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DL385 G5p Firmware issue on P400i

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DL385 G5p Firmware issue on P400i

Hi, installed a DL385 G5p with four 300GB/10K drives. After Firmware Update of the P400i controller to version 7.08, the controller shows the message "1770-Slot0 Drive Array - Drive Firmware Update Recommended" >> the drives needs minimum the Firmware NHPD. The newest FW for the drives(DG0300FAMWN) is HPDC. After downgrade the controller to FW 5.26c no error message appears. Any hints or advises?! Regards Uli Böhm
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Re: DL385 G5p Firmware issue on P400i

Hi.

This issue is also shown in some other servers like the DL365 G5. The reason seems to be these type of servers do not support any other firmware rather than HPDC/15-07-2008.
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Re: DL385 G5p Firmware issue on P400i

Well, we have installed 3 additional DL385 G5p with 146GB / 10K drives. There were no error message after updating the P400i controller to FW 7.08. The 146GB drives (EG0146FARTR) have Firmware HPD5, works fine with controller FW 7.08. Only the 300GB drives together with controller FW 7.08 have the issue. All the 300GB drive are DG0300FAMWN, so we couldn´t check if another type (DG0300BALVP) works fine with the latest controller Firmware.
Honored Contributor [Founder]

Re: DL385 G5p Firmware issue on P400i

hmm Böhm

stick with 5xxx firmware if you have no issues ,,7xx firmware is buggy ,
wait for next release,

This is how we thank each other in the forum

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/helptips.do?#33

Enjoy:),

Occasional Advisor

Re: DL385 G5p Firmware issue on P400i

Well, seems I have to wait for the next release; thanks all...
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Re: DL385 G5p Firmware issue on P400i

I had the same problems today. I tested other models (DG0300BAHZQ, DG0300BALVP, EG0300FARTT) and they don't seem to have this problem. Everything worked fine with them, only one caausing problems was the DG0300FAMWN.
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Re: DL385 G5p Firmware issue on P400i

Hi, there is a new Firmware Update for the 300GB drives ( DG300FAMWN )available at http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=329290&prodSeriesId=1127655&prodNameId=3950985&swEnvOID=4022&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-5d6d9dc4b89a4775b70c057208 . Version is HPDD from 6 Apr 2010. Hope that helps, best regards Uli
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Re: DL385 G5p Firmware issue on P400i

I had 2 of the DG0300FAMWN drives, both had the latest HPDD Firmware but the "Drive Firmware Update Recommended" message is still showing.
Occasional Advisor

Re: DL385 G5p Firmware issue on P400i

Hi, is the "Drive Firmware Update Recommended" message gone if you use Controller Firmware 5.26 or 6.86 ? Best regards Uli
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Re: DL385 G5p Firmware issue on P400i

The message appeared after we did the upgrade to 7.08. There were no problems with V6.86.
Occasional Advisor

Re: DL385 G5p Firmware issue on P400i

Well, seems we have to wait for the next release of P400 Controller Firmware. Best regards
Uli
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Re: DL385 G5p Firmware issue on P400i

Hello,

We have same problem, our configuration is:

DL380 G5
Windows Server 2008 x64
P400i with firmware 7.08

cp012169.exe from April 6, 2010 DOES NOT fix the issue, downloaded from:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=3950985&prodTypeId=329290&prodSeriesId=1127655&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=4064

Any word on when we'll see a fix? Any work arounds to clear this error so we don't see it upon boot up every time?

Thanks,

UST
Frequent Advisor

Re: DL385 G5p Firmware issue on P400i

I tested some of the affected drives with other servers and a P410 and I didn't get any error messages on them.

The only workaround I know so far is to downgrade the controller firmware to v6.86 or wait for a fix :(
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL385 G5p Firmware issue on P400i

I have the same thing on my DL380 G5..I updated the disk firmware to HPDD and did not work.
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Re: DL385 G5p Firmware issue on P400i

hmm like i said downgrade for now and wait for the new controller firmware release

have a nice weekend ,:)
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Re: DL385 G5p Firmware issue on P400i

There is a new firmware version for the P400 available, v7.18B

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=1157689〈=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=329290&prodSeriesId=1157687&taskId=135
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Re: DL385 G5p Firmware issue on P400i

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Re: DL385 G5p Firmware issue on P400i

New FW ( 7.18 B )for the SmartArray Controller fixed the problem. Thank you for your support.