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EVA3000 and new firmware for 300GB disks

Jürgen Heim
Frequent Advisor

EVA3000 and new firmware for 300GB disks

We are running a EVA3000 with 4 shelves and different sized disks(72 and 146GB). We have now ordered the newest 300GB disks not knowing that we needed a firmware upgrade (min. vcs 3.020). Can anybody confirm or deny (hopefully) that we need a downtime in order to upgrade to vcs3.020? Merci!
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Dave Hutton
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA3000 and new firmware for 300GB disks

We had our firmware last fall updated on the controllers and the disks.

I believe the controllers can be done one at a time without downtime. I know disks firmware upgrades you really need to bring the whole unit down otherwise with 4 racks of disks it would take a person many hours to do it. Since you have to pull the disk out of the diskgroup and upgrade the firmware, and then place it back in the diskgroup. It's a 10-20 minute deal if they can get idle disks where they can do it all at once.

Cem Tugrul
Esteemed Contributor

Re: EVA3000 and new firmware for 300GB disks

hi,

We also had a heavy maintenance EVA5000 on Feb 20 Sunday
approx taken 15 hours :-( We closed all hosts...
The program was;
EVA Firmware 3.014->3.020
EVa Disk Firmware >BRV3016
SAN Switch Firmware V3.0.2k >V3.2.0
Secure Path and EVA Platform kit >3.0E
patch management- etc
Finally,i can advise you a planned "downtime" and upgrade what you need
because HP recommends some mandatory levels
about your SAN-NAS env so you have listen them :-)

Good Luck,
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