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Dell SAS 5/E Adapter FW, v.00.10.51.00.06.12.05.00, A04

Dell SAS 5/E Adapter FW, v.00.10.51.00.06.12.05.00, A04

Version

  • Version 00.10.51.00.06.12.05.00, A04

Applies to

SAS 5/E Adapter;

Date

Release date
12 Jan 2012
Last Updated
15 Jun 2013

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:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:FRMW_WIN_R168480.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 1MB
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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File Format:Floppy
File Name:BR168480.exe
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File Size: 865KB
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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File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:sas5e_external_R168480_A04.txt
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File Size: 6KB
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Important Information

To install using update packages, please make sure that SAS 5/E drivers are at the following minimum levels

W2k - 1.21.26
W2k3 - 1.21.26
RHEL3 - 2.06.48.02
RHEL4 - 3.02.83.04
SLES9 - 3.02.83.04
SLES10 - 3.03.17

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes/Enhancements
==================

1. Fixed an issue that causes errors during cable disconnect scenarios when connected to a Dell MD3000 enclosure
2. Addressed an issue where interrupt warnings were seen during Operating system installations
3. Fixed an issue with rebuild progress reporting in an OS environment
4. Improved Tape performance on SAS 5/E with External SAS Tape Units
5. Disabled option in BIOS to change the "report device missing delay" which could potentially cause timing related issues and performance related issues with attached devices when toggled
6. Modified release script for SAS 5 cards so that it is compatible with other 6th Generation SAS controllers
7. Modified the SAS5 Option ROM to improve CHS (Cylinder/Head/Sector) to LBA (Logical Block Address) translation, to add support for newer disk partition utilities

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 onthe 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 linkto 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.

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