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Dell MD1000 Controller Card Firmware, v.A.04, A04

This enclosure firmware provides management functions for the PowerVault MD1000. These functions include SCSI Enclosure Services (SES) reporting to the host initiator, control of all enclosure LED indicators, and monitoring of all the enclosure's environmental elements.

Version

  • Version A.04, A04

Applies to

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Date

Release date
06 Apr 2010
Last Updated
07 Jul 2012

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:FRMW_WIN_R165842.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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File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:R165842-Readme.txt
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 5KB
Format DescriptionThis file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
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File Format:ISO Image
File Name:R165842.iso
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File Size: 24MB
Format DescriptionThis file contains an ISO image used to create a CDROM. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, then create a CD using your preferred CD burning software.
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By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.


Important Information

This release is intended for MD1000 storage enclosures attached to a PERC5/E RAID controller. Please use the MD3000/MD3000i firmware update utility, to update MD1000 attached to MD3000/MD3000i.
1. WARNING: THE SERVER MUST BE REBOOTED AFTER UPDATING THE FIRMWARE ON MD1000 ENCLOSURES IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN ENCLOSURE MANAGEMENT. ACCESS TO THE ENCLOSURES WILL BE LOST IF THE SERVER IS NOT REBOOTED.
2. WHEN PROMPTED FOR REBOOT AFTER UPDATE, SELECT “YES”
If you are considering expanding your MD3000 or MD1000 environment, please consult the MD Support Matrix (http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/md3000/en/supmatrx/SupportMatrix.pdf) for validated configurations. If your future MD3000 or MD1000 configuration is unsupported, please contact Dell Technical Support for assistance.

Fixes & Enhancements

This release is a fix the following errors:
1. Corrects an error report that occurs intermittently when an MD1000 is being used in split mode connectivity to two PERC5E controllers.
2. It also fixes the time “Lost Timer Errata” report when an MD1000 is connected behind an MD3000/MD3000i.

Installation instructions

Instructions for R165842.iso:

NOTE: In order to use this file, you need a CD-R or CD-RW and appropriate software to create a CD from the downloaded image

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. Follow your CD writing software vendor's instructions to create a CD from the downloaded .ISO file.


Dell Update Package Instructions for FRMW_LX_R165842.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. Read over the release information presented by executing the "./FRMW_LX_R165842.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_R165842.BIN" from the shell.
4. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.


Dell Update Package Instructions for FRMW_WIN_R165842.EXE:

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.


Instructions for R165842-Readme.txt:

1) Click Download now.
The File Download window appears.

2) Click the Save button.
The Save As window appears.

3) Select Desktop using the drop-down menu to the right of Save in.

4) Click the Save button.
A progress meter moves as the download is completed.

5) If necessary, click X in the upper right-hand corner of the Download Progress Window to close it upon completion.

6) Double click the Icon on your desktop for the newly saved file.
The Dell Bios Release Notes window appears.

GnuPG Signature of Dell Update Package Instructions for FRMW_LX_R165842.BIN.sign:

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 once on your system.)
2. Verify the Dell Update Package by using its signature file, FRMW_LX_R165842.BIN.sign

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