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* RECOMMENDED * HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect Support Utility

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Note:  Some software requires a valid warranty, current Hewlett Packard Enterprise support contract, or a license fee.

Type: Utility - Tools
Version: 1.11.1(3 Aug 2015)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
File name: vcsu-1.11.1-x86.msi (3.7 MB)
This utility allows users to update the HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect module firmware.

The latest version of HP Virtual Connect Support Utility Release Notes can be found under this URL.  Please refer to the "Enhancements" section of the release notes.

 

To ensure the integrity of your download, HP recommends verifying your results with this MD5 Checksum value:

fe9b415410167854cbfd0044c40dc496 vcsu-1.11.1-x86.msi

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is not required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:

  • The utility must be installed on a computer system running Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7 Enterprise,  or Windows 8
  • You must have Administrative or Power User privileges on the computer system to install and run the utility.
  • To install this utility, execute the downloaded file, which starts an installation wizard.

End User License Agreements:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Important:

The latest version of HP Virtual Connect Support Utility Release Notes can be found under this URL.


Notes:

The latest version of HP Virtual Connect Support Utility Release Notes can be found under this URL.
 


Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


The latest version of HP Virtual Connect Support Utility Release Notes can be found under this URL.  Please refer to the "Fixes" section of the release notes.

 

The latest version of HP Virtual Connect Support Utility Release Notes can be found under this URL.

Version:1.13.0 (7 Jul 2017)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


The 1.13.0 version of HPE Virtual Connect Support Utility Release Notes can be found at http://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals.  Please refer to the "Fixes" section of the release notes.

Enhancements

The 1.13.0 version of HPE Virtual Connect Support Utility Release Notes can be found at http://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals.  Please refer to the "Enhancements" section of the release notes.


Version:1.12.0 (15 May 2016)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


The latest version of HPE Virtual Connect Support Utility Release Notes can be found at http://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals.  Please refer to the "Fixes" section of the release notes.

Enhancements

The latest version of HPE Virtual Connect Support Utility Release Notes can be found at http://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals.  Please refer to the "Enhancements" section of the release notes.


Version:1.11.1 (3 Aug 2015)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


The latest version of HP Virtual Connect Support Utility Release Notes can be found under this URL.  Please refer to the "Fixes" section of the release notes.

 

Enhancements

The latest version of HP Virtual Connect Support Utility Release Notes can be found under this URL.  Please refer to the "Enhancements" section of the release notes.

 


Version:1.11.0 (9 Feb 2015)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.



REMOVED: Virtual Connect Support Utility version 1.11.0 is no longer available for use due to issues found when updating to Virtual Connect Firmware version 4.30 that may cause some or all networks to be unavailable which could result in all uplink ports showing as Linked-Standy.  For details about this issue, refer to HP Customer Advisory c04422904.  To install new or upgrade existing firmware, use VirtualConnect Support Utility 1.11.1, which is available at link.


 

Enhancements


REMOVED: Virtual Connect Support Utility version 1.11.0 is no longer available for use due to issues found when updating to Virtual Connect Firmware version 4.30 that may cause some or all networks to be unavailable which could result in all uplink ports showing as Linked-Standy.  For details about this issue, refer to HP Customer Advisory c04422904.  To install new or upgrade existing firmware, use VirtualConnect Support Utility 1.11.1, which is available at link.


Version:1.10.1 (28 Aug 2014)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


The latest version of HP Virtual Connect Release Notes can be found in the "User guide" section under this URL.  Please refer to the "Resolved issues" section of the release notes.

 

Enhancements

The latest version of HP Virtual Connect Release Notes can be found in the "User guide" section under this URL.  Please refer to the "New features" section of the release notes.



Version:1.9.1 (21 Apr 2014)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HP requires users update to this version immediately.


Corrected OpenSSL security vulnerability communicated in Security Bulletin HPSBMU02998 for CVE-2014-0160 known as “Heartbleed”.

The latest version of HP Virtual Connect Release Notes can be found in the "User guide" section under
this URL.  Please refer to the "Resolved issues" section of the release notes.

Enhancements

The latest version of HP Virtual Connect Release Notes can be found in the "User guide" section under this URL.  Please refer to the "New features" section of the release notes.



