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

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Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: HPD6(E)(15 Jun 2015)
Operating System(s): VMware ESXi 5.0
VMware vSphere 5.1
VMware vSphere 5.5
VMware vSphere 6.0
File name: CP026621.zip (7.1 MB)
This Smart Component provides firmware for the following drive models: EF0300FARMU, EF0450FARMV, EF0600FARNA

Enhancements/New Features:

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

Enhancements/New Features for HPD6 (D):

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

Enhancements/New Features for HPD6 (E):

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

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

9a2173f359ebf63e0bcdb5b12f2677edb05f3dee74818fe4cd503b4b7fcd4536 CP026621.zip

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


Installation:

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

     Offline (The SPP Offline mode boots a special Linux OS environment, thus the Linux Smart Components are used, not the VMware Smart Components):

  • Place the HP Service Pack for ProLiant on a USB key using the HP USB Key Creator Utility.

  • Place the desired Linux firmware component to be updated in the directory, /hp/swpackages on the USB key.

  • Boot from the newly created HP Service Pack for ProLiant USB key.

  • Follow HP Smart Update Manager steps to complete firmware update.

     Remote Online:

  • Download the appropriate SPP.

  • Add the component to the SPP.

  • Mount the SPP on a remote server running Windows or Linux that has a network connection to the ESXi host to be updated.

  • Run HP SUM.

  • Add the ESXi host to be updated as a remote target/node.

  • Enter IP or DNS address of the ESXi host to be updated Enter the ESXi host credentials (root or administrator username and password).

  • For HP SUM 6.0 and newer, select both the Additional Package with the added component and the SPP Baseline on the node Inventory page.

  • Follow HP Smart Update Manager Steps and complete the firmware update.

Refer to the SPP documentation for detailed instructions at: http://www.hp.com/go/spp
 
To use HP Insight Control for vCenter :

  • Log in to the vSphere Client.

  • Select a server or cluster in the inventory tree.

  • Click the HP Insight Management tab.

  • Follow Insight Control for vCenter steps to update firmware using a Smart Component

To update firmware from VMware ESXi operating system on target server:

  • Enable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host.

  • Login as root. (You must be root in order to apply the update.)

  • Place the Smart Component zip file in a temporary directory.

  • Unzip the file CPXXXXXX.zip

  • Ensure that CPXXXXXX.vmexe is executable by using the command:

chmod +x CPXXXXXX.vmexe    

  • From the same directory, execute the Smart Component. For example: ./CPXXXXXX.vmexe

  • Follow the directions given by the Smart Component.

  • Logout

  • Disable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host.

Reboot your system, if required, for the firmware update to take effect.


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.
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPD6 do not need to update to HPD6 (E).

Notes:

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

Release Version and/or Date:
     HPD6

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
     HPD6

Previous Version of Firmware:
      HPD5

Firmware Dependency:    
     None

Enhancements/New Features:

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

Enhancements/New Features for HPD6 (D): 

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

Enhancements/New Features for HPD6 (E):

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

Problems Fixed:

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

Known Issues:
      None


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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the SPP and HP SUM.
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPD6 do not need to update to HPD6 (E).

Problems Fixed:

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

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

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

Problems Fixed:

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

Version:HPD6(E) (15 Jun 2015)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the SPP and HP SUM.
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPD6 do not need to update to HPD6 (E).

Problems Fixed:

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

Enhancements/New Features:

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

Enhancements/New Features for HPD6 (D):

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

Enhancements/New Features for HPD6 (E):

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

Version:HPD6(D) (30 Mar 2015)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the SPP and HP SUM.
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPD6 do not need to update to HPD6 (D).

Problems Fixed:

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

Enhancements/New Features:

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

Version:HPD6(C) (24 Feb 2014)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the SPP and HP SUM.
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPD6 do not need to update to HPD6(C).

