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Dell PERC 6/i Adapter Firmware, v.6.3.1-0003, A14

This package provides firmware version 6.3.1-0003 for the Dell PERC6/i Adapter

Version

Other versions
6.3.0-0001,A12 12 Jan 20125:30:27 AM
6.2.0-0013,A11 12 Jan 20123:09:32 AM

Applies to

DOC,USER,SAS,PERC6/I,ENG;

Date

Release date
04 Dec 2012
Last Updated
26 Jun 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 Red Hat Linux
File Name:SAS-RAID_Firmware_392W6_LN32_6.3.1-0003_A14.BIN
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 4MB
Format DescriptionDell Update Packages for Linux can be used as stand-alone applications that ensure that specific validation criteria are met, then apply an update.
Note: Update Packages for Linux are open source. See the Dell Update Packages for Linux Readme for details.
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MD5:
9ab5f1ab4eb610f8526475ace8467fb8
SHA1:
8cb6b325942500b083d4a42c6de9d4c584171f49
SHA-256:
Not available
File Format:GnuPG Signature for Linux Update Package
File Name:SAS-RAID_Firmware_392W6_LN32_6.3.1-0003_A14.BIN.sign
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 0.2KB
Format DescriptionThe GnuPG signature for Red Hat Linux Update Package can be used to authenticate Dell's identity in the correlated Red Hat Linux Update Package.
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MD5:
b157de99a0f8acbc2436da9a878ad7f8
SHA1:
0af0351f951bfdac5f080d2d1d72ebb4b086e9f2
SHA-256:
Not available
File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:R313334.txt
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 15KB
Format DescriptionThis file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
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MD5:
5a49fd1558500f590a91d1897a950add
SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:DELL_PERC-6-I-ADAPTER_A14_R313334.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 1MB
Format DescriptionThis 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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MD5:
732fe583963bdc5e0e96c75d248e8db5
SHA1:
f1a5084d65c28b0b832fc41517f1793e58fda908
SHA-256:
c4b08bf620e0d2c8ae9d76f0989eb5231d06b5dd93d3514c821ee8e55d2d15ed

By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.


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

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes:
- Fixes an issue where the Perc battery does not always charge up properly, causing Virtual Disks changing from Write Back to Write Through.

Enhancements:
- Removes system events that relate to partial Patrol completion on physical drives.

Installation instructions

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 on the 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 link to 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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