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Need help with drive firmware update

 
Darrellon
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Need help with drive firmware update

Hi.  I have a few DL380 G5s I bought from eBay.  A few days ago, one of the drives died.  I ordered new ones and popped one in last night.  I was thinking today "is it done rebuilding the array?" so I did some research to try to find software that can tell me what's going on with the array.  I ended up finding HP Smart Storage Administrator, which thankfully works on the DL380G5 /w Server 2012 unlike most things, grr.  Anyway, I run it and it said a drive needs a firmware update.  Did more research.  I finally found a page that had firmware.  I've no idea how to install it but thankfully there was instructions on the page.  Step one was "Place the HP Service Pack for ProLiant on a USB key using the HP USB Key Creator Utility".  I clicked the link to download HP Service Pack for ProLiant and found that one must have a warranty to get it, AUGH.  

Sooo..  for those of us with secondhand ProLiants, how do we do the firmware upgrade on the drives?  Any advice would be most welcome :)

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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Need help with drive firmware update

Depending on drive model and OS used there may be online firmware updates too.

 

What is the reported drive model?

 


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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