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* RECOMMENDED * Supplemental Update / Online ROM Flash Component for Linux (x64) - MK000400KWDUK, VK000480KWDUE, MK000800KWDUL, VK000960KWDUF, MK001600KWDUN and VK001920KWDUH Drives

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Type: Firmware - PCIe NVMe Storage Disk
Version: HPK4(2 Apr 2019)
Operating System(s): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 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-b45e49679c-HPK4-1.1.x86_64.compsig (2.1 KB)
File name: firmware-hdd-b45e49679c-HPK4-1.1.x86_64.rpm (7.5 MB)
This x64 Smart Component provides firmware for the following NVMe drive models: MK000400KWDUK, VK000480KWDUE, MK000800KWDUL, VK000960KWDUF, MK001600KWDUN and VK001920KWDUH Drives

  • Added support for SLES15.

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

2742b4c49e0908636cc31739bfbe496603e9c4b2bb95edb191353f681e708f8e rpm/RPMS/x86_64/firmware-hdd-b45e49679c-HPK4-1.1.x86_64.compsig
3f5f80d8186de52df0907a0cb5ee3859350a432f92119965ee3ca52fdb7203e2 rpm/RPMS/x86_64/firmware-hdd-b45e49679c-HPK4-1.1.x86_64.rpm

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) - MK000400KWDUK, VK000480KWDUE, MK000800KWDUL, VK000960KWDUF, MK001600KWDUN, and VK001920KWDUH Drives

Release Version and/or Date:
     HPK4

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
     HPK4

Previous Version of Firmware:
     HPK2

Firmware Dependency:
     None

Enhancements/New Features:

  • Added support for SLES15.

Problems Fixed:

  • Fixed timing issue to pass VMWare VSAN certification.  Downgrading to any previous version of firmware is not allowed.

Known Issues:


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


  • Fixed timing issue to pass VMWare VSAN certification.  Downgrading to any previous version of firmware is not allowed.

Version:HPK4(B) (9 Sep 2019)
Fixes

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


  • Fixed timing issue to pass VMWare VSAN certification.  Downgrading to any previous version of firmware is not allowed.

Enhancements

  • Added support for RHEL8.

Version:HPK4 (2 Apr 2019)
Fixes

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


  • Fixed timing issue to pass VMWare VSAN certification.  Downgrading to any previous version of firmware is not allowed.

Enhancements

  • Added support for SLES15.

Version:HPK2 (26 Jun 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.

  • Additional improvements in MCTP functionality.
  • Drive fails to train in BL460 after Windows warm reset or iLO reset.

Type: Firmware - PCIe NVMe Storage Disk
Version: HPK4(2 Apr 2019)
Operating System(s):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 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: MK000400KWDUK, VK000480KWDUE, MK000800KWDUL, VK000960KWDUF, MK001600KWDUN and VK001920KWDUH Drives

Enhancements

  • Added support for SLES15.

Installation Instructions

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

2742b4c49e0908636cc31739bfbe496603e9c4b2bb95edb191353f681e708f8e rpm/RPMS/x86_64/firmware-hdd-b45e49679c-HPK4-1.1.x86_64.compsig
3f5f80d8186de52df0907a0cb5ee3859350a432f92119965ee3ca52fdb7203e2 rpm/RPMS/x86_64/firmware-hdd-b45e49679c-HPK4-1.1.x86_64.rpm

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) - MK000400KWDUK, VK000480KWDUE, MK000800KWDUL, VK000960KWDUF, MK001600KWDUN, and VK001920KWDUH Drives

Release Version and/or Date:
     HPK4

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
     HPK4

Previous Version of Firmware:
     HPK2

Firmware Dependency:
     None

Enhancements/New Features:

  • Added support for SLES15.

Problems Fixed:

  • Fixed timing issue to pass VMWare VSAN certification.  Downgrading to any previous version of firmware is not allowed.

Known Issues:


Fixes

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


  • Fixed timing issue to pass VMWare VSAN certification.  Downgrading to any previous version of firmware is not allowed.

Revision History

Version:HPK4(B) (9 Sep 2019)
Fixes

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


  • Fixed timing issue to pass VMWare VSAN certification.  Downgrading to any previous version of firmware is not allowed.

Enhancements

  • Added support for RHEL8.

Version:HPK4 (2 Apr 2019)
Fixes

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


  • Fixed timing issue to pass VMWare VSAN certification.  Downgrading to any previous version of firmware is not allowed.

Enhancements

  • Added support for SLES15.

Version:HPK2 (26 Jun 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.

  • Additional improvements in MCTP functionality.
  • Drive fails to train in BL460 after Windows warm reset or iLO reset.

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