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* RECOMMENDED * Supplemental Update / Online ROM Flash Component for Linux (x64) - EH0146FCBVB and EH0300FCBVC Drives

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Note:  Some software requires a valid warranty, current Hewlett Packard Enterprise support contract, or a license fee.

Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: HPDA(3 May 2018)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
OS Independent
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
VMware ESXi 5.0
VMware vSphere 5.1
VMware vSphere 5.5
VMware vSphere 6.0
File name: hp-firmware-hdd-74df2d6c5c-HPDA-1.1.x86_64.rpm (4.1 MB)
This x64 Smart Component provides firmware for the following drive models: EH0146FCBVB and EH0300FCBVC

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

448108d998c44b6aa5dab33d7091a21f14e42462ea6c1ab788dbb239e91f5061 rpm/RPMS/x86_64/hp-firmware-hdd-74df2d6c5c-HPDA-1.1.x86_64.rpm

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot may be 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 'hp-scexe-compat' folder. The actual name of the 'hp-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/hp-scexe-compat' location (OR)
    • ./hpsetup in the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/hp-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/hp-firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' location and run ./hpsetup to update the firmware. The actual name of the 'hp-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 HP Smart Update Manager from the HPE Service Pack for ProLiant:

Offline:

  • Place the HPE Service Pack for ProLiant on a USB key using the HPE USB Key Creator Utility.
  • Place the desired firmware to be updated in the directory, /hp/swpackages on the USB key.
  • Boot from the newly created HP Service Pack for Proliant USB key.
  • Follow HP 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, /hp/swpackages.
  • Run launch_hpsum.sh 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) - EH0146FCBVB and EH0300FCBVC drives

Release Version and/or Date:
      HPDA

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
      HPDA

Previous Version of Firmware:
      HPD8

Firmware Dependency:
     None

Enhancements/New Features:
     None

Problems Fixed:

This firmware changes the response to a SMART trip for changes in the motor electric current so that it:

  • Spins down any drive that exceeds established motor current thresholds and identifies it for removal.
  • Prevents the drive from spinning up again after a power cycle in case it is not removed.

Known Issues:
     None


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


This firmware changes the response to a SMART trip for changes in the motor electric current so that it:

  • Spins down any drive that exceeds established motor current thresholds and identifies it for removal.
  • Prevents the drive from spinning up again after a power cycle in case it is not removed.
Version:HPDA (3 May 2018)
Fixes

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


This firmware changes the response to a SMART trip for changes in the motor electric current so that it:

  • Spins down any drive that exceeds established motor current thresholds and identifies it for removal.
  • Prevents the drive from spinning up again after a power cycle in case it is not removed.

Version:HPD9 (18 Aug 2017)
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.

Important Notes:

REMOVED - This version of the System ROM is NO LONGER AVAILABLE for download.

Refer the customer advisory published here https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00040080en_us for more details on the issue and the impact of the issue.

Problems Fixed:

  • An unexpected drive lockup could occur due to drive motor currents exceeding the normal operating limits. Firmware version HPD9 implements new drive motor current thresholds for SMART trip, which would initialize a controlled, drive spin-down operation if excessive drive motor currents are reported.

Version:HPD8 (24 Oct 2016)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HPE Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HPE 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 SPP and HP SUM.

Problems Fixed:

  • Reliability enhancement for applications that write data to a narrow range of tracks.
  • New SMART trip when device senses an abnormal change in the motor electric current.

Version:HPD4(B) (30 Mar 2015)
Enhancements

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP 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 SPP and HP SUM.
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPD4 do not need to update to HPD4 (B).

 Enhancements/New Features:

  • This firmware revision reduces the possibility of Uncorrectable Read Errors due to poor writes to the media.
  • Added support for UEFI (Universal Extensible Firmware Interface) based servers.

Enhancements/New Features for HPD4(B):

  • Updated the flash engine to standardize logging across all SAS drive components.
  • Enhanced logging capability to improve the details provided in the component log file.

Version:HPD4 (9 Sep 2014)
Enhancements

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP 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 SPP and HP SUM.

