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BIOS Version Issue/Confusion

 
TWRockstar
Occasional Advisor

BIOS Version Issue/Confusion

I want to upgrade my bios version as per 3par documentation provided on SPOCK.

spock driver1.JPG

 

 

spock driver2.JPG

As per SPOCK i have LPe1105 4gb so i need to have BIOS 3.11a5 and fw version 2.82xa (in the note they provided in Box driver version lists and i looked for that on the above first figure as my driver version is 8.2.0.92-1p)

 

This is an SLES 10 SP4 server and HP Proliant BL685C G5

So is my BIOS Version really "A08" ?
 As per "dmidecode" i see as A08 and my question what SPOCK bios list is same as what it displayed in dmidecode? or should i look at different place ? I cannot reboot the box as it is production server?

Any thoughts, really appreciate your response as it would be very helpful.

 

#-> systool -c scsi_host -v|egrep 'modeldesc|lpfc_drvr_version|fwrev'
    fwrev               = "2.72A2 (Z3F2.72A2), sli-3"
    lpfc_drvr_version   = "Emulex LightPulse Fibre Channel SCSI driver 8.2.0.92.1p"
    modeldesc           = "HP BLc Emulex LPe1105-HP FC Mezz Option Kit"
  

#-> dmidecode |more
# dmidecode 2.9
SMBIOS 2.4 present.
105 structures occupying 3184 bytes.
Table at 0x000EE000.

Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 24 bytes
BIOS Information
        Vendor: HP
        Version: A08
        Release Date: 05/02/2011
        Address: 0xF0000
        Runtime Size: 64 kB
        ROM Size: 4096 kB
        Characteristics:
Handle 0x0100, DMI type 1, 27 bytes
System Information
        Manufacturer: HP
        Product Name: ProLiant BL685c G5

 

Please suggest am i looking for the right info ? as i have weird doubt now is there anyother way i can look for HBA bios version ? Is that different from bios version which i see in the dmidecode output ?

 

Thanks

 

4 REPLIES
Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: BIOS Version Issue/Confusion

A08 is the System ROM family of the Server. I think the "BIOS 3.11a5" referenced is for the BIOS on the HBA, during post the HBA should display BIOS and firmware verson information




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Re: BIOS Version Issue/Confusion

Jimmy,

HBA is displaying fw version and driver version but i am unable to find the bios version information.

let me know if there is any other way to determine bios on hba please ?

Here is the output: any thoughts would be helpful.

#-> systool -c scsi_host -v
Class = "scsi_host"

Class Device = "host0"
Class Device path = "/sys/class/scsi_host/host0"
cmd_per_lun = "1"
host_busy = "0"
proc_name = "cciss"
scan = <store method only>
sg_tablesize = "31"
state = "running"
uevent = <store method only>
unchecked_isa_dma = "0"
unique_id = "0"

Device = "host0"
Device path = "/sys/devices/pci0000:40/0000:40:0c.0/0000:41:00.0/0000:42:08.0/host0"
uevent = <store method only>


