UpdateXpress System Pack Installer (UXSPI) does not detect some ServeRAID 11.0.1.X and 12.12.0.X versions of firmware - IBM System x



Source

RETAIN tip: H21249

Symptom

The current IBM ServeRAID Controller firmware version is 12.12.0-0133 or prior, it may show as undetected in the UpdateXpress System Pack Installer (UXSPI) inventory when attempting to update to a later version of the firmware.

Affected configurations

The system may be any of the following IBM servers:

  • Smart Analytics System, type 7949, any model
  • System x3100 M4, type 2582, any model
  • System x3200 M2, type 4367, any model
  • System x3200 M3, type 7327, any model
  • System x3200 M3, type 7328, any model
  • System x3250 M2, type 4190, any model
  • System x3250 M3, type 4251, any model
  • System x3250 M3, type 4252, any model
  • System x3250 M3, type 4261, any model
  • System x3250 M4, type 2583, any model
  • System x3300 M4, type 7382, any model
  • System x3350, type 4192, any model
  • System x3400 M2, type 7836, any model
  • System x3400 M2, type 7837, any model
  • System x3400 M3, type 7378, any model
  • System x3400 M3, type 7379, any model
  • System x3500 M2, type 7839, any model
  • System x3500 M3, type 7380, any model
  • System x3530 M4, type 7160, any model
  • System x3550 M2, type 4198, any model
  • System x3550 M2, type 7946, any model
  • System x3550 M3, type 4254, any model
  • System x3550 M3, type 7944, any model
  • System x3550 M4, type 5459, any model
  • System x3620 M3, type 7376, any model
  • System x3630 M3, type 7377, any model
  • System x3630 M4, type 7158, any model
  • System x3650 M2, type 4199, any model
  • System x3650 M2, type 7947, any model
  • System x3650 M3, type 4255, any model
  • System x3650 M3, type 5454, any model
  • System x3650 M3, type 7945, any model
  • System x3650, type 7979, any model
  • System x3690 X5, type 7147, any model
  • System x3690 X5, type 7148, any model
  • System x3750 M4, type 8722, any model
  • System x3850 X5, type 7143, any model
  • System x3850 X5, type 7145, any model
  • System x3850 X5, type 7146, any model
  • System x3850 X5, type 7191, any model
  • System x3950 X5, type 7143, any model
  • System x3950 X5, type 7145, any model
  • iDataPlex dx360 M2 Server, type 6380, any model
  • iDataPlex dx360 M2 Server, type 7321, any model
  • iDataPlex dx360 M2 Server, type 7323, any model
  • iDataPlex dx360 M3 Server, type 6391, any model

The system is configured with at least one of the following:

  • UpdateXpress System Pack Installer (UXSPI), any version

The system is configured with one or more of the following IBM Options:

  • ServeRAID M5014 SAS or SATA Controller, Option part number 46M0916, any replacement part number (CRU) 46M0918
  • ServeRAID M5015 SAS or SATA Controller, Option part number 46M0829, any replacement part number (CRU) 46M0851
  • ServeRAID M5025 SAS or SATA Controller, Option part number 46M0830, any replacement part number (CRU) 46M0854
  • ServeRAID-MR10i SAS or SATA Controller, Option part number 43W4296, any replacement part number (CRU) 43W4297 - Adapter
  • ServeRAID-MR10is Vault SAS or SATA Controller, Option part number 44E8695, any replacement part number (CRU)

Note: This does not imply that the network operating system will work under all combinations of hardware and software.

Please see the compatibility page for more information:

Solution

This behavior has been corrected in UpdateXpress release 9.50.

The file is available by selecting the appropriate Product Group, type of System, Product name, Product machine type, and Operating system on IBM Support's Fix Central web page, at the following URL:

Workaround

Select Update in Inventory. If the firmware on the controller is up-to-date, no action will be taken by the update and the update will report success.

The file are available by selecting the appropriate Product Group, type of System, Product name, Product machine type, and Operating system on IBM Support's Fix Central web page, at the following URL:

  • ibm_fw_sraidmr_m5000-12.13.0-0179-1_linux_32-64
  • ibm_fw_sraidmr_m5000-12.13.0-0179-1_windows_32-64

Additional information

UXSPI cannot compare applicable packages with the same driver files name, and different categories, for example ServeRAID and Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), against each other.

The packages do not flash to lower or equal versions.

UpdateXpress release 9.50 can detect the installed firmware version.

Applicable countries and regions

 


Document id:  MIGR-5093037
Last modified:  2014-02-18
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