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* RECOMMENDED * Firmware Flash Component for Windows - HP StorageWorks P2000 1TB/2TB 6G SAS 7.2K LFF Dual Port MDL Hard Drives (ST31000424SS, ST32000444SS)

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Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: 0006(24 Feb 2011)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems
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
File name: cp014522.exe (2.6 MB)
This Windows Smart Component contains a firmware update for the 6G SAS 7.2K LFF Dual Port MDL hard drive models ST31000424SS(1TB) and ST32000444SS(2TB) in HP StorageWorks P2000 G3 MSA and MSA2000 configurations.

This version (0006) of the firmware contains the following improvements:

  • Improved SAS 2.0 speed negotiation and HDD reset handling.

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 P2000/MSA2000 storage system

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP StorageWorks P2000/MSA2000 is an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade. For more information, see the HP StorageWorks 2000 Family Modular Storage Array reference guide.


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

b50f99da988eff1433be74dedfa6180e cp014522.exe

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 array controller


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 P2000/MSA2000 storage system

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP StorageWorks P2000/MSA2000 is an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade. For more information, see the HP StorageWorks 2000 Family Modular Storage Array reference guide.


Notes:

Failure Considerations:

  1. Single ported drive will not be flashed if the owner controller of that drive is not accessible through network.
  2. Drives will not be flashed if the drive is in a virtual disk which is being initialized, expanded, reconstructed, verified, or scrubbed.
  3. Flash operation on any pending disks will be aborted if the currently flashed drive is in LEFTOVR state or the virtual disk containing this disk is found to be in offline or critical state. If this does occur, the vdisk can be restored to online status by changing the drive status from leftover to available and then adding the drive to the vdisk as a spare. If a global spare drive was available, it will have been used to restore the vdisk to online status.

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


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


This is the initial release of firmware update for LFF SAS hard drive models ST31000424SS(1TB), ST32000444SS(2TB) for use in P2000/MSA2000 configurations.

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 P2000/MSA2000 storage system

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP StorageWorks P2000/MSA2000 is an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade. For more information, see the HP StorageWorks 2000 Family Modular Storage Array reference guide.

Version:0008 (B) (15 Aug 2014)
Enhancements

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

Upgrade to HDD firmware 0008(B) is not necessary if HDDs are currently running 0008 firmware.


In this version the Smart Component was updated to support MSA 1040 arrays.

The following enhancements were added in 0008:

  • Implemented an enhanced Head DIC(Data Integrity Check) algorithm to prevent false report of Head DIC(HDIC) failure.
  • Made code changes to streamline the host sequential-command processing paths which are used when queue depths are above 32, when write caching is enabled (WCE=1). Also, code changes to force allocation of internal processing resources to commands, to be done based on host command arrival order, which is relevant when the command queue depth is greater than 64. 
  • Whenever user cache is reinitialized, abort pending IRAW requests to avoid false data error. Firmware change was made to resolve the issue where self seek was not working with the interface disconnected. 
  • Replaced cold reset with warm reset after the drive stops writing on block boundary in response to NPL. Cold reset causes the drive to be spun down and to report 02/0401/00 after wards, while warm reset does not.
  • Updated code so that when the Power Loss Timer is started, after warm reset, both ports are set to busy state and will not accept connection requests until the timer expires. Instead of a constant for reset duration, system timer is utilized to accurately calculate the remaining time after the reset.

Version:0008 (A) (7 Oct 2013)
Enhancements

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


  • Implemented an enhanced Head DIC(Data Integrity Check) algorithm to prevent false report of Head DIC(HDIC) failure.
  • Made code changes to streamline the host sequential-command processing paths which are used when queue depths are above 32, when write caching is enabled (WCE=1). Also, code changes to force allocation of internal
    processing resources to commands, to be done based on host command arrival order, which is relevant when the command queue depth is greater than 64. 
  • Whenever user cache is reinitialized, abort pending IRAW requests to avoid false data error. Firmware change was made to resolve the issue where self seek was not working with the interface disconnected. 
  • Replaced cold reset with warm reset after the drive stops writing on block boundary in response to NPL. Cold reset causes the drive to be spun down and to report 02/0401/00 after wards, while warm reset does not.
  • Updated code so that when the Power Loss Timer is started, after warm reset, both ports are set to busy state and will not accept connection requests until the timer expires. Instead of a constant for reset duration, system timer is utilized to accurately calculate the remaining time after the reset.

Version:0008 (16 Apr 2012)
Enhancements

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


  • Implemented an enhanced Head DIC(Data Integrity Check) algorithm to prevent false report of Head DIC(HDIC) failure.
  • Made code changes to streamline the host sequential-command processing paths which are used when queue depths are above 32, when write caching is enabled (WCE=1). Also, code changes to force allocation of internal
    processing resources to commands, to be done based on host command arrival order, which is relevant when the command queue depth is greater than 64. 
  • Whenever user cache is reinitialized, abort pending IRAW requests to avoid false data error. Firmware change was made to resolve the issue where self seek was not working with the interface disconnected. 
  • Replaced cold reset with warm reset after the drive stops writing on block boundary in response to NPL. Cold reset causes the drive to be spun down and to report 02/0401/00 after wards, while warm reset does not.
  • Updated code so that when the Power Loss Timer is started, after warm reset, both ports are set to busy state and will not accept connection requests until the timer expires. Instead of a constant for reset duration, system timer is utilized to accurately calculate the remaining time after the reset.

Version:0006 (24 Feb 2011)
Fixes

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


This is the initial release of firmware update for LFF SAS hard drive models ST31000424SS(1TB), ST32000444SS(2TB) for use in P2000/MSA2000 configurations.

