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Dell PERC 5/i Adapter, v.5.2.1-0066, A07

Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller 5/i Adapter Firmware release

Package Version: 5.2.1-0066

Version

  • Version 5.2.1-0066, A07

Compatibility

Supported Operating Systems
  • Not Applicable

Applies to

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Date

Release date
23 Nov 2007
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:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:FRMW_WIN_R168188.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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File Format:Floppy
File Name:BR168188.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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File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:R168188.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, and then run (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
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File Size: 14KB
Format DescriptionThis file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
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By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.


Important Information

1. When viewing SATA physical disk properties from Ctrl-R or other management
applications, the Vendor Identification will be translated as "ATA".

2. If all physical disks making up a virtual disk are removed from the system or
enclosure, the RAID controller will delete the virtual disk. If the disks are
later re-inserted, they will be marked foreign and can be imported using a
management application.

3. If the cable connecting a PERC 5/E to an enclosure is removed, the RAID
controller will immediately delete all virtual disks on that enclosure. To
recover, power down the server and ensure all cables in the configuration are
securely connected. When the server is powered on, the RAID controller will
detect the disks as foreign and the configuration can be imported with a
management application.

4. Physical disks determined to contain a foreign configuration are not
available for configuration as a new dedicated or global hotspare, or as a
member of a new virtual disk. The foreign configuration must be imported or
cleared from the physical disk before it may be used as a hotspare or member
of a virtual disk. Physical disks with a foreign configuration will not appear
on the Create New VD screen in Ctrl-R.

5. Prior to performing a virtual disk migration, the source system must be
powered off before removal of the physical disks to preserve the correct
virtual disk state. This is not required for the target system and the
physical disks may be inserted while the system is powered on or off.

6. This version of firmware will not ensure complete compatibility with an
older version of the management application, OpenManage 5.0 or 5.1.
OpenManage 5.2 or greater is recommended.

7. It is recommended that the customer upgrade the management application
and device driver to the latest version available from Dell at the time of
installation of this firmware.

8. The firmware restricts the importing of virtual disks that are undergoing
RAID level migration or Capacity Expansion. Do not interrupt virtual disks
that are performing either of these operations because it will disable the
ability to import the virtual disk and the data will be unavailable. Dell
recommends that the user perform a data backup before starting these operations.

9. Foreign dedicated hot spares are now imported as global hot spares.

10. Default Physical disk cache settings for hard drives are ON for SATA drives
and OFF for SAS drives.

11. A EMM change or a drive migration is not a supported action during a
Capacity Expansion or Raid Level Migration. This may cause the VDs to go offline.
Dell recommends the user to take a data backup before starting these operations.

12. A Rebuild operation cannot be stopped/interrupted from the Ctrl+R configuration utility
but can be done from the Dell Open Manage Storage Management Software.

Fixes & Enhancements

Package Version - 5.2.1-0066
Firmware Version - 1.03.40-0316
SASBIOS Version - MT28-8
Ctrl-R Version - 1.04-019A
MPT - 00.10.47.00-IT

Please see release notes for detailed list of fixes/enhancements.

Installation instructions

Custom Instructions for BR168188.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.

Hard Drive Floppy Disk Creation

1. Get 2 blank, formatted floppy disks.
2. Double-click the new icon (it looks like a floppy diskette) on
the desktop. The Self-Extractor window appears.
3. Click the 'Continue' button on the self-extractor window after inserting
one of the formatted floppies.
4. The utility prompts the user to insert the second floppy diskette after
it completes writing on the first floppy.
5. Remove the first floppy and insert the second floppy diskette.
6. Press 'Continue' button.
7. After all the files have been copied to the last floppy disk, press the 'Finish'

Dell Update Package Instructions for FRMW_LX_R168188.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 "./FRMW_LX_R168188.BIN --version" command from the shell.
2. Download and install any prerequisites identified in the above step before proceeding.
3. Install any necessary Embedded Systems Management firmware prior to this BIOS update.
4. Run the update by executing "./FRMW_LX_R168188.BIN" from the shell.
5. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.


GnuPG Signature of Dell Update Package Instructions for FRMW_LX_R168188.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, FRMW_LX_R168188.BIN.sign

Dell Update Package Instructions for FRMW_WIN_R168188.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. Install any necessary Embedded Systems Management firmware prior to this BIOS update.
5. Click the Install button.
6. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.


Instructions for R168188.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.

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 on the 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.


Instructions for R168188.txt:

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.

6) Double click the Icon on your desktop for the newly saved file.
The Dell Bios Release Notes window appears.

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