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* RECOMMENDED * Supplemental Update / Online ROM Flash Component for Linux (x64) - MO0400KEFHN, MO0800KEFHP, MO1600KEFHQ, MO2000KEFHR, MT0800KEXUU and MT1600KEXUV Drives

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Type: Firmware - PCIe NVMe Storage Disk
Version: HPK4(C)(9 Sep 2019)
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
Multi-part download
File name: firmware-hdd-2a5b65f157-HPK4-3.1.x86_64.compsig (2.1 KB)
File name: firmware-hdd-2a5b65f157-HPK4-3.1.x86_64.rpm (4.3 MB)
This x64 Smart Component provides firmware for the following NVMe drive models: MO0400KEFHN, MO0800KEFHP, MO1600KEFHQ, MO2000KEFHR, MT0800KEXUU and MT1600KEXUV Drives

  • Added support for RHEL8.

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

f86ac89fa97096cc05375e4d892932abb9a45a0d900dd257a6e58183047d290b rpm/RPMS/x86_64/firmware-hdd-2a5b65f157-HPK4-3.1.x86_64.rpm
a455a5ccfdfe33103be6a669a43d96e988502a75c70b248878ed90f2f65efbed rpm/RPMS/x86_64/firmware-hdd-2a5b65f157-HPK4-3.1.x86_64.compsig

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 by installing the rpm:

  • 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 CP<nnnnnn>.scexe script is located in the 'scexe-compat' folder. The actual name of the 'firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' 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:
    • ./CP<nnnnnn>.scexe in the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/scexe-compat' location (OR)
    • ./setup in the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' 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-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' location and run ./setup to update the firmware. The actual name of the 'firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' 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, /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, /packages.
  • Run launch_sum.sh script which is found in the root of the ISO.

Follow the instructions on the screen.


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 (x64) - MO0400KEFHN, MO0800KEFHP, MO1600KEFHQ, MO2000KEFHR, MT0800KEXUU, and MT1600KEXUV Drives

Release Version and/or Date:
     HPK4

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
     HPK4

Previous Version of Firmware:
     HPK3

Firmware Dependency:
     None

Enhancements/New Features:

  •      Added support for RHEL8.

Problems Fixed:

  • Fixes a potential latency issue caused by an incorrect pre-fetch algorithm. 
  • Resolves an issue with a possible bus hang during a system reboot.
  • Once HPK4 is downloaded, the drive firmware cannot be changed back to an earlier firmware version (eg, HPK3 or HPK2) due to security changes.

Known Issues:
     None


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


  • Fixes a potential latency issue caused by an incorrect pre-fetch algorithm. 
  • Resolves an issue with a possible bus hang during a system reboot.
  • Once HPK4 is downloaded, the drive firmware cannot be changed back to an earlier firmware version (eg, HPK3 or HPK2) due to security changes.
Version:HPK4(D) (20 Dec 2019)
Enhancements

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


  • Added support for SLES15SP1.

Version:HPK4(C) (9 Sep 2019)
Fixes

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


  • Fixes a potential latency issue caused by an incorrect pre-fetch algorithm. 
  • Resolves an issue with a possible bus hang during a system reboot.
  • Once HPK4 is downloaded, the drive firmware cannot be changed back to an earlier firmware version (eg, HPK3 or HPK2) due to security changes.
Enhancements

  • Added support for RHEL8.

Version:HPK4(B) (2 Apr 2019)
Fixes

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

  • Customers who already installed latest firmware version do not need to update to sub version like (B) (C) (D) etc..,

  • Fixes a potential latency issue caused by an incorrect pre-fetch algorithm. 
  • Resolves an issue with a possible bus hang during a system reboot.
  • Once HPK4 is downloaded, the drive firmware cannot be changed back to an earlier firmware version (eg, HPK3 or HPK2) due to security changes.
Enhancements

  • Added support for SLES15.

Version:HPK4 (27 Sep 2018)
Fixes

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


  • Fixes a potential latency issue caused by an incorrect pre-fetch algorithm. 
  • Resolves an issue with a possible bus hang during a system reboot.
  • Once HPK4 is downloaded, the drive firmware cannot be changed back to an earlier firmware version (eg, HPK3 or HPK2) due to security changes.

Version:HPK3 (26 Apr 2018)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or a 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 Service Pack for Proliant and Smart Update Manager.

