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** CRITICAL ** Supplemental Update / Online ROM Flash Component for ESXi - MB001000GWFWK and MB002000GWFWL Drives

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Type: Firmware - SATA Storage Disk
Version: HPG5(13 Mar 2019)
Operating System(s): VMware vSphere 6.0
VMware vSphere 6.5
VMware vSphere 6.7
Multi-part download
File name: CP038749.compsig (2.1 KB)
File name: CP038749.zip (8.3 MB)
This Smart Component provides firmware for the following drive models: MB001000GWFWK and MB002000GWFWL Drives

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

b419222a4ef97b760b23d4d85ff8794cb8da3c55e5a8466f425cc6db766e477b CP038749.compsig
15d3d86b5965de99a6e140834b5abfd3ed2a08d301640657f0c81456bc21e958 CP038749.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:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • In AHCI configuration only offline flashing is supported.
  • 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.

Notes:

Deliverable Name:
    
Supplemental Update / Online ROM Flash Component for ESXi - MB001000GWFWK and MB002000GWFWL Drives

Release Version and/or Date:
    
HPG5

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
     HPG4

Previous Version of Firmware:
     HPG4

Firmware Dependency:  
     None 

Enhancements/New Features:

  • None

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware corrects a rare but potential data integrity issue, found in specific workloads with improperly ordered write commands or during overlapped read command processing.

Known Issues:
     None


Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • In AHCI configuration only offline flashing is supported.
  • 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.

  • This firmware corrects a rare but potential data integrity issue, found in specific workloads with improperly ordered write commands or during overlapped read command processing.
Version:HPG4(D) (2 Apr 2019)
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 Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • In AHCI configuration only offline flashing is supported.
  • 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
  • Customers who already installed latest firmware version do not need to update to sub version like (B) (C) (D) etc..,

  • This firmware corrects a potential issue where the data in the reserved tracks is not properly updated, eliminating the risk of a drive not finishing the boot process on power up.  This firmware is also designed to prevent any previous firmware revisions to be loaded onto the drive, once the HPG4 firmware is downloaded.  Other maintenance fixes and updates are also included with the new firmware.
Enhancements

◾Added support for HPE Smart Array P824i-p MR Gen10 Controller.
◾Added support for VMware 6.7 Update1.


Version:HPG5 (13 Mar 2019)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • In AHCI configuration only offline flashing is supported.
  • 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.

  • This firmware corrects a rare but potential data integrity issue, found in specific workloads with improperly ordered write commands or during overlapped read command processing.

Version:HPG4(B) (26 Jun 2018)
Enhancements

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
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPG4 do not need to update to HPG4(B).

  • Added support for VMware vSphere 6.7.

Version:HPG4(C) (26 Jun 2018)
Enhancements

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.
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPG4 do not need to update to HPG4(C).

  • Firmware version HPG4 is designed to prevent any previous firmware revisions from being loaded onto the drive, after the drive is upgraded to HPG4 firmware.

Version:HPG4 (25 Sep 2017)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

  • 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.

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware corrects a potential issue where the data in the reserved tracks is not properly updated, eliminating the risk of a drive not finishing the boot process on power up.
  • Other maintenance fixes and updates are also included with the new firmware.
Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:

  • Firmware version HPG4 is designed to prevent any previous firmware revisions from being loaded onto the drive, after the drive is upgraded to HPG4 firmware. 

Type: Firmware - SATA Storage Disk
Version: HPG5(13 Mar 2019)
Operating System(s):
VMware vSphere 6.0
VMware vSphere 6.5
VMware vSphere 6.7

Description

This Smart Component provides firmware for the following drive models: MB001000GWFWK and MB002000GWFWL Drives

Installation Instructions

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

b419222a4ef97b760b23d4d85ff8794cb8da3c55e5a8466f425cc6db766e477b CP038749.compsig
15d3d86b5965de99a6e140834b5abfd3ed2a08d301640657f0c81456bc21e958 CP038749.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:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • In AHCI configuration only offline flashing is supported.
  • 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.

Notes:

Deliverable Name:
    
Supplemental Update / Online ROM Flash Component for ESXi - MB001000GWFWK and MB002000GWFWL Drives

Release Version and/or Date:
    
HPG5

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
     HPG4

Previous Version of Firmware:
     HPG4

Firmware Dependency:  
     None 

Enhancements/New Features:

  • None

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware corrects a rare but potential data integrity issue, found in specific workloads with improperly ordered write commands or during overlapped read command processing.

Known Issues:
     None


Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • In AHCI configuration only offline flashing is supported.
  • 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.

  • This firmware corrects a rare but potential data integrity issue, found in specific workloads with improperly ordered write commands or during overlapped read command processing.

Revision History

Version:HPG4(D) (2 Apr 2019)
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 Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • In AHCI configuration only offline flashing is supported.
  • 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
  • Customers who already installed latest firmware version do not need to update to sub version like (B) (C) (D) etc..,

  • This firmware corrects a potential issue where the data in the reserved tracks is not properly updated, eliminating the risk of a drive not finishing the boot process on power up.  This firmware is also designed to prevent any previous firmware revisions to be loaded onto the drive, once the HPG4 firmware is downloaded.  Other maintenance fixes and updates are also included with the new firmware.
Enhancements

◾Added support for HPE Smart Array P824i-p MR Gen10 Controller.
◾Added support for VMware 6.7 Update1.


Version:HPG5 (13 Mar 2019)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • In AHCI configuration only offline flashing is supported.
  • 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.

  • This firmware corrects a rare but potential data integrity issue, found in specific workloads with improperly ordered write commands or during overlapped read command processing.

Version:HPG4(B) (26 Jun 2018)
Enhancements

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
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPG4 do not need to update to HPG4(B).

  • Added support for VMware vSphere 6.7.

Version:HPG4(C) (26 Jun 2018)
Enhancements

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.
  • Customers who already installed firmware version HPG4 do not need to update to HPG4(C).

  • Firmware version HPG4 is designed to prevent any previous firmware revisions from being loaded onto the drive, after the drive is upgraded to HPG4 firmware.

Version:HPG4 (25 Sep 2017)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

  • 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.

Problems Fixed:

  • This firmware corrects a potential issue where the data in the reserved tracks is not properly updated, eliminating the risk of a drive not finishing the boot process on power up.
  • Other maintenance fixes and updates are also included with the new firmware.
Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:

  • Firmware version HPG4 is designed to prevent any previous firmware revisions from being loaded onto the drive, after the drive is upgraded to HPG4 firmware. 

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