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** CRITICAL ** Supplemental Update / Online ROM Flash Component for Linux - EF0300FATFD, EF0450FATFE, and EF0600FATFF Drives

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Note:  Some software requires a valid warranty, current Hewlett Packard Enterprise support contract, or a license fee.

Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: HPDB(12 Mar 2013)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Foundation Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard and Essentials
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)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86)
VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1
Multi-part download
File name: CP019826.md5 (49 Bytes)
File name: CP019826.scexe (1.5 MB)
This Smart Component provides firmware for the following drive models: EF0300FATFD, EF0450FATFE, and EF0600FATFF

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

3dc5bae8e480d8af9c575d8d8cfbfcaedbe665c132b3eb6732b80f95e9468843 CP019826.md5
781122c5138e1181ef26c872cfc7f56fcebc4fb3e73780dce23cb0507145f9df CP019826.scexe

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:

  • Login as root. (You must be root in order to apply the ROM update.)
  • Place the Smart Component in a temporary directory.
  • From the same directory, execute the Smart Component. For example: ./CPXXXXXX.scexe
  • Follow the directions given by the Smart Component.
  • Reboot your system if you would like the update to take effect immediately.
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 theHP 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:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

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

Notes:

Deliverable Name:
     Supplemental Update / Online ROM Flash Component for Linux - EF0300FATFD, EF0450FATFE, and EF0600FATFF Drives

Release Version and/or Date:
     HPDB

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
     HPDB

Previous Version of Firmware:
     HPDA

Firmware Dependency:
    
None

Enhancements/New Features:
    
None

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware corrects a possible condition in which stale data might be written to the disk. This results in unexpected data being returned in subsequent requests. This data issue has been duplicated in laboratory firmware stress tests.

Known Issues:
     None


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

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

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware corrects a possible condition in which stale data might be written to the disk.  This results in unexpected data being returned in subsequent requests.  This data issue has been duplicated in laboratory firmware stress tests.
Version:HPDB(C) (18 Feb 2014)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the SPP and HP SUM.
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPDB do not need to update to HPDB(C).

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware corrects a possible condition in which stale data might be written to the disk.  This results in unexpected data being returned in subsequent requests.  This data issue has been duplicated in laboratory firmware stress tests.
  • Flashing drives connected behind an HP H2xx Host Bus Adapter (HBA) no longer causes an interrupt resulting in drive firmware installation failures.
Enhancements

 Enhancements/New Features:

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

Version:HPDB(B) (10 Sep 2013)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the SPP and HP SUM.
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPDB do not need to update to HPDB(B).

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware corrects a possible condition in which stale data might be written to the disk.  This results in unexpected data being returned in subsequent requests.  This data issue has been duplicated in laboratory firmware stress tests.
  • Flashing drives connected behind an HP H2xx Host Bus Adapter (HBA) no longer causes an interrupt resulting in drive firmware installation failures.

Version:HPDB (12 Mar 2013)
Fixes

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

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

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware corrects a possible condition in which stale data might be written to the disk.  This results in unexpected data being returned in subsequent requests.  This data issue has been duplicated in laboratory firmware stress tests.

Version:HPDA (19 Feb 2013)
Fixes

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

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

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware corrects a condition seen on HP Gen8 smart carriers where drives used as Hot Spares continuously indicate drive activity, when the drive is actually in Hot Spare standby mode.

Version:HPD9 (4 Sep 2012)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.

Problems Fixed:

  • Resolved an issue where the controller did not recognize the drive which was caused by an unsolicited internal reset of the drive during initial spin up.
     
Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:

  • Added support for the:
    • HP Smart Array B320i RAID controller
    • HP Smart Array B120i SATA RAID controller
    • HP HBA H221
    • HP HBA H220
    • HP HBA H222
    • HP HBA H220i
    • HP HBA H210i

Version:HPD8 (12 Apr 2012)
Fixes

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


Problems Fixed:

  • Firmware version HPD8 corrects a rare issue found in previous versions of the hard disk firmware. If the WRITE CACHE is Enabled on the hard drive, the drive WRITE CACHE can be partially over written with older data. This rare situation results in unexpected data being written to the drive and being returned on subsequent READs.
Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:

  • Added support for the HP Smart Array B320i RAID controller and the HP Smart Array B120i SATA RAID controller.