Version:1.8.1 (10 Jun 2013)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


The latest version of HP Virtual Connect Release Notes can be found in the "User guide" section under this URL.  Please refer to the "Resolved issues" section of the release notes.

Enhancements

The latest version of HP Virtual Connect Release Notes can be found in the "User guide" section under this URL.  Please refer to the "New features" section of the release notes.



Version:1.7.1 (10 Dec 2012)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.

Users are required to use VCSU 1.7.1 or higher if updating to Virtual Connect 3.70 or higher


For more information about VCSU, see the HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect Support Utility release notes on the Installing tab of the HP BladeSystem Technical Resources website (http://www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/documentation).  Please refer to the release notes, "Resolved Issues" section.

Enhancements

For more information about VCSU, see the HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect Support Utility release notes on the Installing tab of the HP BladeSystem Technical Resources website (http://www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/documentation).  Please refer to the release notes, "New features" section.


Version:1.7.0 (5 Sep 2012)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.

Users are required to use VCSU 1.7.0 or higher if updating to Virtual Connect 3.70 or higher


For more information about VCSU, see the HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect Support Utility release notes on the Installing tab of the HP BladeSystem Technical Resources website (http://www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/documentation).  Please refer to the release notes, "Resolved Issues" section.

Enhancements

For more information about VCSU, see the HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect Support Utility release notes on the Installing tab of the HP BladeSystem Technical Resources website (http://www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/documentation).  Please refer to the release notes, "New features" section.


Version:1.6.0 (21 Jul 2011)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Please refer to the release notes, "Resolved Issues" section.

 

Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:
     • A VCSU update operation can be performed from a server blade in the same enclosure that is being updated. However, this feature is only supported when using a redundant network configuration on the server blade running the VCSU client.
     • If the enclosure is in VCM mode, a support dump is downloaded before an update operation begins.


Version:1.5.2 (11 Jan 2011)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.


Important Notes:
     Read the latest version of HP BladeSystem c•Class Virtual Connect Support Utility Release Notes. It can be found in the “User Guide” section, under the URL: 
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=101&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=3552695

Problems Fixed:
     •Updated VC-FC module firmware upgrade for VC 4Gb FC, VC 8Gb 20-Port FC, and VC 8Gb 24-Port FC modules to allow firewalls in the environment as long as both Primary and Backup VC-Enet modules are healthy. 
     •Resolved an issue where VCSU -oe serial enet activation option does not force failover. 
     •Resolved an issue where VCSU does not accept '\' in LDAP user credential.
     •Resolved an issue where Virtual Connect Fiber Channel modules may fail to complete the firmware upgrade in certain large configurations.

Known Issues:
     •When running Virtual Connect Support Utility in Interactive Mode, do not use quotation marks around the firmware package path even if the path has spaces. Only use quotation marks around the firmware package path when specifying the package location on the command line with the "-l" command-line parameter. 

Enhancements

None


Version:1.5.1 (17 Sep 2010)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HP requires users update to this version immediately.


Important Notes:
     Read the latest version of HP BladeSystem c•Class Virtual Connect Support Utility Release Notes. It can be found in the “User Guide” section, under the URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=101&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=3552695


Problems Fixed:
     •Resolved an issue were the Virtual Connect Manager (VCM) domain suffered corruptions with a firmware update when being used with the serial activation method. The corruption would result in the domain getting deleted and when a user would log in, it would prompt the user to import your domain (or restore from backup).
     •Resolved an issue were when the serial activation method was used, it may have the primary Virtual Connect (VC) module comes up with an old configuration.
     •Resolved an issue with Virtual Connect Support Utility (VCSU) not allowing "/" or "@" as part of the LDAP user authentication credentials.
     •Resolved an issue with the default method of activation were VCSU may activate primary VC modules while it is reconfiguring other VC-Enet modules that were just activated.

Known Issues:
     •When running Virtual Connect Support Utility in Interactive Mode, do not use quotation marks around the firmware package path even if the path has spaces. Only use quotation marks around the firmware package path when specifying the package location on the command line with the "-l" command-line parameter.
     •Virtual Connect Fiber Channel modules may fail to complete the firmware upgrade in certain large configurations. Temporary work around is to temporarily remove or power off some of the VC-FC modules and try the update again. If successful, then reinsert or power on remaining VC-FC modules and run VCSU again to complete upgrade operation.

