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Smart Array RAID Controllers Support Matrix

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Sameer_Nirmal
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Smart Array RAID Controllers Support Matrix

It looks the matrix posted at http://docs.hp.com/en/SM_SA3/SA_Support_Matrix.htm
requires a correction?

I came across this while looking info for SA6402 (A9890A). The matrix shows the adapter firmware as 2.78. I don't see this version available anywhere on the HP websites. Maybe it should be 2.68 instead??




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Torsten.
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Re: Smart Array RAID Controllers Support Matrix

I can also find 2.68 only, but I have an old copy of this matrix (dated June 1 2007) with version 2.68 mentioned.

I guess the new version is probably in the pipe and will be released soon.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.
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Re: Smart Array RAID Controllers Support Matrix

There is alread a version 2.76 (B) (19 Jun 2007) listed in the windows download section, so I assume version 2.78 could really be the next.

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Víctor Cespón
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Re: Smart Array RAID Controllers Support Matrix

Hi, HP web page has experienced some misses and mixups recently.

If you look here: http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/storage/us/locate/69_5618.html

There's firmware 2.80 B from 25 Sep 07

Use this to locate drivers and firmware: http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/storage/us/index.html to search.
Torsten.
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Re: Smart Array RAID Controllers Support Matrix

The files on that link are online flash components for windows - how should this work with HP-UX? (I'm pretty sure we talk about HP-UX here).

For online and offline updates with either EFI or hp-ux a file like CYBORG268.BIN is needed.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.
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Re: Smart Array RAID Controllers Support Matrix

Sorry vcespon, you could not know this. The thread was moved from the hp-ux subforum to the storage forum.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.
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Re: Smart Array RAID Controllers Support Matrix

Found it.

It is on the IPF Offline diagnostic CD 1207:

F:\EFI\HP\TOOLS\IO_CARDS\SmartArray>dir
Volume in drive F is IPF_OFFLINE_CD
Volume Serial Number is D695-839D

Directory of F:\EFI\HP\TOOLS\IO_CARDS\SmartArray

20.11.2007 01:17 .
20.11.2007 01:17 ..
10.10.2007 02:26 1.048.576 CYBORG278.BIN
10.10.2007 18:43 6.306 CYBORG278.TXT
11.04.2007 20:40 1.048.576 INCPTR410.PAK
10.10.2007 18:44 4.802 INCPTR410.TXT
21.03.2006 23:38 1.048.576 MAXWELL358.BIN
20.12.2006 20:35 3.470 MAXWELL358.TXT
10.10.2007 19:09 1.180 Readme.txt
24.10.2007 05:20 413.184 saupdate.efi
24.10.2007 05:26 11.174 saupdate.txt
9 File(s) 3.585.844 bytes
2 Dir(s) 0 bytes free



Firmware is CYBORG278.BIN.

Download Link:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=3346452&swItem=ns-56102-1&prodNameId=3346456&swEnvOID=54&swLang=13&taskId=135&mode=4&idx=0

Click "Obtain software" and scroll down (!!!) to accept!


Hope this helps!
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Sameer_Nirmal
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Re: Smart Array RAID Controllers Support Matrix

The matrix link which I had provided was dated November 2007. Now I see the matrix is dated December 2007. Looks like the firmware was released sometime in Dec'07 and the matrix was updated. Maybe someone did take a note of this thread? not sure.

It's kind of hard to locate proper and complete technical information related to any HP products ( needs to visit so many HP websites sometimes!!). Moreover if HP does this kind of proactive job, then it's just a waste of time to look for something which wasn't released ever in the public domain. I think the product's BSC website needs to be updated as well. I don't see any such information at least related to the firmware in case of A9890A at

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=378439〈=en&cc=us&taskId=135&prodTypeId=329290&prodSeriesId=1132643

Thank you Torsten for the update, your time and efforts, Appreciated!
Sameer_Nirmal
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Re: Smart Array RAID Controllers Support Matrix

Got the information I was looking for.