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* RECOMMENDED * Smart Component for HPE Synergy Frame Link Module Firmware

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Type: Firmware - Frame Infrastructure
Version: 2.02.04(13 Nov 2018)
Operating System(s): CentOS 6
CentOS 7
Debian GNU/Linux 8.0
Fedora 23
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (x86-64)
VMware vSphere 5.5
VMware vSphere 6.0
VMware vSphere 6.5
File name: firmware-em-2.02.04-1.1.i586.rpm (147 MB)
This file is the smart component firmware image for the HPE Synergy Frame Link Module. This firmware provides management capabilities for the HPE Synergy Frame. This component must be used in conjunction with the Synergy Custom SPP and HPE OneView firmware management.

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

03ee23dabc32cfd5a7539dedb855b470510a800d5fff9804fc67c950eacceaba RPMS/i586/firmware-em-2.02.04-1.1.i586.rpm

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


Installation:

  • HPE OneView is required to install the frame link module smart component. 
  • Refer to the Synergy Software Releases page to identify supported component combinations: https://www.hpe.com/downloads/synergy
  • FLM 2.02.04 is only supported with Composer 4.0x or higher.

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


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


Important:

  • Refer to the Synergy Software Releases page to identify supported component combinations: https://www.hpe.com/downloads/synergy
  • FLM 2.02.04 is only supported with Composer 4.0x or higher.

Availability:

HPE Synergy: https://www.hpe.com/us/en/integrated-systems/synergy.html


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


  • Fixed the following issues:
    • OneView connectivity to the iLO on Gen10 compute modules may be temporarily disrupted for up to 10 minutes following a configuration change to the compute module or the update of iLO firmware.
    • Compute modules may intermittently fail to be successfully discovered after the simultaneous physical insertion or EFuse reset of multiple compute modules.
    • In rare cases the MGMT port settings for frame link modules in frames with Image Streamer appliances may be configured incorrectly by default. When the issue occurs, it could result in connectivity issues to the management ring or to the Image Streamer network.
    • Gen10 compute modules with iLO configured in FIPS or CNSA security states may fail to be discovered properly.
  • Refer to the Synergy Software Releases page to identify supported component combinations: https://www.hpe.com/downloads/synergy
  • FLM 2.02.04 is only supported with Composer 4.0x or higher.
Version:3.00.00 (26 Aug 2019)
Fixes

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


Fixed the following issues:

  • Transient communication errors could be asserted and cleared for Gen10 compute modules. When this issue occurs an alert condition similar to the following is displayed in OneView:
    • Issue: The server hardware in bay <bay #> cannot be discovered due to a communication failure.
  • In rare cases, communication errors could be encountered for one or more enclosure devices following frame link module factory reset. These transient communications errors clear with no user intervention.  When this issue occurs, alert conditions similar to the following may be displayed in OneView for impacted devices:
    • Issue: The <device type> in bay <bay #> cannot be discovered due to a communication failure.
  • In rare cases, a frame link module redundancy failover can result in a persistent communication error between the redundant frame link modules. A frame link module redundancy failover can occur when the frame link module with the active redundancy role is removed or rebooted, following a frame link module firmware update, or when a failover operation is specifically requested. When this issue occurs an alert condition similar to the following is displayed in OneView:
    • Issue: The frame link module in bay <bay #> has a communication failure with its partner module.
  • A transient LINK port connectivity error may be generated during the update of frame link module firmware as part of a "Logical enclosure firmware update" OneView task. When this issue occurs it could result in OneView aborting the associated firmware update task prior to successfully completing the update of the firmware in all enclosures in the logical enclosure group. An error similar to the following would be observed in OneView for the "Update enclosure firmware" subtasks for each aborted enclosure in the "Logical enclosure firmware update" task:
    • Issue: Unable to update firmware because the following enclosure are not properly connected: <list of enclosures>
  • Short duration power glitches on the power feed can result in erroneous and persistent indication of input power loss for connected power supplies with an alert condition similar to the following displayed in OneView:
    • Issue:  The power supply in bay <bay #> may be unplugged or the input power may be unavailable.
Enhancements

Hardware support

  • Added support for the HPE Synergy 4-port Frame Link Module.  This includes the following features that are exclusive to the 4-port Frame Link Module:
    • Hardware root of trust anchors essential firmware to the Frame Link Module processor
    • Secure Start ensures firmware integrity for the Frame Link Module firmware
    • TPM protects the key used for file encryption to safeguard Frame Link Module data
  • Added support for HPE Synergy Composer2.  Frame link modules in the same frame as Composer2 must run version 3.00.00 or greater.

