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* RECOMMENDED * Firmware Flash Component for Windows - HP MSA 1040/2040, P2000 G3 and MSA2000 1TB, 2TB 6G SAS 7.2K rpm LFF Drive Models (ST31000424SS, ST32000444SS)

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Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: 0008 (B)(15 Aug 2014)
Operating System(s): 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
File name: cp024086.exe (2.6 MB)
This Windows Smart Component contains a firmware update for the LFF hard drive models ST31000424SS(1TB 7.2K SAS 6G) and ST32000444SS(2TB 7.2K SAS 6G) in HP MSA 1040/2040, P2000 G3 and MSA2000 Storage Arrays.

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.


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

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 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 HP MSA 1040/2040, P2000 G3 and MSA2000 Storage Arrays.

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP MSA 1040/2040, P2000 G3 and 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. All firmware flash progress messages are logged to %systemdrive%\CPQSYSTEM\Log\MSA2000_IP.log and flashing summary is logged to %systemdrive%\CPQSYSTEM\Log\cpqsetup.log.

IMPORTANT: Please refer to the release notes for special considerations regarding the pre-install conditions for flashing hard drives in HP MSA 1040/2040, P2000 G3 and MSA2000 Storage Arrays.


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

9bec8c7aab439b556b236011f3f2ba5f cp024086.exe

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


Installation:

The Smart Component package is a self-extracting executable. You can execute this module from the Windows graphical user interface (GUI) or the command line console (CLI).

GUI option

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

  2. Using Windows Explorer, navigate to the directory containing the download.

  3. Double click the executable file.

  4. Follow onscreen instructions.


CLI option

Execute the Smart Component by entering the following command: CPxxxxxxx.exe /target <ip_address> /user <username> /passwd <password> /s

where:

  • ip_address is the management IP address of the array controller

  • username is the username account with management rights

  • password is the password for username

Instead of command line parameters you can use the following DOS environment variables:

  • oa_address: set this variable for the IP address of array controller

  • oa_username : set this variable for the username of array controller

  • oa_password : set this variable for the password of that username


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


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.


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 HP MSA 1040/2040, P2000 G3 and MSA2000 Storage Arrays.

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP  HP MSA 1040/2040, P2000 G3 and 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. All firmware flash progress messages are logged to %systemdrive%\CPQSYSTEM\Log\MSA2000_IP.log and flashing summary is logged to %systemdrive%\CPQSYSTEM\Log\cpqsetup.log.

IMPORTANT: Please refer to the release notes for special considerations regarding the pre-install conditions for flashing hard drives in HP MSA 1040/2040, P2000 G3 and MSA2000 Storage Arrays.


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 of the following Storage Systems:

  • HP MSA 2040 SAN Dual Controller LFF Storage
  • HP MSA 2040 SAS Dual Controller LFF Storage
  • HP MSA 1040 2-port 10G iSCSI Dual Controller LFF Storage
  • HP MSA 1040 2-port 1G iSCSI Dual Controller LFF Storage
  • HP MSA 1040 2-port Fibre Channel Dual Controller LFF Storage
  • HP P2000 G3 10GbE iSCSI MSA Dual Controller LFF Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 iSCSI MSA Dual Controller LFF Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 SAS MSA Dual Controller LFF Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 MSA FC Dual Controller LFF Modular Smart Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 MSA FC/iSCSI Dual Combo Controller LFF Array
  • HP MSA 2040 LFF Disk Enclosure
  • HP P2000 Dual I/O LFF Drive Enclosure
  • HP MSA2000 Single I/O 3.5 inch 12 Drive Enclosure
  • HP MSA2000 Dual I/O 3.5 inch 12 Drive Enclosure
  • Modular Smart Array 2312sa
  • Modular Smart Array 2312fc
  • Modular Smart Array 2212fc
  • Modular Smart Array 2312i
  • Modular Smart Array 2012sa
  • Modular Smart Array 2012fc
  • Modular Smart Array 2012i

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 HP MSA 1040/2040, P2000 G3 and MSA2000 Storage Arrays.

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP  HP MSA 1040/2040, P2000 G3 and 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. All firmware flash progress messages are logged to %systemdrive%\CPQSYSTEM\Log\MSA2000_IP.log and flashing summary is logged to %systemdrive%\CPQSYSTEM\Log\cpqsetup.log.

IMPORTANT: Please refer to the release notes for special considerations regarding the pre-install conditions for flashing hard drives in HP MSA 1040/2040, P2000 G3 and MSA2000 Storage Arrays.

