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MSA Best Practices: Upgrading Controller Firmware



HPE MSA Storage controller update.jpgWant help to upgrade the firmware on your HPE MSA Storage?  To improve your MSA availability, learn about the best practice for updating MSA Controller Firmware.  I have included a video module detailing the MSA controller firmware best practice. 

I am happy to announce the first part of the MSA Best Practices video trilogy.   Part #1  is on the subject of MSA Controller Firmware updates.  

In HPE MSA Storage there are three main firmware components that can be customer self-upgraded:  controller firmware, expansion I/O module firmware and drive firmware.   Part #1 covers the MSA best practice for updating controller firmware.    The part #1 video explains:

  • How to determine if your MSA needs a controller firmware update
  • Where to obtain the latest MSA controller firmware 
  • The recommended steps to flash your MSA controller

As a simple best practice, it is recommended to use either the Linux or Windows Smart Component to perform the controller firmware upgrade.  In a dual controller configuration, this update can be performed while the MSA is online. 

Remember to maximize your MSA availability it is important to keep the controller firmware up-to-date.  So without further ado, let's take a look at the video: 

Stay tuned for Part #2 when we will cover MSA Expansion I/O Module firmware updates.  In the meantime please visit for the latest MSA firmware.  

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