BIOS or FW or UEFI Update v1.15.01 for ServeRAID H1110 SAS or SATA Controller for Microsoft Windows 2003, 2008, and 2012 - IBM System x Version: 1.15.02 has been released. Severity: Suggested
ServeRAID H1110 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x (81Y4492)
Contains these levels:
Core BIOS and BIOS configuration utility will display "FF" as the PCI slot number when proper slot information is not available.
Increased the disk drive spin-up timeout value to accommodate disk drives having larger spin-up times.
Fixed an issue where the adapter order does is not written to NVM, and "Updating Adapter Order" is displayed on every reboot.
Fixed an issue where a zero-sized volume was showing "4. 0 GiB."
Fixed an issue where devices that are not attached to adapter 0 cannot be promoted to positions in the boot order when they were selected in the configuration utility.
Fixed an issue where IOS Banner (POST) does not show a SAS Discovery error when more than one HBA is connected to the host system.
Fixed an issue where the SMART status is not correctly displayed for bare drives.
Fixed an issue in SAS topology when a RAID disk is highlighted and attempted to set as preferred boot device or alternate boot device, the configuration utility displays a SAVE/DISCARD prompt.
Fixed an issue where the firmware was showing a large elapsed time when a format operation crosses midnight in the system clock.
Added support for 4 GB DIMM.
Added the ability for the user to enable or disable the drive write cache during the BIOS start up.
Fixed an issue where a request sense command that is issued after a SATA drive is in active state is moved to idle power condition state and has no 'Additional Sense' information set.
Fixed an issue where protected information error "Logical block reference tag check failed" is received when an IR volume is deleted.
Fixed an issue in the Self-Test Results log page, where values for update parameter code, format and linking, and parameter length are not recorded.
Fixed an issue where sending a vital product data inquiry with vital product data page set as invalid (0xFF) while diagnostic is running on a SATA drive results in segmentation fault 0x1901.
Fixed an issue where input/output is sent to SATA drives before the drives are ready.
Fixed an issue where fault 8405 was encountered while disabling and enabling the physical disk to which the secondary drive is connected with IOs active.
Fixed an issue where subsequent commands sent to a SATA drive fail after a write same command failure, until NCQ error handling is triggered or the device is reset.
Fixed an issue where Report LUNs command sent to a SATA drive fails if the drive is spun down.
Fixed an issue where hotspare does not resynch with second RAID volume when both volumes are in degraded state.
Fixed an issue where incorrect sense data is populated when Security Protocol IN/OUT command is sent to supported drive.
Fixed an issue where allocation length for inquiry SCSI Command is not handled properly during SATA drive format operation.
Fixed an issue during SATA drive format where vital product data inquiry command is invoked for a SATA drive with an invalid page code, and the command is passed with no data instead of failing with CC and sense data.
Fixed an issue where the host will not indicate the existence of the expander attached drives if the directly attached device re-ordering feature is enabled.
Fixed an issue where protected information errors are observed on a RAID 1 volume its BGI is not completed, and its member physical disks are removed and inserted.
Fixed an issue where the TM response was set to failed if the device is missing due to the DO NOT SEND TASK IU flag being enabled.
Fixed an issue where the DMD (Device Missing Delay) timer is not set to the default time when the total Report Device Missing Delay is greater than 0x7F seconds.
Fixed an issue where a RAID 1 volume fails to resynch when a new compatible bare drive is available in the primary drive slot.
Fixed an issue where error handling for errors that cause the DMA engines to halt, are not handled properly and multithreaded IOs can hang if the same control block is used too soon.
Fixed an issue where a third hotspare is created even if the number of hotspares currently present in the RAID Configuration is two.
Fixed an issue where inactive foreign volume information cannot be seen in SASBIOS when a native volume is deleted.
Added additional information such as vendor id and product id to the HII Create Configuration Panel.
Added the ability to detect missing hotspares in HII.
Enhancement to obtain PCI Slot Number information from the system firmware protected information.
Additional character "M" will be displayed as part of the device display identifier of a multipathed disk.
Added ability in HII to detect missing hotspares and provide a facility to delete the missing hotspares.
Implemented Configuration Summary and Simple Virtual Disk Creation Support for Unified Configuration Management.
Modified UEFI driver to wait for a maximum of 10 seconds for the controller to become ready, so that the controller is discovered in the operating system.
Fixed an issue where Enable/Disable write cache does not work for SAS drives.
Fixed an issue where HII Configuration utility does not allow the user to create a RAID 0 with single disk present in the topology.
Fixed an issue in the Create Configuration menu, where additional drive information is not updated appropriately in HELP area.
Modified to prevent Write Cache settings options from displaying for the IR firmware.
Fixed an issue where SATA volume members and hotspare drives are labeled as 'M' in a multipathed environment.
Fixed an issue to prevent HII from allowing the option to enable/disable write cache for SATA drives.
Fixed an issue where multipathing is disabled in Manufacturing page settings, but volume members and hotspare drives are labeled as "M."
UEFI driver modified to check BIOS options in order to determine if it should manage the controller.