Version:HPD7 (16 Jan 2012)
Fixes

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


Problems Fixed:

  • Firmware version HPD7 prevents over-writing data written via the fail over port when data is written via a port performing interface recovery (discovery)


Version:HPD6 (8 Apr 2011)
Fixes

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


Firmware Dependency:     

For use with Online ROM Flash Update:

Online flashing with this disk drive component requires :

  • HP Smart Array E500 with firmware version 5.20 or later
  • HP Smart Array P400/P400i with firmware version 5.20 or later
  • HP Smart Array P800 with firmware version 5.20 or later
  • HP Smart Array P700m with firmware version 4.86 or later
  • HP Smart Array P712m with firmware version 1.64 or later  

For use with Firmware CD Supplemental Update:

Must be used in conjunction with the HP Smart Update Manager, available on the Firmware Maintenance CD.

This disk drive component requires :

  • HP Smart Array E200/E200i firmware version 1.50 or later
  • HP Smart Array P212 firmware version 1.06 or later
  • HP Smart Array P410/P410i/P411 firmware version 1.06 or later 
  • HP Smart Array P400/P400i firmware version 1.80 or later
  • HP Smart Array P600 firmware version 1.50 or later
  • HP Smart Array P800 firmware version 1.80 or later
  • HP Smart Array E500 firmware version 2.52 or later
  • HP Smart Array P700m firmware version 4.86 or later
  • HP Smart Array P712m firmware version 1.64 or later 
  • Modular Smart Array 20 firmware version 2.02 or later, and connected to a HP Smart Array 64xx
  • Modular Smart Array 1000 Active/Passive firmware version 5.20 or later
  • Modular Smart Array 1000 Active/Active firmware version 7.00 or later
  • Modular Smart Array 1500 Active/Passive firmware version 5.20 or later
  • Modular Smart Array 1500 Active/Active firmware version 7.00 or later

Firmware for these controllers are available at HP.com.

Problems Fixed:

  • Fixed an issue where HDDs were falsely reported as "failed" after server reboot(s) when used in a continuous high IO / high utilization environment. 

Version:HPD3(B) (5 May 2011)
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.

Customers who already installed firmware version HPD3 do not need to update to HPD3(B).


Firmware Dependency:     

For use with Online ROM Flash Update:

Online flashing with this disk drive component requires :

  • HP Smart Array E500 with firmware version 5.20 or later
  • HP Smart Array P400/P400i with firmware version 5.20 or later
  • HP Smart Array P800 with firmware version 5.20 or later
  • HP Smart Array P700m with firmware version 4.86 or later
  • HP Smart Array P712m with firmware version 1.64 or later  

For use with Firmware CD Supplemental Update:

Must be used in conjunction with the HP Smart Update Manager, available on the Firmware Maintenance CD.

This disk drive component requires :

  • HP Smart Array E200/E200i firmware version 1.50 or later
  • HP Smart Array P212 firmware version 1.06 or later
  • HP Smart Array P410/P410i/P411 firmware version 1.06 or later 
  • HP Smart Array P400/P400i firmware version 1.80 or later
  • HP Smart Array P600 firmware version 1.50 or later
  • HP Smart Array P800 firmware version 1.80 or later
  • HP Smart Array E500 firmware version 2.52 or later
  • HP Smart Array P700m firmware version 4.86 or later
  • HP Smart Array P712m firmware version 1.64 or later 
  • Modular Smart Array 20 firmware version 2.02 or later, and connected to a HP Smart Array 64xx
  • Modular Smart Array 1000 Active/Passive firmware version 5.20 or later
  • Modular Smart Array 1000 Active/Active firmware version 7.00 or later
  • Modular Smart Array 1500 Active/Passive firmware version 5.20 or later
  • Modular Smart Array 1500 Active/Active firmware version 7.00 or later

Firmware for these controllers are available at HP.com.

