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* RECOMMENDED * Online ROM Flash Component for VMware ESXi - EH0146FCBVB and EH0300FCBVC drives

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Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: HPDA(3 May 2018)
Operating System(s): VMware vSphere 5.1
VMware vSphere 5.5
VMware vSphere 6.0
Multi-part download
File name: README.txt (137 Bytes)
File name: CP035860.zip (6.8 MB)
This Smart Component provides firmware for the following drive models: EH0146FCBVB and EH0300FCBVC

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

561e71c8b04c0c13283995e1bd00b260d79d58d4669f3084fbf836d967a2f7f2 CP035860.zip

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


Installation:

To use Smart Update Manager from the Service Pack for ProLiant:

     Offline (
The SPP Offline mode boots a special Linux OS environment, thus the Linux Smart Components are used, not the VMware Smart Components):

  • Place the Service Pack for ProLiant on a USB key using the USB Key Utility for Windows.
  • Place the desired Linux firmware component 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.

     Remote Online:

  • Download the appropriate SPP.
  • Add the component to the SPP.
  • Mount the SPP on a remote server running Windows or Linux that has a network connection to the ESXi host to be updated.
  • Run SUM.
  • Add the ESXi host to be updated as a remote target/node.
  • Enter IP or DNS address of the ESXi host to be updated Enter the ESXi host credentials (root or administrator username and password).
  • For SUM 6.0 and newer, select both the Additional Package with the added component and the SPP Baseline on the node Inventory page.
  • Follow Smart Update Manager Steps and complete the firmware update.

Refer to the SPP documentation for detailed instructions at: http://www.hpe.com/info/spp/documentation
 
To use HP Insight Control for vCenter:

  • Log in to the vSphere Client.
  • Select a server or cluster in the inventory tree.
  • Click the HP Insight Management tab.
  • Follow Insight Control for vCenter steps to update firmware using a Smart Component

To update firmware from VMware ESXi operating system on target server:

  • Enable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host.
  • Login as root. (You must be root in order to apply the update.)
  • Place the Smart Component zip file in a temporary directory.
  • Unzip the file CPXXXXXX.zip
  • Ensure that CPXXXXXX.vmexe is executable by using the command:

             chmod +x CPXXXXXX.vmexe    

  • From the same directory, execute the Smart Component. For example: ./CPXXXXXX.vmexe
  • Follow the directions given by the Smart Component.
  • Logout
  • Disable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host.

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:
   Online ROM Flash Component for VMware ESXi - EH0146FCBVB and EH0300FCBVC drives

Release Version and/or Date:
      HPDA

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
      HPDA

Previous Version of Firmware:
      HPD8

Firmware Dependency:
     None

Enhancements/New Features:
     None

Problems Fixed:

      This firmware changes the response to a SMART trip for changes in the motor electric current so that it:

  • Spins down any drive that exceeds established motor current thresholds and identifies it for removal
  • Prevents the drive from spinning up again after a power cycle in case it is not removed

Known Issues:
     None


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


This firmware changes the response to a SMART trip for changes in the motor electric current so that it:
- Spins down any drive that exceeds established motor current thresholds and identifies it for removal
- Prevents the drive from spinning up again after a power cycle in case it is not removed

Version:HPDA (3 May 2018)
Fixes

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


This firmware changes the response to a SMART trip for changes in the motor electric current so that it:
- Spins down any drive that exceeds established motor current thresholds and identifies it for removal
- Prevents the drive from spinning up again after a power cycle in case it is not removed


Version:HPD9 (18 Aug 2017)
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.

Important Notes:

REMOVED - This version of the System ROM is NO LONGER AVAILABLE for download.

Refer the customer advisory published here https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00040080en_us for more details on the issue and the impact of the issue.

Problems Fixed:

  • An unexpected drive lockup could occur due to drive motor currents exceeding the normal operating limits. Firmware version HPD9 implements new drive motor current thresholds for SMART trip, which would initialize a controlled, drive spin-down operation if excessive drive motor currents are reported.

Version:HPD8 (24 Oct 2016)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HPE Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HPE 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 SPP and HP SUM.

