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Dell 6Gbps SAS HBA, v.07.01.24.00, A01
Dell 6Gbps SAS HBA Firmware Release
Release Date 1/12/2012
Importance: Recommended
Version: 07.01.24.00,A01

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Description

Dell 6Gbps SAS HBA Firmware Release

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

See Install Instructions for updating the adapter

Compatibility

Systems
External OEMR R910
PowerEdge 1950
PowerEdge 2900
PowerEdge 2970
PowerEdge R210
PowerEdge R310
PowerEdge R410
PowerEdge R510
PowerEdge R610
PowerEdge R710
PowerEdge R805
PowerEdge R810
PowerEdge R815
PowerEdge R910
PowerEdge T110
PowerEdge T310
PowerEdge T410
PowerEdge T610
PowerEdge T710
PowerVault DL2100
PowerVault DL2200
PowerVault DL2200 CommVault
PowerVault NX3100
Operating Systems
Not Applicable

Applies to

  • 6Gbps SAS HBA

Fixes & Enhancements

Initial Release

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.            
        

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