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Dell PowerVault MD 32/36 Series Storage Controller Firmware and NVSRAM

Dell PowerVault MD 32/36 Series Storage Array

Version

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Compatibility

Compatible Systems
Supported Operating Systems
  • Novell SuSE Linux ES 11
  • MS Windows 2008 x64
  • Suse Linux ES 10
  • MS Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Red Hat Ent Linux 6
  • Red Hat Ent Linux 5
  • MS Windows 2008 x86
  • MS Windows Server 2003
  • MS Windows 2008 R2
  • MS Windows 2003 x64

Applies to

MD32/36 series Hard Disk Drive Firmware Updates;

Date

Release date
21 Apr 2014
Last Updated
23 Apr 2014

Importance

Urgent. Dell highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible. The update contains changes to improve the reliability and availability of your Dell system.

Available formats

File Format:ALL
File Name:MD32_36SeriesFirmware.zip
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 365MB
Format Description
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To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
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SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.


Important Information

This update is recommended for all PowerVault MD 32/36 storage arrays.

Fixes & Enhancements

This release contains the following features:

- Consolidated support for both 60-disk 4U (dense) and 12/24-disk 2U MD Series storage arrays.
- Resolves a potential I/O path error between Fibre Channel chip and RAID Controller memory
- Resolves a potential I/O Path error when using VMware vSphere 5.X when VAAI hardware accelerated VMFS data movement is enabled for VM migration, VMware snapshots, and VM cloning.
- Resolves Incorrect Drawer number when assigning Hot spare


- New features for 60-disk 4U (dense) MD Series storage arrays are:
- Enhanced snapshot functionality based on point-in-time (PiT) images
- Asynchronous remote replication (iSCSI and FC-based)
- Thin provisioned virtual disks
- SSD cache configuration and SSD performance modeling
- Windows Server 2012 (Standard and Datacenter)
- Windows 8

- New features for 12/24-based 4U MD Series storage arrays are:
- Adaptive disk pooling
- Redesigned MD Storage Manager interface
- Automatic support daya collection across multiple arrays
- VMware vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI)
- Enhanced snapshot functionality based on point-in-time (PiT) images
- Asynchronous remote replication (iSCSI and FC-based)
- Thin provisioned virtual disks
- SSD cache configuration and SSD performance modeling
- Windows Server 2012 (Standard and Datacenter)
- Windows 8

Installation instructions

Please refer to the instructions within the installation package.

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