Enhancements

None


Version:1.5.0 (18 May 2010)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HP requires users update to this version immediately.


Important Notes:
     Read the latest version of HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect Support Utility Release Notes. It can be found in the “User Guide” section, under the URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=101&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=3552695


Problems Fixed:
     1. Resolved an issue where VCM domain suffered corruptions with a firmware update when being used with the parallel activation method. The corruption would result in the domain getting deleted and when you log in, it would prompt you to import your domain (or restore from backup).
     
     2. Resolved an issue with the use of  the parallel activation method, that may cause the primary to come up with an old configuration.
     

Known Issues:
     1. Virtual Connect Fiber Channel modules may fail to complete the firmware upgrade in certain large configurations. Temporary work around is to temporarily remove or power off some of the VC-FC modules and try the update again. If successful, then reinsert or power on remaining VC-FC modules and run VCSU again to complete upgrade operation.
     2. When running Virtual Connect Support Utility in Interactive Mode, do not use quotation marks around the firmware package path even if the path has spaces. Only use quotation marks around the firmware package path when specifying the package location on the command line with the “-l” command-line parameter.

Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:
     1. Improved progress reporting.
     2. Support Primary Bay Independence.
     3. Enhanced platform support
     • HP-UX for Integrity
     • Linux (RedHat 4, RedHat 5, SLES 10, SLES 11) for x86.


Version:1.4.1 (16 Sep 2009)
Fixes
  • Resolved issue with Healthcheck when run on an enclosure that was not in VC Mode or the primary module could not be found.
  • Resolved issue of FC modules failing to upgrade when there are no Ethernet modules in the enclosure.
  • Resolved issue were VCSU fails to print error message for extra characters on the command line.
  • Resolved issue of Healthcheck -b option was not functioning.
  • Resolved issue of VCSU hanging when large/negative values are provided for activation delay options.
  • Resolved issue of VCSU upgrading enclosures that were "found" but not "imported".
Enhancements
  • Support for HP BladeSystem Virtual Connect 8Gb 20 Port FC Module
  • Firmware signature validation for Virtual Connect firmware 2.30 and later

Version:1.4.0 (27 Apr 2009)
Enhancements
  • Added support for upgrading Multi-Enclosure Virtual Connect Domains.
  • Added the ability to upgrade new Virtual Connect 8Gb Fibre Channel Modules.
  • Added the ability to use non-privileged FTP port numbers.
    • Administrator/Power User privileges are no longer needed once VCFC modules are also upgraded to a supported Firmware version: 1.32 for Connect 4Gb Modules, and initial release for Virtual Connect 8Gb Modules.
  • Added connectivity check to healthcheck action.
  • Added the ability to perform actions on a module with Failed or Degraded health.

Version:1.3.2 (15 Dec 2008)
Fixes
  • Resolved a problem where activation of Ethernet modules would fail with some large configurations.
Enhancements
  • For the update command, the default activation order for Ethernet modules changes from odd-even to serial.

Version:1.3.1 (6 Oct 2008)
Fixes
  • Resolved an issue that caused application failures.
Enhancements
  • Added an activation delay using -we and -wf parameters for update action.
  • Added backup of the Virtual Connect Manager configuration if updating an enclosure that is in a Virtual Connect domain.
  • Improved performance for file transfers.

