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Dell PERC H800 Adapter, v.12.0.1-0091, A01

Dell PERC H800 Adapter firmware release.

Version

Version 12.0.1-0091, A01

Applies to

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Date

Release date
1/12/2012
Last Updated
5/31/2013

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:Hard-Drive
File Name:DELL_PERC-H800-ADAPTER_A01_R255419.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 2MB
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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To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
99972383632e4e0fff670acbfa7e1699
SHA1:
c1f37df18960f66846e42a5aa8b785ad0c7e554f
SHA-256:
Not available

File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:DELL_PERC-H800_ADAPTER_A01_R255419.txt
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 7KB
Format DescriptionThis file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
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MD5:
ab3dd99c25248fd180de84961ba6cf3f
SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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File Format:Update Package for Red Hat Linux
File Name:RAID_FRMW_LX_R255419.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:
577ED5653769B8556D96C9E1D61C6B35
SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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File Format:GnuPG Signature for Linux Update Package
File Name:RAID_FRMW_LX_R255419.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:
DC0117D451D0B9E9FC739E51A406B8D6
SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:RAID_FRMW_WIN_R255419.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 6MB
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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MD5:
6CCE918FE478677A72EAC7C0D0C4D642
SHA1:
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SHA-256:
Not available

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


Important Information

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Important Information for Update Packages for Microsoft Windows
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* Do not run other applications while executing Dell Update Packages.

* 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 an I/O background task (that is, consistency check, background initialization, rebuild, or reconstruction). Allow the background task to complete before attempting to upgrade the firmware. Patrol Read tasks will not affect a firmware upgrade.

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Important Information for Update Packages for Linux
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* Do not run other applications while executing Dell Update Packages.

* If the following error occurs, "Error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory", you mustinstall the compatibility libraries from "www.redhat.com" or from the Red Hat CD. To install the compatibility libraries, use the following command: "RPM -ih compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-47.3.i386.rpm"

* 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.

* 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 an I/O background task (that is, consistency check, background initialization, rebuild, or reconstruction). Allow the background task to complete before attempting to upgrade the firmware. Patrol Read tasks will not affect a firmware upgrade.

* Linux systems running one or more applications that interact with SCSI devices in certain ways are known to cause a kernel panic situation. Therefore, it is recommended that you stop Server Administrator and its Storage Management Service before running storage controller firmware update packages.

To stop the Dell OpenManage(TM) Server Administrator service,
run "omconfig system webserver action=stop"

To start the Server Administrator service,
run "omconfig system webserver action=start"

To stop the Server Administrator Storage Management Service,
run "/etc/init.d/dataeng stop"

To start the Server Administrator Storage Management Service,
run "/etc/init.d/dataeng start"

Fixes & Enhancements

Enhancements:
- Firmware enablement for future controller cache solution.

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 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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