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Dell SAS 6/iR Adapter, v.00.25.47.00.06.22.03.00 , A04

Dell Sas6/iR Adapter Firmware Release; Package Version: 00.25.47.00.06.22.03.00

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.

Version

Version 00.25.47.00.06.22.03.00, A04

Release date

04 Dec 2012

Last Updated

25 May 2013

Importance

Recommended

Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:DELL_SAS-6-IR-ADAPTER_A04_R197382.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 563KB
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:
34a3cf38ec1f9c10ecfd2b4ac32a6b9d
SHA1:
2c1fac888775182b63f461c1da1df756b6533619
SHA-256:
b065927408cd8cf1e4afd61593cdc146dced2dda1453f597cb1f7773de8d3c6f
File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:SAS-RAID_Firmware_6T2TK_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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MD5:
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SHA1:
5fcdb8dbb89c95962ec355814802c7aa36fdd3f6
SHA-256:
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File Format:Update Package for Red Hat Linux
File Name:SAS-RAID_Firmware_6T2TK_LN32_00.25.47.00.06.22.03.00_A04.BIN
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 3MB
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:
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SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:R197382.txt
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File Size: 7KB
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File Format:GnuPG Signature for Linux Update Package
File Name:SAS-RAID_Firmware_6T2TK_LN32_00.25.47.00.06.22.03.00_A04.BIN.sign
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File Size: 0.2KB
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SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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Supported Operating Systems

Not Applicable

Applies to

SAS 6/iR Adapter
SAS 6/IR Integrated Blades

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.

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 multiple logical disks are configured on the SAS 6/iR and when viewing the logical disks from RAID Properties of the Ctrl-C BIOS utility, the order in which the logical disks are displayed may be reversed from the order in which they are created. This has no effect on the adapter functionality or boot order of the logical disks.

- 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 thefirmware
4.Reboot the system

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

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