General features

  • Enabled hardware watchdog functionality on various frame management processors
  • Added an alert to OneView if there are not at least two cabled MGMT ports that can be used for management network redundancy
  • Added an alert to OneView if the frame ambient temperature sensor cannot be read
  • Improved alert message and resolution text
  • Improved logging
  • General stability and resiliency improvements
  • General security improvements

Synergy Console improvements to aid in the installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of the frame and frame components:

  • Added the ability to see the speed of each fan within the frame.  This includes what device or interconnect is driving the fan speed
  • Added support to save a Frame Link Module supportdump to a USB device
  • Improved performance of the Synergy Console

Version:2.04.00 (2 Apr 2019)
Fixes

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


Fixed the following issues:

  • In rare cases, a compute module may very briefly be CPU throttled (less than 1 second) during initial discovery by the frame link module.  While mostly transparent to normal operation,  the condition may result in the following entry being observed in the iLO Integrated Management Log: 
    • “CPU(s) operating at reduced performance level due to an enclosure power event”.
  • In very rare cases, the iLO Integrated Remote Console application accessed from the Synergy Console Actions menu may stop responding.
  • Running the MGMT Port Test diagnostic test from the Synergy Console Actions menu on a single frame configuration with a single frame link module may fail and result in loss of connectivity to the frame and frame components until the frame link module is rebooted.
  • In very rare cases, the frame link module smart component may fail causing overall failure of the associated OneView "Update enclosure firmware" task to fail with the following error:
    • "Firmware update failed due to an internal error"
  • In rare cases, the reboot or failover of an active frame link module may result in the following error being reported by OneView:
    • "Enclosure inventory may be incomplete. Unable to retrieve link module information." 
  • The minimum number of required power supplies displayed in HPE OneView may be incorrect following the failure of a power feed.
  • Short duration (~5 seconds) critical communication error condition may be asserted against a frame component.  Isolated occurrences of this issue may safely be ignored.
Enhancements

  • Enhanced failure detection and error reporting to provide more granular messages and resolution across a broader range of conditions for overall improved diagnosability.
  • Enhanced frame related content logged to the Active Health System (AHS) on the compute nodes to provide additional relevant frame context for diagnosing compute node issues
  • Improved time for frame link module to detect and discover compute modules
  • Enhanced frame link module redundancy logic to better assess comparative health of redundant frame link modules in choosing the most viable frame link module to assume the active role
  • Improved frame cabling error detection to avoid asserting a cabling error condition when the MGMT ports of the frame link modules in multiple frames are uplinked to the same top-of-rack switch that is either not 802.1D compliant or has been configured with compliance disabled.
  • Optimized efficiency of the thermal management of the HPE Synergy 10Gb Pass Thru Module
  • Synergy Console improvements to aid in the installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of the frame and frame components:
    • Added support for accessing iLO command line interface via serial console from the Actions->iLO Command Line Interface menu
    • Improved visibility of frame management IP address required for import of a remote ring within HPE OneView 
    • Improved Synergy Console error messaging to better direct user in OneView restore from backup process
    • Added the ability to perform a frame link module failover from the Actions->FLM Diagnostics menu
    • Added the ability to power control a compute node from the Integrated Remote Console session initiated from the Synergy Console
    • Added the power supply firmware version to the power supply screen
    • Added an indicator when the frame link module maintenance console is active
    • Added a notification to the Frame Health & Inventory screen to indicate when the frame link module cannot get updated time information from the HPE Synergy Composer
  • General stability and resilience improvements
  • General security improvements 

Version:2.02.04 (13 Nov 2018)
Fixes

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


  • Fixed the following issues:
    • OneView connectivity to the iLO on Gen10 compute modules may be temporarily disrupted for up to 10 minutes following a configuration change to the compute module or the update of iLO firmware.
    • Compute modules may intermittently fail to be successfully discovered after the simultaneous physical insertion or EFuse reset of multiple compute modules.
    • In rare cases the MGMT port settings for frame link modules in frames with Image Streamer appliances may be configured incorrectly by default. When the issue occurs, it could result in connectivity issues to the management ring or to the Image Streamer network.
    • Gen10 compute modules with iLO configured in FIPS or CNSA security states may fail to be discovered properly.

