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* RECOMMENDED * HP MSA 1040/2040, P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 300GB, 450GB, 600GB and 900GB 6G SAS 10K rpm SFF (EG0300FBVFL, EG0450FBVFM, EG0600FBVFP and EG0900FBVFQ) Hard Drive Firmware

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Note:  Some software requires a valid warranty, current Hewlett Packard Enterprise support contract, or a license fee.

Type: Firmware - SAS Storage Disk
Version: HPDC(4 Nov 2014)
Operating System(s): HP-UX 11.x
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
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)
Solaris 10 for x86 Systems
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)
VMware ESXi 5.0
VMware vSphere 5.1
VMware vSphere 5.5
Multi-part download
File name: HP_EG0300FBVFL_HPDC.fla (929 KB)
File name: HP_EG0450FBVFM_HPDC.fla (929 KB)
File name: HP_EG0600FBVFP_HPDC.fla (929 KB)
File name: HP_EG0900FBVFQ_HPDC.fla (929 KB)
This package contains a firmware update for the SFF hard drive models EG0300FBVFL (300G 10K SAS 6G), EG0450FBVFM (450G 10K SAS 6G), EG0600FBVFP (600G 10K SAS 6G) and EG0900FBVFQ (900G 10K SAS 6G) when configured in HP MSA 1040/2040, P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 storage arrays. Please DO NOT use this package for flashing the drives if they are in any other configurations including MSA2000 G1 array configurations.

Prerequisites:
WARNING! Do not cycle power or restart devices during a firmware update. If the update is interrupted or there is a power failure, the module could become inoperative. If this occurs, contact technical support. The module may need to be returned to the factory for reprogramming.

CAUTION: Before upgrading firmware, ensure that the storage system configuration is stable and is not being reconfigured or changed in any way. If configuration changes are in progress, monitor them and wait until they are completed before proceeding with the upgrade.

IMPORTANT: As with any firmware upgrade, it is a recommended best practice to ensure that you have a full backup prior to the upgrade.

NOTE: Drives of the same model in the storage system must have the same firmware revision.

NOTE: To install this firmware, you must download the firmware package from the HP website and save the file to your local filesystem.


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

f6c8711bb503c817e37e7fec0c004ed1 HP_EG0600FBVFP_HPDC.fla
ea07a76f51e90a01e3401301998b9435 HP_EG0450FBVFM_HPDC.fla
c9987cca9d20e9bdd82df8fbeb55ebfb HP_EG0300FBVFL_HPDC.fla
30517980e943b82d2a93b5677a751db8 HP_EG0900FBVFQ_HPDC.fla

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


Installation:
Installation instructions using Storage Management Utility (SMU):

  1. Place the downloaded firmware binary file in a temporary directory
  2. Stop I/O to vdisks before starting the firmware update.
  3. Log in to the SMU and select Tools > Update Firmware. A table displays currently installed firmware versions.
  4. Go to table which has Current Versions of All Disk Drives.
  5. Select the drives to update.
  6. Click Choose File and select the firmware file to install.
  7. Click Install Disk Firmware File.
  8. Wait for progress messages to specify that the update is complete.
  9. In the SMU display, verify that the proper firmware version appears for disk
  10. If the old firmware version is still displayed in the SMU, cycle power on the enclosure. And then log in to the SMU to verify the firmware version.

Installation instructions using FTP

Using the SMU, prepare to use FTP:

  • Determine the network-port IP addresses of the system controllers.
  • Verify that in the system FTP service is enabled.
  • Verify that the user you will log in as has permission to use the FTP interface and has manage access rights.
  • Stop all I/O to vdisks before starting the firmware update.
  • Obtain the address of each disk to be loaded in the form <enclosure-ID>:<slot-number> (for example, 0:1 and 1:9)
     
  1. Place the downloaded firmware binary file in a temporary directory.
  2. Open a command prompt (Windows) or a terminal window (UNIX), and navigate to the directory containing the firmware file to load.
  3. Enter ftp <controller-network-address>. (For example: ftp 10.1.0.9).
  4. Log in with user which has manage access permissions.
  5. To update specific drives, determine the enclosure number and slot number of the drive.
    • To update a specific drive,Type 'put <filename> disk:<enclosure-ID>:<slot-number>  where <filename> is the new firmware image to load.
  6. If needed, repeat these steps to load the firmware on additional drives.
  7. Quit the FTP session after flash is completed.
  8. In the SMU display, verify that the proper firmware version appears for each disk drive.
  9. If the old firmware version is still displayed in the SMU, cycle power on the enclosure. And then log in to the SMU to verify the firmware version.

