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* RECOMMENDED * HP Dynamic Smart Array Controller Driver for VMware vSphere 5.5 (VIB file).

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Type: Driver - Storage Controller
Version: 5.5.0-88.0(9 Sep 2014)
Operating System(s): VMware vSphere 5.5
File name: scsi-hpvsa-5.5.0-88OEM.550.0.0.1331820.x86_64.vib (707 KB)
The HP Dynamic Smart Array controller driver (hpvsa) VIB for VMware vSphere 5.5. VIB files are used to update the driver after an OS has already been installed. VIB file version must be higher than the driver version already installed.

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


Adds VMkernel style device naming in procinfo alongside hp naming scheme.

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

633c1e687f170dad26b609270be2938b scsi-hpvsa-5.5.0-88OEM.550.0.0.1331820.x86_64.vib

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


Installation:
VIB file is used to update the hpvsa driver after the vSphere OS is already installed.
esxupdate method does not work for installing drivers on VMware vSphere 5.5.
Driver VIBs may be installed using VMware Workbench, or using the esxcli utility:

1.Configure the server for troubleshooting mode (enable vSphere shell, and enable SSH).

2.Use SCP to push new VIB file onto VMware vSphere 5.5 server

  • scp <vib location> <server’s IP address>:/tmp
3.At VMware vSphere 5.5 server's system console, select Alt-F1

4.Login to vSphere Shell as root

5.cd to /tmp

6.Copy the vib file to /var/log/vmware
  • cp <VIB’s current location in /tmp> /var/log/vmware
7.Install the VIB file using esxcli:
  • esxcli software vib install -v file:<vib’s location in /tmp> --force -no-sig-check -maintenance-mode
8.After install, you’ll need to reboot

9.Verify the version of the hpvsa driver:
  • Use Alt-F1 to login to a command prompt on the server as root
  • cat /proc/driver/hpvsa/hpvsa0 | grep Driver (0 may be other #s, depending on controller #).
  • Verify displayed driver version matches what was installed.

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


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


Version:5.5.0.98-1 (15 Jun 2015)
Fixes

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


Updates driver versioning and release numbering to fix VUM issue.


Version:5.5.0.92-1 (30 Mar 2015)
Fixes

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


  • Spin lock update to fix a potential boot hang.

Version:5.5.0-90.0 (6 Oct 2014)
Fixes

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


  • Fixes an issue where HDD logical volumes were not being detected at installation.
  • Fixes an issue where an updated driver was not persistent after a reboot. Previously, after updating the driver and rebooting, the system would revert to the originally installed driver.

Version:5.5.0-88.0 (9 Sep 2014)
Enhancements

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


Adds VMkernel style device naming in procinfo alongside hp naming scheme.


Version:5.5.0-86.0 (30 Apr 2014)
Fixes

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


Fixed the following issues

  • Fixed locking issue that caused the number of commands outstanding to increment/decrement incorrectly, and allowed it to creep upwards.
  • Fixed an issue where dynamic allocation of memory for the ioctl handler would cause an NMI when it ran out of memory.
  • Improved locking to prevent race condition when querying OS_get_status
  • Fixes a miscompare issue when updating global_ris, driver_state and spare_map information.

Version:5.5.0-84.00 (18 Feb 2014)
Enhancements

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


Added Optical drive support improvements.


Version:5.5.0-70.0 (22 Oct 2013)
Fixes

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


When the embedded storage controller is configured in AHCI mode, a cache flush is no longer issued upon shutdown.
Previously, when a system that was running an earlier version of the driver was shutdown, a cache flush would be issued to the embedded controller and the system would fail and display the purple-screen-of-death.


Type: Driver - Storage Controller
Version: 5.5.0-88.0(9 Sep 2014)
Operating System(s):
VMware vSphere 5.5

Description

The HP Dynamic Smart Array controller driver (hpvsa) VIB for VMware vSphere 5.5. VIB files are used to update the driver after an OS has already been installed. VIB file version must be higher than the driver version already installed.

Enhancements

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


Adds VMkernel style device naming in procinfo alongside hp naming scheme.

Installation Instructions

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

633c1e687f170dad26b609270be2938b scsi-hpvsa-5.5.0-88OEM.550.0.0.1331820.x86_64.vib

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


Installation:
VIB file is used to update the hpvsa driver after the vSphere OS is already installed.
esxupdate method does not work for installing drivers on VMware vSphere 5.5.
Driver VIBs may be installed using VMware Workbench, or using the esxcli utility:

1.Configure the server for troubleshooting mode (enable vSphere shell, and enable SSH).

2.Use SCP to push new VIB file onto VMware vSphere 5.5 server

  • scp <vib location> <server’s IP address>:/tmp
3.At VMware vSphere 5.5 server's system console, select Alt-F1

4.Login to vSphere Shell as root

5.cd to /tmp

6.Copy the vib file to /var/log/vmware
  • cp <VIB’s current location in /tmp> /var/log/vmware
7.Install the VIB file using esxcli:
  • esxcli software vib install -v file:<vib’s location in /tmp> --force -no-sig-check -maintenance-mode
8.After install, you’ll need to reboot

9.Verify the version of the hpvsa driver:
  • Use Alt-F1 to login to a command prompt on the server as root
  • cat /proc/driver/hpvsa/hpvsa0 | grep Driver (0 may be other #s, depending on controller #).
  • Verify displayed driver version matches what was installed.

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.


Revision History

Version:5.5.0.98-1 (15 Jun 2015)
Fixes

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


Updates driver versioning and release numbering to fix VUM issue.


Version:5.5.0.92-1 (30 Mar 2015)
Fixes

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


  • Spin lock update to fix a potential boot hang.

Version:5.5.0-90.0 (6 Oct 2014)
Fixes

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


  • Fixes an issue where HDD logical volumes were not being detected at installation.
  • Fixes an issue where an updated driver was not persistent after a reboot. Previously, after updating the driver and rebooting, the system would revert to the originally installed driver.

Version:5.5.0-88.0 (9 Sep 2014)
Enhancements

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


Adds VMkernel style device naming in procinfo alongside hp naming scheme.


Version:5.5.0-86.0 (30 Apr 2014)
Fixes

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


Fixed the following issues

  • Fixed locking issue that caused the number of commands outstanding to increment/decrement incorrectly, and allowed it to creep upwards.
  • Fixed an issue where dynamic allocation of memory for the ioctl handler would cause an NMI when it ran out of memory.
  • Improved locking to prevent race condition when querying OS_get_status
  • Fixes a miscompare issue when updating global_ris, driver_state and spare_map information.

Version:5.5.0-84.00 (18 Feb 2014)
Enhancements

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


Added Optical drive support improvements.


Version:5.5.0-70.0 (22 Oct 2013)
Fixes

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


When the embedded storage controller is configured in AHCI mode, a cache flush is no longer issued upon shutdown.
Previously, when a system that was running an earlier version of the driver was shutdown, a cache flush would be issued to the embedded controller and the system would fail and display the purple-screen-of-death.