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HW FW update P4000 G2

NXS
Valued Contributor

HW FW update P4000 G2

Do you need to update the FW of these storage servers wit a FW CD ?? Or does the SAN/IQ update do that?
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Bart_Heungens
Honored Contributor

Re: HW FW update P4000 G2

Hi,

This is covered with the updates inside the CMC, you do not have to use the HP FW CD's...

Kr,
Bart
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Jitun
HPE Pro

Re: HW FW update P4000 G2

To clarify, 9.0 will update SAN/iQ and patches, only.
Now IF we put a firmware update in a patch, then yes, 9.0 will apply that.
Going forward, we HOPE to put all future f/w updates in patches.

Today, the only firmware update handled by 9.0 is the P410 firmware (to 3.66, patch 10102 ) and P400 firmware (to 7.22, patch 10090).

Beyond those, firmware/iLO/BIOS etc., still needs to be updated the old fashioned way for now.

For firmware/iLO/BIOS/HDD Backplane/ HDDs etc
use Smart Update Firmware DVD from the Link Below

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=18964&prodSeriesId=1844067&swItem=MTX-98ce7a50a19a4d4994aaad8d0e&prodNameId=1844068&swEnvOID=1005&swLang=13&taskId=135&mode=4&idx=1

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/c-products/servers/management/smartstart/FWUsersGuide9.20.pdf
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NXS
Valued Contributor

Re: HW FW update P4000 G2

I tried this but ILo-O2 isn't recognised there is a newer one the the 1 I have on the P4300 G2.
For the rest it inly detects the SA FW and the disk I think, bios or network cards are not detected by de FW DVD
Paul Hutchings
Super Advisor

Re: HW FW update P4000 G2

Jitun, it would help a lot if HP actually listed the P4000 in the Firmware Update support PDF.

It doesn't inspire confidence when you have P4000 support telling you that a P4300/P4500 G2 is a tweaked/tuned/customized DL180 so shouldn't be treated like a normal DL180, and then you have support pointing people to a regular Smartstart DVD that makes no mention of supporting P4000.

That's intended to be constructive criticism, not sure how easy it is to pass up the chain to the folks who put together the support matrices.

Paul
Jitun
HPE Pro

Re: HW FW update P4000 G2

It is quite old dated 2010-05-18 but there should be a new one released soon

http://spock.corp.hp.com/utility/document.aspx?docurl=Shared%20Documents/hw/iscsi/p4300_4500_fw_compatibility_matrix_2010_05_18.pdf

The RAID Controller firmware is being upgraded through patches so, one need not worry about it.
Apart from that as long as you have the other firmware versions at the levels mentioned on the SPOCK PDF, one should be fine.
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Jitun
HPE Pro

Re: HW FW update P4000 G2

NXS are RAID Controller, Drive Backplane, BIOS,
ILO-2, Disk Drive firmwares recognized using the Smart Firmware DVD 9.20b ?

RAID Controller - P410 firmware (to 3.66, patch 10102 ) and P400 firmware (to 7.22, patch 10090)
Drive Backplane - Minimum 2.10 or higher
BIOS - R02 10/2/2009 or higher
ILO-2 - 1.87 or higher
Disk Drive - Latest
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