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American Megatrends (AMI) PERC2/DC, v.1.06, A04
This firmware release creates a bootable firmware update diskette for Dell PERC 2/DC controller.
Release Date 1/9/2002
Importance: Optional
Version: 1.06,A04

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This firmware release creates a bootable firmware update diskette for Dell PERC 2/DC controller.

Level of Importance:Optional

Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.

Important Information

Known Limitations ----------------- Firmware upgrade while controller is doing background I/O task -------------------------------------------------------------- Firmware upgrade process will fail if any background I/O task (i.e. RAID-5 background consistency check or power on auto-resume rebuild and reconstruction) is being performed. An error message like "Failed Writing Image on Adapter 0 with Baseport f0008" will be displayed. Wait until the background task completes before update the firmware.


PowerEdge 1300
PowerEdge 1400SC
PowerEdge 2300
PowerEdge 2400
PowerEdge 2450
PowerEdge 4300
PowerEdge 4350
PowerEdge 4400
PowerEdge 6300
PowerEdge 6350
PowerEdge 6400
PowerEdge 6450
PowerEdge 8450
Operating Systems
Not Applicable

Applies to

  • PERC2/DC

Fixes & Enhancements

Firmware Bug Fixes: ------------------- 1. Norton Anti-Virus software was issuing reads for LBA out of range. The firmware was not handling it properly resulting in failing of drives. This is fixed. If the LBA is out of range the command is rejected without sending it to SCSI module. 2. EVPD INQ data (HDD serial number) is now returned correctly. Previously it was considered as normal INQ and the return data was interpreted incorrectly. 3. Deleting the first created virtual disk on Vail used to hard lock the system in W2K. When the driver sends a command to the firmware, it is queued in the firmware internal queue. This command is picked up for processing by the firmware at a later point of time. When a Delete Config call comes the firmware first finishes all the pending rd/wr commands for all the logical drives and then completes the Delete Config Call. Now if a rd/wr call comes on the logical drive being deleted before the Delete Config call is completed the firmware was never picking it up from the internal queue. This was the bug. Now the firmware clears these pending commands with error that have come in between the "arrival of DeleteConfig and completion of DeleteConfig". Firmware Enhancements --------------------- 1. PowerVault 220S and PowerVault 221S support added. The firmware previously was asking for 12 drive information on SAF-TE calls. Now it asks for 16 drives.


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