Version:1.3.0 (21 May 2008)
Fixes
  • Fixed a "Download failed" error while uploading a remote package (ftp).
  • Fixed a hang condition encountered when modules are reset during firmware update.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed a firmware update without the "force" option when the Virtual Connect domain is controlled by Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager
  • Fixed a problem that caused the Virtual Connect Support Utility to display a negative progress percentage
  • Fixed a problem that caused the Virtual Connect Support Utility to not display an "invalid package path" error message
  • Fixed a hang condition encountered when the client workstation is disconnected from the network
  • Fixed a problem that caused the Virtual Connect Support Utility to not display an appropriate message when the Onboard Administrator is reset during firmware update
  • Fixed a problem that caused the -q option to not suppress the prompt for Virtual Connect Manager credentials
  • Fixed a problem that caused an inaccurate firmware update time estimate when using the -a option
  • Fixed a problem that caused the Virtual Connect Support Utility to start the local ftp service when it was not required
  • Fixed a problem that caused the firmware update process to stop at 0% when some modules failed
  • Fixed a problem that caused the Virtual Connect Support Utility to display an incorrect and misleading message when the primary Virtual Connect module had stale configuration
Enhancements
  • Added a new "collect" action to gather configuration information
  • Added a new "packageinfo" action to display firmware package details without specifying an enclosure
  • Added a new "configbackup" action to download a backup configuration from a Virtual Connect domain
  • Added a new "supportdump" action to download a Support Information package from a Virtual Connect domain
  • Added a new "resetvcm" action to reset the Virtual Connect manager on the primary Virtual Connect module
  • Added a new "healthcheck" action to list the state of the modules in the enclosure to assist the user in determining if performing certain actions, such as failover or firmware update of the Virtual Connect firmware or Onboard Administrator firmware would cause a network outage
  • Added support for https (SSL) downloads of firmware packages

Version:1.2.2 (23 Apr 2008)
Fixes
  • Corrects an issue where the Virtual Connect Support Utility would activate a module before the Virtual Connect Manager configuration was synchronized, potentially resulting in lost Virtual Connect configuration data.
Enhancements
  • Added the ability to control the activation order of HP 4Gb Virtual Connect Fibre Channel Modules.

Version:1.2.1 (18 Mar 2008)
Enhancements
  • Added the ability to control the activation order of HP 4Gb Virtual Connect Fibre Channel Modules.

Version:1.2.0 (26 Feb 2008)
Enhancements
  • Updates are now applied in parallel instead of serially.
  • Activation order for Virtual Connect Ethernet Modules can be specified.
  • Updates are now allowed for enclosures that are in a Virtual Connect Domain.
  • New "discover" action locates all Onboard Administrator in a specified IP address range.
  • Improved progress reporting and user experience.

Version:1.1.0 (16 Nov 2007)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This is the initial release of this utility.



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Type: Utility - Tools
Version: 1.11.1(3 Aug 2015)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Description

This utility allows users to update the HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect module firmware.

Enhancements

The latest version of HP Virtual Connect Support Utility Release Notes can be found under this URL.  Please refer to the "Enhancements" section of the release notes.

 

Installation Instructions

To ensure the integrity of your download, HP recommends verifying your results with this MD5 Checksum value:

fe9b415410167854cbfd0044c40dc496 vcsu-1.11.1-x86.msi

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is not required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:

  • The utility must be installed on a computer system running Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7 Enterprise,  or Windows 8
  • You must have Administrative or Power User privileges on the computer system to install and run the utility.
  • To install this utility, execute the downloaded file, which starts an installation wizard.

Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Important:

The latest version of HP Virtual Connect Support Utility Release Notes can be found under this URL.


Notes:

The latest version of HP Virtual Connect Support Utility Release Notes can be found under this URL.
 


Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


The latest version of HP Virtual Connect Support Utility Release Notes can be found under this URL.  Please refer to the "Fixes" section of the release notes.

 

Important

The latest version of HP Virtual Connect Support Utility Release Notes can be found under this URL.

Revision History

Version:1.13.0 (7 Jul 2017)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


The 1.13.0 version of HPE Virtual Connect Support Utility Release Notes can be found at http://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals.  Please refer to the "Fixes" section of the release notes.

Enhancements

The 1.13.0 version of HPE Virtual Connect Support Utility Release Notes can be found at http://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals.  Please refer to the "Enhancements" section of the release notes.


Version:1.12.0 (15 May 2016)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


The latest version of HPE Virtual Connect Support Utility Release Notes can be found at http://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals.  Please refer to the "Fixes" section of the release notes.

Enhancements

The latest version of HPE Virtual Connect Support Utility Release Notes can be found at http://www.hpe.com/info/vc/manuals.  Please refer to the "Enhancements" section of the release notes.


Version:1.11.1 (3 Aug 2015)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


The latest version of HP Virtual Connect Support Utility Release Notes can be found under this URL.  Please refer to the "Fixes" section of the release notes.