Version:2.02.03 (8 Jun 2018)
Fixes

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


Fixed an issue where, in very rare cases, unexpected delays in the initialization of a frame link module (FLM) during the update of FLM firmware could cause the loss of HPE Synergy Image Streamer redundancy.  When this issue occurs the health status of HPE Synergy Image Streamers is degraded which can prevent the successful firmware update of other frame link modules in the affected Logical Enclosure (LE).  Although extremely unlikely, this can also potentially result in compute module(s) in the affected LE losing access to their boot image being hosted by the impacted HPE Synergy Image Streamers. 


Version:2.02.02 (30 Mar 2018)
Fixes

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


  • Fixed an issue where the Compute Module Model Name may be displayed incorrectly on the Synergy Console
  • Fixed an issue where the Frame Link Module would incorrectly respond to ARP requests for 192.168.10.1 
  • Fixed an issue where a frame link module could spontaneously and periodically reboot when uplinked to certain top of rack Ethernet switches configured to send Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) information including the optional System Description type-value-length (TLV) beginning with a leading numeric value. Related customer advisory:
  • ​​​​​Fixed an issue where OneView subscriptions to frame link module RIS events were unexpectedly deleted after upgrade of frame link module firmware to version 2.02.00 or 2.02.01.  This issue could result in the frame status reported by OneView being out of synchronization with the actual physical frame status as well as possible failure of certain OneView frame configuration tasks.  Note that upgrading to version 2.02.02 after triggering this issue will not correct the issue.  A manual refresh of the frame from OneView is required to correct the issue once present.
  • Fixed an issue where a Javascript popup error message could be encountered while accessing certain Synergy Console screens.
  • General security fixes
Enhancements

  • Enhanced failure detection and error reporting to provide more granular messages and resolution across a broader range of conditions for overall improved diagnosability.
  • Synergy Console improvements to aid in the initial installation and configuration of the frame and frame components prior to importing the frame into HPE OneView:
    • Added compute module serial console support
    • Added iLO Integrated Management Log (IML) access which provides information related to compute module health
    • Added frame port mapping screens which provide information related to compute module connectivity
    • Added power control for compute modules
    • Added frame UID control for easy frame identification
    • Enhanced the user feedback when connecting to OneView from the Synergy Console
    • Enhanced messages/resolutions
  • Enhanced frame related content logged to the Active Health System (AHS) on the compute modules to provide additional relevant frame context for diagnosing compute module issues 
  • General stability and resilience improvements
  • General security improvements

Version:2.02.01 (21 Feb 2018)
Fixes

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


REMOVED: Frame Link Module version 2.02.01 is NO LONGER AVAILABLE for download due to an incompatibility with OneView 3.10.x. 

Please refer to CA a00049621en_us (https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00049621en_us) for more details.

Enhancements

REMOVED: Frame Link Module version 2.02.01 is NO LONGER AVAILABLE for download due to an incompatibility with OneView 3.10.x. 

Please refer to CA a00049621en_us (https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00049621en_us) for more details.


Version:2.02.00 (5 Feb 2018)
Fixes

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


REMOVED: Frame Link Module version 2.02.00 is NO LONGER AVAILABLE for download due to an incompatibility with OneView 3.10.x. 

Please refer to CA a00049621en_us (https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00049621en_us) for more details.

Enhancements

REMOVED: Frame Link Module version 2.02.00 is NO LONGER AVAILABLE for download due to an incompatibility with OneView 3.10.x. 

Please refer to CA a00049621en_us (https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00049621en_us) for more details.


Version:2.01.01 (25 Sep 2017)
Fixes

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


Fixed an issue where the collection of a frame link module support dump, which is collected as part of an HPE OneView support dump, could result in a brief disruption (1 second) of compute module connectivity to one or more configured interconnect fabrics.  When the HPE Synergy D3940 Storage Module is configured within the frame, this could result in a critical failure on one or more compute modules with its configured logical drives.  