Version:0008 (B) (15 Aug 2014)
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.


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

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 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 (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 - 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:0006 (24 Feb 2011)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP 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 (B)(15 Aug 2014)
Operating System(s):
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

Description

This Windows Smart Component contains a firmware update for the LFF hard drive models ST31000424SS(1TB 7.2K SAS 6G) and ST32000444SS(2TB 7.2K SAS 6G) in HP MSA 1040/2040, P2000 G3 and MSA2000 Storage Arrays.

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.


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

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 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 HP MSA 1040/2040, P2000 G3 and MSA2000 Storage Arrays.

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP MSA 1040/2040, P2000 G3 and 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. All firmware flash progress messages are logged to %systemdrive%\CPQSYSTEM\Log\MSA2000_IP.log and flashing summary is logged to %systemdrive%\CPQSYSTEM\Log\cpqsetup.log.

IMPORTANT: Please refer to the release notes for special considerations regarding the pre-install conditions for flashing hard drives in HP MSA 1040/2040, P2000 G3 and MSA2000 Storage Arrays.


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

9bec8c7aab439b556b236011f3f2ba5f cp024086.exe

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


Installation:

The Smart Component package is a self-extracting executable. You can execute this module from the Windows graphical user interface (GUI) or the command line console (CLI).

GUI option

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

  2. Using Windows Explorer, navigate to the directory containing the download.

  3. Double click the executable file.

  4. Follow onscreen instructions.


CLI option

Execute the Smart Component by entering the following command: CPxxxxxxx.exe /target <ip_address> /user <username> /passwd <password> /s

where:

  • ip_address is the management IP address of the array controller

  • username is the username account with management rights

  • password is the password for username

Instead of command line parameters you can use the following DOS environment variables:

  • oa_address: set this variable for the IP address of array controller

  • oa_username : set this variable for the username of array controller

  • oa_password : set this variable for the password of that username


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.

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


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 HP MSA 1040/2040, P2000 G3 and MSA2000 Storage Arrays.

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP  HP MSA 1040/2040, P2000 G3 and 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. All firmware flash progress messages are logged to %systemdrive%\CPQSYSTEM\Log\MSA2000_IP.log and flashing summary is logged to %systemdrive%\CPQSYSTEM\Log\cpqsetup.log.

IMPORTANT: Please refer to the release notes for special considerations regarding the pre-install conditions for flashing hard drives in HP MSA 1040/2040, P2000 G3 and MSA2000 Storage Arrays.


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 of the following Storage Systems:

  • HP MSA 2040 SAN Dual Controller LFF Storage
  • HP MSA 2040 SAS Dual Controller LFF Storage
  • HP MSA 1040 2-port 10G iSCSI Dual Controller LFF Storage
  • HP MSA 1040 2-port 1G iSCSI Dual Controller LFF Storage
  • HP MSA 1040 2-port Fibre Channel Dual Controller LFF Storage
  • HP P2000 G3 10GbE iSCSI MSA Dual Controller LFF Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 iSCSI MSA Dual Controller LFF Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 SAS MSA Dual Controller LFF Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 MSA FC Dual Controller LFF Modular Smart Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 MSA FC/iSCSI Dual Combo Controller LFF Array
  • HP MSA 2040 LFF Disk Enclosure
  • HP P2000 Dual I/O LFF Drive Enclosure
  • HP MSA2000 Single I/O 3.5 inch 12 Drive Enclosure
  • HP MSA2000 Dual I/O 3.5 inch 12 Drive Enclosure
  • Modular Smart Array 2312sa
  • Modular Smart Array 2312fc
  • Modular Smart Array 2212fc
  • Modular Smart Array 2312i
  • Modular Smart Array 2012sa
  • Modular Smart Array 2012fc
  • Modular Smart Array 2012i

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 HP MSA 1040/2040, P2000 G3 and MSA2000 Storage Arrays.

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP  HP MSA 1040/2040, P2000 G3 and 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. All firmware flash progress messages are logged to %systemdrive%\CPQSYSTEM\Log\MSA2000_IP.log and flashing summary is logged to %systemdrive%\CPQSYSTEM\Log\cpqsetup.log.

IMPORTANT: Please refer to the release notes for special considerations regarding the pre-install conditions for flashing hard drives in HP MSA 1040/2040, P2000 G3 and MSA2000 Storage Arrays.

Revision History

Version:0008 (B) (15 Aug 2014)
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.


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

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 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 (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 - 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:0006 (24 Feb 2011)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP 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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