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HP DL180 G5 + E200 firmware upgrade

Tomash
Occasional Advisor

HP DL180 G5 + E200 firmware upgrade

hi all,

I would like to upgrade the controller firmware E200 on DL180 G5 to see disks larger than 2TB, but I can not find which file to download. Can you help me?
thanks
greetings

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Re: HP DL180 G5 + E200 firmware upgrade

The firmware of Smart Array E200 controller can downloaded from the following link:

 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=3182559&lang=en&cc=us&taskId=135&prodTypeId=329290&prodSeriesId=1157688

 

Choose the operating system and in the resultant window, click hyperlink Firmware - Storage Controller to obtain it.

 

 

 

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Vijayasarathy

I work for HP
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Renjiv
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Re: HP DL180 G5 + E200 firmware upgrade

Hello Tomas,

 

You may download the latest firmware for HP Smart Array E200 form below link.

 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=uk&prodTypeId=329290&prodSeriesId=1157688&prodNameId=3182559&swEnvOID=1005&swLang=8&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-04d35990774a4aa99e986c3080&mode=3

 

However, E200 controller will support only greater than 2TB in a single logical drive.

 

Given the increasing need for high performance and rapid capacity expansion, the Smart arrayE200 offers:

 

Up to 6TB of total storage with 6 x 1TB SATA MDL hard drives (3.5")

Up to 2.4TB of total storage with 8 x 300GB SFF SAS hard drives

 

NOTE: Support for greater than 2TB in a single logical drive.

 

Follow the below link to refer the quick specs of E200 controller for same information.

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12460_na/12460_na.pdf

 

Hence you will need to configure the drives in single logical drive as per the drive model.

I hope the info will help you.

 

Regards,

 

Renji V

I am an HP employee.

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Tomash
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Re: HP DL180 G5 + E200 firmware upgrade

hi, i've updated the firware with "HP_Service_Pack_for_Proliant_2013.02.0-0_725490-001_spp_2013.02.0-SPP2013020.2013_0204.107" but this type of disks (WD30EFRX) are still seen as 800 GB, Can you help me to understand?

 

Thanks

regards

 

xmate
Valued Contributor

Re: HP DL180 G5 + E200 firmware upgrade

Well "HP_Service_Pack_for_Proliant_2013.02.0-0_725490-001_spp_2013.02.0-SPP2013020.2013_0204.107" contains 1.86 (B) version of firmware. You can view it in contents.html file on SPP dvd.

And the latest version of firmware is 1.86 (C) as shown here. You can download a new version here.

Try to update to 1.86 (C).

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Tomash
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okRe: HP DL180 G5 + E200 firmware upgrade

ok I proceed, but in the installation istruction:

 

To use HP Smart Update Manager from the HP Service Pack for ProLiant :

  • Place the desired firmware to be updated in the directory, \SPP20xxxxx\hp\swpackages
  • Locate Start.html which is found in the root of the ISO
  • Open the html file in a supported browser
  • Follow the instructions on the screen

 

I have to create the usb bootable and copy the firmware inside?

 

 


xmate
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Re: okRe: HP DL180 G5 + E200 firmware upgrade

I've reviewed the spp contents.html file one more time and found out - it contains two versions of firmware for E200 ( 1.86 (B) for linux and 1.86 (C) for windows ). Please can you tell wich of them is currently shown on your controller?

 

P.S. You can create bootable USB with a help of HP USB Key utility.

Just download it, run and point to USB drive and SPP iso.

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Tomash
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Re: okRe: HP DL180 G5 + E200 firmware upgrade

Where can I find the version of fw?

on boot?

 

Renjiv
Respected Contributor

Re: okRe: HP DL180 G5 + E200 firmware upgrade

Hi,

 

You will not able to find the firmware version of the controller on boot.

However, you can find the controller firmware version from System Management Homepage (SMH)

 

Open System Management Homepage(Navigate to https://hostname:2381/)

Or

2. Click Start ->All programs ->HP Management Agents->HP System Management Homepage.
3. You will be at the main screen of System Management Homepage.

4.  To find the firmware version, under “Software” click on ”Firmware Information

5.Now the Firmware Version Information screen will open.

 

In this screen you may all the components firmware versions.

Also you can find the controller firmware version from ADU report.

 

Regards,

 

Renji V

 

 

I am an HP employee.