 

Enhancements

The latest version of HP Virtual Connect Support Utility Release Notes can be found under this URL.  Please refer to the "Enhancements" section of the release notes.

 


Version:1.11.0 (9 Feb 2015)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.



REMOVED: Virtual Connect Support Utility version 1.11.0 is no longer available for use due to issues found when updating to Virtual Connect Firmware version 4.30 that may cause some or all networks to be unavailable which could result in all uplink ports showing as Linked-Standy.  For details about this issue, refer to HP Customer Advisory c04422904.  To install new or upgrade existing firmware, use VirtualConnect Support Utility 1.11.1, which is available at link.


 

Enhancements


REMOVED: Virtual Connect Support Utility version 1.11.0 is no longer available for use due to issues found when updating to Virtual Connect Firmware version 4.30 that may cause some or all networks to be unavailable which could result in all uplink ports showing as Linked-Standy.  For details about this issue, refer to HP Customer Advisory c04422904.  To install new or upgrade existing firmware, use VirtualConnect Support Utility 1.11.1, which is available at link.


Version:1.10.1 (28 Aug 2014)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


The latest version of HP Virtual Connect Release Notes can be found in the "User guide" section under this URL.  Please refer to the "Resolved issues" section of the release notes.

 

Enhancements

The latest version of HP Virtual Connect Release Notes can be found in the "User guide" section under this URL.  Please refer to the "New features" section of the release notes.



Version:1.9.1 (21 Apr 2014)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HP requires users update to this version immediately.


Corrected OpenSSL security vulnerability communicated in Security Bulletin HPSBMU02998 for CVE-2014-0160 known as “Heartbleed”.

The latest version of HP Virtual Connect Release Notes can be found in the "User guide" section under
this URL.  Please refer to the "Resolved issues" section of the release notes.

Enhancements

The latest version of HP Virtual Connect Release Notes can be found in the "User guide" section under this URL.  Please refer to the "New features" section of the release notes.



Version:1.8.1 (10 Jun 2013)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


The latest version of HP Virtual Connect Release Notes can be found in the "User guide" section under this URL.  Please refer to the "Resolved issues" section of the release notes.

Enhancements

The latest version of HP Virtual Connect Release Notes can be found in the "User guide" section under this URL.  Please refer to the "New features" section of the release notes.



Version:1.7.1 (10 Dec 2012)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.

Users are required to use VCSU 1.7.1 or higher if updating to Virtual Connect 3.70 or higher


For more information about VCSU, see the HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect Support Utility release notes on the Installing tab of the HP BladeSystem Technical Resources website (http://www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/documentation).  Please refer to the release notes, "Resolved Issues" section.

Enhancements

For more information about VCSU, see the HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect Support Utility release notes on the Installing tab of the HP BladeSystem Technical Resources website (http://www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/documentation).  Please refer to the release notes, "New features" section.


Version:1.7.0 (5 Sep 2012)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.

Users are required to use VCSU 1.7.0 or higher if updating to Virtual Connect 3.70 or higher


For more information about VCSU, see the HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect Support Utility release notes on the Installing tab of the HP BladeSystem Technical Resources website (http://www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/documentation).  Please refer to the release notes, "Resolved Issues" section.

Enhancements

For more information about VCSU, see the HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect Support Utility release notes on the Installing tab of the HP BladeSystem Technical Resources website (http://www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/documentation).  Please refer to the release notes, "New features" section.


Version:1.6.0 (21 Jul 2011)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Please refer to the release notes, "Resolved Issues" section.

 

Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:
     • A VCSU update operation can be performed from a server blade in the same enclosure that is being updated. However, this feature is only supported when using a redundant network configuration on the server blade running the VCSU client.
     • If the enclosure is in VCM mode, a support dump is downloaded before an update operation begins.


Version:1.5.2 (11 Jan 2011)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.


