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* RECOMMENDED * Online ROM Flash Component for Linux (x64) - HPE Apollo 2000 System - SAS Expander

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Type: Firmware - Storage Controller
Version: 1.52(27 Jan 2020)
Operating System(s): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Server
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15
File name: firmware-smartarray-3bf7ece88e-1.52-1.1.x86_64.rpm (5.0 MB)
This Smart Component provides firmware for the HPE Apollo 2000 - SAS Expander

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

54aace775a7240caea208e60c582a652fd4d84c162980a3b4dd8b6bc19158224 rpm/RPMS/x86_64/firmware-smartarray-3bf7ece88e-1.52-1.1.x86_64.rpm

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


Installation:

To update firmware from Linux operating system on target server:

Updating firmware with rpm installed:

  • Install the firmware rpm using the command:  rpm -ivh <rpm_filename>.  This extracts the contents of the rpm to the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu' location
  • The CP038044.scexe script is located in the 'scexe-compat' folder. The actual name of the 'firmware-smartarray-3bf7ece88e-*' folder is based on the version of the rpm installed in the first step above 
  • To install firmware, you can execute ONE of the following commands:
    • ./ CP038044.scexe in the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/scexe-compat' location (OR)
    • ./setup in the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/firmware-smartarray-3bf7ece88e-*' location
  • The results of the firmware upgrade are saved to the Component.log file, located in the /var/cpq/ directory
  • To uninstall the rpm, run the command: rpm -e <rpm_package_name>, which is the rpm filename without the '.rpm' extension

Updating firmware without installing the rpm:

  • Extract the contents of the rpm using the command: rpm2cpio <rpm_filename>.rpm | cpio -id.  This extracts the contents of the rpm to 'usr' folder in the current directory
  • Navigate to the 'usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/firmware-smartarray-3bf7ece88e-*' location and run ./setup to update the firmware. The actual name of the 'firmware-smartarray-3bf7ece88e-*' folder is based on the version of the rpm installed in the step above
  • The results of the firmware upgrade are saved to the Component.log file, located in the /var/cpq/ directory

Additional Information:

Installing the firmware rpm package (rpm -ivh) does not update the firmware.  It merely extracts the rpm content to the local system. Updating the firmware on the local system requires following the above outlined steps.

 

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

Offline:

  • Place the Service Pack for ProLiant on a USB key using the USB Key Utility for Windows.
  • Place the desired firmware to be updated in the directory, /SPP20xxxxx/packages on the USB key.
  • Boot from the newly created Service Pack for ProLiant USB key.
  • Follow 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, /SPP20xxxxx/packages
  • Run launch_sum.sh script which is found in the root of the ISO
  • Follow the instructions on the screen

Additional Information:

  • System AC/DC power cycle is required after a firmware update in order for the update to take effect and for hardware stability to be maintained.
  • To perform a system AC/DC power cycle:  Disconnect the power cords from the server, wait 5 seconds and then reinsert the power cords.

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


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


Notes:

Deliverable Name:
    
Supplemental Update / Online ROM Flash Component for Linux – Apollo 2000 System

Release Version and/or Date:
     1.52

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
     1.00(C)

Previous Version of Firmware:
     NA

Firmware Dependency:
     None

Enhancements/New Features:

     None

Problems Fixed:

  • Fixed an issue in the HPE Apollo 2000 System SAS Expander FW where the HDD Zoning Table would be set to default after upgrading to 1.51

Known Issues:
     None


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


Fixed an issue in the HPE Apollo 2000 System SAS Expander FW where the HDD Zoning Table would be set to default after upgrading to 1.51

Please reference Customer Advisory a00095304en_us.

Version:1.52 (27 Jan 2020)
Fixes

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


Fixed an issue in the HPE Apollo 2000 System SAS Expander FW where the HDD Zoning Table would be set to default after upgrading to 1.51

Please reference Customer Advisory a00095304en_us.


Version:1.00(C) (27 Nov 2018)
Enhancements

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

Customers who already have previous firmware version 1.00 installed do not need to update to 1.00(C).


  • Added support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15  OS

Version:1.00(B) (25 Sep 2017)
Enhancements

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

  • Customers who already installed firmware version 1.00 do not need to update to 1.00 (B).

  • Improved integration with Smart Update Manager.

Note: Upgrading to version 1.00(B) is not necessary if the Apollo 2000 SAS Expander was previously updated to version 1.00.