Version:2.01.00 (25 Sep 2017)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


  • Fixed an issue where an error could occur on a Frame Link Module during a firmware upgrade causing the firmware update to fail and possibly requiring a manual reboot to fully recover.
  • Fixed an issue where the Frame Link Module could not communicate with HPE OneView after user installation of a CA signed certificate chain with more than 8 total certificates (inclusive of root and intermediate certificates).  This issue caused the connection to OneView from the Synergy Console to fail.  Frame status events would also not be delivered and updated in OneView.
  • Fixed an issue where the Frame Link Module could unexpectedly shutdown in extreme operating environments where the ambient temperature was below 0 degrees Celsius.
  • Fixed an issue where HPE OneView could indicate an iLO communication timeout for an HPE Synergy compute module when the iLO setting for HPE iLO Federation Multicast Announcement Interval is set to Disabled, 30s, or 60s.
Enhancements

  • Added CNSA Suite B support.
  • Added display of Frame Link Module SSL host certificate and SSH public key fingerprints to the Synergy Console to allow user verification of Frame Link Module identity within HPE OneView.

Version:2.00.00 (12 Jul 2017)
Fixes

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


  • Fixed an issue where connection to HPE OneView from the Synergy Console could not be successfully completed after installation of CA signed certificate(s) on HPE OneView
  • Fixed an issue where network link could not be successfully negotiated between the frame link module MGMT port and certain external Ethernet switches
  • General security fixes
Enhancements

  • Enabled access to the Synergy Console through the front panel laptop port by using a web browser.  This can be accessed by plugging a laptop Ethernet port into the Synergy front panel laptop port, opening a web browser, and navigating to http://192.168.10.1:5800
  • Synergy Console improvements to aid in the initial installation and configuration of the frame and frame components prior to importing the frame into HPE OneView:       
    • Added frame health and inventory screens which provide information related to hardware health, cabling configuration, and inventory details
    • Added compute node graphical console access directly from the Synergy Console.  Access a compute node graphical console by clicking the Actions button, selecting Integrated Remote Consoles, and clicking on the desired compute node
    • Enhanced the user feedback when connecting to OneView from the Synergy Console
    • Added frame link module diagnostic actions accessible by clicking the Actions button and selecting the FLM Diagnostics menu option
      • Reboot:  Performs a reboot of a frame link module.  The user may select to reboot either the active or standby frame link module when a redundant frame link module is present.
      • Factory Reset:  Performs a factory reset of the frame link module(s) in the frame.  This method may be used as an alternative to performing the 10 second press and hold operation on the front panel reset button.
      • Mgmt Port Test:  Validates the connectivity of all frame link module MGMT ports.  This action is only available when the frame is unclaimed to avoid disrupting network access to HPE OneView.
    • Improved font support
  • Improved the frame cold power on sequencing so that interconnect modules are available for service when the compute nodes are powered on
  • Enhanced failure detection and error reporting to provide more granular messages and resolution across a broader range of conditions for overall improved diagnosablity.
  • Enhanced frame related content logged to the Active Health System (AHS) on the compute nodes to provide additional relevant frame context for diagnosing compute node issues.
  • Added monitoring of connectivity from the frame management network ring to the external management network.  A fault indication is reported when connectivity is lost.
  • Improved the general reliability and resilience of network connectivity between frames in a management network ring and between the ring and the external management network
  • Improved serviceability of the frame midplane to minimize impacts to the configured OneView management domain.
  • Improved the user experience associated with the frame link module reset and factory reset actions initiated by pressing the front panel reset button.  The front panel UID LED will now accurately display the FLM behavior.  A short press of the reset button (less than 10 seconds) will turn on the UID LED and result in the active frame link module rebooting.  A long press of the reset button (greater than 10 seconds) will cause the UID LED to blink and result in both frame link modules performing a factory reset.  If the frame link modules are not available, the UID LED will no longer turn on or blink in response to the reset button press until the frame link module(s) become available.  For the best factory reset experience, use the Synergy Console, click the Actions button, select FLM diagnostics, and click Factory Reset
  • Security enhancements:
    • TLS 1.0 disabled
    • 3DES disabled
    • General security improvements

Type: Firmware - Frame Infrastructure
Version: 2.02.04(13 Nov 2018)
Operating System(s):
CentOS 6
CentOS 7
Debian GNU/Linux 8.0
Fedora 23
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (x86-64)
VMware vSphere 5.5
VMware vSphere 6.0
VMware vSphere 6.5

Description

This file is the smart component firmware image for the HPE Synergy Frame Link Module. This firmware provides management capabilities for the HPE Synergy Frame. This component must be used in conjunction with the Synergy Custom SPP and HPE OneView firmware management.

