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Dell SAS 6/IR Integrated Blades, v.00.25.47.00.06.22.03.00 , A04

Dell Sas6/iRi Blades Firmware Release; Package Version: 00.25.47.00.06.22.03.00

Version

  • Version 00.25.47.00.06.22.03.00, A04

Applies to

SAS 6/IR Integrated Blades;

Date

Release date
04 Feb 2013
Last Updated
23 May 2013

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).

Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:SAS-RAID_Firmware_G5TG7_WN32_00.25.47.00.06.22.03.00_A04.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 5MB
Format DescriptionDell 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.
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Important Information

- When viewing SATA physical disk properties from Ctrl-C or other
management applications, Vendor Identification must be translated
as "ATA" followed by blanks. Please see SATA translation
specification, revision 5, pages 24-25 for more details.

- When adding a SAS 6/iR controller to a system, either by physically
adding an adapter or by enabling the integrated SAS controller in
the system BIOS, the new controller may need to be added to the
controller boot order in the SAS 6/iR BIOS configuration Utility.
At POST, hit CTRL-C to enter the utility and verify or modify the
controller boot order.

- Migration of RAID Volumes from SAS 6/iR controllers to PERC6 controllers
is supported only for volumes originally created on SAS 6/iR controllers
running FW revision 00.25.47.00 or later.

- This version of firmware will not ensure complete compatibility with an
older version of the management application.
OpenManage 5.5 or greater is recommended.

- 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.

- Before updating the SAS controller firmware using the DUP package in a Linux system, it is necessary to upgrade the SAS controller driver. Executing the SAS controller firmware DUP update while running a native Linux driver may cause the system/data volumes on the SAS controller to become inaccessible or Read-Only.

The recommended steps to update the SAS controller using the firmware DUP package on a Linux system to this new software level are as follows:
1.Upgrade the driver
2.Reboot the system
3.Upgrade the firmware
4.Reboot the system

The problem does not occur if the SAS controller FW is updated from a bootable device (non Linux environment).

Fixes & Enhancements

BIOS - 06.22.03.00
NEW FUNCTIONALITY: None.
DEFECT FIXES:
-Implements a change to allow some RAID1 volumes created with earlier
SAS 6/iR FW revisions to be migrated to controllers with this FW revision.
- Implements a change to order the controller list based on defined
controller type instead of static chip-based references
- Updates verify functionality to allow user to escape once
Reassign All has been selected and drive is no longer responding.
- Removes rescan for devices on any keystroke in view array screen.
Rescan will now only be performed on Alt+N keystroke.


FIRMWARE - 00.25.47.00
NEW FUNCTIONALITY:
- Modifies coercion of RAID volumes to align with PERC. This facilitates
migration of SAS6 RAID volumes to PERC6.
DEFECT FIXES:
-Implements a change to allow some RAID1 volumes created with earlier
SAS 6/iR FW Revisions to be migrated controllers with this FW revision or later.
-Improves robustness in handling Task Management events during heavy IO
-Implements a change to correct an issue with initialization of interposer
attached SATA drives where link to the drive could be left in a state where
it was possible that I/Os could be timed out and have to be retried by
the host.

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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