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Dell MD3000 SAS RAID Controller, v.07.35.39.64, A11

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Dell PowerVault MD3000 Firmware Generation 2

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Contents
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1. Files included in this package
2. Fixes / Enhancements
3. Important Information
4. Firmware upgrade instructions
5. MD1000 Firmware upgrade instructions

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1. Files included in this package
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Included in your firmware package are the following files:

Default_MD3000_N133X-735890-005.dlp :
Default NVSRAM for MD3000 used in most typical configurations
Single_Port_Clustering_MD3000_N133X-735890-705.dlp :
Single Port MS Cluster NVSRAM for MD3000 that has a single
host port per controller used in clustering configuration
MD3000_FW_RC_07353964_133x.dlp : RAID Controller Firmware
MD1000_A04.bin : MD1000 Firmware

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2. Fixes / Enhancements
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07.35.39.64
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* Added fix to resolve controller reboot due to insertion of foreign physical disk
* Improved scheduled I/O timing
* Improved controller memory utilization
* Added fix to resolve the controller panic issue caused by memory leak
* Added fix to resolve one corner case in which host I/O requests are not processed for an extended period of time
* Added support for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1


07.35.31.60
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- New OS support for Windows 2008 R2 Server, SLES 11, SLES 10 U3,
RHEL 4.8, RHEL 5.4.
- Modular Disk Storage Manager enhancements.
Additionally, the following issues have been fixed:
- Excessive Destination Driver Errors with no component listed on
2nd gen firmware
- BBU Learn Cycle fails in Simplex mode
- Learn Cycle failing as “incomplete?
- NX1950 Solution losing connectivity to every device on the network
- Hitachi SATA HDD firmware failing to update
- ESX host with CHAP enabled causes reboot loop when updating to
2nd gen firmware.
- MPP Virtual HBA Driver issue with Oracle ASM
- 2nd gen firmware upgrade utility does not display double byte
characters properly


Please refer to the Dell PowerVault MD3000 RAID Enclosure Hardware
Owner's Manual for removal and installation instructions.

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3. Important Information
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NOTICE: Prior generation firmware is indicated by version that begins
with 06.xx.xx.xx, and the Generation 2 firmware starts with
07.xx.xx.xx. Existing hardware can be upgraded to the Generation 2
firmware. If updating from 06.xx.xx.xx version to 07.xx.xx.xx version,
the upgrade is one way only; it is not possible to return to prior
generation after starting this upgrade procedure.

NOTICE: Ensure that all Dell PowerVault MD1000 expansion enclosures
being connected to the MD3000 are updated to the latest Dell
PowerVault MD1000 EMM Firmware from support.dell.com. Dell
PowerVault MD1000 EMM Firmware version A03 is the minimum required
firmware level to support connection to the MD3000 array; attaching
an MD1000 with unsupported firmware causes an uncertified condition to
exist on the array. See the updated Hardware Owner''''s Manual on
http://support.dell.com for more information.

NOTICE: Ensure to check the MD3000 system support matrix on
support.dell.com prior to connecting MD1000 enclosures to an MD3000
to ensure supported drives and firmware versions are used.

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4. Firmware upgrade instructions
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Version

  • Version 07.35.39.64, A11

Compatibility

Supported Operating Systems
  • Not Applicable

Applies to

ASSY,ENCL,CTL,DHST;

Date

Release date
26 Sep 2011
Last Updated
03 Nov 2011

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:Hard-Drive
File Name:MD3000-CFW-NVSRAM_07353964_A11_R315163.zip
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 13MB
Format DescriptionThis file format consists of an archive of files that may be decompressed to a directory on the hard drive. The installation can then be done from that directory.
Added to download list
Go to [{0}]
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
969f9d98e061cc286f09dace67e10d4b
SHA1:
Not available
SHA-256:
Not available

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


Important Information

NOTICE: Prior generation firmware is indicated by version that begins
with 06.xx.xx.xx, and the Generation 2 firmware starts with
07.xx.xx.xx. Existing hardware can be upgraded to the Generation 2
firmware. If updating from 06.xx.xx.xx version to 07.xx.xx.xx version,
the upgrade is one way only; it is not possible to return to prior
generation after starting this upgrade procedure.

NOTICE: If upgrading from 06.xx.xx.xx version to 07.xx.xx.xx version,
the MD Firmware Cross Generation Upgrade Utility must be used and all
I/O must be stopped prior to starting the download procedures. This
includes any services dependant on the array, including Microsoft
Cluster Services or database applications. The utility is installed
along with the latest version of the MD Storage Manager. Please find the
latest MD Storage Manager as part of the Resource CD iso image from
http://support.dell.com.

NOTICE: Prior to performing the following steps, ensure that all data has
been backed up.

NOTICE: In non-English versions of the MD Firmware Cross Generation Upgrade Utility, it has been observed that the firmware may fail to activate after the download. While pending activation, the RAID Controller Modules will continue to operate at the previous firmware version. To activate the firmware, the following smCLI command must be used: SMcli [IP of Controller A] [IP of Controller B] -c "activate storageArray firmware;" where [IP of Controller A] and [IP of Controller B] are replaced with the actual IP addresses of the RAID Controller Modules.

NOTICE: Microsoft Windows 2000 and Redhat Enterprise Linux 3 as a host
OS is not supported by the Generation 2 firmware. Please migrate to a
supported OS if usage of the enhancement features in the Generation 2
firmware is desired.

NOTICE: Ensure that all Dell PowerVault MD1000 expansion enclosures
being connected to the MD3000 are updated to the latest Dell
PowerVault MD1000 EMM Firmware from support.dell.com. Dell
PowerVault MD1000 EMM Firmware version A03 is the minimum required
firmware level to support connection to the MD3000 array; attaching
an MD1000 with unsupported firmware causes an uncertified condition to
exist on the array. See the updated Hardware Owner''''s Manual on
http://support.dell.com for more information.

NOTICE: Ensure to check the MD3000 system support matrix on
support.dell.com prior to connecting MD1000 enclosures to an MD3000
to ensure supported drives and firmware versions are used.

NOTICE: Dynamic Capacity Expansion is limited by the cache size of the
controller and is supported up to 15 drives for up to 256KiB segment size.
Note that 128KiB and 256KiB are the default segment sizes. Dynamic
Capacity Expansion(DCE) is not supported with segment sizes > 256KB.

Fixes & Enhancements

07.35.39.64
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* Added fix to resolve controller reboot due to insertion of foreign physical disk
* Improved scheduled I/O timing
* Improved controller memory utilization
* Added fix to resolve the controller panic issue caused by memory leak
* Added fix to resolve one corner case in which host I/O requests are not processed for an extended period of time
* Added support for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1


07.35.38.60
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Controller firmware updated with the following features and fixes:

- Added support to allow coexistence of the MD3000 and MD3200 Series arrays
- This support is only for OSes common to both the MD3000 and MD3200 Series arrays
- This support requires execution of addition deployment described in MD3200i White paper

- Added support for the following additional Operating Systems
- SLES 10 SP3
- SLES 11
- SLES 11 SP 1
- RHEL 5 SP 4
- RHEL 5 SP 5

- Added support for 6 Gb/s Hard Drives

Installation instructions

Custom Instructions for MD3000-CFW-NVSRAM_07353964_A11_R315163.zip:

Download:

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.

Extract Files:

6) Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the open the zip file.

7) Unzip to extract the files to a specified location.

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