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** CRITICAL ** HP MSA 1040/2040/P2000 G3/MSA2000 G2 300GB, 450GB, 600GB, 900GB SAS 6G SFF (EG0300FBVFL, EG0450FBVFM, EG0600FBVFP and EG0900FBVFQ) Hard Drive Firmware

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Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: HPD9(22 Jan 2014)
Operating System(s): HP-UX 11.23
HP-UX 11.31 (IA)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Itanium
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (AMD64/EM64T)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (Itanium)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (Itanium)
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)
Solaris 10 for x86 Systems
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (Itanium)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (Itanium)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86)
VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0
VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1
VMware ESXi 5.0
VMware vSphere 5.1
VMware vSphere 5.5
Multi-part download
File name: HP_EG0300FBVFL_HPD9.fla (929 KB)
File name: HP_EG0450FBVFM_HPD9.fla (929 KB)
File name: HP_EG0600FBVFP_HPD9.fla (929 KB)
File name: HP_EG0900FBVFQ_HPD9.fla (929 KB)
This package contains a firmware update for the hard drive models EG0300FBVFL (300G 10K SAS 6G), EG0450FBVFM (450G 10K SAS 6G), EG0600FBVFP (600G 10K SAS 6G) and EG0900FBVFQ (900G 10K SAS 6G) when configured in HP MSA 1040/2040/P2000 G3/MSA2000 G2 storage arrays.

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.

NOTE: To install this firmware, you must download the firmware package from the HP website and save the file to your local filesystem.


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

8361ba246f12171785d4d56296faf04e952d5fb37f95b23bb4983e0c479262a0 HP_EG0300FBVFL_HPD9.fla
3f2703367aab951ea4bc481c7cc0e1697eeef0e202359f40e2f46f1c629c037b HP_EG0600FBVFP_HPD9.fla
022242b6a870c8f27a90434b204c31f0ea34c3b6512cd5eb9f2e3e9d1db914c4 HP_EG0450FBVFM_HPD9.fla
b3a7d523bb8247b7b34c9e867623dc882183695dacf1443b45e6771fab9280c5 HP_EG0900FBVFQ_HPD9.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 binary file in a temporary directory.
  2. Stop I/O to vdisks before starting the firmware update.
  3. Log in to the SMU select Tools > Update Firmware. 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. 
  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 log in as has permission to use the FTP interface and has 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 the WBI, the disk addresses are displayed by clicking on each enclosure in the Configuration View and then selecting the desired disk. The needed data is displayed in the fields labeled 'Enclosure ID','Slot', and'Revision'.
  • 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 binary 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 . (For example: ftp 10.1.0.9)
  5. Log in via FTP with user name and password
  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 new firmware to messages will 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:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


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


Important:
CAUTION: Updating firmware on drives in a virtual disk causes the drives to be temporarily inaccessible and increases the risk of data loss

IMPORTANT: Drive upgrades are an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade.


Notes:

Deliverable Name:
     HP MSA 1040/2040/P2000 G3/MSA2000 G2 300GB, 450GB, 600GB, 900GB SAS 6G SFF Hard Drive (EG0300FBVFL, EG0450FBVFM, EG0600FBVFP and EG0900FBVFQ) Firmware

Release Version:
      HPD9

 


Supported Devices and Features:
Firmware on the listed drives can be updated when attached to any MSA 1040/2040/P2000 G3 or MSA2000 G2 array controller enclosure.


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


  • Fix for code load can not change ‘D_Sense’ bit in mode page.
  • Fix bug by which Hard Errors were mistakenly converted to Soft Errors during Channel Averaging ERP steps.
  • Fix problem where SMART motor start, head load, spin-up time, and spin-up retry counts were not being checked on every spin-up attempt. They were only being checked on the first spin-up after a power cycle, but not on the subsequent motor stop/starts.
  • Fix for a command timeout when dual-port sequential commands are active and one link breaks.

 

CAUTION: Updating firmware on drives in a virtual disk causes the drives to be temporarily inaccessible and increases the risk of data loss

IMPORTANT: Drive upgrades are an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade.
Version:HPDE (2 Dec 2015)
Fixes

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


Following issues are fixed in this firmware:

  • Fixed background seek algorithm to allow self-test to run in the background.
  • Fixed problem with SMART temp warning on a full cache hit read workload.
  • Enabled just in time seek (JIT) in low queue depth mixed sequential and random read workloads. JIT is a power saving feature. Seek acceleration is reduced, so the head arrives just in time for the target block. Customer will see reduced power draw in this workload.
  • Fixed rare servo bug. Change servo processor to reset pending request for external memory accesses. Servo processor reset did not stop a pending external memory access request and could cause an error for an external memory access timeout. Use system-level reset of servo processor block that covers the external memory access timeout instead of internal servo processor soft reset.

Version:HPDC (4 Nov 2014)
Fixes

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


Following issue is fixed in this version:

  • This firmware release corrects a possible (E200 controller) drive discovery issue, due to the drive and controller timing not sequencing together.

Version:HPD9 (22 Jan 2014)
Fixes

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


  • Fix for code load can not change ‘D_Sense’ bit in mode page.
  • Fix bug by which Hard Errors were mistakenly converted to Soft Errors during Channel Averaging ERP steps.
  • Fix problem where SMART motor start, head load, spin-up time, and spin-up retry counts were not being checked on every spin-up attempt. They were only being checked on the first spin-up after a power cycle, but not on the subsequent motor stop/starts.
  • Fix for a command timeout when dual-port sequential commands are active and one link breaks.

