Pinned topic HDD Update Downtime
2.1 Ensure that all activities to the controllers is stopped while
performing hard disk drive (HDD) firmware updates with all levels
of controller firmware.
The DS3000 storage subsystems can update all drives in a
configuration for up to four different drive types at the same time.
For DS Storage Manager Client version 2.x or 10.x, perform the
following steps to download hard disk drive firmware:
+ NOTE: Updating hard disk drive firmware for either ST31000424SS or+
+ ST32000444SS requires that firmware version BE51 be downloaded to+
+ the hard disk drives prior to upgrading to firmware version BC26.+
a. THE DRIVE FIRMWARE UPDATE WILL REQUIRE DOWNTIME. When
updating drive firmware ensure that no HOST I/O is being
sent to the DS3000 controllers.
b. Open the Subsystem Management window.
c. Click Advanced => Maintenance => Download => Drive Firmware.
Follow the online instructions.
I want to know how long this downtime usually takes. I think this is a crucial information left out.
skyron 2700028U8P84 PostsACCEPTED ANSWER
Re: HDD Update Downtime2011-10-04T11:27:11Z in response to yujinnIt takes approximately 4-5 minutes per drive, but you can upgrade multiple drives in parallel. Just make sure there is no host IO when the hard disk firmware upgrade is being done.
BrandonScott 2700049XB51 Post
Novikov_Alexander 100000HTD51404 PostsACCEPTED ANSWER
Re: HDD Update Downtime2013-06-16T11:54:50Z in response to BrandonScott
BE51 were available until version 4.12 of IBM DS3K HDD firmware package (06.12.2012). See attachment.
71JM_Alan_Amaral 27000271JM1 PostACCEPTED ANSWER
Re: HDD Update Downtime2013-08-14T17:10:20Z in response to Novikov_Alexander
I was wondering where I was going to find this fix update. It wasn't in my ibm_fw_ds3khdd_4.12_anyos_anycpu download from (1.3.2013), but it was still in the ibm_fw_ds3khdd_4.11_anyos_anycpu from (12.4.2012)