Updating the Drive Firmware on EqualLogic arrays

When you’re updating the firmware on EqualLogic arrays, this is also a good time to update the firmware on the hard disks as well. Check the recommended hard disk drive firmware on the eql support site (login required). Compare your hard drives revision number against the ones listed under the ‘affect hard drives’ section of the page. Open either group manager or San HQ and review the current firmware revision.

Confirm current drive firmware version

In group manager, Group + Members + Array + Disks tab.

version of your disk drives

In SanHQ, Default Server + Select Group + Hardware /Firmware + Disks

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If you find your disks drives require a firmware upgrade, plan to update.

FTP the firmware update to the array

Download the firmware update kit from the EQL support site.  FTP to the array.  Here is an example:

Open the connection to the array via IP or hostname and log in with an account that has admin privileges, like grpadmin.

Change to binary mode and ‘put’ the kit_vxxxx_DriveFW_xxxxxxxxxx.tgz file on the array. Once the transfer is complete, close and bye.

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Run the update

Now, SSH into the array and begin the update.

Type ‘update‘ and confirm that you’d like to proceed with the update.

update

Depending on the number of drives in your array, this will only take a few minutes.

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Confirm new firmware version

Check group manager or SAN HQ and confirm your new hard drive firmware version.

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One thought on “Updating the Drive Firmware on EqualLogic arrays

  1. Dear Sir
    I replace new HDD St3300655Fc instead of bad one it, the new HDD invisible and not ID
    with other HDDs in Raid storage, we try rebuild by management to the new HDD still
    invisible and so not ID and error light red led on the HDD, I think HDD has P.W or encryption
    or any way to not ID.
    Now, do have any way, soft/hardware to make copy image or backup from good firmware
    old HDD (with upgrade) to other firmware in new HDD ST3300655FC to make new HDD ID
    and visible work without any problem.

    Thanks
    Ghassan Kaddoumi
    Wait your reply soon
    techgh@net.sy

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