Problems Fixed:

  • Prevent possible drive not present after ‘Reset’
     
Enhancements

  • Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server.

Version:HPD3 (5 Nov 2010)
Fixes

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


Firmware Dependency:     

For use with Online ROM Flash Update:

Online flashing with this disk drive component requires :

  • HP Smart Array E500 with firmware version 5.20 or later
  • HP Smart Array P400/P400i with firmware version 5.20 or later
  • HP Smart Array P800 with firmware version 5.20 or later
  • HP Smart Array P700m with firmware version 4.86 or later
  • HP Smart Array P712m with firmware version 1.64 or later  

For use with Firmware CD Supplemental Update:

Must be used in conjunction with the HP Smart Update Manager, available on the Firmware Maintenance CD.

This disk drive component requires :

  • HP Smart Array E200/E200i firmware version 1.50 or later
  • HP Smart Array P212 firmware version 1.06 or later
  • HP Smart Array P410/P410i/P411 firmware version 1.06 or later 
  • HP Smart Array P400/P400i firmware version 1.80 or later
  • HP Smart Array P600 firmware version 1.50 or later
  • HP Smart Array P800 firmware version 1.80 or later
  • HP Smart Array E500 firmware version 2.52 or later
  • HP Smart Array P700m firmware version 4.86 or later
  • HP Smart Array P712m firmware version 1.64 or later 
  • Modular Smart Array 20 firmware version 2.02 or later, and connected to a HP Smart Array 64xx
  • Modular Smart Array 1000 Active/Passive firmware version 5.20 or later
  • Modular Smart Array 1000 Active/Active firmware version 7.00 or later
  • Modular Smart Array 1500 Active/Passive firmware version 5.20 or later
  • Modular Smart Array 1500 Active/Active firmware version 7.00 or later

Firmware for these controllers are available at HP.com.

Problems Fixed:

  • Prevent possible drive not present after ‘Reset’
     

Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: HPDB(12 Mar 2013)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Foundation Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard and Essentials
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)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86)
VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1

Description

This Smart Component provides firmware for the following drive models: EF0300FATFD, EF0450FATFE, and EF0600FATFF

Installation Instructions

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

3dc5bae8e480d8af9c575d8d8cfbfcaedbe665c132b3eb6732b80f95e9468843 CP019826.md5
781122c5138e1181ef26c872cfc7f56fcebc4fb3e73780dce23cb0507145f9df CP019826.scexe

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:

  • Login as root. (You must be root in order to apply the ROM update.)
  • Place the Smart Component in a temporary directory.
  • From the same directory, execute the Smart Component. For example: ./CPXXXXXX.scexe
  • Follow the directions given by the Smart Component.
  • Reboot your system if you would like the update to take effect immediately.
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 theHP 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:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

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

Notes:

Deliverable Name:
     Supplemental Update / Online ROM Flash Component for Linux - EF0300FATFD, EF0450FATFE, and EF0600FATFF Drives

Release Version and/or Date:
     HPDB

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
     HPDB

Previous Version of Firmware:
     HPDA

Firmware Dependency:
    
None

Enhancements/New Features:
    
None

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware corrects a possible condition in which stale data might be written to the disk. This results in unexpected data being returned in subsequent requests. This data issue has been duplicated in laboratory firmware stress tests.

Known Issues:
     None


Fixes

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

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

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware corrects a possible condition in which stale data might be written to the disk.  This results in unexpected data being returned in subsequent requests.  This data issue has been duplicated in laboratory firmware stress tests.

Revision History

Version:HPDB(C) (18 Feb 2014)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the SPP and HP SUM.
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPDB do not need to update to HPDB(C).

