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* RECOMMENDED * HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 2TB and 4TB 6G SAS 7.2K rpm LFF (ST2000NM0063 and ST4000NM0063) Hard Drive Firmware

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Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: 0006(7 Jun 2016)
Operating System(s): HP-UX 11.23
HP-UX 11.31 (IA)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
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 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
VMware ESXi 5.0
VMware vSphere 5.1
VMware vSphere 5.5
VMware vSphere 6.0
Multi-part download
File name: HP_ST2000NM0063_0006.fla (1.6 MB)
File name: HP_ST4000NM0063_0006.fla (1.6 MB)
The firmware available in this download is specifically packaged for flashing the LFF hard drive models ST2000NM0063 (2TB 6G SAS 7.2K) and ST4000NM0063 (4TB 6G SAS 7.2K) when configured in HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 Storage Arrays.

Following enhancements are made in this firmware:

  • Improved internal Logging
  • Improved write performance in Sequential workloads
  • Implement random seek on idle and after system area access 

Prerequisites:

WARNING! Do not cycle power or restart devices during a firmware update. If the update is interrupted or there is a power failure, the module could become inoperative. If this occurs, contact technical support. The module may need to be returned to the factory for reprogramming.

CAUTION: Before upgrading firmware, ensure that the storage system configuration is stable and is not being reconfigured or changed in any way. If configuration changes are in progress, monitor them and wait until they are completed before proceeding with the upgrade.

IMPORTANT: As with any firmware upgrade, it is a recommended best practice to ensure that you have a full backup prior to the upgrade.

NOTE:

  • Drives of the same model in the storage system must have the same firmware revision.
  • To install this firmware, you must download the firmware package from the HPE website and save the file to your local filesystem.

To ensure the integrity of your download, HPE recommends verifying your results with the following MD5 Checksum values:

128a2a90bb163fb035122fbd63acc727 HP_ST4000NM0063_0006.fla
339d413810c9e7f54aaad912ada684e9 HP_ST2000NM0063_0006.fla

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is not required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:

Installation instructions using Storage Management Utility (SMU):

  1. Place the downloaded firmware file in a temporary directory.
  2. Stop I/O to vdisks before starting the firmware update.
  3. Login to the SMU. For SMU [v2] select Tools > Update Firmware and for SMU [v3] go to System > Actions > Update Firmware > Update Disk Drives. A table displays currently installed firmware versions.
  4. Select the drives to update. Click Browse and select the firmware file to install.
  5. Click Install Disk Firmware File or if using SMU [v3] click on OK button.
  6. Wait for progress messages to specify that the update is complete.
  7. In the SMU display, verify that the proper firmware version appears for each disk drive.

Installation instructions using FTP: 

Using the SMU, prepare to use FTP:

  • Determine the network-port IP addresses of the system controllers.
  • Verify that the system FTP service is enabled.
  • Verify that the user you will login, has permission to use the FTP interface and manage access rights.

Obtain address of the disks:

  • Obtain the address of each disk to be loaded in the form (for example, 0:1 and 1:9) and obtain the firmware revision of each of these disks.
  • Determine which disks need to be updated based on the revision.
  • Note: In SMU [v2], the disk addresses are displayed by clicking on each enclosure in the Configuration View, present in the left pane and then selecting the desired disk. The needed data is displayed in the fields labeled 'Enclosure ID', 'Slot' and 'Revision'. In SMU [v3], System->Front and put cursor on disk,Tool tip shows the location of the disk.
  • Note: In the CLI, enter 'show disks'. The required information is displayed in the columns labeled 'Location' and 'Revision'.

Instructions for updating disk firmware using FTP:

  1. Stop all I/O to vdisks before starting the firmware update.
  2. Place the downloaded firmware file in a temporary directory.
  3. Open a command prompt (Windows) or a terminal window (UNIX), and navigate to the directory containing the firmware file to load.
  4. Enter ftp <ip address>. (For example: ftp 10.1.0.9)
  5. Login via FTP with username and password having manage access rights
  6. To update a specific drive, Type put filename disk:enclosure-ID:slot-number where filename is the new firmware image to load.
  7. It typically takes several minutes for the firmware update progress messages to be displayed in this FTP interface during this time. WARNING! Do not power cycle or restart during the firmware update as this can result in loss of capabilities for this unit.
  8. Repeat steps 6-7 for each disk to update in each enclosure.
  9. Using SMU or CLI verify that the proper firmware version appears for each disk drive.

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


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


Important:

WARNING! Do not cycle power or restart devices during a firmware update. If the update is interrupted or there is a power failure, the module could become inoperative. If this occurs, contact technical support. The module may need to be returned to the factory for reprogramming.

CAUTION: Before upgrading firmware, ensure that the storage system configuration is stable and is not being reconfigured or changed in any way. If configuration changes are in progress, monitor them and wait until they are completed before proceeding with the upgrade.

IMPORTANT: As with any firmware upgrade, it is a recommended best practice to ensure that you have a full backup prior to the upgrade.

