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Update P212 Array Controller Firmware without a HP server

 
David_LV
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Update P212 Array Controller Firmware without a HP server

I have been using a P212 RAID controller for years, but want to update the firmware as there are a lot of fixes in newer versions.

 

This is installed in a NON-HP "white box" server.

 

The issue is that all the firmware tools I have tried (Firmware Maintenance CD, etc) check to see if you are running on a HP server. 

 

Does anyone know a workaround to update the firmware without a HP server?  (Preferrably bootable USB/CD as the systm is a VMWare ESXi host)

 

Thanks,

David

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David_LV
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Re: Update P212 Array Controller Firmware without a HP server - SOLVED

Nevermind.  Walked through the process again and it worked this time.

 

Used the update version within the ESXi console.

 

SCP to copy the file to /tmp

Support mode and SSH to remote into the system.

 

Gotchas:  the file needs you to change permissions allowing it to be executed:

cd tmp

chmod 775 CP023868.scexe

 

Then you dont just run the file.  You must: "sh CP023868.scexe"

 

Hope it helps others.