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PERC H710 Adapter firmware release
PERC H710 Adapter firmware release 21.1.0-0007
Release Date 11/21/2012
Importance: Recommended
Version: 21.1.0-0007,A03

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File Format: Rel-Notes-Text Download File Download File
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SAS_RAID_Firmware_H710_Adapter_RELNOTES_21.1.0-0007_A03.txt

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File Size: 5KB

File Format: Update Package for Microsoft® Windows® Download File Download File
File Name:

SAS-RAID_Firmware_M8F3G_WN32_21.1.0-0007_A03.EXE

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File Size: 8MB

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Description

PERC H710 Adapter firmware release 21.1.0-0007

Level of Importance:Recommended

Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).

Important Information

The firmware upgrade may fail if any of the RAID controllers in the system are performing an I/O background task (that is, consistency check, background initialization, rebuild, or reconstruction). Allow the background task to complete before attempting to upgrade the firmware. Patrol Read tasks will not affect a firmware upgrade. * Linux systems running one or more applications that interact with SCSI devices in certain ways are known to cause a kernel panic situation. Therefore, it is recommended that you stop Server Administrator and its Storage Management Service before running storage controller firmware update packages. To stop the Dell OpenManage(TM) Server Administrator service, run "omconfig system webserver action=stop" To start the Server Administrator service, run "omconfig system webserver action=start" To stop the Server Administrator Storage Management Service, run "/etc/init.d/dataeng stop" To start the Server Administrator Storage Management Service, run "/etc/init.d/dataeng start"

Compatibility

Systems
External OEMR R620
External OEMR R820
External OEMR T320
External OEMR T620
PowerEdge R620
PowerEdge R820
PowerEdge T320
PowerEdge T420
PowerEdge T620
Operating Systems
Not Applicable

Applies to

  • PERC H710 Adapter

Fixes & Enhancements

- Improve PERC controller I/O performance. - Begin PERC battery monitoring earlier to make sure battery mode is set properly before beginning I/O. - Make VD Unique Identifiers persistent. - Corrects cosmetic error when deleting disks in HII. - Corrects cache policy settings in HII. - Fixes issue with Virtual Disk creation while in powersave mode. - Fixes rare case where controller may fail to come out of hibernation.

Installation instructions

            
Performing the Firmware Upgrade

NOTE: This initial section of the Installation Instructions applies only to configurations with (greater than) 2TB SEDs.

1. Update the firmware version to this version using preferred method below (Zip Pack, Windows DUP, Linux DUP).
2. Reboot for the new FW take effect
3. Un-assign any (greater than) 2TB SED  Dedicated or Global Hot Spares in the configuration. Not all configurations have hot spares.
4. Use CTRL-R or OMSS to issue Instant Secure Erase to all un-configured (greater than) 2TB SED drives (all data in these drives will be lost)
5. Re-assign (greater than) 2TB SED Hot Spares.

Zip pack:

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.

Extract Files
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the 
   new file to unzip the download package
2. Click Continue.
3. Specify the location to unzip the files.
4. Click on the OK button to extract files.
   After the files are extracted the message all files were successfully 
   unzipped will appear.
5. Click the OK button to exit from the installer.

Installation
1. Copy extracted files to bootable media.
2. Reboot system to bootable media.
3. Execute update.bat to perform flash.
5. After flash is complete, remove bootable media.
4. Reboot system for changes to take effect.


Windows Update Package:

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.


Linux Update Package:

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 
   ./FRMW_LX_RXXXXXX.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 ./FRMW_LX_RXXXXXX.BIN from the shell.
4. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.

GnuPG Signature of Dell Update Package Instructions for FRMW_LX_RXXXXXX.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. Import the Dell public key. (You only need to do this once on your system.)
2. Verify the Dell Update Package by using its signature file, FRMW_LX_RXXXXXX.BIN.            
        

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MD5:
766acd847c88b6f3ce5133b9ea44a14a
SAS-RAID_Firmware_M8F3G_WN32_21.1.0-0007_A03.EXE
SHA1:
9a7e6fa336ab2675953fd0b06d148fd96a1f1d6f
SAS-RAID_Firmware_M8F3G_WN32_21.1.0-0007_A03.EXE
SHA-256:
81370fa5ae0614b49a4fb17875debb227e049b8109f8edf37851ebd10d84c229
SAS-RAID_Firmware_M8F3G_WN32_21.1.0-0007_A03.EXE

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