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* RECOMMENDED * Online ROM Flash Component for VMware ESXi - Smart Array P220i, P222, P420i, P420, P421, P721m, and P822

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Type: Firmware - Storage Controller
Version: 5.42(31 Mar 2014)
Operating System(s): VMware ESXi 5.0
VMware vSphere 5.1
VMware vSphere 5.5
Multi-part download
File name: CP022977.md5 (49 Bytes)
File name: CP022977.scexe (7.2 MB)
This Smart Component provides firmware for the following storage controllers: Smart Array P220i, P222, P420i, P420, P421, P721m, and P822

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

6888c604fb322f6073f4c41458e4a720 CP022977.scexe
c01b20ec3b2d9a66f1b17db6c0ef19fa CP022977.md5

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:
To use HP Smart Update Manager from the HP Service Pack for ProLiant:

Offline:

  • Place the HP Service Pack for ProLiant on a USB key using the HP USB Key Creator Utility.
  • Place the desired firmware to be updated in the directory, /hp/swpackages on the USB key.
  • Boot from the newly created HP Service Pack for ProLiant USB key.
  • Follow HP Smart Update Manager steps to complete firmware update.
Remote Online:
  • Place the SPP on a USB key using the HP USB Key Creator Utility.
  • Place the desired firmware to be updated in the directory, /SPP20xxxxx/hp/swpackages on the USB key.
  • Mount the USB key on a remote server running Windows or Linux
  • CD /hp/swpackages and ./hpsum
  • Select the next button
  • Click Add Single Target
  • Type the IP or DNS address of the ESXi host to be updated
  • Enter the ESXi host credentials (root or administrator username and password)
  • Follow HP Smart Update Manager Steps and complete the firmware update.
To use HP Insight Control for vCenter :
  • Log in to the vSphere Client.
  • Select a server or cluster in the inventory tree.
  • Click the HP Insight Management tab.
  • Follow Insight Control for vCenter steps to update firmware using a Smart Component
To update firmware from VMware ESXi operating system on target server:
  • Enable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host.
  • Login as root. (You must be root in order to apply the ROM update.)
  • Place the Smart Component in a temporary directory.
  • From the same directory, execute the Smart Component. For example: ./CPXXXXXX.scexe
  • Follow the directions given by the Smart Component.
  • Disable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host
  • Reboot your system if you would like the update to take effect immediately.

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


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


Notes:
Deliverable Name:
    
Online ROM Flash Component for VMware ESXi - Smart Array P220i, P222, P420i, P420, P421, P721m, and P822

Release Version and/or Date:
     5.42

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
     5.42

Previous Version of Firmware:
     5.22

Firmware Dependency:
     None

Enhancements/New Features:
    
None

Problems Fixed:
The following issues are resolved with firmware version 5.42: 

  • Communication between the HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) and the HP Smart Array controller may be lost resulting in an IML entry indicating a failed controller.
  • In some cases, incorrect drive temperatures were reported in an HP D2220sb enclosure, resulting in a system shutdown.
  • VMware might hang when a VM with 2 or more RDMs used a Smart Array controller to access an HP P2000 G3 or HP MSA 2040 SAN storage device.
  • Improved RAID 1 performance for small block random write workloads on SSD configurations.
  • A controller lockup could occur if the controller was configured with a SmartCache smaller than 8GB.
  • In some cases, when the power was applied to the system, the Smart Array controller would report that the supercap was charging even though charging had completed. The supercap charging message would display in the following locations:
    • POST
    • HP Smart Storage Administrator (HP SSA)

Known Issues:
     None


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


Problems Fixed:
The following issues are resolved with firmware version 5.42: 

  • Communication between the HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) and the HP Smart Array controller may be lost resulting in an IML entry indicating a failed controller.
  • In some cases, incorrect drive temperatures were reported in an HP D2220sb enclosure, resulting in a system shutdown.
  • VMware might hang when a VM with 2 or more RDMs used a Smart Array controller to access an HP P2000 G3 or HP MSA 2040 SAN storage device.
  • Improved RAID 1 performance for small block random write workloads on SSD configurations.
  • A controller lockup could occur if the controller was configured with a SmartCache smaller than 8GB.
  • In some cases, when the power was applied to the system, the Smart Array controller would report that the supercap was charging even though charging had completed. The supercap charging message would display in the following locations:
    • POST
    • HP Smart Storage Administrator (HP SSA)
Version:5.42 (31 Mar 2014)
Fixes

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


Problems Fixed:
The following issues are resolved with firmware version 5.42: 

  • Communication between the HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) and the HP Smart Array controller may be lost resulting in an IML entry indicating a failed controller.
  • In some cases, incorrect drive temperatures were reported in an HP D2220sb enclosure, resulting in a system shutdown.
  • VMware might hang when a VM with 2 or more RDMs used a Smart Array controller to access an HP P2000 G3 or HP MSA 2040 SAN storage device.
  • Improved RAID 1 performance for small block random write workloads on SSD configurations.
  • A controller lockup could occur if the controller was configured with a SmartCache smaller than 8GB.
  • In some cases, when the power was applied to the system, the Smart Array controller would report that the supercap was charging even though charging had completed. The supercap charging message would display in the following locations:
    • POST
    • HP Smart Storage Administrator (HP SSA)


