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Firmware for Smart Array P400

cam9269
Regular Advisor

Firmware for Smart Array P400

Hi Guys,

Need your expert advice on this. We have an RX3600 running HPUX v11.31. 8xSAS disks are connected to a Smart Array P400 controller whose current firmware is v2.08.

On the HP support site, I found that there is an new firmware version which is 4.12. But reading through the README doc, it doesn't say that it supports HPUX v11.31. Taking a step back, firmware version 2.08 also does not say it supports 11.31 - but is currently installed and working.


Question is, can I go ahead and use this firmware to upgrade our current version?

Thanks!
3 REPLIES
TTr
Honored Contributor

Re: Firmware for Smart Array P400

If you look in the rx3600 quickspecks,

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12595_div/12595_div.HTML

it is clearly stated that the P400 is one of the HP-UX supported options.

I am guessing the HP-UX is not mentioned under the P400 literature because the P400 is a PCIe card and PCIe was not available on the UNIX servers until the rx hardware started havind the dual bus backplane option.
cam9269
Regular Advisor

Re: Firmware for Smart Array P400

So does this mean we can go ahead and do the upgrades without worries?

Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Firmware for Smart Array P400

According to the support matrix the default firmware for P400 is 4.12

http://docs.hp.com/en/SM_SA3/SA_Support_Matrix.htm

The file and the update tool is on the IPF offline diagnostics CD:

http://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=IPF0803

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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