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Online ROM Flash Component for VMware ESXi – HPE 12Gb/s SAS Expander Firmware for HPE Smart Array Controllers and HPE HBA Controllers

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Type: Firmware - Storage Controller
Version: 4.21(20 Sep 2018)
Operating System(s): VMware vSphere 6.0
VMware vSphere 6.5
VMware vSphere 6.7
Multi-part download
File name: CP037229.compsig (2.0 KB)
File name: CP037229.zip (11 MB)
Online Smart Component which upgrades the enclosure firmware on HPE ProLiant Gen9 expanders

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

50b3d9b6913b1242349e3732d0cfe692ec7bd3d2a229a4ff67430dff746ca5ba CP037229.zip
69650a14ee31a772a5d2076191682c5ecb75d6b69bfa4b411f3d2195745d4188 CP037229.compsig

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:

Power cycle / cold reboot is required if firmware is upgraded from version 1.31 or earlier.

To use Smart Update Manager from the Service Pack for ProLiant:

      Remote Online:

  • Download the appropriate SPP.
  • Add the component to the SPP.
  • Mount the SPP on a remote server running Windows or Linux that has a network connection to the ESXi host to be updated.
  • Run SUM.
  • Add the ESXi host to be updated as a remote target/node.
  • Enter IP or DNS address of the ESXi host to be updated Enter the ESXi host credentials (root or administrator username and password).
  • For SUM 6.0 and newer, select both the Additional Package with the added component and the SPP Baseline on the node Inventory page.
  • Follow Smart Update Manager Steps and complete the firmware update.

Refer to the SPP documentation for detailed instructions at: http://www.hpe.com/info/spp/documentation

To use HP Insight Control for vCenter :

  • Log in to the vSphere Client.
  • Select a server or cluster in the inventory tree.
  • Click the HP Insight Management tab.
  • Follow Insight Control for vCenter steps to update firmware using a Smart Component

To update firmware from VMware ESXi operating system on target server:

  • Enable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host.
  • Login as root. (You must be root in order to apply the update.)
  • Place the Smart Component zip file in a temporary directory.
  • Unzip the file CPXXXXXX.zip
  • Ensure that CPXXXXXX.vmexe is executable by using the command:

             chmod +x CPXXXXXX.vmexe    

  • From the same directory, execute the Smart Component. For example: ./CPXXXXXX.vmexe
  • Follow the directions given by the Smart Component.
  • Logout
  • Disable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host.
  • Reboot your system, for the firmware update to take effect.

 


End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


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.


Important:

  • Power cycle / cold reboot is required if firmware is upgraded from version 1.31 or earlier.

Notes:

Deliverable Name:
     Online ROM Flash Component for VMware ESXi – HPE 12Gb/s SAS Expander Firmware for HPE Smart Array Controllers and HPE HBA Controllers

Release Version and/or Date:
     4.21

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
     4.21

Previous Version of Firmware:
     4.02(B)

Firmware Dependency:
     None

Enhancements/New Features:

     None

Problems Fixed:

The following issues are resolved in version 4.21:

  • Expander may reset during heavy SSACLI polling
  • SATA drives may take longer to spin up, not be initially detected, and then hot add later. This can prevent system boot or affect the logical drive status.

Known Issues:
     None


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.


The following issues are resolved in version 4.21:

  • Expander may reset during heavy SSACLI polling
  • SATA drives may take longer to spin up, not be initially detected, and then hot add later. This can prevent system boot or affect the logical drive status.
  • Power cycle / cold reboot is required if firmware is upgraded from version 1.31 or earlier.
Version:4.21 (20 Sep 2018)
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.


The following issues are resolved in version 4.21:

  • Expander may reset during heavy SSACLI polling
  • SATA drives may take longer to spin up, not be initially detected, and then hot add later. This can prevent system boot or affect the logical drive status.

Version:4.02 (5 Feb 2018)
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.


  • Changed the Enclosure's Target and LUN address to the appropriate unique values. Previously these addresses would conflict with the SATA drive in bay #1 which interfered with software defined storage solutions such as Storage Spaces Direct.

