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ProLiant ML350p, Smart Array P420i, disk replacement

 
albi
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ProLiant ML350p, Smart Array P420i, disk replacement

Hi,

 

I have an old running ProLiant ML350p Gen8 with 3 disks in a raid 5 array. Now I have a faulty one, wich need replacement. The problem, those disks are hard to find, especialy with the right firmware.

My question is, do I need the same firmware for the replacement disk? Actually, the 3 disks of the array are HPD5 version. I have found some disks with higher version, like 7 or 9.

Is it something to worry about or any firmware will do?

Disk info:

SAS 600.1 Go
HP EG0600FCVBK
HPD5
6 Gbits/s, PHY 2

 

Best regards.

Albi

 

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Torsten.
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Re: ProLiant ML350p, Smart Array P420i, disk replacement

Here are the firmware updates:

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_520a9eb2bda245ce9aa8d2f85f#tab-history


Hope this helps!
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albi
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Re: ProLiant ML350p, Smart Array P420i, disk replacement

Thank you but I am worried to do a firmware upgrade on a degraded array...

 

 

Torsten.
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Re: ProLiant ML350p, Smart Array P420i, disk replacement

Replace the bad disk, wait for the rebuild finish, then care about the firmware.


Hope this helps!
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albi
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Re: ProLiant ML350p, Smart Array P420i, disk replacement

OK, so what you are saying is, if I add a v9 firmware disk into an array of v5 firmware disk, it will work?

My main concerne is, I'm worried of a bad issue, that will screw everything up, because a the firmware difference.

Another concern, the system can refuse to built, simply because the firmware difference... leaving me with a useless disk.

Yet, I still have to spend monney to buy a disk!

Torsten.
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Re: ProLiant ML350p, Smart Array P420i, disk replacement

Just read the spare part number from the disk, get a replacement and replace. After the rebuild has finished, update all the drives.


Hope this helps!
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