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware corrects a possible condition in which stale data might be written to the disk.  This results in unexpected data being returned in subsequent requests.  This data issue has been duplicated in laboratory firmware stress tests.
  • Flashing drives connected behind an HP H2xx Host Bus Adapter (HBA) no longer causes an interrupt resulting in drive firmware installation failures.
Enhancements

 Enhancements/New Features:

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

Version:HPDB(B) (10 Sep 2013)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the SPP and HP SUM.
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPDB do not need to update to HPDB(B).

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware corrects a possible condition in which stale data might be written to the disk.  This results in unexpected data being returned in subsequent requests.  This data issue has been duplicated in laboratory firmware stress tests.
  • Flashing drives connected behind an HP H2xx Host Bus Adapter (HBA) no longer causes an interrupt resulting in drive firmware installation failures.

Version:HPDB (12 Mar 2013)
Fixes

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

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

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware corrects a possible condition in which stale data might be written to the disk.  This results in unexpected data being returned in subsequent requests.  This data issue has been duplicated in laboratory firmware stress tests.

Version:HPDA (19 Feb 2013)
Fixes

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

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

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware corrects a condition seen on HP Gen8 smart carriers where drives used as Hot Spares continuously indicate drive activity, when the drive is actually in Hot Spare standby mode.

Version:HPD9 (4 Sep 2012)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.

Problems Fixed:

  • Resolved an issue where the controller did not recognize the drive which was caused by an unsolicited internal reset of the drive during initial spin up.
     
Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:

  • Added support for the:
    • HP Smart Array B320i RAID controller
    • HP Smart Array B120i SATA RAID controller
    • HP HBA H221
    • HP HBA H220
    • HP HBA H222
    • HP HBA H220i
    • HP HBA H210i

Version:HPD8 (12 Apr 2012)
Fixes

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


Problems Fixed:

  • Firmware version HPD8 corrects a rare issue found in previous versions of the hard disk firmware. If the WRITE CACHE is Enabled on the hard drive, the drive WRITE CACHE can be partially over written with older data. This rare situation results in unexpected data being written to the drive and being returned on subsequent READs.
Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:

  • Added support for the HP Smart Array B320i RAID controller and the HP Smart Array B120i SATA RAID controller.

Version:HPD7 (16 Jan 2012)
Fixes

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


Problems Fixed:

  • Firmware version HPD7 prevents over-writing data written via the fail over port when data is written via a port performing interface recovery (discovery)


Version:HPD6 (8 Apr 2011)
Fixes

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


Firmware Dependency:     

For use with Online ROM Flash Update:

Online flashing with this disk drive component requires :

  • HP Smart Array E500 with firmware version 5.20 or later
  • HP Smart Array P400/P400i with firmware version 5.20 or later
  • HP Smart Array P800 with firmware version 5.20 or later
  • HP Smart Array P700m with firmware version 4.86 or later
  • HP Smart Array P712m with firmware version 1.64 or later  

For use with Firmware CD Supplemental Update:

Must be used in conjunction with the HP Smart Update Manager, available on the Firmware Maintenance CD.

This disk drive component requires :

  • HP Smart Array E200/E200i firmware version 1.50 or later
  • HP Smart Array P212 firmware version 1.06 or later
  • HP Smart Array P410/P410i/P411 firmware version 1.06 or later 
  • HP Smart Array P400/P400i firmware version 1.80 or later
  • HP Smart Array P600 firmware version 1.50 or later
  • HP Smart Array P800 firmware version 1.80 or later
  • HP Smart Array E500 firmware version 2.52 or later
  • HP Smart Array P700m firmware version 4.86 or later
  • HP Smart Array P712m firmware version 1.64 or later 
  • Modular Smart Array 20 firmware version 2.02 or later, and connected to a HP Smart Array 64xx
  • Modular Smart Array 1000 Active/Passive firmware version 5.20 or later
  • Modular Smart Array 1000 Active/Active firmware version 7.00 or later
  • Modular Smart Array 1500 Active/Passive firmware version 5.20 or later
  • Modular Smart Array 1500 Active/Active firmware version 7.00 or later

Firmware for these controllers are available at HP.com.

