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* RECOMMENDED * Firmware Flash Component for Linux - HP MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 300GB, 450GB, 600GB, 900GB SAS 6G SFF Hard Drives (EG0300FBVFL, EG0450FBVFM, EG0600FBVFP and EG0900FBVFQ)

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Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: HPD8(13 Dec 2013)
Operating System(s): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (Itanium)
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)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (Itanium)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (Itanium)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86)
File name: CP021966.scexe (6.4 MB)
This Linux Smart Component contains a firmware update for the hard drive models EG0300FBVFL (300G 10K SAS 6G), EG0450FBVFM (450G 10K SAS 6G), EG0600FBVFP (600G 10K SAS 6G) and EG0900FBVFQ (900G 10K SAS 6G) in HP MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 configurations.

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 MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 storage system

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 is an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade. For more information, see the Array reference guide.All firmware flash progress messages are logged to /var/cpq/MSA2000_IP.log.

IMPORTANT: Please review the failure considerations above before flashing hard drives in HP MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 configurations.


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

0964094baddff70f35e90b48a5bc26ec CP021966.scexe

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


Installation:

  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.

NOTE:
  • Use the -e or -f option when flashing a device, even if it is up to date.

  • Use the -g option when downgrading.

  • For details on supported command options, see the online help by executing the command ./CPxxxxxx.scexe or ./CPxxxxxx.scexe -h.

  • 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:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


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


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 2040/P2000/MSA2000 storage system.

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 is an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade. For more information, see the Array reference guide.All firmware flash progress messages are logged to /var/cpq/MSA2000_IP.log.

IMPORTANT: Please review the failure considerations above before flashing hard drives in HP MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 configurations.


Notes:

Deliverable Name:
     Firmware Flash Component for Linux - HP MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 300GB, 450GB, 600GB, 900GB SAS 6G SFF Hard Drive (EG0300FBVFL, EG0450FBVFM, EG0600FBVFP and EG0900FBVFQ)

Release Version :
      HPD8

 


Supported Devices and Features:
Firmware on the listed drives can be updated when attached to any HP MSA 2040 or P2000 G3 or MSA2000  array controller enclosure.


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


  • This microcode corrects a potential command timeout issue, that could result from a possible rare occurrence of a servo stall condition.

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 2040/P2000/MSA2000 storage system.

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 is an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade. For more information, see the Array reference guide.All firmware flash progress messages are logged to /var/cpq/MSA2000_IP.log.

IMPORTANT: Please review the failure considerations above before flashing hard drives in HP MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 configurations.

Version:HPDE (2 Dec 2015)
Fixes

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


Following issues are fixed in this firmware:

  • Fixed background seek algorithm to allow self-test to run in the background.
  • Fixed problem with SMART temp warning on a full cache hit read workload.
  • Enabled just in time seek (JIT) in low queue depth mixed sequential and random read workloads. JIT is a power saving feature. Seek acceleration is reduced, so the head arrives just in time for the target block. Customer will see reduced power draw in this workload.
  • Fixed rare servo bug. Change servo processor to reset pending request for external memory accesses. Servo processor reset did not stop a pending external memory access request and could cause an error for an external memory access timeout. Use system-level reset of servo processor block that covers the external memory access timeout instead of internal servo processor soft reset.

Version:HPD8 (13 Dec 2013)
Fixes

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


  • This microcode corrects a potential command timeout issue, that could result from a possible rare occurrence of a servo stall condition.

Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: HPD8(13 Dec 2013)
Operating System(s):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (Itanium)
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)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (Itanium)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (Itanium)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86)

Description

This Linux Smart Component contains a firmware update for the hard drive models EG0300FBVFL (300G 10K SAS 6G), EG0450FBVFM (450G 10K SAS 6G), EG0600FBVFP (600G 10K SAS 6G) and EG0900FBVFQ (900G 10K SAS 6G) in HP MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 configurations.

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 MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 storage system

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 is an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade. For more information, see the Array reference guide.All firmware flash progress messages are logged to /var/cpq/MSA2000_IP.log.

IMPORTANT: Please review the failure considerations above before flashing hard drives in HP MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 configurations.


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

0964094baddff70f35e90b48a5bc26ec CP021966.scexe

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


Installation:

  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.

NOTE:
  • Use the -e or -f option when flashing a device, even if it is up to date.

  • Use the -g option when downgrading.

  • For details on supported command options, see the online help by executing the command ./CPxxxxxx.scexe or ./CPxxxxxx.scexe -h.

  • 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:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


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


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 2040/P2000/MSA2000 storage system.

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 is an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade. For more information, see the Array reference guide.All firmware flash progress messages are logged to /var/cpq/MSA2000_IP.log.

IMPORTANT: Please review the failure considerations above before flashing hard drives in HP MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 configurations.


Notes:

Deliverable Name:
     Firmware Flash Component for Linux - HP MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 300GB, 450GB, 600GB, 900GB SAS 6G SFF Hard Drive (EG0300FBVFL, EG0450FBVFM, EG0600FBVFP and EG0900FBVFQ)

Release Version :
      HPD8

 


Supported Devices and Features:
Firmware on the listed drives can be updated when attached to any HP MSA 2040 or P2000 G3 or MSA2000  array controller enclosure.


Fixes

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


  • This microcode corrects a potential command timeout issue, that could result from a possible rare occurrence of a servo stall condition.

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 2040/P2000/MSA2000 storage system.

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 is an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade. For more information, see the Array reference guide.All firmware flash progress messages are logged to /var/cpq/MSA2000_IP.log.

IMPORTANT: Please review the failure considerations above before flashing hard drives in HP MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 configurations.

Revision History

Version:HPDE (2 Dec 2015)
Fixes

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


Following issues are fixed in this firmware:

  • Fixed background seek algorithm to allow self-test to run in the background.
  • Fixed problem with SMART temp warning on a full cache hit read workload.
  • Enabled just in time seek (JIT) in low queue depth mixed sequential and random read workloads. JIT is a power saving feature. Seek acceleration is reduced, so the head arrives just in time for the target block. Customer will see reduced power draw in this workload.
  • Fixed rare servo bug. Change servo processor to reset pending request for external memory accesses. Servo processor reset did not stop a pending external memory access request and could cause an error for an external memory access timeout. Use system-level reset of servo processor block that covers the external memory access timeout instead of internal servo processor soft reset.

Version:HPD8 (13 Dec 2013)
Fixes

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


  • This microcode corrects a potential command timeout issue, that could result from a possible rare occurrence of a servo stall condition.

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