Installation Instructions

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

03ee23dabc32cfd5a7539dedb855b470510a800d5fff9804fc67c950eacceaba RPMS/i586/firmware-em-2.02.04-1.1.i586.rpm

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


Installation:

  • HPE OneView is required to install the frame link module smart component. 
  • Refer to the Synergy Software Releases page to identify supported component combinations: https://www.hpe.com/downloads/synergy
  • FLM 2.02.04 is only supported with Composer 4.0x or higher.

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.


Important:

  • Refer to the Synergy Software Releases page to identify supported component combinations: https://www.hpe.com/downloads/synergy
  • FLM 2.02.04 is only supported with Composer 4.0x or higher.

Availability:

HPE Synergy: https://www.hpe.com/us/en/integrated-systems/synergy.html


Fixes

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


  • Fixed the following issues:
    • OneView connectivity to the iLO on Gen10 compute modules may be temporarily disrupted for up to 10 minutes following a configuration change to the compute module or the update of iLO firmware.
    • Compute modules may intermittently fail to be successfully discovered after the simultaneous physical insertion or EFuse reset of multiple compute modules.
    • In rare cases the MGMT port settings for frame link modules in frames with Image Streamer appliances may be configured incorrectly by default. When the issue occurs, it could result in connectivity issues to the management ring or to the Image Streamer network.
    • Gen10 compute modules with iLO configured in FIPS or CNSA security states may fail to be discovered properly.

Availability

Important

  • Refer to the Synergy Software Releases page to identify supported component combinations: https://www.hpe.com/downloads/synergy
  • FLM 2.02.04 is only supported with Composer 4.0x or higher.

Revision History

Version:3.00.00 (26 Aug 2019)
Fixes

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


Fixed the following issues:

  • Transient communication errors could be asserted and cleared for Gen10 compute modules. When this issue occurs an alert condition similar to the following is displayed in OneView:
    • Issue: The server hardware in bay <bay #> cannot be discovered due to a communication failure.
  • In rare cases, communication errors could be encountered for one or more enclosure devices following frame link module factory reset. These transient communications errors clear with no user intervention.  When this issue occurs, alert conditions similar to the following may be displayed in OneView for impacted devices:
    • Issue: The <device type> in bay <bay #> cannot be discovered due to a communication failure.
  • In rare cases, a frame link module redundancy failover can result in a persistent communication error between the redundant frame link modules. A frame link module redundancy failover can occur when the frame link module with the active redundancy role is removed or rebooted, following a frame link module firmware update, or when a failover operation is specifically requested. When this issue occurs an alert condition similar to the following is displayed in OneView:
    • Issue: The frame link module in bay <bay #> has a communication failure with its partner module.
  • A transient LINK port connectivity error may be generated during the update of frame link module firmware as part of a "Logical enclosure firmware update" OneView task. When this issue occurs it could result in OneView aborting the associated firmware update task prior to successfully completing the update of the firmware in all enclosures in the logical enclosure group. An error similar to the following would be observed in OneView for the "Update enclosure firmware" subtasks for each aborted enclosure in the "Logical enclosure firmware update" task:
    • Issue: Unable to update firmware because the following enclosure are not properly connected: <list of enclosures>
  • Short duration power glitches on the power feed can result in erroneous and persistent indication of input power loss for connected power supplies with an alert condition similar to the following displayed in OneView:
    • Issue:  The power supply in bay <bay #> may be unplugged or the input power may be unavailable.
Enhancements

Hardware support

  • Added support for the HPE Synergy 4-port Frame Link Module.  This includes the following features that are exclusive to the 4-port Frame Link Module:
    • Hardware root of trust anchors essential firmware to the Frame Link Module processor
    • Secure Start ensures firmware integrity for the Frame Link Module firmware
    • TPM protects the key used for file encryption to safeguard Frame Link Module data
  • Added support for HPE Synergy Composer2.  Frame link modules in the same frame as Composer2 must run version 3.00.00 or greater.

