i will require SAS Expander Card Firmware version 1.52 or higher, to support 6Gb SAS and 3Gb SATA drives.
    • It is NOT recommended to apply version 2.00 on an HP Proliant 180G6 server configured with the 12 bay drive option and 3Gb SATA drives. On rare occasions, the server may become unresponsive under heavy I/O and a reboot may be required. A future version of the controller firmware will support the HP ProLiant DL180G6 and 12 bay drive expander backplane for 3Gb SATA drives.
    • The components of a storage subsystem (e.g. the drive, the controller, and the server backplane) should operate at the same data transfer rate or the system bandwidth will be negotiated down to an acceptable level for all components.
    • When running VMware ESX/ESXi only offline updates are supported using the HP Smart Update Manager on the Firmware Maintenance CD

    Firmware Dependency:
         HP SAS Expander Card connected to an HP SA P410 or HP SA P410i will require SAS Expander Card Firmware version 1.52 or higher, to support 6Gb SAS and 3Gb SATA drives.

    Enhancements/New Features:
            Includes advanced error logging features for controller lockup codes that can be collected via the HP Array Diagnostics Utility.
            
            Enhancements to support 6Gb SAS / 3Gb SATA hard drives for all HP Proliant G6 Servers.

    Problems Fixed:
            Fix to address high latency issues seen during heavy I/O conditions involving non-contiguous offset writes and RAID 5/6 write operations.
            
            Fix for a potential controller lockup condition when a drive is hot removed during a read operation.
            
            Additional fixes to address rare occurrences of controller unresponsiveness during heavy I/O stress tests in a lab environment

    Enhancements

     

     


    Version:1.66 (4 Jun 2009)
    Fixes
    • Fix for an ORCA related issue, where a ProLiant ML150G6 server may stop responding during POST.

    Version:1.62 (21 Apr 2009)
    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.


    • Enabled a feature that allows the HP Smart Array P410i, P410, P411, and P212 to run at generation 2 speeds.

    Version:1.58(C) (17 Apr 2009)
    Fixes

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


    • Fixed an issue on RAID 1 and RAID 1+0 logical drives in which normal operating system-related buffer content changes that occur during write operations are misinterpreted and logged as critical "inconsistent stripe" events.
    Enhancements

    • Enabled support for the HP Smart Array P410i Controller

    Version:1.58(B) (4 Mar 2009)
    Fixes

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


    • Fixed an issue on RAID 1 and RAID 1+0 logical drives in which normal operating system-related buffer content changes that occur during write operations are misinterpreted and logged as critical "inconsistent stripe" events.
    Enhancements

    • Enabled support for the HP Smart Array P410i Controller

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