Class Device = "host1"
Class Device path = "/sys/class/scsi_host/host1"
auth_dhgroup = "Unknown"
auth_dir = "Unknown"
auth_hash = "Unknown"
auth_last = "-1"
auth_next = "-1"
auth_protocol = "Unknown"
auth_state = "Not Authenticated"
board_mode = "online"
cmd_per_lun = "3"
ctlreg =
fwrev = "2.72A2 (Z3F2.72A2), sli-3"
hdw = "2057706d"
host_busy = "0"
info = "HP BLc Emulex LPe1105-HP FC Mezz Option Kit on PCI bus 44 device 00 irq 74 port 0"
iocb_hw = "8"
issue_reset = <store method only>
lpfc_ack0 = "0"
lpfc_aer_state_cleanup= <store method only>
lpfc_aer_support = "0"
lpfc_authenticate =
lpfc_cr_count = "1"
lpfc_cr_delay = "0"
lpfc_dev_loss_initiator= "0"
lpfc_devloss_tmo = "14"
lpfc_drvr_stat_data =
lpfc_drvr_version = "Emulex LightPulse Fibre Channel SCSI driver 8.2.0.92.1p"
lpfc_enable_auth = "0"
lpfc_enable_fip = "0"
lpfc_enable_hba_heartbeat= "0"
lpfc_enable_hba_reset= "1"
lpfc_enable_npiv = "1"
lpfc_enable_rrq = "0"
lpfc_fcp_class = "3"
lpfc_fcp_eq_count = "4"
lpfc_fcp_imax = "10000"
lpfc_fcp_wq_count = "4"
lpfc_fdmi_on = "0"
lpfc_fips_level = "0"
lpfc_fips_rev = "0"
lpfc_hba_queue_depth= "1024"
lpfc_hostmem_hgp = "0"
lpfc_iocb_cnt = "2"
lpfc_link_speed = "0"
lpfc_log_verbose = "0x0"
lpfc_lun_queue_depth= "16"
lpfc_max_luns = "255"
lpfc_max_scsicmpl_time= "0"
lpfc_multi_ring_rctl= "4"
lpfc_multi_ring_support= "1"
lpfc_multi_ring_type= "5"
lpfc_nodev_tmo = "14"
lpfc_pci_max_read = "2048"
lpfc_peer_port_login= "0"
lpfc_poll_tmo = "10"
lpfc_poll = "0x0"
lpfc_scan_down = "1"
lpfc_sg_seg_cnt = "64"
lpfc_soft_wwn_enable= <store method only>
lpfc_soft_wwnn = "0x0"
lpfc_soft_wwpn = "0x0"
lpfc_stat_data_ctrl = "Statistical Data enabled :0, blocked :0, Bucket type :No Bucket, Bucket base :0, Bucket step :0
Latency Ranges :"
lpfc_suppress_link_up= "0"
lpfc_symbolic_name = "Emulex PPN-10:00:00:00:c9:88:1b:d4"
lpfc_temp_sensor = "0"
lpfc_tgt_queue_depth= "65535"
lpfc_topology = "0"
lpfc_update_auth_config=
lpfc_use_adisc = "0"
lpfc_use_msi = "0"
management_version = "0.0.0"
max_npiv_vports = "127"
max_rpi = "512"
max_vpi = "127"
max_xri = "1023"
menlo_mgmt_mode = "0"
modeldesc = "HP BLc Emulex LPe1105-HP FC Mezz Option Kit"
modelname = "LPe1105-HP"
npiv_info = "NPIV Physical"
npiv_vports_inuse = "0"
nport_evt_cnt = "8"
num_discovered_ports= "6"
option_rom_version = "6.00a5"
portnum = "0"
proc_name = "<NULL>"
programtype = "T2:E1,E8,T3:E1,E2,E3,E5,E6,E7,T6:E1,T7:E1,TB:E1,TFF:E0"
scan = <store method only>
serialnum = "MY19215F2T"
sg_tablesize = "64"
state = "Link Up - Ready
Fabric"
txcmplq_hw = "7"
txq_hw = "0"
uevent = <store method only>
unchecked_isa_dma = "0"
unique_id = "0"
used_rpi = "8"
used_vpi = "0"
used_xri = "0"
vport_create = <store method only>
vport_delete = <store method only>

Device = "host1"
Device path = "/sys/devices/pci0000:40/0000:40:0d.0/0000:44:00.0/host1"
uevent = <store method only>