NOTE:

  • Drives of the same model in the storage system must have the same firmware revision.
  • To install this firmware, you must download the firmware package from the HPE website and save the file to your local filesystem.

Supported Devices and Features:

Firmware on the listed drives can be updated when attached to any of the following Storage Systems:

  • HP MSA 2040 SAN LFF Storage
  • HP MSA 2040 SAS LFF Storage
  • HP MSA 1040 SAN LFF Storage
  • HP MSA 1040 SAS LFF Storage
  • HP P2000 G3 10GbE iSCSI MSA Dual Controller LFF Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 iSCSI MSA Dual Controller LFF Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 SAS MSA Dual Controller LFF Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 MSA FC Dual Controller LFF Modular Smart Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 MSA FC/iSCSI Dual Combo Controller LFF Array
  • HP MSA2000 Dual I/O 3.5 inch 12 Drive Enclosure
  • HP MSA2000 Single I/O 3.5 inch 12 Drive Enclosure
  • HP P2000 Dual I/O LFF Drive Enclosure
  • HP P2000 LFF Drive Enclosure I/O Module
  • HP MSA 2040 LFF Disk Enclosure

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


Following issue is fixed in this version of firmware:

  • Prevents the potential for incorrect data from being “read from” or “written to” the drive under extremely rare circumstances where the drive experiences consecutive error recoveries during a background scan and the Error Correction Code (ECC) fails. This issue has only been observed in a rigorous test environment and has NOT been reported in a customer production environment.

WARNING! Do not cycle power or restart devices during a firmware update. If the update is interrupted or there is a power failure, the module could become inoperative. If this occurs, contact technical support. The module may need to be returned to the factory for reprogramming.

CAUTION: Before upgrading firmware, ensure that the storage system configuration is stable and is not being reconfigured or changed in any way. If configuration changes are in progress, monitor them and wait until they are completed before proceeding with the upgrade.

IMPORTANT: As with any firmware upgrade, it is a recommended best practice to ensure that you have a full backup prior to the upgrade.

NOTE:

  • Drives of the same model in the storage system must have the same firmware revision.
  • To install this firmware, you must download the firmware package from the HPE website and save the file to your local filesystem.
Version:0006 (7 Jun 2016)
Fixes

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


Following issue is fixed in this version of firmware:

  • Prevents the potential for incorrect data from being “read from” or “written to” the drive under extremely rare circumstances where the drive experiences consecutive error recoveries during a background scan and the Error Correction Code (ECC) fails. This issue has only been observed in a rigorous test environment and has NOT been reported in a customer production environment.
Enhancements

Following enhancements are made in this firmware:

  • Improved internal Logging
  • Improved write performance in Sequential workloads
  • Implement random seek on idle and after system area access 

Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: 0006(7 Jun 2016)
Operating System(s):
HP-UX 11.23
HP-UX 11.31 (IA)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
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 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
VMware ESXi 5.0
VMware vSphere 5.1
VMware vSphere 5.5
VMware vSphere 6.0

Description

The firmware available in this download is specifically packaged for flashing the LFF hard drive models ST2000NM0063 (2TB 6G SAS 7.2K) and ST4000NM0063 (4TB 6G SAS 7.2K) when configured in HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 Storage Arrays.

Enhancements

Following enhancements are made in this firmware:

  • Improved internal Logging
  • Improved write performance in Sequential workloads
  • Implement random seek on idle and after system area access 

Installation Instructions

Prerequisites:

WARNING! Do not cycle power or restart devices during a firmware update. If the update is interrupted or there is a power failure, the module could become inoperative. If this occurs, contact technical support. The module may need to be returned to the factory for reprogramming.

CAUTION: Before upgrading firmware, ensure that the storage system configuration is stable and is not being reconfigured or changed in any way. If configuration changes are in progress, monitor them and wait until they are completed before proceeding with the upgrade.

IMPORTANT: As with any firmware upgrade, it is a recommended best practice to ensure that you have a full backup prior to the upgrade.

NOTE:

  • Drives of the same model in the storage system must have the same firmware revision.
  • To install this firmware, you must download the firmware package from the HPE website and save the file to your local filesystem.

To ensure the integrity of your download, HPE recommends verifying your results with the following MD5 Checksum values:

128a2a90bb163fb035122fbd63acc727 HP_ST4000NM0063_0006.fla
339d413810c9e7f54aaad912ada684e9 HP_ST2000NM0063_0006.fla

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is not required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:

Installation instructions using Storage Management Utility (SMU):

  1. Place the downloaded firmware file in a temporary directory.
  2. Stop I/O to vdisks before starting the firmware update.
  3. Login to the SMU. For SMU [v2] select Tools > Update Firmware and for SMU [v3] go to System > Actions > Update Firmware > Update Disk Drives. A table displays currently installed firmware versions.
  4. Select the drives to update. Click Browse and select the firmware file to install.
  5. Click Install Disk Firmware File or if using SMU [v3] click on OK button.
  6. Wait for progress messages to specify that the update is complete.
  7. In the SMU display, verify that the proper firmware version appears for each disk drive.

