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* RECOMMENDED * HP Dynamic Smart Array SATA RAID Controller Driver for SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 (x86)

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Type: Driver - Storage Controller
Version: 1.2.8-160(12 Mar 2014)
Operating System(s): SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86)
Multi-part download
File name: hpvsa-kmp-default-1.2.8-160.sles11sp1.i586.rpm (658 KB)
File name: hpvsa-kmp-default-1.2.8-160.sles11sp2.i586.rpm (662 KB)
File name: hpvsa-kmp-default-1.2.8-160.sles11sp3.i586.rpm (662 KB)
File name: hpvsa-kmp-pae-1.2.8-160.sles11sp1.i586.rpm (659 KB)
File name: hpvsa-kmp-pae-1.2.8-160.sles11sp2.i586.rpm (664 KB)
File name: hpvsa-kmp-pae-1.2.8-160.sles11sp3.i586.rpm (664 KB)
File name: hpvsa-kmp-xen-1.2.8-160.sles11sp1.i586.rpm (659 KB)
This RPM is used to provide binary driver modules that have been pre-built for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86) to enable the HP Smart Array B120i/B320i SATA RAID controller.

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

c1235677ee256057e3fca3cc0310aaf3 hpvsa-kmp-pae-1.2.8-160.sles11sp1.i586.rpm
697ad2d5d224604c3497e5a47d03e176 hpvsa-kmp-default-1.2.8-160.sles11sp1.i586.rpm
77daa010b4b0c84e610625fb73e4da36 hpvsa-kmp-pae-1.2.8-160.sles11sp3.i586.rpm
42b01ab79e8a7b273eb442a96bf30dc4 hpvsa-kmp-default-1.2.8-160.sles11sp3.i586.rpm
d70eb2427f24e9eef3a9f0734af4b00b hpvsa-kmp-xen-1.2.8-160.sles11sp1.i586.rpm
107e1c2f20613c02a61f3f9f0d39c98c hpvsa-kmp-default-1.2.8-160.sles11sp2.i586.rpm
778552c3671e4806c6e05966fb2b315d hpvsa-kmp-pae-1.2.8-160.sles11sp2.i586.rpm

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


Installation:

Login as the system administrator (root), download the RPM to a directory on
your hard drive and change to that directory.

To install or upgrade the driver type:

# rpm -Uvh hpvsa-kmp-{kernel-flavor}-<version>.<OSupdate>.i686.rpm

Setup is now complete. Please REBOOT your computer NOW!!

NOTE: If the installation fails or if you see any warning or error messages, STOP, do NOT reboot the computer. The driver will not be operational and you must uninstall the driver by typing the following command:

# rpm -e hpvsa-kmp-{kernel-flavor}-<version>.<OSupdate>.i686.rpm

Customer Service
For support for ProLiant Smart Array controllers, please visit
http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/contact_us.html


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


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


Supported Devices and Features:

SUPPORTED KERNELS:
The kernels of SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 (x86) supported by this binary rpm are:
2.6.32.12-0.7 - SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 SP 1 (x86) and future errata kernels for SP 1.
3.0.13-0.27.1 - SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 SP 2 (x86) and future errata kernels for SP 2.
3.0.76-0.11.1 - SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 SP 3 (x86) and future errata kernels for SP 3.


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


Fix for CA referenced below titled “SPP HOT FIX - HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers - DRIVER UPGRADE REQUIRED to Avoid NMI in Linux on HP ProLiant Servers Under Heavy Load and Low Memory Configured with HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i / B320i Controllers Using the Optional FBWC”
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c04184273

Version:1.2.14-110 (1 Apr 2016)
Fixes

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


The following issue is now resolved:
Intermittent blue screen 0x133 (DPS_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION) error would display and the system would stop responding. This error was caused by a race condition that was exposed under particular IO patterns for controllers with write cache enabled.

 


Version:1.2.14 (B) (26 Aug 2015)
Enhancements

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


Added support for SLES11SP4.


Version:1.2.14-100 (15 Jun 2015)
Fixes

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


Fixes the below issue:

When issuing the "shutdown -h now" command at the Linux prompt, the server begins shutting down, but instead of halting and powering off, the server resets itself and boots back up.


Version:1.2.12 (30 Mar 2015)
Fixes

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


  • Spin lock update to fix a potential boot hang.

Version:1.2.10 (9 Sep 2014)
Fixes

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



Version:1.2.8-160 (12 Mar 2014)
Fixes

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


Fix for CA referenced below titled “SPP HOT FIX - HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers - DRIVER UPGRADE REQUIRED to Avoid NMI in Linux on HP ProLiant Servers Under Heavy Load and Low Memory Configured with HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i / B320i Controllers Using the Optional FBWC”
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c04184273


Version:1.2.8-140 (18 Feb 2014)
Enhancements

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


Added Optical drive support improvements.


Version:1.2.6-27 (10 Sep 2013)
Fixes

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


Kernel panics no longer occur on systems which attempt to exceed virtual memory.

Enhancements

  • Updated driver to support new servers with increased CPU core count.
  • Added Support for SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 SP3.

Version:1.2.6-26 (10 Sep 2013)
Fixes

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


Fixes to handle systems which attempt to exceed virtual memory.

Enhancements

Added Support for SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 SP3.


Version:1.2.6-11a (11 Jun 2013)
Enhancements

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


Added support to HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 v2 Server and HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 v2 Server.


Version:1.2.6-11 (19 Feb 2013)
Fixes

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


RAIDstack cache fix.