Problems Fixed:

  • HPK3 firmware resolved an issue that caused the disk activity ring, which is located on NVME SSD drive carrier, to constantly spin regardless of drive activity status.

Type: Firmware - PCIe NVMe Storage Disk
Version: HPK4(C)(9 Sep 2019)
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 x64 Smart Component provides firmware for the following NVMe drive models: MO0400KEFHN, MO0800KEFHP, MO1600KEFHQ, MO2000KEFHR, MT0800KEXUU and MT1600KEXUV Drives

Enhancements

  • Added support for RHEL8.

Installation Instructions

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

f86ac89fa97096cc05375e4d892932abb9a45a0d900dd257a6e58183047d290b rpm/RPMS/x86_64/firmware-hdd-2a5b65f157-HPK4-3.1.x86_64.rpm
a455a5ccfdfe33103be6a669a43d96e988502a75c70b248878ed90f2f65efbed rpm/RPMS/x86_64/firmware-hdd-2a5b65f157-HPK4-3.1.x86_64.compsig

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 by installing the rpm:

  • 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 CP<nnnnnn>.scexe script is located in the 'scexe-compat' folder. The actual name of the 'firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' 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:
    • ./CP<nnnnnn>.scexe in the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/scexe-compat' location (OR)
    • ./setup in the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' 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-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' location and run ./setup to update the firmware. The actual name of the 'firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' 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, /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, /packages.
  • Run launch_sum.sh script which is found in the root of the ISO.

Follow the instructions on the screen.


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 (x64) - MO0400KEFHN, MO0800KEFHP, MO1600KEFHQ, MO2000KEFHR, MT0800KEXUU, and MT1600KEXUV Drives

Release Version and/or Date:
     HPK4

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
     HPK4

Previous Version of Firmware:
     HPK3

Firmware Dependency:
     None

Enhancements/New Features:

  •      Added support for RHEL8.

Problems Fixed:

  • Fixes a potential latency issue caused by an incorrect pre-fetch algorithm. 
  • Resolves an issue with a possible bus hang during a system reboot.
  • Once HPK4 is downloaded, the drive firmware cannot be changed back to an earlier firmware version (eg, HPK3 or HPK2) due to security changes.

Known Issues:
     None


Fixes

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


  • Fixes a potential latency issue caused by an incorrect pre-fetch algorithm. 
  • Resolves an issue with a possible bus hang during a system reboot.
  • Once HPK4 is downloaded, the drive firmware cannot be changed back to an earlier firmware version (eg, HPK3 or HPK2) due to security changes.

Revision History

Version:HPK4(D) (20 Dec 2019)
Enhancements

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


  • Added support for SLES15SP1.

Version:HPK4(C) (9 Sep 2019)
Fixes

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


  • Fixes a potential latency issue caused by an incorrect pre-fetch algorithm. 
  • Resolves an issue with a possible bus hang during a system reboot.
  • Once HPK4 is downloaded, the drive firmware cannot be changed back to an earlier firmware version (eg, HPK3 or HPK2) due to security changes.
Enhancements

  • Added support for RHEL8.

Version:HPK4(B) (2 Apr 2019)
Fixes

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

  • Customers who already installed latest firmware version do not need to update to sub version like (B) (C) (D) etc..,

  • Fixes a potential latency issue caused by an incorrect pre-fetch algorithm. 
  • Resolves an issue with a possible bus hang during a system reboot.
  • Once HPK4 is downloaded, the drive firmware cannot be changed back to an earlier firmware version (eg, HPK3 or HPK2) due to security changes.
Enhancements

  • Added support for SLES15.

Version:HPK4 (27 Sep 2018)
Fixes

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


  • Fixes a potential latency issue caused by an incorrect pre-fetch algorithm. 
  • Resolves an issue with a possible bus hang during a system reboot.
  • Once HPK4 is downloaded, the drive firmware cannot be changed back to an earlier firmware version (eg, HPK3 or HPK2) due to security changes.

Version:HPK3 (26 Apr 2018)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or a 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 Service Pack for Proliant and Smart Update Manager.

Problems Fixed:

  • HPK3 firmware resolved an issue that caused the disk activity ring, which is located on NVME SSD drive carrier, to constantly spin regardless of drive activity status.

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