IBM ServeRAID Firmware and BIOS Update 7.12.14 for Linux - IBM System x



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Change history

BIOS/FW 7.12.14

  • Enhancement:
    • Enhanced battery monitoring support for ServeRAID-7K, in order to report the user about the recommended life time of the battery.

BIOS/FW 7.12.13

  • Problem(s) fixed:
    • Fixed problem with some Fujitsu drives going prematurely defunct after reboots
  • Enhancement: N/A
  • Limitations: N/A
  • Dependencies: N/A

BIOS/FW 7.12.12

  • Problem(s) fixed: N/A
  • Enhancement:
    • Changed behavior of Copyback operation when an unrecoverable error occurs on the source disk. Prior behavior created a bad stripe. Enhancement fails copyback instead.
    • User can recover by executing an array sync, then reinitiating copyback.
  • Limitations: N/A
  • Dependencies: N/A

BIOS/FW 7.12.11

  • Problem(s) fixed:
    • Fixed a problem with 4h in which a spanned array is broken by copying configuration from drives
    • Fixed a problem on the 7k tape support with SCSI pass through sense status in Windows 2000/2003
  • Enhancement: N/A
  • Limitations: N/A
  • Dependencies: N/A

BIOS/FW 7.12.07

  • Problem(s) fixed:
    • Fixed problem with error recovery for media errors on RAID level 1 and 5
  • Enhancement: N/A
  • Limitations: N/A
  • Dependencies: N/A

BIOS/FW 7.12.04

  • Problem(s) fixed:
    • Fixed problem with defunct drive not able to be replaced. If a drive is DDD and is not part of an array, the FW now allows the user to change the drive state from DDD to DHS using ipssend.
    • Fixed problem with failure to import configuration on 7k when replacing both the controller and a bad drive at the same time.
    • Removed 48 hour time limit for rebuild operations. 2TB RAID 1E0 arrays can take over 48 hours to rebuild. Rebuild timeout is now 10 minutes per stripe.
  • Enhancement: N/A
  • Limitations: N/A
  • Dependencies: N/A

BIOS/FW 7.10

  • Problem(s) fixed:
    • Fixed a problem with the ServeRAID-5i firmware concerning dead battery recognition.
  • Enhancement: N/A
  • Limitations: N/A
  • Dependencies: N/A

BIOS/FW 6.11

  • Problem(s) fixed:
    • Fixed a problem with tape drive firmware updates.
  • Enhancement: N/A
  • Limitations: N/A
  • Dependencies: N/A

BIOS/FW 6.00

  • Problem(s) fixed: N/A
  • Enhancement:
    • Initial release supporting IBM ServeRAID-6i and ServeRAID-6M Ultra320 SCSI controller.
  • Limitations: N/A
  • Dependencies: N/A

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Document id:  MIGR-5086420
Last modified:  2010-11-19
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