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* RECOMMENDED * HP MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 300GB, 450GB, 600GB, 900GB SAS 6G SFF Hard Drive (EG0300FBVFL, EG0450FBVFM, EG0600FBVFP and EG0900FBVFQ) 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: HPD8(21 Aug 2013)
Operating System(s): HP-UX 11.23
HP-UX 11.31 (IA)
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
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (AMD64/EM64T)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (x86)
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 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86)
VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0
VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1
VMware ESX/ESXi Server 3.5
VMware ESXi 5.0
VMware vSphere 5.1
Multi-part download
File name: HP_EG0300FBVFL_HPD8.fla (929 KB)
File name: HP_EG0450FBVFM_HPD8.fla (929 KB)
File name: HP_EG0600FBVFP_HPD8.fla (929 KB)
File name: HP_EG0900FBVFQ_HPD8.fla (929 KB)
This package contains a firmware update for the hard drive models EG0300FBVFL (300G 10K SAS 6G), EG0450FBVFM (450G 10K SAS 6G), EG0600FBVFP (600G 10K SAS 6G) and EG0900FBVFQ (900G 10K SAS 6G) in MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 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, HPE recommends verifying your results with the following SHA-256 Checksum values:

aeadee6494ddbd0529b846b5f7af741e7a8f1e6113714ddfbaf61e7bc616bbe1 HP_EG0450FBVFM_HPD8.fla
c37526fe4b2afc1989dd1ff51d8942bdaee3ee1e21fc008c30b6af7090a2c01a HP_EG0900FBVFQ_HPD8.fla
186b20bfe87bbc0959f2007a7fc18cd47f16a9e4878925278cdee23b9df694bb HP_EG0600FBVFP_HPD8.fla
a450328be6f291fe0a0b6ff335835a9c2a018615b57179675cfa029e93c5e6fa HP_EG0300FBVFL_HPD8.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 package in a temporary directory.
  2. Locate the firmware file in the extracted folder.
  3. Stop I/O to vdisks before starting the firmware update.
  4. Log in to the SMU and, in the Configuration View panel, right-click the system and select Tools > Update Firmware. A table displays currently installed firmware versions.
  5. Select the drives to update.
  6. Click Browse and select the firmware file to install.
  7. Click Install Disk Firmware File. Wait for progress messages to specify that the update is complete.
  8. In the SMU display, verify that the proper firmware version appears for each module.
NOTE: Some drive FW requires a power cycle to upgrade.  If the FW version does not update in the SMU display, power cycle the entire array following the process in the corresponding HP MSA User Guide

Installation instructions using FTP
  1. Place the downloaded firmware package in a temporary directory.
  2. Locate the firmware file in the extracted folder.
  3. Using the SMU, prepare to use FTP:
    1. Determine the network-port IP addresses of the system controllers.

    2. Verify that the system FTP service is enabled.
    3. Verify that the user you will log in as has permission to use the FTP interface and has manage access rights.
       
  4. Stop all I/O to vdisks before starting the firmware update.
  5. Open a command prompt (Windows) or a terminal window (UNIX), and navigate to the directory containing the firmware file to load.
    1. Enter ftp <controller-network-address>. (For example: ftp 10.1.0.9)
    2. Log in as an FTP user. (MSA 2040/P2000 environments: user = ftp password = !ftp; MSA2000 environments: user = ftp password = flash)

    3. Enter: put <firmware-file> disk:enclosure-ID>:slot-number

  6. Repeat these steps to load the firmware on additional drives.
  7. Quit the FTP session.
  8. In the SMU display, verify that the proper firmware version appears for each module.
Note: Some drive FW requires a power cycle to upgrade.  If the FW version does not update in the SMU display, power cycle the entire array following the process in the corresponding HP MSA User Guide

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


Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE 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.


Notes:

Deliverable Name:
     HP MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 300GB, 450GB, 600GB, 900GB SAS 6G SFF Hard Drive (EG0300FBVFL, EG0450FBVFM, EG0600FBVFP and EG0900FBVFQ) Firmware

Release Version and/or Date:
      HPD8

Enhancements/New Features:
     None

Problems Fixed:

  • This microcode corrects a potential command timeout issue, that could result from a possible rare occurrence of a servo stall condition.

