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* RECOMMENDED * Firmware Flash Component for Linux - HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 2TB, 3TB and 4TB 6G SAS 7.2K rpm LFF Drive Models ( HUS724020ALS640, HUS724030ALS640 and HUS724040ALS640 )

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Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: A3A0(7 Jul 2016)
Operating System(s): HP-UX 11.23
HP-UX 11.31 (IA)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86)
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 11 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
VMware ESXi 5.0
VMware vSphere 5.1
VMware vSphere 5.5
VMware vSphere 6.0
File name: CP030165.scexe (7.0 MB)
This Linux Smart Component contains a firmware update for LFF hard drive models HUS724020ALS640 (2TB 6G SAS 7.2K), HUS724030ALS640 (3TB 6G SAS 7.2K) and HUS724040ALS640 (4TB 6G SAS 7.2K) in HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 Storage Arrays.

Following enhancements were added to this version of firmware:

  •  Improvement for Random READ workload and sequential performance variance
  •  Added inquiry page 86 for reporting self-test time in minutes

Prerequisites:

WARNING! Do not power cycle or restart devices during a firmware update. If the update is interrupted or there is a power failure, the module could become inoperative. If this occurs, contact technical support. The module may need to be returned to the factory for reprogramming.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that no other user is performing administrative functions on the HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 Storage Arrays.

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 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 Reference Guides. All firmware flash progress messages are logged to /var/cpq/MSA2000_IP.log and flash summary is logged to /var/cpq/Component.log.

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

IMPORTANT: HTTPS/Telnet service must be enabled on the arrays being updated and the corresponding client interfaces enabled on the host system where the smart component is being executed. The Smart Component will manage the FTP enable / disable settings in array.


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

bd63494266d34667356f8aa69b187232 CP030165.scexe

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


Installation:

NOTE: When you  download this module from the HPE.com web site, you cannot double click on the link.  You will need to right click the link and select "save as" or similar option. This module is a SCEXE file.  It is a self extracting executable module. This module only operates from the Linux command line.

Installation instructions using Smart Component:

  1. Place the downloaded firmware package in a temporary directory.
  2. Open a Linux command console.
  3. From the directory containing the downloaded file, enable execute access to this module by entering chmod +x CPxxxxxx.scexe, where CPxxxxxx.scexe represents the downloaded file.
  4. Execute the Smart Component by entering a command similar to the following: ./CPxxxxxx.scexe --target <ip_address> --user <username> --passwd <password>
  5. Follow onscreen instructions.
  6. Wait for the installation to complete. During installation, each updated module automatically restarts. Upon completion, a confirmation message is displayed.

NOTE:

  • Use the -e / --reflash or -f / --force option when flashing a device, even if it is up to date.
  • Use the -g / --downgrade option when downgrading.
  • For details on supported command options, see the online help by executing the command ./CPxxxxxx.scexe or ./CPxxxxxx.scexe -h / --help.
  • If the user name or password contains an exclamation mark (!), enclose the string in single quotes or enter a backslash (\) before the exclamation point. For example, '!manage' or \!manage

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


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


Important:

WARNING! Do not power cycle or restart devices during a firmware update. If the update is interrupted or there is a power failure, the module could become inoperative. If this occurs, contact technical support. The module may need to be returned to the factory for reprogramming.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that no other user is performing administrative functions on the HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 Storage Arrays.

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 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 Reference Guides. All firmware flash progress messages are logged to /var/cpq/MSA2000_IP.log and flash summary is logged to /var/cpq/Component.log.

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

IMPORTANT: HTTPS/Telnet service must be enabled on the arrays being updated and the corresponding client interfaces enabled on the host system where the smart component is being executed. The Smart Component will manage the FTP enable / disable settings in array.


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 LFF Storage 
  • HP MSA 2040 SAS LFF Storage
  • HP MSA 1040 SAN LFF Storage
  • HP MSA 1040 SAS 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 MSA2000 Dual I/O 3.5 inch 12 Drive Enclosure
  • HP MSA2000 Single I/O 3.5 inch 12 Drive Enclosure
  • HP P2000 Dual I/O LFF Drive Enclosure
  • HP P2000 LFF Drive Enclosure I/O Module
  • HP MSA 2040 LFF Disk Enclosure

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


Following fixes were added to this version of firmware:

  • Fixes for various self-initiated Resets
  • Fix for drive hang on spin-up

WARNING! Do not power cycle or restart devices during a firmware update. If the update is interrupted or there is a power failure, the module could become inoperative. If this occurs, contact technical support. The module may need to be returned to the factory for reprogramming.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that no other user is performing administrative functions on the HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 Storage Arrays.

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 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 Reference Guides. All firmware flash progress messages are logged to /var/cpq/MSA2000_IP.log and flash summary is logged to /var/cpq/Component.log.

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

IMPORTANT: HTTPS/Telnet service must be enabled on the arrays being updated and the corresponding client interfaces enabled on the host system where the smart component is being executed. The Smart Component will manage the FTP enable / disable settings in array.