Class Device = "host2"
Class Device path = "/sys/class/scsi_host/host2"
auth_dhgroup = "Unknown"
auth_dir = "Unknown"
auth_hash = "Unknown"
auth_last = "-1"
auth_next = "-1"
auth_protocol = "Unknown"
auth_state = "Not Authenticated"
board_mode = "online"
cmd_per_lun = "3"
ctlreg =
fwrev = "2.72A2 (Z3F2.72A2), sli-3"
hdw = "2057706d"
host_busy = "0"
info = "HP BLc Emulex LPe1105-HP FC Mezz Option Kit on PCI bus 44 device 01 irq 58 port 1"
iocb_hw = "8"
issue_reset = <store method only>
lpfc_ack0 = "0"
lpfc_aer_state_cleanup= <store method only>
lpfc_aer_support = "0"
lpfc_authenticate =
lpfc_cr_count = "1"
lpfc_cr_delay = "0"
lpfc_dev_loss_initiator= "0"
lpfc_devloss_tmo = "14"
lpfc_drvr_stat_data =
lpfc_drvr_version = "Emulex LightPulse Fibre Channel SCSI driver 8.2.0.92.1p"
lpfc_enable_auth = "0"
lpfc_enable_fip = "0"
lpfc_enable_hba_heartbeat= "0"
lpfc_enable_hba_reset= "1"
lpfc_enable_npiv = "1"
lpfc_enable_rrq = "0"
lpfc_fcp_class = "3"
lpfc_fcp_eq_count = "4"
lpfc_fcp_imax = "10000"
lpfc_fcp_wq_count = "4"
lpfc_fdmi_on = "0"
lpfc_fips_level = "0"
lpfc_fips_rev = "0"
lpfc_hba_queue_depth= "1024"
lpfc_hostmem_hgp = "0"
lpfc_iocb_cnt = "2"
lpfc_link_speed = "0"
lpfc_log_verbose = "0x0"
lpfc_lun_queue_depth= "16"
lpfc_max_luns = "255"
lpfc_max_scsicmpl_time= "0"
lpfc_multi_ring_rctl= "4"
lpfc_multi_ring_support= "1"
lpfc_multi_ring_type= "5"
lpfc_nodev_tmo = "14"
lpfc_pci_max_read = "2048"
lpfc_peer_port_login= "0"
lpfc_poll_tmo = "10"
lpfc_poll = "0x0"
lpfc_scan_down = "1"
lpfc_sg_seg_cnt = "64"
lpfc_soft_wwn_enable= <store method only>
lpfc_soft_wwnn = "0x0"
lpfc_soft_wwpn = "0x0"
lpfc_stat_data_ctrl = "Statistical Data enabled :0, blocked :0, Bucket type :No Bucket, Bucket base :0, Bucket step :0
Latency Ranges :"
lpfc_suppress_link_up= "0"
lpfc_symbolic_name = "Emulex PPN-10:00:00:00:c9:88:1b:d5"
lpfc_temp_sensor = "0"
lpfc_tgt_queue_depth= "65535"
lpfc_topology = "0"
lpfc_update_auth_config=
lpfc_use_adisc = "0"
lpfc_use_msi = "0"
management_version = "0.0.0"
max_npiv_vports = "127"
max_rpi = "512"
max_vpi = "127"
max_xri = "1023"
menlo_mgmt_mode = "0"
modeldesc = "HP BLc Emulex LPe1105-HP FC Mezz Option Kit"
modelname = "LPe1105-HP"
npiv_info = "NPIV Physical"
npiv_vports_inuse = "0"
nport_evt_cnt = "268"
num_discovered_ports= "6"
option_rom_version = "6.00a5"
portnum = "1"
proc_name = "<NULL>"
programtype = "T2:E1,E8,T3:E1,E2,E3,E5,E6,E7,T6:E1,T7:E1,TB:E1,TFF:E0"
scan = <store method only>
serialnum = "MY19215F2T"
sg_tablesize = "64"
state = "Link Up - Ready
Fabric"
txcmplq_hw = "7"
txq_hw = "0"
uevent = <store method only>
unchecked_isa_dma = "0"
unique_id = "1"
used_rpi = "8"
used_vpi = "0"
used_xri = "0"
vport_create = <store method only>
vport_delete = <store method only>

Device = "host2"
Device path = "/sys/devices/pci0000:40/0000:40:0d.0/0000:44:00.1/host2"
uevent = <store method only>

Thanks

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: BIOS Version Issue/Confusion

You might try looking in dmesg, boot, or messages.  some drives show all the device info when they load




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TWRockstar
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Re: BIOS Version Issue/Confusion

No Luck tried to look over there and didn't find. Any other option as i can't reboot this box as it is in production environment.