Version:3.17 (25 Sep 2017)
Fixes

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


  • SATA hard disk drives connected to the HPE 12Gb/s SAS Expander card may not be detected when cold booting a HPE ProLiant server with a HPE Smart Array SR Gen10 controller

Version:3.14 (12 Jul 2017)
Enhancements

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.


  • Added support for ML350, DL380, and DL560 Gen10 servers.

Version:2.1 (24 Oct 2016)
Enhancements

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.


  • Rebranded the controller information from HP 12G SAS Expander card to HPE 12G SAS Expander card.

Version:2.09 (1 Apr 2016)
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.


  • The HPE 12Gb/s SAS Expander firmware version 2.09 resolves an issue where an incorrect SAS address was returned by the Device Identification Inquiry for Vital Product Data page. As a result, applications using this information may report incorrect data about the storage system topology.


Version:2.07 (1 Oct 2015)
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.


  • While performing a firmware upgrade on an HP 12Gb/s SAS Expander card, an issue infrequently occurred that caused the card to become unusable. HP 12Gb/s SAS Expander firmware version 2.07 resolved this issue.


Version:1.8 (15 Jun 2015)
Fixes

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

  • Power cycle/ cold reboot is required if firmware is upgraded from version 1.31 or earlier.


  • A rare race condition in a system with SAS and SATA drives, where SATA drives were not discovered during server power-on.
Enhancements

  • Added support to reset the expander after firmware flash.

Version:1.31 (30 Mar 2015)
Fixes

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


Problems Fixed:

  • On rare occasions, incorrect data may be read or written while a controller is rebuilding a drive.
  • Disabled Edge-Buffering to address a rare data integrity issue seen with a drive that had bad blocks.
  • In rare instances, on an HP ProLiant Gen9 series server, the Smart Array controller would detect an HP Hard Disk Drive (HDD) as a non-HP drive. For additional information please refer to the customer advisory # c04597377
Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:

  • Firmware now reads the max link rate from the backplane NVRAM and sets the rate accordingly. The expander firmware will adjust the SAS links to the appropriate speed based on the backplane type. The firmware will not try to force slower backplanes to higher link rates.

Version:1.01 (9 Sep 2014)
Enhancements

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.


Enhancements/New Features:

  • Initial Release

Type: Firmware - Storage Controller
Version: 4.21(20 Sep 2018)
Operating System(s):
VMware vSphere 6.0
VMware vSphere 6.5
VMware vSphere 6.7

Description

Online Smart Component which upgrades the enclosure firmware on HPE ProLiant Gen9 expanders

Installation Instructions

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

50b3d9b6913b1242349e3732d0cfe692ec7bd3d2a229a4ff67430dff746ca5ba CP037229.zip
69650a14ee31a772a5d2076191682c5ecb75d6b69bfa4b411f3d2195745d4188 CP037229.compsig

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:

Power cycle / cold reboot is required if firmware is upgraded from version 1.31 or earlier.

To use Smart Update Manager from the Service Pack for ProLiant:

      Remote Online:

  • Download the appropriate SPP.
  • Add the component to the SPP.
  • Mount the SPP on a remote server running Windows or Linux that has a network connection to the ESXi host to be updated.
  • Run SUM.
  • Add the ESXi host to be updated as a remote target/node.
  • Enter IP or DNS address of the ESXi host to be updated Enter the ESXi host credentials (root or administrator username and password).
  • For SUM 6.0 and newer, select both the Additional Package with the added component and the SPP Baseline on the node Inventory page.
  • Follow Smart Update Manager Steps and complete the firmware update.

Refer to the SPP documentation for detailed instructions at: http://www.hpe.com/info/spp/documentation

To use HP Insight Control for vCenter :

  • Log in to the vSphere Client.
  • Select a server or cluster in the inventory tree.
  • Click the HP Insight Management tab.
  • Follow Insight Control for vCenter steps to update firmware using a Smart Component

To update firmware from VMware ESXi operating system on target server:

  • Enable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host.
  • Login as root. (You must be root in order to apply the update.)
  • Place the Smart Component zip file in a temporary directory.
  • Unzip the file CPXXXXXX.zip
  • Ensure that CPXXXXXX.vmexe is executable by using the command:

             chmod +x CPXXXXXX.vmexe    

  • From the same directory, execute the Smart Component. For example: ./CPXXXXXX.vmexe
  • Follow the directions given by the Smart Component.
  • Logout
  • Disable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host.
  • Reboot your system, for the firmware update to take effect.