Problems Fixed:

  • Reliability enhancement for applications that write data to a narrow range of tracks.
  • New SMART trip when device senses an abnormal change in the motor electric current.

Version:HPD4(E) (15 Jun 2015)
Enhancements

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP 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 SPP and HP SUM.
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPD4 do not need to update to HPD4 (E).

 Enhancements/New Features:

  • This firmware revision reduces the possibility of Uncorrectable Read Errors due to poor writes to the media.
  • Added support for VMware vSphere 5.5.
  • Added support for UEFI (Universal Extensible Firmware Interface) based servers.

Enhancements/New Features for HPD4 (D): 

  • Updated the flash engine to standardize logging across all SAS drive components.
  • Enhanced logging capability to improve the details provided in the component log file.

Enhancements/New Features for HPD4 (E):

  • VMware Firmware Smart component packaging has changed from a *.scexe package to a *.zip package, which contains an executable binary that provides enhanced security during installation. The functionality of the VMware Smart Component has not changed.

Version:HPD4(D) (30 Mar 2015)
Enhancements

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP 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 SPP and HP SUM.
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPD4 do not need to update to HPD4 (D).

 Enhancements/New Features:

  • This firmware revision reduces the possibility of Uncorrectable Read Errors due to poor writes to the media.
  • Added support for VMware vSphere 5.5.
  • Added support for UEFI (Universal Extensible Firmware Interface) based servers.
Enhancements/New Features for HPD4 (D): 
  • Updated the flash engine to standardize logging across all SAS drive components.
  • Enhanced logging capability to improve the details provided in the component log file.

Version:HPD4 (C) (24 Feb 2014)
Enhancements

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP 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 SPP and HP SUM.
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPD4 do not need to update to HPD4(C).

 Enhancements/New Features:

  • This firmware revision reduces the possibility of Uncorrectable Read Errors due to poor writes to the media.
  • Added support for VMware vSphere 5.5.
  • Added support for UEFI (Universal Extensible Firmware Interface) based servers.

Version:HPD4 (10 Sep 2013)
Enhancements

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP 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 SPP and HP SUM.

 Enhancements/New Features:

  • This firmware revision reduces the possibility of Uncorrectable Read Errors due to poor writes to the media.

Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: HPDA(3 May 2018)
Operating System(s):
VMware vSphere 5.1
VMware vSphere 5.5
VMware vSphere 6.0

Description

This Smart Component provides firmware for the following drive models: EH0146FCBVB and EH0300FCBVC

Installation Instructions

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

561e71c8b04c0c13283995e1bd00b260d79d58d4669f3084fbf836d967a2f7f2 CP035860.zip

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


Installation:

To use Smart Update Manager from the Service Pack for ProLiant:

     Offline (
The SPP Offline mode boots a special Linux OS environment, thus the Linux Smart Components are used, not the VMware Smart Components):

  • Place the Service Pack for ProLiant on a USB key using the USB Key Utility for Windows.
  • Place the desired Linux firmware component 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.

     Remote Online:

  • Download the appropriate SPP.
  • Add the component to the SPP.
  • Mount the SPP on a remote server running Windows or Linux that has a network connection to the ESXi host to be updated.
  • Run SUM.
  • Add the ESXi host to be updated as a remote target/node.
  • Enter IP or DNS address of the ESXi host to be updated Enter the ESXi host credentials (root or administrator username and password).
  • For SUM 6.0 and newer, select both the Additional Package with the added component and the SPP Baseline on the node Inventory page.
  • Follow Smart Update Manager Steps and complete the firmware update.

Refer to the SPP documentation for detailed instructions at: http://www.hpe.com/info/spp/documentation
 
To use HP Insight Control for vCenter:

  • Log in to the vSphere Client.
  • Select a server or cluster in the inventory tree.
  • Click the HP Insight Management tab.
  • Follow Insight Control for vCenter steps to update firmware using a Smart Component

To update firmware from VMware ESXi operating system on target server:

  • Enable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host.
  • Login as root. (You must be root in order to apply the update.)
  • Place the Smart Component zip file in a temporary directory.
  • Unzip the file CPXXXXXX.zip
  • Ensure that CPXXXXXX.vmexe is executable by using the command:

             chmod +x CPXXXXXX.vmexe    

  • From the same directory, execute the Smart Component. For example: ./CPXXXXXX.vmexe
  • Follow the directions given by the Smart Component.
  • Logout
  • Disable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host.

