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* RECOMMENDED * Firmware Flash Component for Linux - HP MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 1TB, 2TB 6G SAS LFF (ST31000424SS, ST32000444SS) Drive Models.

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Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: 0008 (A)(7 Oct 2013)
Operating System(s): 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)
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)
File name: CP020006.scexe (5.9 MB)
This Linux Smart Component contains a firmware update for the 6G SAS 7.2K LFF hard drive models ST31000424SS(1TB) and ST32000444SS(2TB) in HP MSA 2040, P2000 G3 MSA and MSA2000 configurations.

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


  • Implemented an enhanced Head DIC(Data Integrity Check) algorithm to prevent false report of Head DIC(HDIC) failure.
  • Made code changes to streamline the host sequential-command processing paths which are used when queue depths are above 32, when write caching is enabled (WCE=1). Also, code changes to force allocation of internal
    processing resources to commands, to be done based on host command arrival order, which is relevant when the command queue depth is greater than 64. 
  • Whenever user cache is reinitialized, abort pending IRAW requests to avoid false data error. Firmware change was made to resolve the issue where self seek was not working with the interface disconnected. 
  • Replaced cold reset with warm reset after the drive stops writing on block boundary in response to NPL. Cold reset causes the drive to be spun down and to report 02/0401/00 after wards, while warm reset does not.
  • Updated code so that when the Power Loss Timer is started, after warm reset, both ports are set to busy state and will not accept connection requests until the timer expires. Instead of a constant for reset duration, system timer is utilized to accurately calculate the remaining time after the reset.

Prerequisites:

CAUTION: Updating the firmware of disk drives in a virtual disk risks the loss of data and causes the drives to be temporarily inaccessible.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that no other user is performing administrative functions on the MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 storage system

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 is an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade. For more information, see the HP Modular Storage Array 2000 Family reference guide.


To ensure the integrity of your download, HP recommends verifying your results with this MD5 Checksum value:

f7248f21f27f4dd4603ae2ed08991af4 CP020006.scexe

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


Installation:

  1. Place the downloaded firmware package in a temporary directory.

  2. Open a Linux command console.

  3. From the directory containing the downloaded file, enable execute access to this module by entering chmod +x CPxxxxxx.scexe, where CPxxxxxx.scexe represents the downloaded file.

  4. Execute the Smart Component by entering a command similar to the following: ./CPxxxxxx.scexe --target <ip_address> --user <username> --passwd <password>

  5. Follow onscreen instructions.

NOTE:
  • Use the -e or -f option when flashing a device, even if it is up to date.

  • Use the -g option when downgrading.

  • For details on supported command options, see the online help by executing the command ./CPxxxxxx.scexe or ./CPxxxxxx.scexe -h.

  • If the user name or password contains an exclamation mark (!), enclose the string in single quotes or enter a backslash (\) before the exclamation point. For example, ’!manage’ or \!manage


End User License Agreements:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


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


Important:

CAUTION: Updating the firmware of disk drives in a virtual disk risks the loss of data and causes the drives to be temporarily inaccessible.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that no other user is performing administrative functions on the MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 storage system

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 is an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade. For more information, see the HP Modular Storage Array 2000 Family  reference guide.


Notes:

Failure Considerations:

  1. Single ported drive will not be flashed if the owner controller of that drive is not accessible through network.
  2. Flash operation on any pending disks will be aborted if the currently flashed drive is in LEFTOVR state containing this disk is found to be in offline or critical state. If this does occur, the vdisk can be restored to online status by changing the drive status from leftover to available and then adding the drive to the vdisk as a spare. If a global spare drive was available, it will have been used to restore the vdisk to online status.

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


CAUTION: Updating the firmware of disk drives in a virtual disk risks the loss of data and causes the drives to be temporarily inaccessible.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that no other user is performing administrative functions on the MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 storage system

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 is an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade. For more information, see the HP Modular Storage Array 2000 Family  reference guide.

Version:0008 (B) (10 Feb 2015)
Enhancements

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

Upgrade to HDD firmware 0008(B) is not necessary if HDDs are currently running 0008 firmware.


The following enhancements were added in 0008:

  • Implemented an enhanced Head DIC(Data Integrity Check) algorithm to prevent false report of Head DIC(HDIC) failure.
  • Made changes to streamline the host sequential-command processing paths which are used when queue depths are above 32, when write caching is enabled (WCE=1). Also, code changes to force allocation of internal processing resources to commands, to be done based on host command arrival order, which is relevant when the command queue depth is greater than 64. 
  • Whenever user cache is reinitialized, abort pending IRAW requests to avoid false data error. Firmware change was made to resolve the issue where self seek was not working with the interface disconnected. 
  • Replaced cold reset with warm reset after the drive stops writing on block boundary in response to NPL. Cold reset causes the drive to be spun down and to report 02/0401/00 after wards, while warm reset does not.
  • Updated code so that when the Power Loss Timer is started, after warm reset, both ports are set to busy state and will not accept connection requests until the timer expires. Instead of a constant for reset duration, system timer is utilized to accurately calculate the remaining time after the reset.