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Type: Firmware - Storage Controller
Version: 5.42(31 Mar 2014)
Operating System(s):
VMware ESXi 5.0
VMware vSphere 5.1
VMware vSphere 5.5

Description

This Smart Component provides firmware for the following storage controllers: Smart Array P220i, P222, P420i, P420, P421, P721m, and P822

Installation Instructions

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

6888c604fb322f6073f4c41458e4a720 CP022977.scexe
c01b20ec3b2d9a66f1b17db6c0ef19fa CP022977.md5

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:
To use HP Smart Update Manager from the HP Service Pack for ProLiant:

Offline:

  • Place the HP Service Pack for ProLiant on a USB key using the HP USB Key Creator Utility.
  • Place the desired firmware to be updated in the directory, /hp/swpackages on the USB key.
  • Boot from the newly created HP Service Pack for ProLiant USB key.
  • Follow HP Smart Update Manager steps to complete firmware update.
Remote Online:
  • Place the SPP on a USB key using the HP USB Key Creator Utility.
  • Place the desired firmware to be updated in the directory, /SPP20xxxxx/hp/swpackages on the USB key.
  • Mount the USB key on a remote server running Windows or Linux
  • CD /hp/swpackages and ./hpsum
  • Select the next button
  • Click Add Single Target
  • Type the IP or DNS address of the ESXi host to be updated
  • Enter the ESXi host credentials (root or administrator username and password)
  • Follow HP Smart Update Manager Steps and complete the firmware update.
To use HP Insight Control for vCenter :
  • Log in to the vSphere Client.
  • Select a server or cluster in the inventory tree.
  • Click the HP Insight Management tab.
  • Follow Insight Control for vCenter steps to update firmware using a Smart Component
To update firmware from VMware ESXi operating system on target server:
  • Enable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host.
  • Login as root. (You must be root in order to apply the ROM update.)
  • Place the Smart Component in a temporary directory.
  • From the same directory, execute the Smart Component. For example: ./CPXXXXXX.scexe
  • Follow the directions given by the Smart Component.
  • Disable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host
  • Reboot your system if you would like the update to take effect immediately.

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.


Notes:
Deliverable Name:
    
Online ROM Flash Component for VMware ESXi - Smart Array P220i, P222, P420i, P420, P421, P721m, and P822

Release Version and/or Date:
     5.42

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
     5.42

Previous Version of Firmware:
     5.22

Firmware Dependency:
     None

Enhancements/New Features:
    
None

Problems Fixed:
The following issues are resolved with firmware version 5.42: 

  • Communication between the HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) and the HP Smart Array controller may be lost resulting in an IML entry indicating a failed controller.
  • In some cases, incorrect drive temperatures were reported in an HP D2220sb enclosure, resulting in a system shutdown.
  • VMware might hang when a VM with 2 or more RDMs used a Smart Array controller to access an HP P2000 G3 or HP MSA 2040 SAN storage device.
  • Improved RAID 1 performance for small block random write workloads on SSD configurations.
  • A controller lockup could occur if the controller was configured with a SmartCache smaller than 8GB.
  • In some cases, when the power was applied to the system, the Smart Array controller would report that the supercap was charging even though charging had completed. The supercap charging message would display in the following locations:
    • POST
    • HP Smart Storage Administrator (HP SSA)

Known Issues:
     None


Fixes

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


Problems Fixed:
The following issues are resolved with firmware version 5.42: 

  • Communication between the HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) and the HP Smart Array controller may be lost resulting in an IML entry indicating a failed controller.
  • In some cases, incorrect drive temperatures were reported in an HP D2220sb enclosure, resulting in a system shutdown.
  • VMware might hang when a VM with 2 or more RDMs used a Smart Array controller to access an HP P2000 G3 or HP MSA 2040 SAN storage device.
  • Improved RAID 1 performance for small block random write workloads on SSD configurations.
  • A controller lockup could occur if the controller was configured with a SmartCache smaller than 8GB.
  • In some cases, when the power was applied to the system, the Smart Array controller would report that the supercap was charging even though charging had completed. The supercap charging message would display in the following locations:
    • POST
    • HP Smart Storage Administrator (HP SSA)

Revision History

Version:5.42 (31 Mar 2014)
Fixes

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


Problems Fixed:
The following issues are resolved with firmware version 5.42: 

  • Communication between the HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) and the HP Smart Array controller may be lost resulting in an IML entry indicating a failed controller.
  • In some cases, incorrect drive temperatures were reported in an HP D2220sb enclosure, resulting in a system shutdown.
  • VMware might hang when a VM with 2 or more RDMs used a Smart Array controller to access an HP P2000 G3 or HP MSA 2040 SAN storage device.
  • Improved RAID 1 performance for small block random write workloads on SSD configurations.
  • A controller lockup could occur if the controller was configured with a SmartCache smaller than 8GB.
  • In some cases, when the power was applied to the system, the Smart Array controller would report that the supercap was charging even though charging had completed. The supercap charging message would display in the following locations:
    • POST
    • HP Smart Storage Administrator (HP SSA)