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* RECOMMENDED * Firmware Flash Component for Windows - HP P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 36GB, 72GB 3G SAS 15K rpm SFF Drive Models (DH036BB977 and DH072BB978)

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Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: HPDC (A)(6 Nov 2014)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Itanium
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
File name: cp025178.exe (2.6 MB)
This Windows Smart Component contains a firmware update for SFF hard drive models DH036BB977(36GB 15K SAS 3G) and DH072BB978(72GB 15K SAS 3G) in HP P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 Storage Arrays.

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 HP P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 Storage Arrays.

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 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 2000 Family reference guide. All firmware flash progress messages are logged to %systemdrive%\CPQSYSTEM\Log\MSA2000_IP.log and flashing summary is logged to %systemdrive%\CPQSYSTEM\Log\cpqsetup.log.

IMPORTANT: Please refer to the release notes for special considerations regarding the pre-install conditions for flashing hard drives in HP P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 Storage Arrays.


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

405afa8ae9f552c55e65b6119bb4415d cp025178.exe

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


Installation:

The Smart Component package is a self-extracting executable. You can execute this module from the Windows graphical user interface (GUI) or the command line console (CLI).

GUI option

  1. Place the downloaded firmware package in a temporary directory.

  2. Using Windows Explorer, navigate to the directory containing the download.

  3. Double click the executable file.

  4. Follow onscreen instructions.


CLI option

Execute the Smart Component by entering the following command: CPxxxxxxx.exe /target <ip_address> /user <username> /passwd <password> /s

where:

  • ip_address is the management IP address of the array controller

  • username is the username account with management rights

  • password is the password for username

Instead of command line parameters you can use the following DOS environment variables:

  • oa_address: set this variable for the IP address of array controller

  • oa_username : set this variable for the username of array controller

  • oa_password : set this variable for the password of that username


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


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

Upgrade to HDD firmware HPDC(A) is not necessary if HDDs are currently running HPDC firmware.
Only the Smart Component package digital certificate has been updated for version HPDC(A)


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 P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 Storage Arrays.

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 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 2000 Family reference guide. All firmware flash progress messages are logged to %systemdrive%\CPQSYSTEM\Log\MSA2000_IP.log and flashing summary is logged to %systemdrive%\CPQSYSTEM\Log\cpqsetup.log.

IMPORTANT: Please refer to the release notes for special considerations regarding the pre-install conditions for flashing hard drives in HP P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 Storage Arrays.


Supported Devices and Features:
Firmware on the listed drives can be updated when attached to any of the following Storage Systems:

  • Modular Smart Array 2324sa
  • Modular Smart Array 2324fc
  • Modular Smart Array 2324i
  • HP P2000 G3 10GbE iSCSI MSA Dual Controller SFF Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 iSCSI MSA Dual Controller SFF Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 SAS MSA Dual Controller SFF Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 MSA FC Dual Controller SFF Modular Smart Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 MSA FC/iSCSI Dual Combo Controller SFF Array

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

Upgrade to HDD firmware HPDC(A) is not necessary if HDDs are currently running HPDC firmware.
Only the Smart Component package digital certificate has been updated for version HPDC(A)


Following fix was added in HPDC:

  • This firmware prevents the possibility that a HDD will cease to function when the drive is used in a Dual Domain or Dual Path Fail-over environment and communication to one path is suddenly lost.  If this issue is encountered while running firmware version HPDB or earlier, upgrade to firmware version HPDC. Do not replace the drive

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 P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 Storage Arrays.

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 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 2000 Family reference guide. All firmware flash progress messages are logged to %systemdrive%\CPQSYSTEM\Log\MSA2000_IP.log and flashing summary is logged to %systemdrive%\CPQSYSTEM\Log\cpqsetup.log.

IMPORTANT: Please refer to the release notes for special considerations regarding the pre-install conditions for flashing hard drives in HP P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 Storage Arrays.

Version:HPDC (A) (6 Nov 2014)
Fixes

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

Upgrade to HDD firmware HPDC(A) is not necessary if HDDs are currently running HPDC firmware.
Only the Smart Component package digital certificate has been updated for version HPDC(A)


Following fix was added in HPDC:

  • This firmware prevents the possibility that a HDD will cease to function when the drive is used in a Dual Domain or Dual Path Fail-over environment and communication to one path is suddenly lost.  If this issue is encountered while running firmware version HPDB or earlier, upgrade to firmware version HPDC. Do not replace the drive

Version:HPDC (15 Sep 2011)
Fixes

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


This firmware prevents the possibility that a HDD will cease to function when the drive is used in a Dual Domain or Dual Path Fail-over environment and communication to one path is suddenly lost.  If this issue is encountered while running firmware version HPDB or earlier, upgrade to firmware version HPDC. Do not replace the drive


Version:HPDB (8 Jul 2011)
Fixes

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


Addresses an issue that can result in premature failure due to the drive experiencing a ‘not ready' condition.


Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: HPDC (A)(6 Nov 2014)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Itanium
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

Description

This Windows Smart Component contains a firmware update for SFF hard drive models DH036BB977(36GB 15K SAS 3G) and DH072BB978(72GB 15K SAS 3G) in HP P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 Storage Arrays.

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 HP P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 Storage Arrays.

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 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 2000 Family reference guide. All firmware flash progress messages are logged to %systemdrive%\CPQSYSTEM\Log\MSA2000_IP.log and flashing summary is logged to %systemdrive%\CPQSYSTEM\Log\cpqsetup.log.

IMPORTANT: Please refer to the release notes for special considerations regarding the pre-install conditions for flashing hard drives in HP P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 Storage Arrays.


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

405afa8ae9f552c55e65b6119bb4415d cp025178.exe

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


Installation:

The Smart Component package is a self-extracting executable. You can execute this module from the Windows graphical user interface (GUI) or the command line console (CLI).

GUI option

  1. Place the downloaded firmware package in a temporary directory.

  2. Using Windows Explorer, navigate to the directory containing the download.

  3. Double click the executable file.

  4. Follow onscreen instructions.


CLI option

Execute the Smart Component by entering the following command: CPxxxxxxx.exe /target <ip_address> /user <username> /passwd <password> /s

where:

  • ip_address is the management IP address of the array controller

  • username is the username account with management rights

  • password is the password for username

Instead of command line parameters you can use the following DOS environment variables:

  • oa_address: set this variable for the IP address of array controller

  • oa_username : set this variable for the username of array controller

  • oa_password : set this variable for the password of that username


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.

Upgrade to HDD firmware HPDC(A) is not necessary if HDDs are currently running HPDC firmware.
Only the Smart Component package digital certificate has been updated for version HPDC(A)


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 P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 Storage Arrays.

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 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 2000 Family reference guide. All firmware flash progress messages are logged to %systemdrive%\CPQSYSTEM\Log\MSA2000_IP.log and flashing summary is logged to %systemdrive%\CPQSYSTEM\Log\cpqsetup.log.

IMPORTANT: Please refer to the release notes for special considerations regarding the pre-install conditions for flashing hard drives in HP P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 Storage Arrays.


Supported Devices and Features:
Firmware on the listed drives can be updated when attached to any of the following Storage Systems:

  • Modular Smart Array 2324sa
  • Modular Smart Array 2324fc
  • Modular Smart Array 2324i
  • HP P2000 G3 10GbE iSCSI MSA Dual Controller SFF Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 iSCSI MSA Dual Controller SFF Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 SAS MSA Dual Controller SFF Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 MSA FC Dual Controller SFF Modular Smart Array System
  • HP P2000 G3 MSA FC/iSCSI Dual Combo Controller SFF Array

Fixes

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

Upgrade to HDD firmware HPDC(A) is not necessary if HDDs are currently running HPDC firmware.
Only the Smart Component package digital certificate has been updated for version HPDC(A)


Following fix was added in HPDC:

  • This firmware prevents the possibility that a HDD will cease to function when the drive is used in a Dual Domain or Dual Path Fail-over environment and communication to one path is suddenly lost.  If this issue is encountered while running firmware version HPDB or earlier, upgrade to firmware version HPDC. Do not replace the drive

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 P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 Storage Arrays.

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 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 2000 Family reference guide. All firmware flash progress messages are logged to %systemdrive%\CPQSYSTEM\Log\MSA2000_IP.log and flashing summary is logged to %systemdrive%\CPQSYSTEM\Log\cpqsetup.log.

IMPORTANT: Please refer to the release notes for special considerations regarding the pre-install conditions for flashing hard drives in HP P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 Storage Arrays.

Revision History

Version:HPDC (A) (6 Nov 2014)
Fixes

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

Upgrade to HDD firmware HPDC(A) is not necessary if HDDs are currently running HPDC firmware.
Only the Smart Component package digital certificate has been updated for version HPDC(A)


Following fix was added in HPDC:

  • This firmware prevents the possibility that a HDD will cease to function when the drive is used in a Dual Domain or Dual Path Fail-over environment and communication to one path is suddenly lost.  If this issue is encountered while running firmware version HPDB or earlier, upgrade to firmware version HPDC. Do not replace the drive

Version:HPDC (15 Sep 2011)
Fixes

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


This firmware prevents the possibility that a HDD will cease to function when the drive is used in a Dual Domain or Dual Path Fail-over environment and communication to one path is suddenly lost.  If this issue is encountered while running firmware version HPDB or earlier, upgrade to firmware version HPDC. Do not replace the drive


Version:HPDB (8 Jul 2011)
Fixes

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


Addresses an issue that can result in premature failure due to the drive experiencing a ‘not ready' condition.


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