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Upgrading MSA70 firmware

Paul Houghton
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Upgrading MSA70 firmware


I need to attach an MSA70 to a p2000G3 SFF. As far as I can tell the MSA70 firmware needs to be at 2.28. I'm trying to upgrade the firmware using the 9.30 Firmware CD (created on USB using HP USB Tool), the MSA is directly attached to a server. When I boot the server from the Firmware CD I don't see any option or any mention of the MSA in the Update Firmware screen. When I boot into windows i can see the MSA and I've ran the ADU and as far as i can tell the MSA firmware is 2.18.

Its connected via P212 .

I've been through the MSA70 Firmware update document and all it says is to boot from the Smart Update CD and follow the instruction. Can anyone advise?




P.S. This thread has been moved from ProLiant Storage Systems to Storage Area Networks (SAN) (Small and Medium Business). - Hp Forum Moderator

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Re: Upgrading MSA70 firmware

Hi Paul


If the MSA70 is directly attached to an P212 the firmware can be updated online and you dont have to perform that using a firmware CD.


And  P212 cannot be connected to a P2000 G3 since this is not compatable option  . The supposted HBA for ML and DL  servers to P2000 G3 are


HP SC08e 6Gb SAS HBA for G6 and G7 rack servers 614988-B21
HP H221 Host Bus Adapter for Gen8 servers 650931-B21







Paul Houghton
Occasional Contributor

Re: Upgrading MSA70 firmware

thanks John, however when I run this firmware its asking me for an IP address. The MSA is not connected to a P2000 yet (its attached to a p212 in a server), its at the wrong FW version for me to do this, hence me having to upgrade. 

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Re: Upgrading MSA70 firmware

Did you ever figure out how to flash it?