 Enhancements/New Features:

  • This firmware revision reduces the possibility of Uncorrectable Read Errors due to poor writes to the media.
  • Added support for UEFI (Universal Extensible Firmware Interface) based servers.

Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: HPDA(3 May 2018)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
OS Independent
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
VMware ESXi 5.0
VMware vSphere 5.1
VMware vSphere 5.5
VMware vSphere 6.0

Description

This x64 Smart Component provides firmware for the following drive models: EH0146FCBVB and EH0300FCBVC

Installation Instructions

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

448108d998c44b6aa5dab33d7091a21f14e42462ea6c1ab788dbb239e91f5061 rpm/RPMS/x86_64/hp-firmware-hdd-74df2d6c5c-HPDA-1.1.x86_64.rpm

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot may be 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 'hp-scexe-compat' folder. The actual name of the 'hp-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/hp-scexe-compat' location (OR)
    • ./hpsetup in the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/hp-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/hp-firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' location and run ./hpsetup to update the firmware. The actual name of the 'hp-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 HP Smart Update Manager from the HPE Service Pack for ProLiant:

Offline:

  • Place the HPE Service Pack for ProLiant on a USB key using the HPE USB Key Creator Utility.
  • Place the desired firmware to be updated in the directory, /hp/swpackages on the USB key.
  • Boot from the newly created HP Service Pack for Proliant USB key.
  • Follow HP 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, /hp/swpackages.
  • Run launch_hpsum.sh 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) - EH0146FCBVB and EH0300FCBVC drives

Release Version and/or Date:
      HPDA

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
      HPDA

Previous Version of Firmware:
      HPD8

Firmware Dependency:
     None

Enhancements/New Features:
     None

Problems Fixed:

This firmware changes the response to a SMART trip for changes in the motor electric current so that it:

  • Spins down any drive that exceeds established motor current thresholds and identifies it for removal.
  • Prevents the drive from spinning up again after a power cycle in case it is not removed.

Known Issues:
     None


Fixes

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


This firmware changes the response to a SMART trip for changes in the motor electric current so that it:

  • Spins down any drive that exceeds established motor current thresholds and identifies it for removal.
  • Prevents the drive from spinning up again after a power cycle in case it is not removed.

Revision History

Version:HPDA (3 May 2018)
Fixes

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


This firmware changes the response to a SMART trip for changes in the motor electric current so that it:

  • Spins down any drive that exceeds established motor current thresholds and identifies it for removal.
  • Prevents the drive from spinning up again after a power cycle in case it is not removed.

Version:HPD9 (18 Aug 2017)
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.

Important Notes:

REMOVED - This version of the System ROM is NO LONGER AVAILABLE for download.

Refer the customer advisory published here https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00040080en_us for more details on the issue and the impact of the issue.

Problems Fixed:

  • An unexpected drive lockup could occur due to drive motor currents exceeding the normal operating limits. Firmware version HPD9 implements new drive motor current thresholds for SMART trip, which would initialize a controlled, drive spin-down operation if excessive drive motor currents are reported.

Version:HPD8 (24 Oct 2016)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HPE Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HPE 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 SPP and HP SUM.

Problems Fixed:

  • Reliability enhancement for applications that write data to a narrow range of tracks.
  • New SMART trip when device senses an abnormal change in the motor electric current.

Version:HPD4(B) (30 Mar 2015)
Enhancements

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP 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 SPP and HP SUM.
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPD4 do not need to update to HPD4 (B).

 Enhancements/New Features:

  • This firmware revision reduces the possibility of Uncorrectable Read Errors due to poor writes to the media.
  • Added support for UEFI (Universal Extensible Firmware Interface) based servers.

Enhancements/New Features for HPD4(B):

  • Updated the flash engine to standardize logging across all SAS drive components.
  • Enhanced logging capability to improve the details provided in the component log file.

Version:HPD4 (9 Sep 2014)
Enhancements

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP 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 SPP and HP SUM.

 Enhancements/New Features:

  • This firmware revision reduces the possibility of Uncorrectable Read Errors due to poor writes to the media.
  • Added support for UEFI (Universal Extensible Firmware Interface) based servers.

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