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Dell PowerVault 224F/660F SES Firmware, v. 1.9.5, A01
SES 1.9.5 Test Release Notes The SES195.bin file is the required file for the download. It is highly recommended that all I/O is stopped before beginning this procedure. You must update the SES firmware on each LS module in the PowerVault 660 and each of the attached enclosures. This includes the 660F as well as all attached 224F enclosures. If you are replacing an LS module, or adding new PowerVault 224 units to an existing subsystem, you should update all LS modules with this firmware. Enclosure services must be online to update the firmware. If enclosure services are offline then restore them to the online state before performing the following procedure.
Release Date 9/20/2001
Importance: Optional
Version: 1.9.5,A01

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Description

SES 1.9.5 Test Release Notes The SES195.bin file is the required file for the download. It is highly recommended that all I/O is stopped before beginning this procedure. You must update the SES firmware on each LS module in the PowerVault 660 and each of the attached enclosures. This includes the 660F as well as all attached 224F enclosures. If you are replacing an LS module, or adding new PowerVault 224 units to an existing subsystem, you should update all LS modules with this firmware. Enclosure services must be online to update the firmware. If enclosure services are offline then restore them to the online state before performing the following procedure.

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

IMPORTANT: After downloading the SES firmware, use the Dell Open Manage Array Manager to verify that BOTH SES modules have been upgraded properly. In the past there was a problem and only one of the SES modules was being upgraded, but Dell Open Manage Array Manager was reporting that both had been upgraded successfully. If the system contains 1.9.5 on one LS module and 1.3b2 on the other, strange anomalies may be reported. When mixed firmware exists, Dell Open Manage Array Manager may report most components in the system as failed. For example, the power supply, fans, temperature sensors and voltage sensors may be marked failed. Under some versions of Dell Open Manage Array Manager, the LS module itself may be marked failed. In all cases of mixed firmware, the shelf fault LED will light. ANAMOLY: After upgrading to SES v1.9.5, some systems may display "PV_INVALID" in the product ID field of Dell Open Manage Array Manager. This incorrect display of the product ID will not interfere with proper operation of the unit.

Compatibility

Systems
PowerVault 224F (Fibre Channel Expansion)
PowerVault 660F (Fibre Channel RAID)
Operating Systems
Not Applicable

Applies to

  • PowerVault 224F/660F SES Firmware

Fixes & Enhancements

Improvements to SES 1.9.5 SES 1.9.5 enhances the communication between SES modules. In the past there were times when thresholds set on the master SES were not copied to the slave SES. In a failover scenario the slave would apply the old values, requiring that the user reset the new thresholds. SES 1.9.5 enhances reporting so that when an LS module fails, Dell Open Manage Array Manager can report the problem. The LED for the LS module will, as in previous versions, still light when an LS module is in a failed state. SES 1.9.5 now reports the correct model name of the system, either PV660 or PV224. In SES 1.3b2, upper warning/critical for LS Module temperature sensors is 45C/55C and for power supply sensors is 55C/65C, which is incorrect. The correct settings are in SES 1.9.5 and are 35C/45C for the LS module temperature sensors and 45C/55C for the power supply.

Installation instructions

            
To update the LS module SES firmware, perform the following steps:

1. Start Array Manager on the host system by clicking Start-- Programs-- 
Dell
OpenManage Applications-- Array Manager-- Array Manager Console.

2. Update the SES firmware on the PowerVault 660F.

a. Click Arrays-- PV660F SubSystem-- Physical Array.

b. Right-click the controller for the subsystem you wish to upgrade and 
choose Download-- SES Firmware. 

c. Select all the enclosure check boxes and click Next.

d. Click Browse and locate the SES195.bin file. Click Next.

e. Click Finish and OK.

NOTE: This process takes about 8 to 9 minutes for each additional LS 
module in
the storage array. If the firmware update does not complete successfully, 
repeat
the process until it does. This issue is not a hardware problem, but a 
software-timing
issue.

f. After download completes, right-click the PV660F subsystem in Array 
Manager and choose Rescan to update the properties information.

g. Right-click the enclosure in Array Manager, choose Properties, and
verify that it is using SES firmware version 1.9.5. If it is not, repeat 
the download procedure.

h. Physically remove the primary LS module to cause failover.

i. Right-click the PV660F subsystem in Array Manager and choose Rescan
to update the properties information.

j. Right-click the enclosure and choose Properties to verify its
firmware level is also at version 1.9.5.  If it is not, repeat the 
download procedure.

k. Replace the LS module that you removed. If you have multiple 
enclosures, you must verify the firmware level on every LS module
in the subsystem, one at a time.            
        

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