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MSA1000 FW 5.20 and HP MPIO Basic DSM v1.40

 
Jurgen Vliet
Occasional Visitor

MSA1000 FW 5.20 and HP MPIO Basic DSM v1.40

Hello people,

Im currently running 4.48 firmware on an MSA1000 in a dual controller multipath setup.
I would like to update the controller to firmeware 5.20 but I read this in the 5.20 readme:
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Critical: FW 5.20 is currently NOT supported with Windows Clustering AND Multipath software (SecurePath or MPIO). New versions of MPIO and SecurePath are needed to work properly with the new MSA1500cs 5.20 firmware

The MSA 1000/1500cs FW 5.20 requires one of the following software updates for multi-controller Windows clustering:

HP Secure Path 4.0C Service Pack 2-9 for Windows

HP MPIO Basic DSM v1.40 fo MSA 1000/1500cs Active-Passive Disk Arrays

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I cannot find the HP MPIO Basic DSM v1.40 anywhere on the site.
The MSA gives some problems atm, so I really want this new firmeware, but will it still work without the HP MPIO Basic DSM v1.40 ?

Any help appriciated
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James Muell
Valued Contributor

Re: MSA1000 FW 5.20 and HP MPIO Basic DSM v1.40

You can update the fw to version 5.10 which is cluster certified using SP.40c sp2-1, then if and when 5.20 is cluster cert'd and mpio v 1.40 is released you could upgrade again. I believe fw 6.86 is cluster certified. Check that out.
Matt Teichrob
Occasional Advisor

Re: MSA1000 FW 5.20 and HP MPIO Basic DSM v1.40

Jurgen,

I am in the same position as you. Have you been able to locate the MPIO DSM v1.40? I cannot find in anywhere on HP's website.

Regards,
Matt
Jurgen Vliet
Occasional Visitor

Re: MSA1000 FW 5.20 and HP MPIO Basic DSM v1.40

Hi Matt,

No I didnt find it, it seems its not released at all yet.
Strange that they release a firmware that doesnt work without the new v1.40 and dont release the v1.40 though.
Matt Teichrob
Occasional Advisor

Re: MSA1000 FW 5.20 and HP MPIO Basic DSM v1.40

Jurgen,

I just contacted HP and they told us it's ok to upgrade to firmware 5.20 and use MPIO DSM Basic v1.30.

I am going to try the upgrade today - I'll let you know how it goes.

Matt
Matt Teichrob
Occasional Advisor

Re: MSA1000 FW 5.20 and HP MPIO Basic DSM v1.40

Jurgen,

I updated firmware to 5.20 yesterday and ran into all kinds of problems. I had to recreate the Array's and lost all data on the SAN. Thankfully this unit is not in production yet.

After this everything appears to be working well, though I haven't tested MPIO yet...

Matt