Important Notes:
     Read the latest version of HP BladeSystem c•Class Virtual Connect Support Utility Release Notes. It can be found in the “User Guide” section, under the URL: 
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=101&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=3552695

Problems Fixed:
     •Updated VC-FC module firmware upgrade for VC 4Gb FC, VC 8Gb 20-Port FC, and VC 8Gb 24-Port FC modules to allow firewalls in the environment as long as both Primary and Backup VC-Enet modules are healthy. 
     •Resolved an issue where VCSU -oe serial enet activation option does not force failover. 
     •Resolved an issue where VCSU does not accept '\' in LDAP user credential.
     •Resolved an issue where Virtual Connect Fiber Channel modules may fail to complete the firmware upgrade in certain large configurations.

Known Issues:
     •When running Virtual Connect Support Utility in Interactive Mode, do not use quotation marks around the firmware package path even if the path has spaces. Only use quotation marks around the firmware package path when specifying the package location on the command line with the "-l" command-line parameter. 

Enhancements

None


Version:1.5.1 (17 Sep 2010)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HP requires users update to this version immediately.


Important Notes:
     Read the latest version of HP BladeSystem c•Class Virtual Connect Support Utility Release Notes. It can be found in the “User Guide” section, under the URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=101&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=3552695


Problems Fixed:
     •Resolved an issue were the Virtual Connect Manager (VCM) domain suffered corruptions with a firmware update when being used with the serial activation method. The corruption would result in the domain getting deleted and when a user would log in, it would prompt the user to import your domain (or restore from backup).
     •Resolved an issue were when the serial activation method was used, it may have the primary Virtual Connect (VC) module comes up with an old configuration.
     •Resolved an issue with Virtual Connect Support Utility (VCSU) not allowing "/" or "@" as part of the LDAP user authentication credentials.
     •Resolved an issue with the default method of activation were VCSU may activate primary VC modules while it is reconfiguring other VC-Enet modules that were just activated.

Known Issues:
     •When running Virtual Connect Support Utility in Interactive Mode, do not use quotation marks around the firmware package path even if the path has spaces. Only use quotation marks around the firmware package path when specifying the package location on the command line with the "-l" command-line parameter.
     •Virtual Connect Fiber Channel modules may fail to complete the firmware upgrade in certain large configurations. Temporary work around is to temporarily remove or power off some of the VC-FC modules and try the update again. If successful, then reinsert or power on remaining VC-FC modules and run VCSU again to complete upgrade operation.

Enhancements

None


Version:1.5.0 (18 May 2010)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HP requires users update to this version immediately.


Important Notes:
     Read the latest version of HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect Support Utility Release Notes. It can be found in the “User Guide” section, under the URL: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=101&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=3552695


Problems Fixed:
     1. Resolved an issue where VCM domain suffered corruptions with a firmware update when being used with the parallel activation method. The corruption would result in the domain getting deleted and when you log in, it would prompt you to import your domain (or restore from backup).
     
     2. Resolved an issue with the use of  the parallel activation method, that may cause the primary to come up with an old configuration.
     

Known Issues:
     1. Virtual Connect Fiber Channel modules may fail to complete the firmware upgrade in certain large configurations. Temporary work around is to temporarily remove or power off some of the VC-FC modules and try the update again. If successful, then reinsert or power on remaining VC-FC modules and run VCSU again to complete upgrade operation.
     2. When running Virtual Connect Support Utility in Interactive Mode, do not use quotation marks around the firmware package path even if the path has spaces. Only use quotation marks around the firmware package path when specifying the package location on the command line with the “-l” command-line parameter.

Enhancements

Enhancements/New Features:
     1. Improved progress reporting.
     2. Support Primary Bay Independence.
     3. Enhanced platform support
     • HP-UX for Integrity
     • Linux (RedHat 4, RedHat 5, SLES 10, SLES 11) for x86.