 


Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


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.


Important:

  • Power cycle / cold reboot is required if firmware is upgraded from version 1.31 or earlier.

Notes:

Deliverable Name:
     Online ROM Flash Component for VMware ESXi – HPE 12Gb/s SAS Expander Firmware for HPE Smart Array Controllers and HPE HBA Controllers

Release Version and/or Date:
     4.21

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
     4.21

Previous Version of Firmware:
     4.02(B)

Firmware Dependency:
     None

Enhancements/New Features:

     None

Problems Fixed:

The following issues are resolved in version 4.21:

  • Expander may reset during heavy SSACLI polling
  • SATA drives may take longer to spin up, not be initially detected, and then hot add later. This can prevent system boot or affect the logical drive status.

Known Issues:
     None


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.


The following issues are resolved in version 4.21:

  • Expander may reset during heavy SSACLI polling
  • SATA drives may take longer to spin up, not be initially detected, and then hot add later. This can prevent system boot or affect the logical drive status.

Important

  • Power cycle / cold reboot is required if firmware is upgraded from version 1.31 or earlier.

Revision History

Version:4.21 (20 Sep 2018)
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.


The following issues are resolved in version 4.21:

  • Expander may reset during heavy SSACLI polling
  • SATA drives may take longer to spin up, not be initially detected, and then hot add later. This can prevent system boot or affect the logical drive status.

Version:4.02 (5 Feb 2018)
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.


  • Changed the Enclosure's Target and LUN address to the appropriate unique values. Previously these addresses would conflict with the SATA drive in bay #1 which interfered with software defined storage solutions such as Storage Spaces Direct.

Version:3.17 (25 Sep 2017)
Fixes

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


  • SATA hard disk drives connected to the HPE 12Gb/s SAS Expander card may not be detected when cold booting a HPE ProLiant server with a HPE Smart Array SR Gen10 controller

Version:3.14 (12 Jul 2017)
Enhancements

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.


  • Added support for ML350, DL380, and DL560 Gen10 servers.

Version:2.1 (24 Oct 2016)
Enhancements

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.


  • Rebranded the controller information from HP 12G SAS Expander card to HPE 12G SAS Expander card.

Version:2.09 (1 Apr 2016)
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.


  • The HPE 12Gb/s SAS Expander firmware version 2.09 resolves an issue where an incorrect SAS address was returned by the Device Identification Inquiry for Vital Product Data page. As a result, applications using this information may report incorrect data about the storage system topology.


Version:2.07 (1 Oct 2015)
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.


  • While performing a firmware upgrade on an HP 12Gb/s SAS Expander card, an issue infrequently occurred that caused the card to become unusable. HP 12Gb/s SAS Expander firmware version 2.07 resolved this issue.


Version:1.8 (15 Jun 2015)
Fixes

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

  • Power cycle/ cold reboot is required if firmware is upgraded from version 1.31 or earlier.


  • A rare race condition in a system with SAS and SATA drives, where SATA drives were not discovered during server power-on.
Enhancements

  • Added support to reset the expander after firmware flash.

Version:1.31 (30 Mar 2015)
Fixes

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


Problems Fixed:

  • On rare occasions, incorrect data may be read or written while a controller is rebuilding a drive.
  • Disabled Edge-Buffering to address a rare data integrity issue seen with a drive that had bad blocks.
  • In rare instances, on an HP ProLiant Gen9 series server, the Smart Array controller would detect an HP Hard Disk Drive (HDD) as a non-HP drive. For additional information please refer to the customer advisory # c04597377
Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:

  • Firmware now reads the max link rate from the backplane NVRAM and sets the rate accordingly. The expander firmware will adjust the SAS links to the appropriate speed based on the backplane type. The firmware will not try to force slower backplanes to higher link rates.

Version:1.01 (9 Sep 2014)
Enhancements

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.


Enhancements/New Features:

  • Initial Release