 

In this version the Smart Component was updated to support MSA 1040 arrays.


Version:0008 (A) (7 Oct 2013)
Enhancements

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


  • Implemented an enhanced Head DIC(Data Integrity Check) algorithm to prevent false report of Head DIC(HDIC) failure.
  • Made code changes to streamline the host sequential-command processing paths which are used when queue depths are above 32, when write caching is enabled (WCE=1). Also, code changes to force allocation of internal
    processing resources to commands, to be done based on host command arrival order, which is relevant when the command queue depth is greater than 64. 
  • Whenever user cache is reinitialized, abort pending IRAW requests to avoid false data error. Firmware change was made to resolve the issue where self seek was not working with the interface disconnected. 
  • Replaced cold reset with warm reset after the drive stops writing on block boundary in response to NPL. Cold reset causes the drive to be spun down and to report 02/0401/00 after wards, while warm reset does not.
  • Updated code so that when the Power Loss Timer is started, after warm reset, both ports are set to busy state and will not accept connection requests until the timer expires. Instead of a constant for reset duration, system timer is utilized to accurately calculate the remaining time after the reset.

Version:0008 (16 Apr 2012)
Enhancements

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


  • Implemented an enhanced Head DIC(Data Integrity Check) algorithm to prevent false report of Head DIC(HDIC) failure.
  • Made code changes to streamline the host sequential-command processing paths which are used when queue depths are above 32, when write caching is enabled (WCE=1). Also, code changes to force allocation of internal
    processing resources to commands, to be done based on host command arrival order, which is relevant when the command queue depth is greater than 64. 
  • Whenever user cache is reinitialized, abort pending IRAW requests to avoid false data error. Firmware change was made to resolve the issue where self seek was not working with the interface disconnected. 
  • Replaced cold reset with warm reset after the drive stops writing on block boundary in response to NPL. Cold reset causes the drive to be spun down and to report 02/0401/00 after wards, while warm reset does not.
  • Updated code so that when the Power Loss Timer is started, after warm reset, both ports are set to busy state and will not accept connection requests until the timer expires. Instead of a constant for reset duration, system timer is utilized to accurately calculate the remaining time after the reset.

Version:0006 (24 Feb 2011)
Fixes

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


This is the initial release of firmware update for LFF SAS hard drive models ST31000424SS(1TB), ST32000444SS(2TB) for use in P2000/MSA2000 configurations.

Enhancements

This version (0006) of the firmware contains the following improvements:

  • Improved SAS 2.0 speed negotiation and HDD reset handling

Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: 0008 (A)(7 Oct 2013)
Operating System(s):
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)
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)

Description

This Linux Smart Component contains a firmware update for the 6G SAS 7.2K LFF hard drive models ST31000424SS(1TB) and ST32000444SS(2TB) in HP MSA 2040, P2000 G3 MSA and MSA2000 configurations.

Enhancements

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


  • Implemented an enhanced Head DIC(Data Integrity Check) algorithm to prevent false report of Head DIC(HDIC) failure.
  • Made code changes to streamline the host sequential-command processing paths which are used when queue depths are above 32, when write caching is enabled (WCE=1). Also, code changes to force allocation of internal
    processing resources to commands, to be done based on host command arrival order, which is relevant when the command queue depth is greater than 64. 
  • Whenever user cache is reinitialized, abort pending IRAW requests to avoid false data error. Firmware change was made to resolve the issue where self seek was not working with the interface disconnected. 
  • Replaced cold reset with warm reset after the drive stops writing on block boundary in response to NPL. Cold reset causes the drive to be spun down and to report 02/0401/00 after wards, while warm reset does not.
  • Updated code so that when the Power Loss Timer is started, after warm reset, both ports are set to busy state and will not accept connection requests until the timer expires. Instead of a constant for reset duration, system timer is utilized to accurately calculate the remaining time after the reset.

Installation Instructions

Prerequisites:

CAUTION: Updating the firmware of disk drives in a virtual disk risks the loss of data and causes the drives to be temporarily inaccessible.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that no other user is performing administrative functions on the MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 storage system

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 is an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade. For more information, see the HP Modular Storage Array 2000 Family reference guide.


To ensure the integrity of your download, HP recommends verifying your results with this MD5 Checksum value:

f7248f21f27f4dd4603ae2ed08991af4 CP020006.scexe

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


Installation:

  1. Place the downloaded firmware package in a temporary directory.

  2. Open a Linux command console.

  3. From the directory containing the downloaded file, enable execute access to this module by entering chmod +x CPxxxxxx.scexe, where CPxxxxxx.scexe represents the downloaded file.

  4. Execute the Smart Component by entering a command similar to the following: ./CPxxxxxx.scexe --target <ip_address> --user <username> --passwd <password>

  5. Follow onscreen instructions.

NOTE:
  • Use the -e or -f option when flashing a device, even if it is up to date.

  • Use the -g option when downgrading.

