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Firmeware Update "Smart Array P440ar Controller" on ESXi 6.5 not attempted

Pepow
Occasional Visitor

Firmeware Update "Smart Array P440ar Controller" on ESXi 6.5 not attempted

Hello,

we have a vSAN Cluster with two ProLiant DL360 Gen9 working with  VMware ESXi, 6.5.0, 5310538.

Now, the vSphere Management says, that the Current Smart Array P440ar Controller Firmware 4.02-0 is not VMware certified. Recommended Firmware is 4.52.0.

OK -> no problem. I want to upgrade the firmware with Version 5.04

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But the Installer says:

[root@esx3:/vmfs/volumes/vsan:...] ./CP032042.vmexe

HPE strongly recommends that this firmware update be performed in an offline environment.  If this firmware update is performed online, ensure a graceful shutdown or restart is performed in order to flush all data from the controller cache before the new firmware is activated.  Abruptly rebooting the system while there is data in cache might result in data loss.

Online ROM Flash Component for VMware ESXi - Smart Array H240ar, H240nr, H240, H241, H244br, P240nr, P244br, P246br, P440ar, P440, P441, P542D, P741m, P840, P840ar, and  P841 (5.04), searching...
============ Summary ============
Smart Component Finished
Exit Status: 3
Update not attempted. All selected devices are either up-to-date or have newer versions installed.

iLo says Smart Array P440ar Controller = 4.02 too.

Can somebody help me?

 

 

2 REPLIES
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Firmware Update "Smart Array P440ar Controller" on ESXi 6.5 not attempted

No idea what's wrong.

But since you need a reboot anyway, consider to mount SPP 2017.04 via virtual media and boot from.

You will get BIOS 2.40 and probably some other components too.

Consider also to upgrade to ILO 4 version 2.53, but this is only available via web page, not on SPP.


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Pepow
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Re: Firmware Update "Smart Array P440ar Controller" on ESXi 6.5 not attempted

Hey Thorsten,

thx for the tip with the SPP 2017.04. I will try it ;)

 

Stephan