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knight_runner
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AD300A latest firmware

Hi,

I've different Itanium systems running HPUX 11.31. They have installed many HBAs model AD300A. I'm checking if there is a newer version for them.

In the URL :
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=es&cc=es&prodNameId=3365406&prodTypeId=329290&prodSeriesId=3365405&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=54

I've seen that there are many versions:
a) EFI driver, RISC firmware and EFI utility for QLogic ISP24xx based 4Gb fibre channel adapters EFI 1.09 / RISC 4.00.90
11 may 2007
b) Multiboot Image for QLogic FC HBAs and Mezzanine Cards 1.76af-2.08 BIOS/2.04 EFI
1 dic 2009
c) Multiboot Image for QLogic FC HBAs and Mezzanine Cards 1.81af-2.12 BIOS/2.05 EFI
1 dic 2009

The firmware version running right now in the HBAs is EFI 1.09 / RISC 4.00.90 . My question is : what does Multiboot Image mean? Does it apply to my environment? What funcionalities does it apply?


Thanks in advance
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Torsten.
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Re: AD300A latest firmware

As you can read in the readme:

1. OS Support
-------------

This version of BIOS supports MS DOS, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003,
Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Novell NetWare,
Solaris x86, and Linux on IA32, AMD64,and EM64T based systems.


...

You will find the firmware and several different tools for installation.

Hope this helps!
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knight_runner
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Re: AD300A latest firmware

Ok, reading the readme.txt file (inside the EFI folder) i've seen that this version it's also valid for HP-UX IA64 (not only for MSDOS, Windows, etc...)

So this is a new EFI major version and also a new firmware version :

EFI version: 2.05
Firmware: 4.04.04
. I suppose there will be many new funcionalities respect to 1.09 EFI version.

Does anyone have experience about this new version in Itanium systems?
Torsten.
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Re: AD300A latest firmware

many new functionalities ... I would not expect too much (what do you expect?).

Most changes are related to other new hardware, fixes, other server platforms and OS like windows and linux - most of the functionality comes into play during boot over this HBA only anyway.


Any problems with your card?

OS driver up to date ?

This is the most important thing!

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.
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Re: AD300A latest firmware

What you really need is this:

https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=FibrChanl-01


Hope this helps!
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Re: AD300A latest firmware

Scroll down to your card and find the recommended version:

http://docs.hp.com/en/FCN-SM/FCN-SM.htm

FW 4.00.90
EFI 1.09

Hope this helps!
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knight_runner
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Re: AD300A latest firmware

Up to now there aren't problems in HP-UX. I was searching for firmware info about this HBA to check if its version was outdated.

This is the info I was looking for. I have check the hable and seen that the firmware version they have is the one they should have.

Many thanks.
knight_runner
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Re: AD300A latest firmware