  • For details on supported command options, see the online help by executing the command ./CPxxxxxx.scexe or ./CPxxxxxx.scexe -h.

  • If the user name or password contains an exclamation mark (!), enclose the string in single quotes or enter a backslash (\) before the exclamation point. For example, ’!manage’ or \!manage


Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


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


Important:

CAUTION: Updating the firmware of disk drives in a virtual disk risks the loss of data and causes the drives to be temporarily inaccessible.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that no other user is performing administrative functions on the MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 storage system

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 is an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade. For more information, see the HP Modular Storage Array 2000 Family  reference guide.


Notes:

Failure Considerations:

  1. Single ported drive will not be flashed if the owner controller of that drive is not accessible through network.
  2. Flash operation on any pending disks will be aborted if the currently flashed drive is in LEFTOVR state containing this disk is found to be in offline or critical state. If this does occur, the vdisk can be restored to online status by changing the drive status from leftover to available and then adding the drive to the vdisk as a spare. If a global spare drive was available, it will have been used to restore the vdisk to online status.

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


Important

CAUTION: Updating the firmware of disk drives in a virtual disk risks the loss of data and causes the drives to be temporarily inaccessible.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that no other user is performing administrative functions on the MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 storage system

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 is an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade. For more information, see the HP Modular Storage Array 2000 Family  reference guide.

Revision History

Version:0008 (B) (10 Feb 2015)
Enhancements

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

Upgrade to HDD firmware 0008(B) is not necessary if HDDs are currently running 0008 firmware.


The following enhancements were added in 0008:

  • Implemented an enhanced Head DIC(Data Integrity Check) algorithm to prevent false report of Head DIC(HDIC) failure.
  • Made changes to streamline the host sequential-command processing paths which are used when queue depths are above 32, when write caching is enabled (WCE=1). Also, code changes to force allocation of internal processing resources to commands, to be done based on host command arrival order, which is relevant when the command queue depth is greater than 64. 
  • Whenever user cache is reinitialized, abort pending IRAW requests to avoid false data error. Firmware change was made to resolve the issue where self seek was not working with the interface disconnected. 
  • Replaced cold reset with warm reset after the drive stops writing on block boundary in response to NPL. Cold reset causes the drive to be spun down and to report 02/0401/00 after wards, while warm reset does not.
  • Updated code so that when the Power Loss Timer is started, after warm reset, both ports are set to busy state and will not accept connection requests until the timer expires. Instead of a constant for reset duration, system timer is utilized to accurately calculate the remaining time after the reset.

 

In this version the Smart Component was updated to support MSA 1040 arrays.


Version:0008 (A) (7 Oct 2013)
Enhancements

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


  • Implemented an enhanced Head DIC(Data Integrity Check) algorithm to prevent false report of Head DIC(HDIC) failure.
  • Made code changes to streamline the host sequential-command processing paths which are used when queue depths are above 32, when write caching is enabled (WCE=1). Also, code changes to force allocation of internal
    processing resources to commands, to be done based on host command arrival order, which is relevant when the command queue depth is greater than 64. 
  • Whenever user cache is reinitialized, abort pending IRAW requests to avoid false data error. Firmware change was made to resolve the issue where self seek was not working with the interface disconnected. 
  • Replaced cold reset with warm reset after the drive stops writing on block boundary in response to NPL. Cold reset causes the drive to be spun down and to report 02/0401/00 after wards, while warm reset does not.
  • Updated code so that when the Power Loss Timer is started, after warm reset, both ports are set to busy state and will not accept connection requests until the timer expires. Instead of a constant for reset duration, system timer is utilized to accurately calculate the remaining time after the reset.

Version:0008 (16 Apr 2012)
Enhancements

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


  • Implemented an enhanced Head DIC(Data Integrity Check) algorithm to prevent false report of Head DIC(HDIC) failure.
  • Made code changes to streamline the host sequential-command processing paths which are used when queue depths are above 32, when write caching is enabled (WCE=1). Also, code changes to force allocation of internal
    processing resources to commands, to be done based on host command arrival order, which is relevant when the command queue depth is greater than 64. 
  • Whenever user cache is reinitialized, abort pending IRAW requests to avoid false data error. Firmware change was made to resolve the issue where self seek was not working with the interface disconnected. 
  • Replaced cold reset with warm reset after the drive stops writing on block boundary in response to NPL. Cold reset causes the drive to be spun down and to report 02/0401/00 after wards, while warm reset does not.
  • Updated code so that when the Power Loss Timer is started, after warm reset, both ports are set to busy state and will not accept connection requests until the timer expires. Instead of a constant for reset duration, system timer is utilized to accurately calculate the remaining time after the reset.

Version:0006 (24 Feb 2011)
Fixes

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


This is the initial release of firmware update for LFF SAS hard drive models ST31000424SS(1TB), ST32000444SS(2TB) for use in P2000/MSA2000 configurations.

Enhancements

This version (0006) of the firmware contains the following improvements:

  • Improved SAS 2.0 speed negotiation and HDD reset handling

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