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Ultrium 960 firmware - cannot retrieve Firmware via LTT

derelyth
Occasional Visitor

Ultrium 960 firmware - cannot retrieve Firmware via LTT

Hi all,

I recently bought an Ultrium 960 for home use which has firmware G2AD - according to LTT, G66D is the latest and I'd like to upgrade it however the software errors out when trying to download the firmware.  If I navigate to the path shown in the error via FTP, it is not there.  

Is there another way to get the firmware as it has seemingly moved off the HPE FTP server?  

I do not have a support contract but surely for a product that is way past its production system lifetime it should be free to download firmware?  Locking away expensive software behind a paywall is understandable but not something as simple as device firmware or a diagnostic tool for products that are now well within the grasp of the IT Pro with a hobby.  

Fortunately a friend had a copy of LTT but cannot assist with the firmware acquisition.  

Thanks

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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Ultrium 960 firmware - cannot retrieve Firmware via LTT

LTT never pointed to a HPE FTP server.

Older versions of LTT worked with the hp.com FTP server, but this is another company now.

You need LTT version 4.24 or newer and a support contract to access firmware via LTT or at least a support contract to download firmware from the web.

 

If you use LTT 4.24 get firmwar option, it points you to the webpage, you need to log on and you get a token.

Then you enter the token into LTT and you are able to access firmware downloads.

 

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Hope this helps!
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Torsten.
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Re: Ultrium 960 firmware - cannot retrieve Firmware via LTT

But I think this can help you:

Type: Firmware - Storage Tape Version: 4.2.0.0(17 Apr 2017) Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows Server 2012 | View all File name: cp031432.exe (17 MB)

 

 

http://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=7271242&swItemId=MTX_afc26488547047b2b55cec874c&swEnvOid=4138#tab4

...

Supported Devices and Features:

Supported tape drives and firmware revisons included in this package

Tape Drive Firmware Revision

HP DAT 72 USB ZUD4

HP DAT160 USB WU8B

HP DAT160 SAS WSB8

HP DAT320 USB VUA8

HP DAT320 SAS VSA6

HP Ultrium 232 SCSI P61D

HP Ultrium 448 SCSI S65D

HP Ultrium 448 SAS T65D

HP Ultrium 460 SCSI F63D

HP Ultrium 920 SCSI D26D

HP Ultrium 920 SAS C26D

HP Ultrium 920 SAS Q51D

HP Ultrium 960 SCSI G66D

HP Ultrium 1760 SAS U64D

HP Ultrium 1760 SCSI W62D

HP Ultrium 1840 SAS A63D

HP Ultrium 1840 SCSI B63D

HP Ultrium 3000 SAS Z6ED

HP Ultrium 3280 SAS X6ED

HP Ultrium 6250 SAS 35GD

HP Ultrium 6650 SAS O5ID


 


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Shinra
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Re: Ultrium 960 firmware - cannot retrieve Firmware via LTT

Hi,

Thanks a lot for the link, but how can you convert the firmware optained in your package (.e) to .frm ?

Best regards