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How to check the disk firmware on an EVA drive ??

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mclmicha_1
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How to check the disk firmware on an EVA drive ??

Hello,

may one of you is able to help me.

Have an EVA3K with FW 4.07. I have also upgraded the drives with the corresponding drive FW.

But when looking on the disk tab in command view I see the different FW releases (FW07, FW04) on the drives.

How can I see what FW the drives have. What happens if I add additional drive which have different FW.

Is there any table which I can see which drive FW a specific EVA FW must have.

Hope you can help me.


Regards

Michael
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Alzhy
Honored Contributor

Re: How to check the disk firmware on an EVA drive ??

Only way is to use your CommandView GUI on your SMA.
Hakuna Matata.
mclmicha_1
Advisor

Re: How to check the disk firmware on an EVA drive ??

Nelson,

thanks for your fast answer. But why I have different FW releases on my drives after upgrading the FW of these drives.

Michael
Alzhy
Honored Contributor

Re: How to check the disk firmware on an EVA drive ??

It's possible you missed some. Did you update/are you using same sized drives?

Otherwise - raise the issue with HP.. It is important all of your drives' firmware are at the same Rev.
Hakuna Matata.
mclmicha_1
Advisor

Re: How to check the disk firmware on an EVA drive ??

All drives are the sime size, but can be bought different times.
The drive FW update didn't run on a failure.

What happens if a drive (new one e.g.) has a newer FW as the all the others.
Rob Leadbeater
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Re: How to check the disk firmware on an EVA drive ??

Hi Michael,

There are many different models of drives that can be used in an EVA, all of which can have different firmware revisions.

You can find the current matrix in the VCS4.007 release notes here:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00898514/c00898514.pdf

To see what firmware is on an individual drive simply click on it in Command View.

If you add a drive that has a firmware which is considered too old, then you'll get a warning message in the controller logs.

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Rob

P.S. Remember to assign points to the answers to your questions !
Amar_Joshi
Honored Contributor

Re: How to check the disk firmware on an EVA drive ??

Just to add more clarity on the question, the EVA firmware and disk drive firmwares are different.

Also, for each model of disk (BDxxxxxxxx or BFxxxxxxxx) there are different firmwares. Your question says FW04/FW07, you might want to say HP04/HP07 this is the firmware.

Possibly run SSSU and log a case with HP to check for the latest firmware on disk drives.

My 2 cents worth.
mclmicha_1
Advisor

Re: How to check the disk firmware on an EVA drive ??

Hi Rob,
hi Amardeep,

thanks much for your answers. Have read the documents and now understand why there are different FW on different drives.

Best regards



Michael
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: How to check the disk firmware on an EVA drive ??

Hi Michael,

Glad you worked it out !

You can say thanks by making sure you assign points to answers !

Cheers,

Rob