Problems Fixed:

  • Fixed an issue where HDDs were falsely reported as "failed" after server reboot(s) when used in a continuous high IO / high utilization environment. 

Version:HPD3(B) (5 May 2011)
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.

Customers who already installed firmware version HPD3 do not need to update to HPD3(B).


Firmware Dependency:     

For use with Online ROM Flash Update:

Online flashing with this disk drive component requires :

  • HP Smart Array E500 with firmware version 5.20 or later
  • HP Smart Array P400/P400i with firmware version 5.20 or later
  • HP Smart Array P800 with firmware version 5.20 or later
  • HP Smart Array P700m with firmware version 4.86 or later
  • HP Smart Array P712m with firmware version 1.64 or later  

For use with Firmware CD Supplemental Update:

Must be used in conjunction with the HP Smart Update Manager, available on the Firmware Maintenance CD.

This disk drive component requires :

  • HP Smart Array E200/E200i firmware version 1.50 or later
  • HP Smart Array P212 firmware version 1.06 or later
  • HP Smart Array P410/P410i/P411 firmware version 1.06 or later 
  • HP Smart Array P400/P400i firmware version 1.80 or later
  • HP Smart Array P600 firmware version 1.50 or later
  • HP Smart Array P800 firmware version 1.80 or later
  • HP Smart Array E500 firmware version 2.52 or later
  • HP Smart Array P700m firmware version 4.86 or later
  • HP Smart Array P712m firmware version 1.64 or later 
  • Modular Smart Array 20 firmware version 2.02 or later, and connected to a HP Smart Array 64xx
  • Modular Smart Array 1000 Active/Passive firmware version 5.20 or later
  • Modular Smart Array 1000 Active/Active firmware version 7.00 or later
  • Modular Smart Array 1500 Active/Passive firmware version 5.20 or later
  • Modular Smart Array 1500 Active/Active firmware version 7.00 or later

Firmware for these controllers are available at HP.com.

Problems Fixed:

  • Prevent possible drive not present after ‘Reset’
     
Enhancements

  • Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server.

Version:HPD3 (5 Nov 2010)
Fixes

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


Firmware Dependency:     

For use with Online ROM Flash Update:

Online flashing with this disk drive component requires :

  • HP Smart Array E500 with firmware version 5.20 or later
  • HP Smart Array P400/P400i with firmware version 5.20 or later
  • HP Smart Array P800 with firmware version 5.20 or later
  • HP Smart Array P700m with firmware version 4.86 or later
  • HP Smart Array P712m with firmware version 1.64 or later  

For use with Firmware CD Supplemental Update:

Must be used in conjunction with the HP Smart Update Manager, available on the Firmware Maintenance CD.

This disk drive component requires :

  • HP Smart Array E200/E200i firmware version 1.50 or later
  • HP Smart Array P212 firmware version 1.06 or later
  • HP Smart Array P410/P410i/P411 firmware version 1.06 or later 
  • HP Smart Array P400/P400i firmware version 1.80 or later
  • HP Smart Array P600 firmware version 1.50 or later
  • HP Smart Array P800 firmware version 1.80 or later
  • HP Smart Array E500 firmware version 2.52 or later
  • HP Smart Array P700m firmware version 4.86 or later
  • HP Smart Array P712m firmware version 1.64 or later 
  • Modular Smart Array 20 firmware version 2.02 or later, and connected to a HP Smart Array 64xx
  • Modular Smart Array 1000 Active/Passive firmware version 5.20 or later
  • Modular Smart Array 1000 Active/Active firmware version 7.00 or later
  • Modular Smart Array 1500 Active/Passive firmware version 5.20 or later
  • Modular Smart Array 1500 Active/Active firmware version 7.00 or later

Firmware for these controllers are available at HP.com.

Problems Fixed:

  • Prevent possible drive not present after ‘Reset’
     

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