General features

  • Enabled hardware watchdog functionality on various frame management processors
  • Added an alert to OneView if there are not at least two cabled MGMT ports that can be used for management network redundancy
  • Added an alert to OneView if the frame ambient temperature sensor cannot be read
  • Improved alert message and resolution text
  • Improved logging
  • General stability and resiliency improvements
  • General security improvements

Synergy Console improvements to aid in the installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of the frame and frame components:

  • Added the ability to see the speed of each fan within the frame.  This includes what device or interconnect is driving the fan speed
  • Added support to save a Frame Link Module supportdump to a USB device
  • Improved performance of the Synergy Console

Version:2.04.00 (2 Apr 2019)
Fixes

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


Fixed the following issues:

  • In rare cases, a compute module may very briefly be CPU throttled (less than 1 second) during initial discovery by the frame link module.  While mostly transparent to normal operation,  the condition may result in the following entry being observed in the iLO Integrated Management Log: 
    • “CPU(s) operating at reduced performance level due to an enclosure power event”.
  • In very rare cases, the iLO Integrated Remote Console application accessed from the Synergy Console Actions menu may stop responding.
  • Running the MGMT Port Test diagnostic test from the Synergy Console Actions menu on a single frame configuration with a single frame link module may fail and result in loss of connectivity to the frame and frame components until the frame link module is rebooted.
  • In very rare cases, the frame link module smart component may fail causing overall failure of the associated OneView "Update enclosure firmware" task to fail with the following error:
    • "Firmware update failed due to an internal error"
  • In rare cases, the reboot or failover of an active frame link module may result in the following error being reported by OneView:
    • "Enclosure inventory may be incomplete. Unable to retrieve link module information." 
  • The minimum number of required power supplies displayed in HPE OneView may be incorrect following the failure of a power feed.
  • Short duration (~5 seconds) critical communication error condition may be asserted against a frame component.  Isolated occurrences of this issue may safely be ignored.
Enhancements

  • Enhanced failure detection and error reporting to provide more granular messages and resolution across a broader range of conditions for overall improved diagnosability.
  • Enhanced frame related content logged to the Active Health System (AHS) on the compute nodes to provide additional relevant frame context for diagnosing compute node issues
  • Improved time for frame link module to detect and discover compute modules
  • Enhanced frame link module redundancy logic to better assess comparative health of redundant frame link modules in choosing the most viable frame link module to assume the active role
  • Improved frame cabling error detection to avoid asserting a cabling error condition when the MGMT ports of the frame link modules in multiple frames are uplinked to the same top-of-rack switch that is either not 802.1D compliant or has been configured with compliance disabled.
  • Optimized efficiency of the thermal management of the HPE Synergy 10Gb Pass Thru Module
  • Synergy Console improvements to aid in the installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of the frame and frame components:
    • Added support for accessing iLO command line interface via serial console from the Actions->iLO Command Line Interface menu
    • Improved visibility of frame management IP address required for import of a remote ring within HPE OneView 
    • Improved Synergy Console error messaging to better direct user in OneView restore from backup process
    • Added the ability to perform a frame link module failover from the Actions->FLM Diagnostics menu
    • Added the ability to power control a compute node from the Integrated Remote Console session initiated from the Synergy Console
    • Added the power supply firmware version to the power supply screen
    • Added an indicator when the frame link module maintenance console is active
    • Added a notification to the Frame Health & Inventory screen to indicate when the frame link module cannot get updated time information from the HPE Synergy Composer
  • General stability and resilience improvements
  • General security improvements 

Version:2.02.04 (13 Nov 2018)
Fixes

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


  • Fixed the following issues:
    • OneView connectivity to the iLO on Gen10 compute modules may be temporarily disrupted for up to 10 minutes following a configuration change to the compute module or the update of iLO firmware.
    • Compute modules may intermittently fail to be successfully discovered after the simultaneous physical insertion or EFuse reset of multiple compute modules.
    • In rare cases the MGMT port settings for frame link modules in frames with Image Streamer appliances may be configured incorrectly by default. When the issue occurs, it could result in connectivity issues to the management ring or to the Image Streamer network.
    • Gen10 compute modules with iLO configured in FIPS or CNSA security states may fail to be discovered properly.

