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Dell MD3000i iSCSI RAID Controller, v.07.35.39.64, A13

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Dell PowerVault MD3000i 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:

Dual_Controller_MD3000i_N1532-735890-005.dlp :
Duplex NVSRAM for MD3000i configured with two
controllers
Single_Controller_MD3000i_N1532-735890-905.dlp :
Simplex NVSRAM for MD3000i configured with a single controller
MD3000i_FW_RC_07353964_1532.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


07.35.38.60
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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

Please refer to the Dell PowerVault MD3000i 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 MD3000i 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 MD3000i 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 MD3000i system support matrix on
support.dell.com prior to connecting MD1000 enclosures to an MD3000i
to ensure supported drives and firmware versions are used.

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4. Firmware upgrade instructions
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IMPORTANT: It is highly recommended to gather support information from
the "Support" tab of the MD Storage Manager prior to performing any
firmware upgrade operations. This can also be achieved thro

Version

Version 07.35.39.64, A13

Compatibility

Operating Systems
  • Not Applicable

Applies to

ASSY,ENCL,CTL,DX,MD3000I;

Date

Release date
9/26/2011
Last Updated
11/3/2011

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:MD3000i-CFW-NVSRAM_07353964_A13_R315164.zip
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 14MB
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:
d907852c2f8ed6c6a9e779293fffd40f
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: 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: Prior to performing the following steps, ensure that all data has
been backed up.

NOTICE: Ensure that all Dell PowerVault MD1000 expansion enclosures
being connected to the MD3000i 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 MD3000i 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 MD3000i system support matrix on
support.dell.com prior to connecting MD1000 enclosures to an MD3000i
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
-----------
* 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
-----------
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

Please refer to the Dell PowerVault MD3000i RAID Enclosure Hardware
Owner''s Manual for removal and installation instructions.

Installation instructions

Custom Instructions for MD3000i-CFW-NVSRAM_07353964_A13_R315164.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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