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:
   Online ROM Flash Component for VMware ESXi - EH0146FCBVB and EH0300FCBVC drives

Release Version and/or Date:
      HPDA

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
      HPDA

Previous Version of Firmware:
      HPD8

Firmware Dependency:
     None

Enhancements/New Features:
     None

Problems Fixed:

      This firmware changes the response to a SMART trip for changes in the motor electric current so that it:

  • Spins down any drive that exceeds established motor current thresholds and identifies it for removal
  • Prevents the drive from spinning up again after a power cycle in case it is not removed

Known Issues:
     None


Fixes

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


This firmware changes the response to a SMART trip for changes in the motor electric current so that it:
- Spins down any drive that exceeds established motor current thresholds and identifies it for removal
- Prevents the drive from spinning up again after a power cycle in case it is not removed

Revision History

Version:HPDA (3 May 2018)
Fixes

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


This firmware changes the response to a SMART trip for changes in the motor electric current so that it:
- Spins down any drive that exceeds established motor current thresholds and identifies it for removal
- Prevents the drive from spinning up again after a power cycle in case it is not removed


Version:HPD9 (18 Aug 2017)
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.

Important Notes:

REMOVED - This version of the System ROM is NO LONGER AVAILABLE for download.

Refer the customer advisory published here https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00040080en_us for more details on the issue and the impact of the issue.

Problems Fixed:

  • An unexpected drive lockup could occur due to drive motor currents exceeding the normal operating limits. Firmware version HPD9 implements new drive motor current thresholds for SMART trip, which would initialize a controlled, drive spin-down operation if excessive drive motor currents are reported.

Version:HPD8 (24 Oct 2016)
Fixes

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HPE Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HPE 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 SPP and HP SUM.

Problems Fixed:

  • Reliability enhancement for applications that write data to a narrow range of tracks.
  • New SMART trip when device senses an abnormal change in the motor electric current.

Version:HPD4(E) (15 Jun 2015)
Enhancements

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP 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 SPP and HP SUM.
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPD4 do not need to update to HPD4 (E).

 Enhancements/New Features:

  • This firmware revision reduces the possibility of Uncorrectable Read Errors due to poor writes to the media.
  • Added support for VMware vSphere 5.5.
  • Added support for UEFI (Universal Extensible Firmware Interface) based servers.

Enhancements/New Features for HPD4 (D): 

  • Updated the flash engine to standardize logging across all SAS drive components.
  • Enhanced logging capability to improve the details provided in the component log file.

Enhancements/New Features for HPD4 (E):

  • VMware Firmware Smart component packaging has changed from a *.scexe package to a *.zip package, which contains an executable binary that provides enhanced security during installation. The functionality of the VMware Smart Component has not changed.

Version:HPD4(D) (30 Mar 2015)
Enhancements

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP 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 SPP and HP SUM.
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPD4 do not need to update to HPD4 (D).

 Enhancements/New Features:

  • This firmware revision reduces the possibility of Uncorrectable Read Errors due to poor writes to the media.
  • Added support for VMware vSphere 5.5.
  • Added support for UEFI (Universal Extensible Firmware Interface) based servers.
Enhancements/New Features for HPD4 (D): 
  • Updated the flash engine to standardize logging across all SAS drive components.
  • Enhanced logging capability to improve the details provided in the component log file.

Version:HPD4 (C) (24 Feb 2014)
Enhancements

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP 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 SPP and HP SUM.
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPD4 do not need to update to HPD4(C).

 Enhancements/New Features:

  • This firmware revision reduces the possibility of Uncorrectable Read Errors due to poor writes to the media.
  • Added support for VMware vSphere 5.5.
  • Added support for UEFI (Universal Extensible Firmware Interface) based servers.

Version:HPD4 (10 Sep 2013)
Enhancements

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

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HP Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HP 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 SPP and HP SUM.

 Enhancements/New Features:

  • This firmware revision reduces the possibility of Uncorrectable Read Errors due to poor writes to the media.

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