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Update u320(A7173A) mpt scsi controller Firmware question

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likid0
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Update u320(A7173A) mpt scsi controller Firmware question

Hi, we need to update the firmware version of the u320 scsi controller, the server is a rp4440.

/> mptutil /dev/mpt2 | grep "SCSI Firmware Version"
SCSI Firmware Version : 1.03.35.65 IO
SCSI Firmware Version (Hex) : 1.03.23.41 IO

we need to update to version 1.03.35.70

I have the firmware software downloaded, the problem is we have both system disks on the same scsi controller:

:/> ioscan -fnkH 0/1/1/0
Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
=====================================================================
ext_bus 2 0/1/1/0 mpt CLAIMED INTERFACE SCSI Ultra320 A6961-60011
/dev/mpt2
target 3 0/1/1/0.0 tgt CLAIMED DEVICE
disk 1 0/1/1/0.0.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP 73.4GST373454LC
/dev/dsk/c2t0d0 /dev/rdsk/c2t0d0
target 4 0/1/1/0.1 tgt CLAIMED DEVICE
disk 2 0/1/1/0.1.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP 73.4GST373454LC
/dev/dsk/c2t1d0 /dev/rdsk/c2t1d0
target 5 0/1/1/0.7 tgt CLAIMED DEVICE
ctl 2 0/1/1/0.7.0 sctl CLAIMED DEVICE Initiator
/dev/rscsi/c2t7d0


I was going to use the mputil to update, but can I do it with the Fs mounted and apps running?

If not how are you supposed to do the update?

putting a san disk in the mirror and doing it from there?

Thnx for the help
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Robert-Jan Goossens
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Re: Update u320(A7173A) mpt scsi controller Firmware question

Hi Daniel,

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=2512015&swItem=ux-53677-1&mode=4&idx=0

There are multiple upgrade methods.

Online Firmware Update with mptutil

Copy Files To EFI Partition

HP IPF Offline Diagnostics and Utilities CD
https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=PA0803

Regards,
Robert-Jan
likid0
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Re: Update u320(A7173A) mpt scsi controller Firmware question

Thnx Robert,

The problem is I am on a pa-risc server rp4440.

That's why I was thinking of updating with the mptutil toos, but because I have both sytem disks in the same controller, I don't think I can update following this procedure with the servee running ¿?.

I don't know if I could use the ode disk procedure, because I don't have were to save the firmware, unlike IA servers with efi filesystems.

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Torsten.
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Re: Update u320(A7173A) mpt scsi controller Firmware question

When it is called "online update" it should be online.



But I doubt if you really need it!


"Fixed Issues:
- SR8606403116: If an A7173A or AB290A Ultra320 (U320) SCSI controller is used in a vPars environment, a partition reboot
may cause a load failure of the EFI driver from EEPROM."




You have no EFI, you have no vPars, IMHO you don't need it.





http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=329290&prodSeriesId=331468&swItem=ux-53677-1&prodNameId=331470&swEnvOID=54&swLang=13&taskId=135&mode=4&idx=1

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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likid0
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Re: Update u320(A7173A) mpt scsi controller Firmware question

Thnx, Torsten.

Even if I don't need it, A couple of questions:

Where can I see a list of fixes per Firmware vesion?, so I could see all the fixes from version .65 to version .70 .

I don't have test servers with this controller(SO Hds on it) to test the mptutil update,that's why I was wondering if someone had updated using it.

it's strange that all the info it's about IPF systems, there is nothing about PA :?

could it be posible to use the HP PA Offline Diagnostics and Utilities CD, to update ?


thanks!.
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Torsten.
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Re: Update u320(A7173A) mpt scsi controller Firmware question

For older controllers on RISC systems the firmware was always included into the servers firmware.

Server up-to-date = HBA up-to-date

Now on Integrities this is a bit different, because of the layout.

However, here is an older release note with fixes:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=329290&prodSeriesId=331468&swItem=ux-38234-1&prodNameId=331470&swEnvOID=54&swLang=13&taskId=135&mode=4&idx=1


So the online method is the only one for you.

"...
Execute the online update utility - Execute mptutil to update the firmware. Type "man mptutil" for details."


I expect this will install the firmware and do a short reset - your system continues.

I did this with smartarray controllers already (much more complex controller than a normal SCSI) without problems, even with boot disks connected.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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