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 firmware on drives in a virtual disk causes the drives to be temporarily inaccessible and increases the risk of data loss

IMPORTANT: Drive upgrades are an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade.


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

  • HP MSA 2040 SAN Dual Controller SFF Storage
  • HP MSA 2040 SAS Dual Controller SFF Storage
  • HP MSA 1040 2-port 10G iSCSI Dual Controller SFF Storage
  • HP MSA 1040 2-port 1G iSCSI Dual Controller SFF Storage
  • HP MSA 1040 2-port Fibre Channel Dual Controller SFF Storage
  • 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
  • Modular Smart Array 2324sa
  • Modular Smart Array 2324fc
  • Modular Smart Array 2324i

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


Following issue is fixed in this version:

  • This firmware release corrects a possible (E200 controller) drive discovery issue, due to the drive and controller timing not sequencing together.
CAUTION: Updating firmware on drives in a virtual disk causes the drives to be temporarily inaccessible and increases the risk of data loss

IMPORTANT: Drive upgrades are an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade.
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:HPDC (4 Nov 2014)
Fixes

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


Following issue is fixed in this version:

  • This firmware release corrects a possible (E200 controller) drive discovery issue, due to the drive and controller timing not sequencing together.

Version:HPD9 (22 Jan 2014)
Fixes

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


  • Fix for code load can not change ‘D_Sense’ bit in mode page.
  • Fix bug by which Hard Errors were mistakenly converted to Soft Errors during Channel Averaging ERP steps.
  • Fix problem where SMART motor start, head load, spin-up time, and spin-up retry counts were not being checked on every spin-up attempt. They were only being checked on the first spin-up after a power cycle, but not on the subsequent motor stop/starts.
  • Fix for a command timeout when dual-port sequential commands are active and one link breaks.

 


Version:HPD8 (21 Aug 2013)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE 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: HPDC(4 Nov 2014)
Operating System(s):
HP-UX 11.x
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
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)
Solaris 10 for x86 Systems
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)
VMware ESXi 5.0
VMware vSphere 5.1
VMware vSphere 5.5

Description

This package contains a firmware update for the SFF hard drive models EG0300FBVFL (300G 10K SAS 6G), EG0450FBVFM (450G 10K SAS 6G), EG0600FBVFP (600G 10K SAS 6G) and EG0900FBVFQ (900G 10K SAS 6G) when configured in HP MSA 1040/2040, P2000 G3 and MSA2000 G2 storage arrays. Please DO NOT use this package for flashing the drives if they are in any other configurations including MSA2000 G1 array configurations.

Installation Instructions

Prerequisites:
WARNING! Do not cycle power or restart devices during a firmware update. If the update is interrupted or there is a power failure, the module could become inoperative. If this occurs, contact technical support. The module may need to be returned to the factory for reprogramming.

CAUTION: Before upgrading firmware, ensure that the storage system configuration is stable and is not being reconfigured or changed in any way. If configuration changes are in progress, monitor them and wait until they are completed before proceeding with the upgrade.

IMPORTANT: As with any firmware upgrade, it is a recommended best practice to ensure that you have a full backup prior to the upgrade.

NOTE: Drives of the same model in the storage system must have the same firmware revision.

NOTE: To install this firmware, you must download the firmware package from the HP website and save the file to your local filesystem.