Version:2.02.03 (8 Jun 2018)
Fixes

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


Fixed an issue where, in very rare cases, unexpected delays in the initialization of a frame link module (FLM) during the update of FLM firmware could cause the loss of HPE Synergy Image Streamer redundancy.  When this issue occurs the health status of HPE Synergy Image Streamers is degraded which can prevent the successful firmware update of other frame link modules in the affected Logical Enclosure (LE).  Although extremely unlikely, this can also potentially result in compute module(s) in the affected LE losing access to their boot image being hosted by the impacted HPE Synergy Image Streamers. 


Version:2.02.02 (30 Mar 2018)
Fixes

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


  • Fixed an issue where the Compute Module Model Name may be displayed incorrectly on the Synergy Console
  • Fixed an issue where the Frame Link Module would incorrectly respond to ARP requests for 192.168.10.1 
  • Fixed an issue where a frame link module could spontaneously and periodically reboot when uplinked to certain top of rack Ethernet switches configured to send Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) information including the optional System Description type-value-length (TLV) beginning with a leading numeric value. Related customer advisory:
  • ​​​​​Fixed an issue where OneView subscriptions to frame link module RIS events were unexpectedly deleted after upgrade of frame link module firmware to version 2.02.00 or 2.02.01.  This issue could result in the frame status reported by OneView being out of synchronization with the actual physical frame status as well as possible failure of certain OneView frame configuration tasks.  Note that upgrading to version 2.02.02 after triggering this issue will not correct the issue.  A manual refresh of the frame from OneView is required to correct the issue once present.
  • Fixed an issue where a Javascript popup error message could be encountered while accessing certain Synergy Console screens.
  • General security fixes
Enhancements

  • Enhanced failure detection and error reporting to provide more granular messages and resolution across a broader range of conditions for overall improved diagnosability.
  • Synergy Console improvements to aid in the initial installation and configuration of the frame and frame components prior to importing the frame into HPE OneView:
    • Added compute module serial console support
    • Added iLO Integrated Management Log (IML) access which provides information related to compute module health
    • Added frame port mapping screens which provide information related to compute module connectivity
    • Added power control for compute modules
    • Added frame UID control for easy frame identification
    • Enhanced the user feedback when connecting to OneView from the Synergy Console
    • Enhanced messages/resolutions
  • Enhanced frame related content logged to the Active Health System (AHS) on the compute modules to provide additional relevant frame context for diagnosing compute module issues 
  • General stability and resilience improvements
  • General security improvements

Version:2.02.01 (21 Feb 2018)
Fixes

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


REMOVED: Frame Link Module version 2.02.01 is NO LONGER AVAILABLE for download due to an incompatibility with OneView 3.10.x. 

Please refer to CA a00049621en_us (https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00049621en_us) for more details.

Enhancements

REMOVED: Frame Link Module version 2.02.01 is NO LONGER AVAILABLE for download due to an incompatibility with OneView 3.10.x. 

Please refer to CA a00049621en_us (https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00049621en_us) for more details.


Version:2.02.00 (5 Feb 2018)
Fixes

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


REMOVED: Frame Link Module version 2.02.00 is NO LONGER AVAILABLE for download due to an incompatibility with OneView 3.10.x. 

Please refer to CA a00049621en_us (https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00049621en_us) for more details.

Enhancements

REMOVED: Frame Link Module version 2.02.00 is NO LONGER AVAILABLE for download due to an incompatibility with OneView 3.10.x. 

Please refer to CA a00049621en_us (https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00049621en_us) for more details.


Version:2.01.01 (25 Sep 2017)
Fixes

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


Fixed an issue where the collection of a frame link module support dump, which is collected as part of an HPE OneView support dump, could result in a brief disruption (1 second) of compute module connectivity to one or more configured interconnect fabrics.  When the HPE Synergy D3940 Storage Module is configured within the frame, this could result in a critical failure on one or more compute modules with its configured logical drives.  


