Driver Details

Dell Shared PERC8 firmware for Dell Poweredge VRTX-Fault Tolerant version 23.11.16-0076

Dell Shared PERC8 firmware for Dell Poweredge VRTX-Fault Tolerant version 23.11.16-0076

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes:
- Fixed an issue in which Virtual Disks may become inaccessible when migrated to another Power Edge VRTX.
- Fixed an issue in which Virtual Disk to blade server mapping may be deleted after a failover.
- Fixed an issue in which a cable failure in large configurations could cause the Shared PERC8 to fault.
- Fixed an issue in which a redundant VD may be unable to use the "Copy Back" feature after disabling the second Shared PERC8
- Fixed an issue in which I/O traffic wasn't always sent using the "Fast Path" feature.
- Improved Battery Back Up (BBU) messaging in the storage controller logs.
- Fixed an issue in which the rebuild of a redundant virtual disk starts over after a controller failover.

Enhancements:
- VDs can now be configured with write back caching in dual Shared PERC8 configurations
- Increased hard drive predictive failure polling interval to 5 minutes.
- Firmware TTY logs persist across controller and chassis resets.

Version

Version 23.11.16-0076, A03

Category

SAS RAID

Release date

03 Nov 2014

Last Updated

05 Nov 2014

Importance

Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows® 64-Bit.
File Name:VRTX_SAS-RAID_Firmware_W1D3P_WN64_23.11.16-0076_A03.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 23 MB
Format Description:Dell Update Packages in native Microsoft Windows 64-bit format do not require that Microsoft WOW64 be installed on the Microsoft Windows Server.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
4c2c9bebdec9a712f6b3f150f9ccae55
SHA1:
6eb655b3a5649da4bf5f6d948cd89b4358087830
SHA-256:
8ca35170c0fd05834bdea6e3d1afc2c64f644aa504dbd5d9bfcd1efd782021d3
File Format:Update Package for Red Hat Linux
File Name:VRTX_SAS-RAID_Firmware_W1D3P_LN_23.11.16-0076_A03.BIN
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 13 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:
f854e995efbf94d90f5f0248ddc8485d
SHA1:
58296b746e9088036898e16a7ec6b00255476a3b
SHA-256:
7e03f1c00b3726cd0bf2b62495b3801b47b709aec503860f2aa4a961a7c02828
File Format:GnuPG Signature for Linux Update Package
File Name:VRTX_SAS-RAID_Firmware_W1D3P_LN_23.11.16-0076_A03.BIN.sign
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 0.2 KB
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:
4f7d97146a3ecae233a1476d61a759e7
SHA1:
389131b4a7591f577822514270fa29e6cc337430
SHA-256:
c8462646b4c0b3ce9ea9e427a048d4c06ad963e795be65afe010caabaf65df19
File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:VRTX_SAS-RAID_Firmware_W1D3P_WN32_23.11.16-0076_A03.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 15 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:
897c4ec80a57c4a6949e044d101dff51
SHA1:
03a2256876dbc2f0871dc589c506f0746d95530e
SHA-256:
47e490954bf4a1e05e2b085cef74f560322ca9f819a8eb5c8b53d2734589f179
File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:SPERC_W1D3P_23.11.16-0076_readme.txt
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 3 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:
f025b264e6e4781da41bf6c351c8c3df
SHA1:
ef91162320285332786082a5d0408336dd49e468
SHA-256:
b8d170ae1c8593c0687e638b555d42a27535860d20e252159cb713d08183e41d

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

Applies to
Shared PERC8
Installation instructions
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. Login to the VRTX CMC.
2. Make sure all Server Modules are powered off.
3. Navigate to Storage and click the Update tab.
4. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and select the new file.
5. Click the Upload button.
6. When file finishes transferring, select the checkbox next to the release version and click the Update button.
Important Information
Shared PERC8 firmware can only be updated from the VRTX Chassis Management Controller (CMC). The firmware DUP will not work if it is ran in Windows.

The firmware upgrade may fail if the RAID controller in the system is 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.
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Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

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).