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Dell CERC 6/i Integrated FW, v.6.2.0-0013, A11
Dell PERC6/CERC6 firmware maintenance release version 6.2.0-0013 Performance enhancements include significant improvements in random-write performance, multi-threaded write performance, and reduction in maximum and average I/O response times.
Release Date 1/12/2012
Importance: Recommended
Version: 6.2.0-0013,A11

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File Format: Hard-Drive Download File Download File
File Name:

DELL_CERC-6-I-INTEGRATED_A11_R216022.exe

Description: This file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, and then run (double-click) it to unzip the set of files. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
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File Size: 1MB

File Format: Rel-Notes-Text Download File Download File
File Name:

R216022.txt

Description: This file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 14KB

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

RAID_FRMW_WIN_R216022.EXE

Description: Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 32bit format have been designed to run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 64bit format will only run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. When selecting a device driver update be sure to select the one that is appropriate for your operating system.
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 5MB

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Description

Dell PERC6/CERC6 firmware maintenance release version 6.2.0-0013 Performance enhancements include significant improvements in random-write performance, multi-threaded write performance, and reduction in maximum and average I/O response times.

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

1. When viewing SATA physical disk properties from Ctrl-R or other management applications, the Vendor Identification will be translated as "ATA" followed by blanks. 2. If all physical disks making up a virtual disk are removed from the system or enclosure, the RAID controller will delete the virtual disk. If the disks are later re-inserted, they will be marked foreign and can be imported using a management application. 3. If a virtual disk is configured with write-back cache enabled and some or all of its physical disks are removed from the system or enclosure, the RAID controller will preserve the virtual disk's write cache. The controller will flush the preserved cache when the physical disks are replaced and the foreign configuration is imported. Any attempt to update controller firmware will be blocked when cache is preserved for a virtual disk. 4. Physical disks determined to contain a foreign configuration are not available for configuration as a new dedicated or global hot spare, or as a member of a new virtual disk. The foreign configuration must be imported or cleared from the physical disk before it may be used as a hot spare or member of a virtual disk. Physical disks with a foreign configuration will not appear on the Create New VD screen in Ctrl-R. 5. Prior to performing a virtual disk migration to another system, the source system must be powered off before removal of the physical disks to preserve the correct virtual disk state. This is not required for the target system and the physical disks may be inserted while the system is powered on or off. 6. The controller restricts the importing of virtual disks that are undergoing RAID Level Migration or Capacity Expansion. Do not interrupt virtual disks that are performing either of these operations because it will disable the ability to import the virtual disk and the data will be unavailable. Dell recommends that the user perform a data backup before starting these operations. 7. EMM changes or drive migrations are not supported during a Capacity Expansion or Raid Level Migration. This may cause the VDs to go offline. Dell recommends the user to perform a data backup before starting these operations. 8. This version of firmware will not ensure complete compatibility with an older version of management applications. OpenManage 5.5 or greater is recommended. 9. It is recommended that the customer upgrade the management application and device driver to the latest version available from Dell at the time of installation of this firmware. 10. Important Information for Update Packages for Microsoft Windows a. Do not run other applications while executing Dell Update Packages. b. Do not run storage controller update packages if the controller is in use by other applications. The firmware upgrade may fail if any of the RAID controllers in the system are performing I/O background tasks (consistency checks, background initializations, rebuilds, or reconstructions). Allow the background tasks to complete before attempting to upgrade the firmware. Patrol Read tasks will not affect firmware upgrades. 11. Important Information for Update Packages for Linux a. Do not run other applications while executing Dell Update Packages. b. If the following error occurs, "Error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory", you must install the compatibility libraries. These libraries can be found on the installation media or online. To install the compatibility libraries, use the following commands: "rpm -ih compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3.-*.i386.rpm" for RHEL 4 or 5 "rpm -ih compat-libstdc++-5.0.7-*.x86_64.rpm" for SLES 10 c. When Update Packages stop abruptly due to a power outage or abnormal termination, perform the following steps: - Remove the lock file. - Type the following command: rm -f /var/lock/.spsetup - Run the Update Package again to reapply the update. d. Do not ru

Compatibility

Systems
External OEMR R910
PowerEdge M600
PowerEdge M605
PowerEdge M610
PowerEdge M710
PowerEdge M805
PowerEdge M905
PowerVault DL2200
PowerVault DL2200 CommVault
Operating Systems
Not Applicable

Applies to

  • CERC 6/i Integrated
  • PERC 6/i Integrated Blade

Fixes & Enhancements

1. Enhanced disk IO performance in multiple SAS and SATA configurations. 2. Improved random IO performance. 3. Improved response and completion times for random IO. 4. Increased SATA disk command queue depth. 5. Improved disk medium error correction in certain scenarios. 6. Improved handling of faulty backplanes and enclosures. 7. Resolved an issue where a predicted failure was still being reported after that drive was replaced. 8. Corrected an issue where SATA disks in an MD1000 may become foreign after the server and enclosure are power-cycled. 9. Resolved an issue where the controller could not handle a large number of rebuilds under heavy IO stress. 10. Fixed an issue where Windows Server 2008 installation in uEFI mode fails when installing to a virtual disk larger than 2 terabytes. 11. Fixed an issue where some Intel platforms with a PERC 6 installed occasionally fail with Windows Hardware Malfunction blue screen error during OS reboots. 12. Made several cosmetic and usability enhancements to improved customer experience.

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 onthe 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 linkto 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.            
        

Checksum

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MD5:
9308f538082b21e6ae47885ab19d38e5
DELL_CERC-6-I-INTEGRATED_A11_R216022.exe
SHA1:
a04e333bb06e2a48c293708627e4ad7adbc2fbbe
DELL_CERC-6-I-INTEGRATED_A11_R216022.exe
SHA-256:
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DELL_CERC-6-I-INTEGRATED_A11_R216022.exe

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