Enhancements

General performance enhancement. Updates to /sysfs to provide better driver information.


Version:1.2.4-4 (4 Sep 2012)
Enhancements

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


  • Added support to take advantage of NUMA for increased performance.
  • Included sysfs attributes, to aid in the collection of data.

Version:1.2.2-3 (4 Jun 2012)
Enhancements

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


Initial release to support HP Smart Array B120i/B320i SATA RAID Controller.



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Type: Driver - Storage Controller
Version: 1.2.8-160(12 Mar 2014)
Operating System(s):
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86)

Description

This RPM is used to provide binary driver modules that have been pre-built for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86) to enable the HP Smart Array B120i/B320i SATA RAID controller.

Installation Instructions

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

c1235677ee256057e3fca3cc0310aaf3 hpvsa-kmp-pae-1.2.8-160.sles11sp1.i586.rpm
697ad2d5d224604c3497e5a47d03e176 hpvsa-kmp-default-1.2.8-160.sles11sp1.i586.rpm
77daa010b4b0c84e610625fb73e4da36 hpvsa-kmp-pae-1.2.8-160.sles11sp3.i586.rpm
42b01ab79e8a7b273eb442a96bf30dc4 hpvsa-kmp-default-1.2.8-160.sles11sp3.i586.rpm
d70eb2427f24e9eef3a9f0734af4b00b hpvsa-kmp-xen-1.2.8-160.sles11sp1.i586.rpm
107e1c2f20613c02a61f3f9f0d39c98c hpvsa-kmp-default-1.2.8-160.sles11sp2.i586.rpm
778552c3671e4806c6e05966fb2b315d hpvsa-kmp-pae-1.2.8-160.sles11sp2.i586.rpm

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


Installation:

Login as the system administrator (root), download the RPM to a directory on
your hard drive and change to that directory.

To install or upgrade the driver type:

# rpm -Uvh hpvsa-kmp-{kernel-flavor}-<version>.<OSupdate>.i686.rpm

Setup is now complete. Please REBOOT your computer NOW!!

NOTE: If the installation fails or if you see any warning or error messages, STOP, do NOT reboot the computer. The driver will not be operational and you must uninstall the driver by typing the following command:

# rpm -e hpvsa-kmp-{kernel-flavor}-<version>.<OSupdate>.i686.rpm

Customer Service
For support for ProLiant Smart Array controllers, please visit
http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/contact_us.html


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.


Supported Devices and Features:

SUPPORTED KERNELS:
The kernels of SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 (x86) supported by this binary rpm are:
2.6.32.12-0.7 - SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 SP 1 (x86) and future errata kernels for SP 1.
3.0.13-0.27.1 - SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 SP 2 (x86) and future errata kernels for SP 2.
3.0.76-0.11.1 - SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 SP 3 (x86) and future errata kernels for SP 3.


Fixes

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


Fix for CA referenced below titled “SPP HOT FIX - HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers - DRIVER UPGRADE REQUIRED to Avoid NMI in Linux on HP ProLiant Servers Under Heavy Load and Low Memory Configured with HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i / B320i Controllers Using the Optional FBWC”
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c04184273

Revision History

Version:1.2.14-110 (1 Apr 2016)
Fixes

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


The following issue is now resolved:
Intermittent blue screen 0x133 (DPS_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION) error would display and the system would stop responding. This error was caused by a race condition that was exposed under particular IO patterns for controllers with write cache enabled.

 


Version:1.2.14 (B) (26 Aug 2015)
Enhancements

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


Added support for SLES11SP4.


Version:1.2.14-100 (15 Jun 2015)
Fixes

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


Fixes the below issue:

When issuing the "shutdown -h now" command at the Linux prompt, the server begins shutting down, but instead of halting and powering off, the server resets itself and boots back up.


Version:1.2.12 (30 Mar 2015)
Fixes

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


  • Spin lock update to fix a potential boot hang.

Version:1.2.10 (9 Sep 2014)
Fixes

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



Version:1.2.8-160 (12 Mar 2014)
Fixes

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


Fix for CA referenced below titled “SPP HOT FIX - HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers - DRIVER UPGRADE REQUIRED to Avoid NMI in Linux on HP ProLiant Servers Under Heavy Load and Low Memory Configured with HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i / B320i Controllers Using the Optional FBWC”
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c04184273


Version:1.2.8-140 (18 Feb 2014)
Enhancements

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


Added Optical drive support improvements.


Version:1.2.6-27 (10 Sep 2013)
Fixes

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


Kernel panics no longer occur on systems which attempt to exceed virtual memory.

Enhancements

  • Updated driver to support new servers with increased CPU core count.
  • Added Support for SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 SP3.

Version:1.2.6-26 (10 Sep 2013)
Fixes

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


Fixes to handle systems which attempt to exceed virtual memory.

Enhancements

Added Support for SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 SP3.


Version:1.2.6-11a (11 Jun 2013)
Enhancements

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


Added support to HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 v2 Server and HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 v2 Server.


Version:1.2.6-11 (19 Feb 2013)
Fixes

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


RAIDstack cache fix.

Enhancements

General performance enhancement. Updates to /sysfs to provide better driver information.


Version:1.2.4-4 (4 Sep 2012)
Enhancements

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


  • Added support to take advantage of NUMA for increased performance.
  • Included sysfs attributes, to aid in the collection of data.

Version:1.2.2-3 (4 Jun 2012)
Enhancements

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


Initial release to support HP Smart Array B120i/B320i SATA RAID Controller.