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Dell PowerVault 224F/660F SES Firmware, v. 1.9.5, A01

SES 1.9.5 Test Release Notes

The SES195.bin file is the required file for the download. It is highly
recommended that all I/O is stopped before beginning this procedure.

You must update the SES firmware on each LS module in the PowerVault 660
and each of the attached enclosures. This includes the 660F as well as all
attached 224F enclosures.

If you are replacing an LS module, or adding new PowerVault 224 units to
an existing subsystem, you should update all LS modules with this firmware.

Enclosure services must be online to update the firmware. If enclosure
services are offline then restore them to the online state before
performing the following procedure.

Version

Version 1.9.5, A01

Compatibility

Operating Systems
  • Not Applicable

Applies to

PowerVault 224F/660F SES Firmware;

Date

Release date
9/20/2001
Last Updated
11/3/2011

Importance

Optional. Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.

Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:SES_195.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 115KB
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.
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By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.


Important Information

IMPORTANT: After downloading the SES firmware, use the Dell Open Manage
Array Manager to verify that BOTH SES modules have been upgraded
properly. In the past there was a problem and only one of the SES modules
was being upgraded, but Dell Open Manage Array Manager was reporting that
both had been upgraded successfully.

If the system contains 1.9.5 on one LS module and 1.3b2 on the other,
strange anomalies may be reported. When mixed firmware exists, Dell Open
Manage Array Manager may report most components in the system as failed.
For example, the power supply, fans, temperature sensors and voltage
sensors may be marked failed. Under some versions of Dell Open Manage
Array Manager, the LS module itself may be marked failed. In all cases of
mixed firmware, the shelf fault LED will light.

ANAMOLY: After upgrading to SES v1.9.5, some systems may
display "PV_INVALID" in the product ID field of Dell Open Manage Array
Manager. This incorrect display of the product ID will not interfere
with proper operation of the unit.

Fixes & Enhancements

Improvements to SES 1.9.5
SES 1.9.5 enhances the communication between SES modules. In the past
there were times when thresholds set on the master SES were not copied to
the slave SES. In a failover scenario the slave would apply the old
values, requiring that the user reset the new thresholds.

SES 1.9.5 enhances reporting so that when an LS module fails, Dell Open
Manage Array Manager can report the problem. The LED for the LS module
will, as in previous versions, still light when an LS module is in a
failed state.

SES 1.9.5 now reports the correct model name of the system, either PV660
or PV224.

In SES 1.3b2, upper warning/critical for LS Module temperature sensors is
45C/55C and for power supply sensors is 55C/65C, which is incorrect. The
correct settings are in SES 1.9.5 and are 35C/45C for the LS module
temperature sensors and 45C/55C for the power supply.

Installation instructions

To update the LS module SES firmware, perform the following steps:

1. Start Array Manager on the host system by clicking Start-- Programs--
Dell
OpenManage Applications-- Array Manager-- Array Manager Console.

2. Update the SES firmware on the PowerVault 660F.

a. Click Arrays-- PV660F SubSystem-- Physical Array.

b. Right-click the controller for the subsystem you wish to upgrade and
choose Download-- SES Firmware.

c. Select all the enclosure check boxes and click Next.

d. Click Browse and locate the SES195.bin file. Click Next.

e. Click Finish and OK.

NOTE: This process takes about 8 to 9 minutes for each additional LS
module in
the storage array. If the firmware update does not complete successfully,
repeat
the process until it does. This issue is not a hardware problem, but a
software-timing
issue.

f. After download completes, right-click the PV660F subsystem in Array
Manager and choose Rescan to update the properties information.

g. Right-click the enclosure in Array Manager, choose Properties, and
verify that it is using SES firmware version 1.9.5. If it is not, repeat
the download procedure.

h. Physically remove the primary LS module to cause failover.

i. Right-click the PV660F subsystem in Array Manager and choose Rescan
to update the properties information.

j. Right-click the enclosure and choose Properties to verify its
firmware level is also at version 1.9.5. If it is not, repeat the
download procedure.

k. Replace the LS module that you removed. If you have multiple
enclosures, you must verify the firmware level on every LS module
in the subsystem, one at a time.

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