Problems Fixed:

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

Enhancements/New Features:

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

Version:HPD6 (17 Dec 2012)
Fixes

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


Problems Fixed:

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

Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: HPD6(E)(15 Jun 2015)
Operating System(s):
VMware ESXi 5.0
VMware vSphere 5.1
VMware vSphere 5.5
VMware vSphere 6.0

Description

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

Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:

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

Enhancements/New Features for HPD6 (D):

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

Enhancements/New Features for HPD6 (E):

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

Installation Instructions

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

9a2173f359ebf63e0bcdb5b12f2677edb05f3dee74818fe4cd503b4b7fcd4536 CP026621.zip

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


Installation:

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

     Offline (The SPP Offline mode boots a special Linux OS environment, thus the Linux Smart Components are used, not the VMware Smart Components):

  • Place the HP Service Pack for ProLiant on a USB key using the HP USB Key Creator Utility.

  • Place the desired Linux firmware component to be updated in the directory, /hp/swpackages on the USB key.

  • Boot from the newly created HP Service Pack for ProLiant USB key.

  • Follow HP Smart Update Manager steps to complete firmware update.

     Remote Online:

  • Download the appropriate SPP.

  • Add the component to the SPP.

  • Mount the SPP on a remote server running Windows or Linux that has a network connection to the ESXi host to be updated.

  • Run HP SUM.

  • Add the ESXi host to be updated as a remote target/node.

  • Enter IP or DNS address of the ESXi host to be updated Enter the ESXi host credentials (root or administrator username and password).

  • For HP SUM 6.0 and newer, select both the Additional Package with the added component and the SPP Baseline on the node Inventory page.

  • Follow HP Smart Update Manager Steps and complete the firmware update.

Refer to the SPP documentation for detailed instructions at: http://www.hp.com/go/spp
 
To use HP Insight Control for vCenter :

  • Log in to the vSphere Client.

  • Select a server or cluster in the inventory tree.

  • Click the HP Insight Management tab.

  • Follow Insight Control for vCenter steps to update firmware using a Smart Component

To update firmware from VMware ESXi operating system on target server:

  • Enable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host.

  • Login as root. (You must be root in order to apply the update.)

  • Place the Smart Component zip file in a temporary directory.

  • Unzip the file CPXXXXXX.zip

  • Ensure that CPXXXXXX.vmexe is executable by using the command:

chmod +x CPXXXXXX.vmexe    

  • From the same directory, execute the Smart Component. For example: ./CPXXXXXX.vmexe

  • Follow the directions given by the Smart Component.

  • Logout

  • Disable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host.

Reboot your system, if required, for the firmware update to take effect.


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.
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPD6 do not need to update to HPD6 (E).

Notes:

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

Release Version and/or Date:
     HPD6

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
     HPD6

Previous Version of Firmware:
      HPD5

Firmware Dependency:    
     None

Enhancements/New Features:

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

Enhancements/New Features for HPD6 (D): 

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

Enhancements/New Features for HPD6 (E):

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

Problems Fixed:

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

Known Issues:
      None


Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the SPP and HP SUM.
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPD6 do not need to update to HPD6 (E).

Problems Fixed:

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

Revision History

Version:HPD9 (24 Oct 2016)
Fixes

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

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

Problems Fixed:

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

Version:HPD6(E) (15 Jun 2015)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the SPP and HP SUM.
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPD6 do not need to update to HPD6 (E).

Problems Fixed:

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

Enhancements/New Features:

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

Enhancements/New Features for HPD6 (D):

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

Enhancements/New Features for HPD6 (E):

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

Version:HPD6(D) (30 Mar 2015)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the SPP and HP SUM.
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPD6 do not need to update to HPD6 (D).

Problems Fixed:

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

Enhancements/New Features:

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

Version:HPD6(C) (24 Feb 2014)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the SPP and HP SUM.
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPD6 do not need to update to HPD6(C).

Problems Fixed:

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

Enhancements/New Features:

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

Version:HPD6 (17 Dec 2012)
Fixes

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


Problems Fixed:

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

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