Version:A3A0 (7 Jul 2016)
Fixes

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


Following fixes were added to this version of firmware:

  • Fixes for various self-initiated Resets
  • Fix for drive hang on spin-up
Enhancements

Following enhancements were added to this version of firmware:

  •  Improvement for Random READ workload and sequential performance variance
  •  Added inquiry page 86 for reporting self-test time in minutes

Version:A280 (7 Oct 2015)
Fixes

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


Following issues are fixed in this firmware:

  • Issues with Self-Initiated resets
  • Variance in sequential write to improve transfer performance
  • Issue seen during download

Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: A3A0(7 Jul 2016)
Operating System(s):
HP-UX 11.23
HP-UX 11.31 (IA)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86)
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 11 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
VMware ESXi 5.0
VMware vSphere 5.1
VMware vSphere 5.5
VMware vSphere 6.0

Description

This Linux Smart Component contains a firmware update for LFF hard drive models HUS724020ALS640 (2TB 6G SAS 7.2K), HUS724030ALS640 (3TB 6G SAS 7.2K) and HUS724040ALS640 (4TB 6G SAS 7.2K) in HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 Storage Arrays.

Enhancements

Following enhancements were added to this version of firmware:

  •  Improvement for Random READ workload and sequential performance variance
  •  Added inquiry page 86 for reporting self-test time in minutes

Installation Instructions

Prerequisites:

WARNING! Do not power cycle or restart devices during a firmware update. If the update is interrupted or there is a power failure, the module could become inoperative. If this occurs, contact technical support. The module may need to be returned to the factory for reprogramming.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that no other user is performing administrative functions on the HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 Storage Arrays.

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 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 Reference Guides. All firmware flash progress messages are logged to /var/cpq/MSA2000_IP.log and flash summary is logged to /var/cpq/Component.log.

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

IMPORTANT: HTTPS/Telnet service must be enabled on the arrays being updated and the corresponding client interfaces enabled on the host system where the smart component is being executed. The Smart Component will manage the FTP enable / disable settings in array.


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

bd63494266d34667356f8aa69b187232 CP030165.scexe

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


Installation:

NOTE: When you  download this module from the HPE.com web site, you cannot double click on the link.  You will need to right click the link and select "save as" or similar option. This module is a SCEXE file.  It is a self extracting executable module. This module only operates from the Linux command line.

Installation instructions using Smart Component:

  1. Place the downloaded firmware package in a temporary directory.
  2. Open a Linux command console.
  3. From the directory containing the downloaded file, enable execute access to this module by entering chmod +x CPxxxxxx.scexe, where CPxxxxxx.scexe represents the downloaded file.
  4. Execute the Smart Component by entering a command similar to the following: ./CPxxxxxx.scexe --target <ip_address> --user <username> --passwd <password>
  5. Follow onscreen instructions.
  6. Wait for the installation to complete. During installation, each updated module automatically restarts. Upon completion, a confirmation message is displayed.

NOTE:

  • Use the -e / --reflash or -f / --force option when flashing a device, even if it is up to date.
  • Use the -g / --downgrade option when downgrading.
  • For details on supported command options, see the online help by executing the command ./CPxxxxxx.scexe or ./CPxxxxxx.scexe -h / --help.
  • If the user name or password contains an exclamation mark (!), enclose the string in single quotes or enter a backslash (\) before the exclamation point. For example, '!manage' or \!manage

Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


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


Important:

WARNING! Do not power cycle or restart devices during a firmware update. If the update is interrupted or there is a power failure, the module could become inoperative. If this occurs, contact technical support. The module may need to be returned to the factory for reprogramming.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that no other user is performing administrative functions on the HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 Storage Arrays.

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 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 Reference Guides. All firmware flash progress messages are logged to /var/cpq/MSA2000_IP.log and flash summary is logged to /var/cpq/Component.log.

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

IMPORTANT: HTTPS/Telnet service must be enabled on the arrays being updated and the corresponding client interfaces enabled on the host system where the smart component is being executed. The Smart Component will manage the FTP enable / disable settings in array.


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 LFF Storage 
  • HP MSA 2040 SAS LFF Storage
  • HP MSA 1040 SAN LFF Storage
  • HP MSA 1040 SAS 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 MSA2000 Dual I/O 3.5 inch 12 Drive Enclosure
  • HP MSA2000 Single I/O 3.5 inch 12 Drive Enclosure
  • HP P2000 Dual I/O LFF Drive Enclosure
  • HP P2000 LFF Drive Enclosure I/O Module
  • HP MSA 2040 LFF Disk Enclosure

Fixes

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


Following fixes were added to this version of firmware:

  • Fixes for various self-initiated Resets
  • Fix for drive hang on spin-up

Important

WARNING! Do not power cycle or restart devices during a firmware update. If the update is interrupted or there is a power failure, the module could become inoperative. If this occurs, contact technical support. The module may need to be returned to the factory for reprogramming.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that no other user is performing administrative functions on the HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 Storage Arrays.

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP MSA 1040/2040 and P2000 G3 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 Reference Guides. All firmware flash progress messages are logged to /var/cpq/MSA2000_IP.log and flash summary is logged to /var/cpq/Component.log.

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

IMPORTANT: HTTPS/Telnet service must be enabled on the arrays being updated and the corresponding client interfaces enabled on the host system where the smart component is being executed. The Smart Component will manage the FTP enable / disable settings in array.

Revision History

Version:A3A0 (7 Jul 2016)
Fixes

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


Following fixes were added to this version of firmware:

  • Fixes for various self-initiated Resets
  • Fix for drive hang on spin-up
Enhancements

Following enhancements were added to this version of firmware:

  •  Improvement for Random READ workload and sequential performance variance
  •  Added inquiry page 86 for reporting self-test time in minutes

Version:A280 (7 Oct 2015)
Fixes

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


Following issues are fixed in this firmware:

  • Issues with Self-Initiated resets
  • Variance in sequential write to improve transfer performance
  • Issue seen during download

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