Version:1 (15 Jun 2015)
Enhancements

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


  • 1.00 is the initial firmware release

Type: Firmware - Storage Controller
Version: 1.52(27 Jan 2020)
Operating System(s):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Server
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15

Description

This Smart Component provides firmware for the HPE Apollo 2000 - SAS Expander

Installation Instructions

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

54aace775a7240caea208e60c582a652fd4d84c162980a3b4dd8b6bc19158224 rpm/RPMS/x86_64/firmware-smartarray-3bf7ece88e-1.52-1.1.x86_64.rpm

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


Installation:

To update firmware from Linux operating system on target server:

Updating firmware with rpm installed:

  • Install the firmware rpm using the command:  rpm -ivh <rpm_filename>.  This extracts the contents of the rpm to the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu' location
  • The CP038044.scexe script is located in the 'scexe-compat' folder. The actual name of the 'firmware-smartarray-3bf7ece88e-*' folder is based on the version of the rpm installed in the first step above 
  • To install firmware, you can execute ONE of the following commands:
    • ./ CP038044.scexe in the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/scexe-compat' location (OR)
    • ./setup in the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/firmware-smartarray-3bf7ece88e-*' location
  • The results of the firmware upgrade are saved to the Component.log file, located in the /var/cpq/ directory
  • To uninstall the rpm, run the command: rpm -e <rpm_package_name>, which is the rpm filename without the '.rpm' extension

Updating firmware without installing the rpm:

  • Extract the contents of the rpm using the command: rpm2cpio <rpm_filename>.rpm | cpio -id.  This extracts the contents of the rpm to 'usr' folder in the current directory
  • Navigate to the 'usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/firmware-smartarray-3bf7ece88e-*' location and run ./setup to update the firmware. The actual name of the 'firmware-smartarray-3bf7ece88e-*' folder is based on the version of the rpm installed in the step above
  • The results of the firmware upgrade are saved to the Component.log file, located in the /var/cpq/ directory

Additional Information:

Installing the firmware rpm package (rpm -ivh) does not update the firmware.  It merely extracts the rpm content to the local system. Updating the firmware on the local system requires following the above outlined steps.

 

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

Offline:

  • Place the Service Pack for ProLiant on a USB key using the USB Key Utility for Windows.
  • Place the desired firmware to be updated in the directory, /SPP20xxxxx/packages on the USB key.
  • Boot from the newly created Service Pack for ProLiant USB key.
  • Follow 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, /SPP20xxxxx/packages
  • Run launch_sum.sh script which is found in the root of the ISO
  • Follow the instructions on the screen

Additional Information:

  • System AC/DC power cycle is required after a firmware update in order for the update to take effect and for hardware stability to be maintained.
  • To perform a system AC/DC power cycle:  Disconnect the power cords from the server, wait 5 seconds and then reinsert the power cords.

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.


Notes:

Deliverable Name:
    
Supplemental Update / Online ROM Flash Component for Linux – Apollo 2000 System

Release Version and/or Date:
     1.52

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
     1.00(C)

Previous Version of Firmware:
     NA

Firmware Dependency:
     None

Enhancements/New Features:

     None

Problems Fixed:

  • Fixed an issue in the HPE Apollo 2000 System SAS Expander FW where the HDD Zoning Table would be set to default after upgrading to 1.51

Known Issues:
     None


Fixes

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


Fixed an issue in the HPE Apollo 2000 System SAS Expander FW where the HDD Zoning Table would be set to default after upgrading to 1.51

Please reference Customer Advisory a00095304en_us.

Revision History

Version:1.52 (27 Jan 2020)
Fixes

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


Fixed an issue in the HPE Apollo 2000 System SAS Expander FW where the HDD Zoning Table would be set to default after upgrading to 1.51

Please reference Customer Advisory a00095304en_us.


Version:1.00(C) (27 Nov 2018)
Enhancements

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

Customers who already have previous firmware version 1.00 installed do not need to update to 1.00(C).


  • Added support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15  OS

Version:1.00(B) (25 Sep 2017)
Enhancements

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

  • Customers who already installed firmware version 1.00 do not need to update to 1.00 (B).

  • Improved integration with Smart Update Manager.

Note: Upgrading to version 1.00(B) is not necessary if the Apollo 2000 SAS Expander was previously updated to version 1.00.


Version:1 (15 Jun 2015)
Enhancements

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


  • 1.00 is the initial firmware release

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