 


Version:HPD8 (21 Aug 2013)
Fixes

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


  • This microcode corrects a potential command timeout issue, that could result from a possible rare occurrence of a servo stall condition.

Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: HPD9(22 Jan 2014)
Operating System(s):
HP-UX 11.23
HP-UX 11.31 (IA)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Itanium
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (AMD64/EM64T)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (Itanium)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (Itanium)
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)
Solaris 10 for x86 Systems
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (Itanium)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (Itanium)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86)
VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0
VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1
VMware ESXi 5.0
VMware vSphere 5.1
VMware vSphere 5.5

Description

This package contains a firmware update for the hard drive models EG0300FBVFL (300G 10K SAS 6G), EG0450FBVFM (450G 10K SAS 6G), EG0600FBVFP (600G 10K SAS 6G) and EG0900FBVFQ (900G 10K SAS 6G) when configured in HP MSA 1040/2040/P2000 G3/MSA2000 G2 storage arrays.

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.

NOTE: To install this firmware, you must download the firmware package from the HP website and save the file to your local filesystem.


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

8361ba246f12171785d4d56296faf04e952d5fb37f95b23bb4983e0c479262a0 HP_EG0300FBVFL_HPD9.fla
3f2703367aab951ea4bc481c7cc0e1697eeef0e202359f40e2f46f1c629c037b HP_EG0600FBVFP_HPD9.fla
022242b6a870c8f27a90434b204c31f0ea34c3b6512cd5eb9f2e3e9d1db914c4 HP_EG0450FBVFM_HPD9.fla
b3a7d523bb8247b7b34c9e867623dc882183695dacf1443b45e6771fab9280c5 HP_EG0900FBVFQ_HPD9.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 binary file in a temporary directory.
  2. Stop I/O to vdisks before starting the firmware update.
  3. Log in to the SMU select Tools > Update Firmware. 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. 
  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 log in as has permission to use the FTP interface and has 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 the WBI, the disk addresses are displayed by clicking on each enclosure in the Configuration View and then selecting the desired disk. The needed data is displayed in the fields labeled 'Enclosure ID','Slot', and'Revision'.
  • 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 binary 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 . (For example: ftp 10.1.0.9)
  5. Log in via FTP with user name and password
  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 new firmware to messages will 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:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


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


Important:
CAUTION: Updating firmware on drives in a virtual disk causes the drives to be temporarily inaccessible and increases the risk of data loss

IMPORTANT: Drive upgrades are an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade.


Notes:

Deliverable Name:
     HP MSA 1040/2040/P2000 G3/MSA2000 G2 300GB, 450GB, 600GB, 900GB SAS 6G SFF Hard Drive (EG0300FBVFL, EG0450FBVFM, EG0600FBVFP and EG0900FBVFQ) Firmware

Release Version:
      HPD9

 


Supported Devices and Features:
Firmware on the listed drives can be updated when attached to any MSA 1040/2040/P2000 G3 or MSA2000 G2 array controller enclosure.


Fixes

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


  • Fix for code load can not change ‘D_Sense’ bit in mode page.
  • Fix bug by which Hard Errors were mistakenly converted to Soft Errors during Channel Averaging ERP steps.
  • Fix problem where SMART motor start, head load, spin-up time, and spin-up retry counts were not being checked on every spin-up attempt. They were only being checked on the first spin-up after a power cycle, but not on the subsequent motor stop/starts.
  • Fix for a command timeout when dual-port sequential commands are active and one link breaks.

 

Important

CAUTION: Updating firmware on drives in a virtual disk causes the drives to be temporarily inaccessible and increases the risk of data loss

IMPORTANT: Drive upgrades are an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade.

Revision History

Version:HPDE (2 Dec 2015)
Fixes

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


Following issues are fixed in this firmware:

  • Fixed background seek algorithm to allow self-test to run in the background.
  • Fixed problem with SMART temp warning on a full cache hit read workload.
  • Enabled just in time seek (JIT) in low queue depth mixed sequential and random read workloads. JIT is a power saving feature. Seek acceleration is reduced, so the head arrives just in time for the target block. Customer will see reduced power draw in this workload.
  • Fixed rare servo bug. Change servo processor to reset pending request for external memory accesses. Servo processor reset did not stop a pending external memory access request and could cause an error for an external memory access timeout. Use system-level reset of servo processor block that covers the external memory access timeout instead of internal servo processor soft reset.

Version:HPDC (4 Nov 2014)
Fixes

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


Following issue is fixed in this version:

  • This firmware release corrects a possible (E200 controller) drive discovery issue, due to the drive and controller timing not sequencing together.

Version:HPD9 (22 Jan 2014)
Fixes

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


  • Fix for code load can not change ‘D_Sense’ bit in mode page.
  • Fix bug by which Hard Errors were mistakenly converted to Soft Errors during Channel Averaging ERP steps.
  • Fix problem where SMART motor start, head load, spin-up time, and spin-up retry counts were not being checked on every spin-up attempt. They were only being checked on the first spin-up after a power cycle, but not on the subsequent motor stop/starts.
  • Fix for a command timeout when dual-port sequential commands are active and one link breaks.

 


Version:HPD8 (21 Aug 2013)
Fixes

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


  • This microcode corrects a potential command timeout issue, that could result from a possible rare occurrence of a servo stall condition.

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