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Tomash
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Re: okRe: HP DL180 G5 + E200 firmware upgrade

I have 1.86 but service pack with usb pen (with cp018484.exe) says that they are fully up to date.

 

Is normal?

 

Thanks.

Renjiv
Respected Contributor

Re: okRe: HP DL180 G5 + E200 firmware upgrade

Hi,

 

Yes, 1.86 is the latest firmware version for the Smart Array E200 controller.

 

Also , latest service pack of Proliant (SPP) has the same 1.86 version as per the content report.

 

http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib2/software1/doc/p1822529277/v85460/SPP2013.02.0-ContentsReportrev1.pdf

 

Hence your server is up to date with latest contorller firmware.

 

Renji V

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Tomash
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Re: okRe: HP DL180 G5 + E200 firmware upgrade

I upgraded but still see the 800GB drives instead of 3TB, I do not know why.

xmate
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Re: okRe: HP DL180 G5 + E200 firmware upgrade

And where do you see the 800GB size of your drives? ACU/ORCA/Windows/LInux?
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Renjiv
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Re: okRe: HP DL180 G5 + E200 firmware upgrade

Hi,

 

E200 controller will support only greater than 2TB in a single logical drive. Please check if you have configured all the drives in single logical drives.

 

Smart array E200 offers:

 

Up to 6TB of total storage with 6 x 1TB SATA MDL hard drives (3.5")

Up to 2.4TB of total storage with 8 x 300GB SFF SAS hard drives

 

If configured only 1 logical drive, check the type and size of hard drives you are using.

 

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Renji V

I am an HP employee.

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Tomash
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Re: okRe: HP DL180 G5 + E200 firmware upgrade

In the boot menù when create a logical drive, I see 800 gb.

 

I've also one P410i controller in another server and in this I see 0 byte disk.

 

My disk are WD30EFRX 3TB.

 

Mybe was not supported?

 

Thanks.

Regards

xmate
Valued Contributor

Re: okRe: HP DL180 G5 + E200 firmware upgrade

Renjiv,

 

you wrote that

Smart array E200 offers:
Up to 6TB of total storage with 6 x 1TB SATA MDL hard drives (3.5")
Up to 2.4TB of total storage with 8 x 300GB SFF SAS hard drives

 I guess you viewed a quickspec. But there are 3TB also listed as supported drives for E200.

But they are not listed in "Smart array E200 offers". Does it mean that if you insert 3TB drive you will see 800GB only?

It seems to be really strange. I guess the reason is that quickspec wasn't properly updated to reflect the current situation.

Let's keep looking for a solution.

 

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xmate
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Re: okRe: HP DL180 G5 + E200 firmware upgrade

If you mean you have WD30EFRX disk not hp branded, but a WD branded - then they may work or not. They are not tested to comply. And it is a 3TB drive. And a topic began with a 2TB drive. What is the model of a 2TB drive and is it a hp or non-hp branded?

For non-hp branded WD disks I guess there is a way to try, but I need some investigation. I think I'll write you soon.

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weiinc
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3TB and the e200i ML350

I am wrestling with this as well.

 

I updated the firmware to 1.86.

I plug in the 3tb drive and it shows 800gb.

 

I have 3 160gb drives as a RAID 5.

 

I have 3 1tb drives as singles, no raid.

 

I am trying to replace the one, or more, of the 1 tb drives with 3tb drives.

 

Do I have to kill the RAID 5 configuration to use the 3tb drives. Restated can I only have singles configurations on the controller if I use any 3tb drive?

 

Thanks in advance for your help.

 

Mike

 

Jeroen_Kleen
HPE Pro

Re: 3TB and the e200i ML350

We have been reviewing this issue in regards to  3TB physical drive support for HP SmartArray E200 within HP.

The conclusion is that our quickspecs for the HP ProLiant SmartArray E200 are wrong! We do not support 3TB physical drives to be attached to an SA E200 controller. We apologize for any inconveniene that this might have caused. We are working on getting this updated and changed right at this moment.

The maximum physical drive support for SA E200 is 2TB!

I have documented this in an knowledge document with title: "HP ProLiant Smart Array E200 - Maximum physical drive size support" That should show up in the next hours on www.hp.com/go/HPSC.


Cheers, Jeroen

(I am an HPE employee and HPE OneSphere evangelist)