IBM ServeRAID BIOS and Firmware Diskettes v7.12.14 for SCSI - Servers



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Supported operating systems:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES/WS 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES/WS 4 for AMD64 and EM64T
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for AMD64 and EM64T
  • Linux 4.0
  • SCO OpenServer 5.0.7
  • SuSE Linux Professional 8.1
  • SuSE Linux Professional 8.2 for Intel & AMD kernels
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 64-bit Edition
  • Turbolinux Enterprise Server 8
  • SuSE Linux Professional 9.1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition for 64-bit Servers

Change history

IBM ServeRAID Firmware 7.12.14

Supports IBM ServeRAID 4h/4Mx/4Lx/5i/6M/6i/7k Controllers


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-62540
Last modified:  2013-08-06
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