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

f6c8711bb503c817e37e7fec0c004ed1 HP_EG0600FBVFP_HPDC.fla
ea07a76f51e90a01e3401301998b9435 HP_EG0450FBVFM_HPDC.fla
c9987cca9d20e9bdd82df8fbeb55ebfb HP_EG0300FBVFL_HPDC.fla
30517980e943b82d2a93b5677a751db8 HP_EG0900FBVFQ_HPDC.fla

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


Installation:
Installation instructions using Storage Management Utility (SMU):

  1. Place the downloaded firmware binary file in a temporary directory
  2. Stop I/O to vdisks before starting the firmware update.
  3. Log in to the SMU and select Tools > Update Firmware. A table displays currently installed firmware versions.
  4. Go to table which has Current Versions of All Disk Drives.
  5. Select the drives to update.
  6. Click Choose File and select the firmware file to install.
  7. Click Install Disk Firmware File.
  8. Wait for progress messages to specify that the update is complete.
  9. In the SMU display, verify that the proper firmware version appears for disk
  10. If the old firmware version is still displayed in the SMU, cycle power on the enclosure. And then log in to the SMU to verify the firmware version.

Installation instructions using FTP

Using the SMU, prepare to use FTP:

  • Determine the network-port IP addresses of the system controllers.
  • Verify that in the system FTP service is enabled.
  • Verify that the user you will log in as has permission to use the FTP interface and has manage access rights.
  • Stop all I/O to vdisks before starting the firmware update.
  • Obtain the address of each disk to be loaded in the form <enclosure-ID>:<slot-number> (for example, 0:1 and 1:9)
     
  1. Place the downloaded firmware binary file in a temporary directory.
  2. Open a command prompt (Windows) or a terminal window (UNIX), and navigate to the directory containing the firmware file to load.
  3. Enter ftp <controller-network-address>. (For example: ftp 10.1.0.9).
  4. Log in with user which has manage access permissions.
  5. To update specific drives, determine the enclosure number and slot number of the drive.
    • To update a specific drive,Type 'put <filename> disk:<enclosure-ID>:<slot-number>  where <filename> is the new firmware image to load.
  6. If needed, repeat these steps to load the firmware on additional drives.
  7. Quit the FTP session after flash is completed.
  8. In the SMU display, verify that the proper firmware version appears for each disk drive.
  9. If the old firmware version is still displayed in the SMU, cycle power on the enclosure. And then log in to the SMU to verify the firmware version.

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 firmware on drives in a virtual disk causes the drives to be temporarily inaccessible and increases the risk of data loss

IMPORTANT: Drive upgrades are an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade.


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

  • HP MSA 2040 SAN Dual Controller SFF Storage
  • HP MSA 2040 SAS Dual Controller SFF Storage
  • HP MSA 1040 2-port 10G iSCSI Dual Controller SFF Storage
  • HP MSA 1040 2-port 1G iSCSI Dual Controller SFF Storage
  • HP MSA 1040 2-port Fibre Channel Dual Controller SFF Storage
  • 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
  • Modular Smart Array 2324sa
  • Modular Smart Array 2324fc
  • Modular Smart Array 2324i

Fixes

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


Following issue is fixed in this version:

  • This firmware release corrects a possible (E200 controller) drive discovery issue, due to the drive and controller timing not sequencing together.

Important

CAUTION: Updating firmware on drives in a virtual disk causes the drives to be temporarily inaccessible and increases the risk of data loss

IMPORTANT: Drive upgrades are an offline process. All host and array I/O must be stopped prior to the upgrade.

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:HPDC (4 Nov 2014)
Fixes

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


Following issue is fixed in this version:

  • This firmware release corrects a possible (E200 controller) drive discovery issue, due to the drive and controller timing not sequencing together.

Version:HPD9 (22 Jan 2014)
Fixes

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


  • Fix for code load can not change ‘D_Sense’ bit in mode page.
  • Fix bug by which Hard Errors were mistakenly converted to Soft Errors during Channel Averaging ERP steps.
  • Fix problem where SMART motor start, head load, spin-up time, and spin-up retry counts were not being checked on every spin-up attempt. They were only being checked on the first spin-up after a power cycle, but not on the subsequent motor stop/starts.
  • Fix for a command timeout when dual-port sequential commands are active and one link breaks.

 


Version:HPD8 (21 Aug 2013)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE 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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