Dell PERC 5/i Integrated, v.5.0.2-0003, A03

Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller 5/I Integrated Firmware release

Package Version: 5.0.2-0003
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Fixes & Enhancements

Package Version - 5.0.2-0003
Firmware Version - 1.00.01-0157
SASBIOS Version - MT23
Ctrl-R Version - 1.02-007
MPT Version - 00.06.71.00-IT

Fixes:
Addresses potential issue with PERC 5 controllers that may become unresponsive on systems with 8GB of memory or more. This fix corrects an issue on systems with 8+ GB of memory PERC 5 controllers may become unresponsive. If the affected controller is the boot device this would cause an OS crash, hang, or bluescreen. If not the boot controller the system would experience timeouts (event 129 and 9 in windows, IO aborts in Linux). Once the controller is in this state it will not return to operation until the system has rebooted, any storage connected to the controller will not be accessible until the reboot.
This has now been corrected.
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Version

5.0.2-0003, A03

Release date

13 Dec 2006

Download Type

Firmware

Category

SAS RAID

Importance

Recommended
Dell Technologies recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains changes to maintain overall system health. It ensures that the system software remains current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers, and software) and may include other new features.
Available formats View Important Information

File Format: Update Package for MS Windows 32-Bit
File Name: FRMW_WIN_R139225.EXE
File Size: 2.07 MB
Format Description:
Dell 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.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
A0CEDF95CD64BD3F1BC8028666B374ED
SHA1:
Not available
SHA-256:
Not available

File Format: One or more self extracting disk images inside of a self extracting zip
File Name: PERC5II_5.0.2.0003_A03.exe
File Size: 1.43 MB
Format Description:
This 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.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
3c56a52aba7cd7313ff297b0cae58794
SHA1:
Not available
SHA-256:
Not available

File Format: A GnuPG file which contains a cryptographic signature
File Name: FRMW_LX_R139225.BIN.sign
File Size: 194 Bytes
Format Description:
The GnuPG signature for Red Hat Linux Update Package can be used to authenticate Dell's identity in the correlated Red Hat Linux Update Package.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
D0A32F3279721C9C237813E6559E98A6
SHA1:
Not available
SHA-256:
Not available

File Format: ZipPack External
File Name: P5II_5.0.2.0003_A03.exe
File Size: 1.21 MB
Format Description:
This 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.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
5e71c6f035b61b39e3919d798198c1bb
SHA1:
Not available
SHA-256:
Not available

File Format: External release notes
File Name: PERC5II_5.0.2.0003_A03.txt
File Size: 7.22 KB
Format Description:
This file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
b84111e33663783f6e12dc0af714e483
SHA1:
Not available
SHA-256:
Not available

File Format: Update Package for Red Hat Linux
File Name: FRMW_LX_R139225.BIN
File Size: 3.54 MB
Format Description:
Dell Update Packages for Linux can be used as stand-alone applications that ensure that specific validation criteria are met, then apply an update.
Note: Update Packages for Linux are open source. See the Dell Update Packages for Linux Readme for details.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
FC607248FA915BC4812DC063E1D25577
SHA1:
Not available
SHA-256:
Not available

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

Additional details

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Important Information for Update Packages for Microsoft Windows
* Do not run other applications while executing Dell Update Packages.
* Do not run storage controller update packages if the controller is in use by other applications.
* The firmware upgrade may fail if any of the RAID controllers in the system are performing an I/O background task (that is, consistency check, background initialization, rebuild, or reconstruction). Allow the background task to complete before attempting to upgrade the firmware. Patrol Read tasks will not affect a firmware upgrade.

Important Information for Update Packages for Linux
* Do not run other applications while executing Dell Update Packages.
* Do not run storage controller update packages if the controller is in use by other applications.
* The firmware upgrade may fail if any of the RAID controllers in the system are performing an I/O background task (that is, consistency check, background initialization, rebuild, or reconstruction). Allow the background task to complete before attempting to upgrade the firmware. Patrol Read tasks will not affect a firmware upgrade.
* Linux systems running one or more applications that interact with SCSI devices in certain ways are known to cause a kernel panic situation. Therefore, it is recommended that you stop Server Administrator and its Storage Management Service before running storage controller firmware update packages.
To stop the Dell OpenManage(TM) Server Administrator service,
run "omconfig system webserver action=stop"
To start the Server Administrator service,
run "omconfig system webserver action=start"
To stop the Server Administrator Storage Management Service,
run "/etc/init.d/dataeng stop"
To start the Server Administrator Storage Management Service,
run "/etc/init.d/dataeng start"
PERC 5/i Integrated
Instructions for P5II_5.0.2.0003_A03.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.


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.

Floppy Disk Boot to Disk for PERC5II_5.0.2.0003_A03.exe

Download

1. Click Download Now, to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save (Windows XP users will click Save) this program to disk and click OK. The Save In:
window appears.
3. From the Save In: field, click the down arrow then click to
select Desktop and click Save. The file will download to your desktop.
4. If the Download Complete window appears, click Close. The file
icon appears on your desktop.

Hard Drive Floppy Disk Creation

1. Get 1 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 Setup. An black MS-DOS window appears with a message
indicating that you need 1 floppy diskettes.
4. Press the [ENTER] key.
A message appears prompting you to insert a blank floppy diskette.
5. Insert a floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.
6. Press the [ENTER] key. A message appears indicating that all
data on the disk will be erased.
7. Press the [y] key and then press the [ENTER] key.
The files are copied to the floppy diskette. If the procedure requires
more than one diskette, repeat steps 5 – 7 until you reach the end of the diskette set.
8. After all the files have been copied to the last floppy disk,
press the [ENTER] key and the MS-DOS window closes.

Install

1. Insert the first (or the only) disk of the set into the Floppy
drive.
2. Click Start, click Shutdown, click Restart, and then click OK.
Windows XP Users need only click restart.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Custom Instructions for PERC5II_5.0.2.0003_A03.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 PERC 5 Release Notes window appears.
Dell Update Package Instructions for FRMW_WIN_R139225.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. Click the Install button.
5. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.


Dell Update Package Instructions for FRMW_LX_R139225.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

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