Enhancements

This version (0006) of the firmware contains the following improvements:

  • Improved SAS 2.0 speed negotiation and HDD reset handling.

Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: 0006(24 Feb 2011)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems
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

Description

This Windows Smart Component contains a firmware update for the 6G SAS 7.2K LFF Dual Port MDL hard drive models ST31000424SS(1TB) and ST32000444SS(2TB) in HP StorageWorks P2000 G3 MSA and MSA2000 configurations.

Enhancements

This version (0006) of the firmware contains the following improvements:

  • Improved SAS 2.0 speed negotiation and HDD reset handling.

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 P2000/MSA2000 storage system

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP StorageWorks P2000/MSA2000 is an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade. For more information, see the HP StorageWorks 2000 Family Modular Storage Array reference guide.


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

b50f99da988eff1433be74dedfa6180e cp014522.exe

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 array controller


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 P2000/MSA2000 storage system

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP StorageWorks P2000/MSA2000 is an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade. For more information, see the HP StorageWorks 2000 Family Modular Storage Array reference guide.


Notes:

Failure Considerations:

  1. Single ported drive will not be flashed if the owner controller of that drive is not accessible through network.
  2. Drives will not be flashed if the drive is in a virtual disk which is being initialized, expanded, reconstructed, verified, or scrubbed.
  3. Flash operation on any pending disks will be aborted if the currently flashed drive is in LEFTOVR state or the virtual disk containing this disk is found to be in offline or critical state. If this does occur, the vdisk can be restored to online status by changing the drive status from leftover to available and then adding the drive to the vdisk as a spare. If a global spare drive was available, it will have been used to restore the vdisk to online status.

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


Fixes

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


This is the initial release of firmware update for LFF SAS hard drive models ST31000424SS(1TB), ST32000444SS(2TB) for use in P2000/MSA2000 configurations.

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 P2000/MSA2000 storage system

NOTE: Disk drive upgrades on the HP StorageWorks P2000/MSA2000 is an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade. For more information, see the HP StorageWorks 2000 Family Modular Storage Array reference guide.

Revision History

Version:0008 (B) (15 Aug 2014)
Enhancements

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

Upgrade to HDD firmware 0008(B) is not necessary if HDDs are currently running 0008 firmware.


In this version the Smart Component was updated to support MSA 1040 arrays.

The following enhancements were added in 0008:

  • Implemented an enhanced Head DIC(Data Integrity Check) algorithm to prevent false report of Head DIC(HDIC) failure.
  • Made code changes to streamline the host sequential-command processing paths which are used when queue depths are above 32, when write caching is enabled (WCE=1). Also, code changes to force allocation of internal processing resources to commands, to be done based on host command arrival order, which is relevant when the command queue depth is greater than 64. 
  • Whenever user cache is reinitialized, abort pending IRAW requests to avoid false data error. Firmware change was made to resolve the issue where self seek was not working with the interface disconnected. 
  • Replaced cold reset with warm reset after the drive stops writing on block boundary in response to NPL. Cold reset causes the drive to be spun down and to report 02/0401/00 after wards, while warm reset does not.
  • Updated code so that when the Power Loss Timer is started, after warm reset, both ports are set to busy state and will not accept connection requests until the timer expires. Instead of a constant for reset duration, system timer is utilized to accurately calculate the remaining time after the reset.

Version:0008 (A) (7 Oct 2013)
Enhancements

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


  • Implemented an enhanced Head DIC(Data Integrity Check) algorithm to prevent false report of Head DIC(HDIC) failure.
  • Made code changes to streamline the host sequential-command processing paths which are used when queue depths are above 32, when write caching is enabled (WCE=1). Also, code changes to force allocation of internal
    processing resources to commands, to be done based on host command arrival order, which is relevant when the command queue depth is greater than 64. 
  • Whenever user cache is reinitialized, abort pending IRAW requests to avoid false data error. Firmware change was made to resolve the issue where self seek was not working with the interface disconnected. 
  • Replaced cold reset with warm reset after the drive stops writing on block boundary in response to NPL. Cold reset causes the drive to be spun down and to report 02/0401/00 after wards, while warm reset does not.
  • Updated code so that when the Power Loss Timer is started, after warm reset, both ports are set to busy state and will not accept connection requests until the timer expires. Instead of a constant for reset duration, system timer is utilized to accurately calculate the remaining time after the reset.

Version:0008 (16 Apr 2012)
Enhancements

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


  • Implemented an enhanced Head DIC(Data Integrity Check) algorithm to prevent false report of Head DIC(HDIC) failure.
  • Made code changes to streamline the host sequential-command processing paths which are used when queue depths are above 32, when write caching is enabled (WCE=1). Also, code changes to force allocation of internal
    processing resources to commands, to be done based on host command arrival order, which is relevant when the command queue depth is greater than 64. 
  • Whenever user cache is reinitialized, abort pending IRAW requests to avoid false data error. Firmware change was made to resolve the issue where self seek was not working with the interface disconnected. 
  • Replaced cold reset with warm reset after the drive stops writing on block boundary in response to NPL. Cold reset causes the drive to be spun down and to report 02/0401/00 after wards, while warm reset does not.
  • Updated code so that when the Power Loss Timer is started, after warm reset, both ports are set to busy state and will not accept connection requests until the timer expires. Instead of a constant for reset duration, system timer is utilized to accurately calculate the remaining time after the reset.

Version:0006 (24 Feb 2011)
Fixes

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


This is the initial release of firmware update for LFF SAS hard drive models ST31000424SS(1TB), ST32000444SS(2TB) for use in P2000/MSA2000 configurations.

Enhancements

This version (0006) of the firmware contains the following improvements:

  • Improved SAS 2.0 speed negotiation and HDD reset handling.

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