Version:1.4.1 (16 Sep 2009)
Fixes
  • Resolved issue with Healthcheck when run on an enclosure that was not in VC Mode or the primary module could not be found.
  • Resolved issue of FC modules failing to upgrade when there are no Ethernet modules in the enclosure.
  • Resolved issue were VCSU fails to print error message for extra characters on the command line.
  • Resolved issue of Healthcheck -b option was not functioning.
  • Resolved issue of VCSU hanging when large/negative values are provided for activation delay options.
  • Resolved issue of VCSU upgrading enclosures that were "found" but not "imported".
Enhancements
  • Support for HP BladeSystem Virtual Connect 8Gb 20 Port FC Module
  • Firmware signature validation for Virtual Connect firmware 2.30 and later

Version:1.4.0 (27 Apr 2009)
Enhancements
  • Added support for upgrading Multi-Enclosure Virtual Connect Domains.
  • Added the ability to upgrade new Virtual Connect 8Gb Fibre Channel Modules.
  • Added the ability to use non-privileged FTP port numbers.
    • Administrator/Power User privileges are no longer needed once VCFC modules are also upgraded to a supported Firmware version: 1.32 for Connect 4Gb Modules, and initial release for Virtual Connect 8Gb Modules.
  • Added connectivity check to healthcheck action.
  • Added the ability to perform actions on a module with Failed or Degraded health.

Version:1.3.2 (15 Dec 2008)
Fixes
  • Resolved a problem where activation of Ethernet modules would fail with some large configurations.
Enhancements
  • For the update command, the default activation order for Ethernet modules changes from odd-even to serial.

Version:1.3.1 (6 Oct 2008)
Fixes
  • Resolved an issue that caused application failures.
Enhancements
  • Added an activation delay using -we and -wf parameters for update action.
  • Added backup of the Virtual Connect Manager configuration if updating an enclosure that is in a Virtual Connect domain.
  • Improved performance for file transfers.

Version:1.3.0 (21 May 2008)
Fixes
  • Fixed a "Download failed" error while uploading a remote package (ftp).
  • Fixed a hang condition encountered when modules are reset during firmware update.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed a firmware update without the "force" option when the Virtual Connect domain is controlled by Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager
  • Fixed a problem that caused the Virtual Connect Support Utility to display a negative progress percentage
  • Fixed a problem that caused the Virtual Connect Support Utility to not display an "invalid package path" error message
  • Fixed a hang condition encountered when the client workstation is disconnected from the network
  • Fixed a problem that caused the Virtual Connect Support Utility to not display an appropriate message when the Onboard Administrator is reset during firmware update
  • Fixed a problem that caused the -q option to not suppress the prompt for Virtual Connect Manager credentials
  • Fixed a problem that caused an inaccurate firmware update time estimate when using the -a option
  • Fixed a problem that caused the Virtual Connect Support Utility to start the local ftp service when it was not required
  • Fixed a problem that caused the firmware update process to stop at 0% when some modules failed
  • Fixed a problem that caused the Virtual Connect Support Utility to display an incorrect and misleading message when the primary Virtual Connect module had stale configuration
Enhancements
  • Added a new "collect" action to gather configuration information
  • Added a new "packageinfo" action to display firmware package details without specifying an enclosure
  • Added a new "configbackup" action to download a backup configuration from a Virtual Connect domain
  • Added a new "supportdump" action to download a Support Information package from a Virtual Connect domain
  • Added a new "resetvcm" action to reset the Virtual Connect manager on the primary Virtual Connect module
  • Added a new "healthcheck" action to list the state of the modules in the enclosure to assist the user in determining if performing certain actions, such as failover or firmware update of the Virtual Connect firmware or Onboard Administrator firmware would cause a network outage
  • Added support for https (SSL) downloads of firmware packages

Version:1.2.2 (23 Apr 2008)
Fixes
  • Corrects an issue where the Virtual Connect Support Utility would activate a module before the Virtual Connect Manager configuration was synchronized, potentially resulting in lost Virtual Connect configuration data.
Enhancements
  • Added the ability to control the activation order of HP 4Gb Virtual Connect Fibre Channel Modules.

Version:1.2.1 (18 Mar 2008)
Enhancements
  • Added the ability to control the activation order of HP 4Gb Virtual Connect Fibre Channel Modules.

Version:1.2.0 (26 Feb 2008)
Enhancements
  • Updates are now applied in parallel instead of serially.
  • Activation order for Virtual Connect Ethernet Modules can be specified.
  • Updates are now allowed for enclosures that are in a Virtual Connect Domain.
  • New "discover" action locates all Onboard Administrator in a specified IP address range.
  • Improved progress reporting and user experience.

Version:1.1.0 (16 Nov 2007)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This is the initial release of this utility.