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LSI Logic Perc 4e/Di, v.522D, A17
Dell PowerEdge 2800 RAID Controller 4e/Di Firmware release Version: 522D
Release Date 7/17/2007
Importance: Urgent
Version: 522D,A17

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Description

Dell PowerEdge 2800 RAID Controller 4e/Di Firmware release Version: 522D

Level of Importance:Urgent

Dell highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible. The update contains changes to improve the reliability and availability of your Dell system.

Important Information

After installing this firmware and rebooting, a consistency check will automatically begin on RAID 5 and 50 virtual disks with 5 or more physical disks to ensure parity information is correct. The consistency check cannot be terminated and will resume at its last point following a reboot. This consistency check will appear as a Background Initialization but will only perform a consistency check with no data being modified. The consistency check runs in the background, allowing the virtual disks to remain accessible during the check. While this background check is designed to minimize performance impact, some degradation in performance may occur until the check is complete, especially under heavy I/O.

Compatibility

Systems
External OEMR 2800
PowerEdge 2800
Operating Systems
Not Applicable

Applies to

  • Perc 4e/Di

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes: This release is URGENT if 1. applies, otherwise it is RECOMMENDED. 1. Addresses a problem that may occur if a drive fails within seconds after another drive completes a rebuild. 2. Fixed issue on PERC Controllers where VMFS Volumes go missing in VMware ESX environments after updating firmware from version 521X and earlier to 522A Note: Updating to (522D from a system that was installed onto 522A) will require customers to resignature the volumes in order to have VMware to recognize the volumes. Affected upgrade scenarios: a. Upgrade from 521X to 522A b. Upgrade from 522A to 522D c. Upgrade from 521X to 522A then to 522D Unaffected upgrade scenarios: a. Upgrade from 521X and earlier to 522D 3. Improved the workaround for an Intel 80332 erratum to counter a possible system hang issue with PERC 4e controllers on platforms with greater than or equal to 8GB of system memory.

Installation instructions

            
Custom Instructions for BR151928.exe:

This program creates a bootable diskette to upgrade the firmware of the 
controllers. You will need a formatted 3 1/2 inch floppy diskette for the 
following procedure.

1) Download the file to a directory on your hard drive. The file downloaded is
   a self extracting executable.
2) Insert a blank diskette into the system's diskette drive.
3) Double click on the file that you downloaded and follow the instructions on
   the screen to extract the files to the diskette.
4) Insert the diskette into the system with the RAID controller for which you
   want to update the firmware and boot the system.
5) Follow the instructions on the screen to update the firmware.

NOTICE: Pflash.exe will be executed automatically and will report existing code 
        level and prompt you to reconfirm before starting the firmware upgrade 
        process.

To perform this process in non-interactive mode please execute,
Pflash /?
and read about possible command line switches.

6) Remove the diskette and reboot the system.
Custom Instructions for perc4e-FWCV522D-A17.txt:

Download the readme file to view information about this release.
Instructions for RAID_FRMW_LX_R151928.BIN:

Download 

1. Click the Download Now link to download the file. 
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save to save the file to your hard drive. 

Installation 

1. Read over the release information presented by executing the ./RAID_FRMW_LX_R151928.BIN --version command from the shell. 
2. Download and install any prerequisites identified in the above step before proceeding. 
3. Run the update by executing ./RAID_FRMW_LX_R151928.BIN from the shell. 
4. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update. 


GnuPG Signature of Dell Update Package Instructions for RAID_FRMW_LX_R151928.BIN.sign:

Download
1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. When the "File Download" window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.

Installation
1. Import the Dell public key. (You only need to do once on your system.)
2. Verify the Dell Update Package by using its signature file, RAID_FRMW_LX_R151928.BIN.sign

Instructions for RAID_FRMW_WIN_R151928.EXE:

Download 

1. Click the Download Now link to download the file. 
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save to save the file to your hard drive. 

Installation 

1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file. 
2. Read over the release information presented in the dialog window. 
3. Download and install any prerequisites identified in the dialog window before proceeding. 
4. Click the Install button. 
5. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.            
        

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