Known Issues:
     None


Supported Devices and Features:
Firmware on the listed drives can be updated when attached to any MSA 2040, P2000 G3 MSA or MSA2000 G2 array controller enclosure.


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.
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: HPD8(21 Aug 2013)
Operating System(s):
HP-UX 11.23
HP-UX 11.31 (IA)
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
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (AMD64/EM64T)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (x86)
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 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86)
VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0
VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1
VMware ESX/ESXi Server 3.5
VMware ESXi 5.0
VMware vSphere 5.1

Description

This package contains a firmware update for the hard drive models EG0300FBVFL (300G 10K SAS 6G), EG0450FBVFM (450G 10K SAS 6G), EG0600FBVFP (600G 10K SAS 6G) and EG0900FBVFQ (900G 10K SAS 6G) in MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 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, HPE recommends verifying your results with the following SHA-256 Checksum values:

aeadee6494ddbd0529b846b5f7af741e7a8f1e6113714ddfbaf61e7bc616bbe1 HP_EG0450FBVFM_HPD8.fla
c37526fe4b2afc1989dd1ff51d8942bdaee3ee1e21fc008c30b6af7090a2c01a HP_EG0900FBVFQ_HPD8.fla
186b20bfe87bbc0959f2007a7fc18cd47f16a9e4878925278cdee23b9df694bb HP_EG0600FBVFP_HPD8.fla
a450328be6f291fe0a0b6ff335835a9c2a018615b57179675cfa029e93c5e6fa HP_EG0300FBVFL_HPD8.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 package in a temporary directory.
  2. Locate the firmware file in the extracted folder.
  3. Stop I/O to vdisks before starting the firmware update.
  4. Log in to the SMU and, in the Configuration View panel, right-click the system and select Tools > Update Firmware. A table displays currently installed firmware versions.
  5. Select the drives to update.
  6. Click Browse and select the firmware file to install.
  7. Click Install Disk Firmware File. Wait for progress messages to specify that the update is complete.
  8. In the SMU display, verify that the proper firmware version appears for each module.
NOTE: Some drive FW requires a power cycle to upgrade.  If the FW version does not update in the SMU display, power cycle the entire array following the process in the corresponding HP MSA User Guide

Installation instructions using FTP
  1. Place the downloaded firmware package in a temporary directory.
  2. Locate the firmware file in the extracted folder.
  3. Using the SMU, prepare to use FTP:
    1. Determine the network-port IP addresses of the system controllers.

    2. Verify that the system FTP service is enabled.
    3. Verify that the user you will log in as has permission to use the FTP interface and has manage access rights.
       
  4. Stop all I/O to vdisks before starting the firmware update.
  5. Open a command prompt (Windows) or a terminal window (UNIX), and navigate to the directory containing the firmware file to load.
    1. Enter ftp <controller-network-address>. (For example: ftp 10.1.0.9)
    2. Log in as an FTP user. (MSA 2040/P2000 environments: user = ftp password = !ftp; MSA2000 environments: user = ftp password = flash)

    3. Enter: put <firmware-file> disk:enclosure-ID>:slot-number

  6. Repeat these steps to load the firmware on additional drives.
  7. Quit the FTP session.
  8. In the SMU display, verify that the proper firmware version appears for each module.
Note: Some drive FW requires a power cycle to upgrade.  If the FW version does not update in the SMU display, power cycle the entire array following the process in the corresponding HP MSA User Guide

Release Notes

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


Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE 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.


Notes:

Deliverable Name:
     HP MSA 2040/P2000/MSA2000 300GB, 450GB, 600GB, 900GB SAS 6G SFF Hard Drive (EG0300FBVFL, EG0450FBVFM, EG0600FBVFP and EG0900FBVFQ) Firmware

Release Version and/or Date:
      HPD8

Enhancements/New Features:
     None

Problems Fixed:

  • This microcode corrects a potential command timeout issue, that could result from a possible rare occurrence of a servo stall condition.

Known Issues:
     None


Supported Devices and Features:
Firmware on the listed drives can be updated when attached to any MSA 2040, P2000 G3 MSA or MSA2000 G2 array controller enclosure.


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.

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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