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PERC H710P Mini (Blades) firmware release

PERC H710P Mini (Blades) firmware release 21.1.0-0007

Fixes & Enhancements

- Improve PERC controller I/O performance.
- Begin PERC battery monitoring earlier to make sure battery mode is set properly before beginning I/O.
- Make VD Unique Identifiers persistent.
- Corrects cosmetic error when deleting disks in HII.
- Corrects cache policy settings in HII.
- Fixes issue with Virtual Disk creation while in powersave mode.
- Fixes rare case where controller may fail to come out of hibernation.

Version

Version 21.1.0-0007, A02

Release date

19 Oct 2012

Last Updated

15 May 2013

Importance

Recommended

Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:SAS-RAID_Firmware_M4TCV_WN32_21.1.0-0007_A02.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 8MB
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.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
ac74c9d787064cccb80f4832271894ec
SHA1:
683d18a88af2c2f38e858b2e4f18c8295d9d1120
SHA-256:
29a91c6fb2aaf055b1327c3afe055161e539ac129f6350eed9cc5edd848f01b6
File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:SAS_RAID_H710PB_21.1.0-0007_A02_ZPE.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 3MB
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.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
597f5193927421ed3475ad65d0a69a58
SHA1:
c9f186bd3ba91609f1f74e472e524a2d3ace8a29
SHA-256:
e662555e4ac4a15417bd7aa9c6d89983c8d95cefa2f4013f93c5ce6e3123d3a9
File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:SAS_RAID_Firmware_H710P_Mini_(Blades)_RELNOTES_21.1.0-0007_A02.txt
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 5KB
Format DescriptionThis file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
1e97091ee1f4e96c5a5af96da6cca7d7
SHA1:
7324293c9bde01ddda373b336dfa7f4878ce9996
SHA-256:
e6e6c063b31ae7a2df47ae07ddec34bfa75762aae62fde24204312174b41fd68

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

Other versions

21.0.1-0132,A01 13 Aug 201210:33:42 AM

Supported Operating Systems

Not Applicable

Applies to

PERC H710P Mini Blade

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 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.

Important Information

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"
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