Version:2.01.00 (25 Sep 2017)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


  • Fixed an issue where an error could occur on a Frame Link Module during a firmware upgrade causing the firmware update to fail and possibly requiring a manual reboot to fully recover.
  • Fixed an issue where the Frame Link Module could not communicate with HPE OneView after user installation of a CA signed certificate chain with more than 8 total certificates (inclusive of root and intermediate certificates).  This issue caused the connection to OneView from the Synergy Console to fail.  Frame status events would also not be delivered and updated in OneView.
  • Fixed an issue where the Frame Link Module could unexpectedly shutdown in extreme operating environments where the ambient temperature was below 0 degrees Celsius.
  • Fixed an issue where HPE OneView could indicate an iLO communication timeout for an HPE Synergy compute module when the iLO setting for HPE iLO Federation Multicast Announcement Interval is set to Disabled, 30s, or 60s.
Enhancements

  • Added CNSA Suite B support.
  • Added display of Frame Link Module SSL host certificate and SSH public key fingerprints to the Synergy Console to allow user verification of Frame Link Module identity within HPE OneView.

Version:2.00.00 (12 Jul 2017)
Fixes

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


  • Fixed an issue where connection to HPE OneView from the Synergy Console could not be successfully completed after installation of CA signed certificate(s) on HPE OneView
  • Fixed an issue where network link could not be successfully negotiated between the frame link module MGMT port and certain external Ethernet switches
  • General security fixes
Enhancements

  • Enabled access to the Synergy Console through the front panel laptop port by using a web browser.  This can be accessed by plugging a laptop Ethernet port into the Synergy front panel laptop port, opening a web browser, and navigating to http://192.168.10.1:5800
  • Synergy Console improvements to aid in the initial installation and configuration of the frame and frame components prior to importing the frame into HPE OneView:       
    • Added frame health and inventory screens which provide information related to hardware health, cabling configuration, and inventory details
    • Added compute node graphical console access directly from the Synergy Console.  Access a compute node graphical console by clicking the Actions button, selecting Integrated Remote Consoles, and clicking on the desired compute node
    • Enhanced the user feedback when connecting to OneView from the Synergy Console
    • Added frame link module diagnostic actions accessible by clicking the Actions button and selecting the FLM Diagnostics menu option
      • Reboot:  Performs a reboot of a frame link module.  The user may select to reboot either the active or standby frame link module when a redundant frame link module is present.
      • Factory Reset:  Performs a factory reset of the frame link module(s) in the frame.  This method may be used as an alternative to performing the 10 second press and hold operation on the front panel reset button.
      • Mgmt Port Test:  Validates the connectivity of all frame link module MGMT ports.  This action is only available when the frame is unclaimed to avoid disrupting network access to HPE OneView.
    • Improved font support
  • Improved the frame cold power on sequencing so that interconnect modules are available for service when the compute nodes are powered on
  • Enhanced failure detection and error reporting to provide more granular messages and resolution across a broader range of conditions for overall improved diagnosablity.
  • Enhanced frame related content logged to the Active Health System (AHS) on the compute nodes to provide additional relevant frame context for diagnosing compute node issues.
  • Added monitoring of connectivity from the frame management network ring to the external management network.  A fault indication is reported when connectivity is lost.
  • Improved the general reliability and resilience of network connectivity between frames in a management network ring and between the ring and the external management network
  • Improved serviceability of the frame midplane to minimize impacts to the configured OneView management domain.
  • Improved the user experience associated with the frame link module reset and factory reset actions initiated by pressing the front panel reset button.  The front panel UID LED will now accurately display the FLM behavior.  A short press of the reset button (less than 10 seconds) will turn on the UID LED and result in the active frame link module rebooting.  A long press of the reset button (greater than 10 seconds) will cause the UID LED to blink and result in both frame link modules performing a factory reset.  If the frame link modules are not available, the UID LED will no longer turn on or blink in response to the reset button press until the frame link module(s) become available.  For the best factory reset experience, use the Synergy Console, click the Actions button, select FLM diagnostics, and click Factory Reset
  • Security enhancements:
    • TLS 1.0 disabled
    • 3DES disabled
    • General security improvements

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