Installation instructions using FTP: 

Using the SMU, prepare to use FTP:

  • Determine the network-port IP addresses of the system controllers.
  • Verify that the system FTP service is enabled.
  • Verify that the user you will login, has permission to use the FTP interface and manage access rights.

Obtain address of the disks:

  • Obtain the address of each disk to be loaded in the form (for example, 0:1 and 1:9) and obtain the firmware revision of each of these disks.
  • Determine which disks need to be updated based on the revision.
  • Note: In SMU [v2], the disk addresses are displayed by clicking on each enclosure in the Configuration View, present in the left pane and then selecting the desired disk. The needed data is displayed in the fields labeled 'Enclosure ID', 'Slot' and 'Revision'. In SMU [v3], System->Front and put cursor on disk,Tool tip shows the location of the disk.
  • Note: In the CLI, enter 'show disks'. The required information is displayed in the columns labeled 'Location' and 'Revision'.

Instructions for updating disk firmware using FTP:

  1. Stop all I/O to vdisks before starting the firmware update.
  2. Place the downloaded firmware file in a temporary directory.
  3. Open a command prompt (Windows) or a terminal window (UNIX), and navigate to the directory containing the firmware file to load.
  4. Enter ftp <ip address>. (For example: ftp 10.1.0.9)
  5. Login via FTP with username and password having manage access rights
  6. To update a specific drive, Type put filename disk:enclosure-ID:slot-number where filename is the new firmware image to load.
  7. It typically takes several minutes for the firmware update progress messages to be displayed in this FTP interface during this time. WARNING! Do not power cycle or restart during the firmware update as this can result in loss of capabilities for this unit.
  8. Repeat steps 6-7 for each disk to update in each enclosure.
  9. Using SMU or CLI verify that the proper firmware version appears for each disk drive.

Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


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


Important:

WARNING! Do not cycle power or restart devices during a firmware update. If the update is interrupted or there is a power failure, the module could become inoperative. If this occurs, contact technical support. The module may need to be returned to the factory for reprogramming.

CAUTION: Before upgrading firmware, ensure that the storage system configuration is stable and is not being reconfigured or changed in any way. If configuration changes are in progress, monitor them and wait until they are completed before proceeding with the upgrade.

IMPORTANT: As with any firmware upgrade, it is a recommended best practice to ensure that you have a full backup prior to the upgrade.

NOTE:

  • Drives of the same model in the storage system must have the same firmware revision.
  • To install this firmware, you must download the firmware package from the HPE website and save the file to your local filesystem.

Supported Devices and Features:

Firmware on the listed drives can be updated when attached to any of the following Storage Systems:

  • HP MSA 2040 SAN LFF Storage
  • HP MSA 2040 SAS LFF Storage
  • HP MSA 1040 SAN LFF Storage
  • HP MSA 1040 SAS LFF Storage
  • HP P2000 G3 10GbE iSCSI MSA Dual Controller LFF Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 iSCSI MSA Dual Controller LFF Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 SAS MSA Dual Controller LFF Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 MSA FC Dual Controller LFF Modular Smart Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 MSA FC/iSCSI Dual Combo Controller LFF Array
  • HP MSA2000 Dual I/O 3.5 inch 12 Drive Enclosure
  • HP MSA2000 Single I/O 3.5 inch 12 Drive Enclosure
  • HP P2000 Dual I/O LFF Drive Enclosure
  • HP P2000 LFF Drive Enclosure I/O Module
  • HP MSA 2040 LFF Disk Enclosure

Fixes

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


Following issue is fixed in this version of firmware:

  • Prevents the potential for incorrect data from being “read from” or “written to” the drive under extremely rare circumstances where the drive experiences consecutive error recoveries during a background scan and the Error Correction Code (ECC) fails. This issue has only been observed in a rigorous test environment and has NOT been reported in a customer production environment.

Important

WARNING! Do not cycle power or restart devices during a firmware update. If the update is interrupted or there is a power failure, the module could become inoperative. If this occurs, contact technical support. The module may need to be returned to the factory for reprogramming.

CAUTION: Before upgrading firmware, ensure that the storage system configuration is stable and is not being reconfigured or changed in any way. If configuration changes are in progress, monitor them and wait until they are completed before proceeding with the upgrade.

IMPORTANT: As with any firmware upgrade, it is a recommended best practice to ensure that you have a full backup prior to the upgrade.

NOTE:

  • Drives of the same model in the storage system must have the same firmware revision.
  • To install this firmware, you must download the firmware package from the HPE website and save the file to your local filesystem.

Revision History

Version:0006 (7 Jun 2016)
Fixes

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


Following issue is fixed in this version of firmware:

  • Prevents the potential for incorrect data from being “read from” or “written to” the drive under extremely rare circumstances where the drive experiences consecutive error recoveries during a background scan and the Error Correction Code (ECC) fails. This issue has only been observed in a rigorous test environment and has NOT been reported in a customer production environment.
Enhancements

Following enhancements are made in this firmware:

  • Improved internal Logging
  • Improved write performance in Sequential workloads
  • Implement random seek on idle and after system area access 

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