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LSI Logic Perc 4e/Di, v.522D, A17

Dell PowerEdge 2800 RAID Controller 4e/Di Firmware release

Version: 522D

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes: This release is URGENT if 1. applies, otherwise it is RECOMMENDED.

1. Addresses a problem that may occur if a drive fails within seconds after another drive completes a rebuild.
2. Fixed issue on PERC Controllers where VMFS Volumes go missing in VMware ESX environments after updating firmware from version 521X and earlier to 522A
Note: Updating to (522D from a system that was installed onto 522A) will require customers to resignature the volumes in order to have VMware to recognize the volumes.
Affected upgrade scenarios:
a. Upgrade from 521X to 522A
b. Upgrade from 522A to 522D
c. Upgrade from 521X to 522A then to 522D

Unaffected upgrade scenarios:
a. Upgrade from 521X and earlier to 522D
3. Improved the workaround for an Intel 80332 erratum to counter a possible system hang issue with PERC 4e controllers on platforms with greater than or equal to 8GB of system memory.

Version

Version 522D, A17

Release date

17 Jul 2007

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011

Importance

Urgent

Available formats

File Format:Floppy
File Name:BR151928.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 1MB
Format DescriptionThis file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, then double-click it to unzip the set of files. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
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MD5:
4e942bd3489a69d834e9a63b7276f2af
SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:perc4e-FWCV522D-A17.txt
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 9KB
Format DescriptionThis file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
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MD5:
4522d7a15d20ce846eec4f97e5fb0f76
SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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File Format:Update Package for Red Hat Linux
File Name:RAID_FRMW_LX_R151928.BIN
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 9MB
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:
3F665E3BD1A038D3370FBCCD7F32EE5C
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SHA-256:
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File Format:GnuPG Signature for Linux Update Package
File Name:RAID_FRMW_LX_R151928.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:
D5548B8ECA35809050C25BCD034AD4AB
SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:RAID_FRMW_WIN_R151928.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 2MB
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:
264D3AF0656DB13F7E3D2DF875FAD2EC
SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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Compatible Systems

Supported Operating Systems

Not Applicable

Applies to

Perc 4e/Di

Installation instructions

Custom Instructions for BR151928.exe:

This program creates a bootable diskette to upgrade the firmware of the
controllers. You will need a formatted 3 1/2 inch floppy diskette for the
following procedure.

1) Download the file to a directory on your hard drive. The file downloaded is
a self extracting executable.
2) Insert a blank diskette into the system's diskette drive.
3) Double click on the file that you downloaded and follow the instructions on
the screen to extract the files to the diskette.
4) Insert the diskette into the system with the RAID controller for which you
want to update the firmware and boot the system.
5) Follow the instructions on the screen to update the firmware.

NOTICE: Pflash.exe will be executed automatically and will report existing code
level and prompt you to reconfirm before starting the firmware upgrade
process.

To perform this process in non-interactive mode please execute,
Pflash /?
and read about possible command line switches.

6) Remove the diskette and reboot the system.
Custom Instructions for perc4e-FWCV522D-A17.txt:

Download the readme file to view information about this release.
Instructions for RAID_FRMW_LX_R151928.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 ./RAID_FRMW_LX_R151928.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 ./RAID_FRMW_LX_R151928.BIN from the shell.
4. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.


GnuPG Signature of Dell Update Package Instructions for RAID_FRMW_LX_R151928.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, RAID_FRMW_LX_R151928.BIN.sign

Instructions for RAID_FRMW_WIN_R151928.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.

Important Information

After installing this firmware and rebooting, a consistency check will automatically begin on RAID 5 and 50 virtual disks with 5 or more physical disks to ensure parity information is correct. The consistency check cannot be terminated and will resume at its last point following a reboot. This consistency check will appear as a Background Initialization but will only perform a consistency check with no data being modified. The consistency check runs in the background, allowing the virtual disks to remain accessible during the check. While this background check is designed to minimize performance impact, some degradation in performance may occur until the check is complete, especially under heavy I/O.

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