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yujinn
yujinn
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Pinned topic HDD Update Downtime

‏2011-10-04T09:12:24Z |
We are planning a HDD update on our DS3400 and learned there is a downtime for it (installation and setup guide copy-pasted below)

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.
Thanks.
Updated on 2011-10-04T11:59:33Z at 2011-10-04T11:59:33Z by yujinn
  • skyron
    skyron
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    Re: HDD Update Downtime

    ‏2011-10-04T11:27:11Z  
    It 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.
    Blog: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/skyron?lang=en
  • yujinn
    yujinn
    2 Posts

    Re: HDD Update Downtime

    ‏2011-10-04T11:59:33Z  
    • skyron
    • ‏2011-10-04T11:27:11Z
    It 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.
    Blog: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/skyron?lang=en
    Thanks skyron! :)
  • BrandonScott
    BrandonScott
    1 Post

    Re: HDD Update Downtime

    ‏2013-06-13T15:13:55Z  

    Yujinn,

    Where do you get the BE51 firmware for the ST31000424SS drives?? I can't find it anywhere on IBMs site or online.

    Thanks!!

  • Novikov_Alexander
    Novikov_Alexander
    1404 Posts

    Re: HDD Update Downtime

    ‏2013-06-16T11:54:50Z  

    Yujinn,

    Where do you get the BE51 firmware for the ST31000424SS drives?? I can't find it anywhere on IBMs site or online.

    Thanks!!

    Dear Brandon,

    BE51 were available until version 4.12 of IBM DS3K HDD firmware package (06.12.2012). See attachment.

    Regards,
    Alexander Novikov
    Russia, Moscow

  • 71JM_Alan_Amaral
    71JM_Alan_Amaral
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    Re: HDD Update Downtime

    ‏2013-08-14T17:10:20Z  

    Dear Brandon,

    BE51 were available until version 4.12 of IBM DS3K HDD firmware package (06.12.2012). See attachment.

    Regards,
    Alexander Novikov
    Russia, Moscow

    Thanks 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)

  • Novikov_Alexander
    Novikov_Alexander
    1404 Posts

    Re: HDD Update Downtime

    ‏2013-08-14T17:58:58Z  

    Thanks 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)

    Hi Alan,

    you are welcome.

    Best regards,
    Alexander Novikov
    Russia, Moscow