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Xenpangu
Xenpangu
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Pinned topic Firmware 7.01 for TotalStorage DS300 DS400

‏2011-12-06T15:45:16Z |
Hi to all,

I am using a IBM TotalStorage DS400 which runs a very old firmware 4.15 at the moment. I would like to upgrade to the latest firmware 7.01. Unfortunately it's not available for download at IBMs support site. The info says: Contact technical support. I tried to register with the system model name and my serial but it was not able. I get an error that this product cannot be serviced. I'm confused! Is this firmware 7.01 somehow possible to download? If so, please tell me how.

I would like to tell the DS400 not to use loop mode, but Point-To-Point mode. I cannot find a command to do that. The only stuff I found is per Telnet command "initiator mode". I can use either "initiator mode lunmapped" or "initiator mode auto". Actually the system is in lunmapped mode. When I execute the command "initiator mode auto" I get the error message

Adaptec DS400 Command Line Interface
Adaptec (c)2003-2004
IBM TotalStorage DS Series 4.15
Type '?' for help
The TAB key will list the valid parameters

Operator level password: ********
ds400> administrator
Administrator level password: *******
ds400# initiator mode auto
Changing the mode will destroy all storage. Proceed? No: yes

***ERRORS***
Failed setting configuration mode
Sorry, can't switch modes just yet. Forced to LUN Mapped.

ds400#

Why that? How else can I tell the system to switch to Point-To-Point Mode ?? Any help is appreciated.

PS: All logical volumes and arrays are intentionally destroyed on the SAN. I use 12 discs which at the moment are not in use because I haven't defined any array. Also I removed all initators and LUN mapping before trying this command. Here you see a screenshot:

ds400# array info
--- No arrays ---

ds400# logical info

No logical drives

ds400# initiator info
---- Initiators ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----No Initiators-----

ds400# system info
---- System information -------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date: Tue Dec 6 16:46:37 2011 GMT+1
Uptime: 2 Hours and 9 Minutes
CPU Loads: current 18.1% peak 18.1%

System status: Normal

Hardware Serial number: SN 11S13N1806ZJ1000001127
BIOS version: 04.08.12
System version and date: 2.4.21-timesys-4.1.193 Oct 25 15:55:05 Local time zone must be set

Current firmware image: [1] IBM TotalStorage DS Series
Firmware version: 4.15
Firmware build date: 25/10/2004


ds400#
Thanks a lot to any help in advance.
Updated on 2011-12-08T17:31:04Z at 2011-12-08T17:31:04Z by Novikov_Alexander
  • Novikov_Alexander
    Novikov_Alexander
    1409 Posts

    Re: Firmware 7.01 for TotalStorage DS300 DS400

    ‏2011-12-08T04:36:06Z  
    Dear IT Admins,

    DS400 firmware 7.01 can be downloaded here:

    https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/files/app/person/100000HTD5/file/d208db80-bc01-4791-935e-33fd6236531c

    Regards,
    Alexander Novikov
    Russia, Moscow
  • Xenpangu
    Xenpangu
    3 Posts

    Re: Firmware 7.01 for TotalStorage DS300 DS400

    ‏2011-12-08T14:13:13Z  
    Dear IT Admins,

    DS400 firmware 7.01 can be downloaded here:

    https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/files/app/person/100000HTD5/file/d208db80-bc01-4791-935e-33fd6236531c

    Regards,
    Alexander Novikov
    Russia, Moscow
    Dear Alexander,

    THANK YOU very much for sharing this firmware download.
  • Novikov_Alexander
    Novikov_Alexander
    1409 Posts

    Re: Firmware 7.01 for TotalStorage DS300 DS400

    ‏2011-12-08T15:02:36Z  
    • Xenpangu
    • ‏2011-12-08T14:13:13Z
    Dear Alexander,

    THANK YOU very much for sharing this firmware download.
    Hi IT Admins,

    you are welcome.

    Regards,
    Alexander Novikov
    Russia, Moscow
  • Xenpangu
    Xenpangu
    3 Posts

    Re: Firmware 7.01 for TotalStorage DS300 DS400

    ‏2011-12-08T16:35:40Z  
    Hi IT Admins,

    you are welcome.

    Regards,
    Alexander Novikov
    Russia, Moscow
    People like you should work at IBM support. The IBM support told me by email that they cannot send me the firmware if I do NOT have a valid service contract. That's very sad and disappointed. However, the firmware file worked 100% and I want again to thank you for your support.

    Best wishes to you my friend.
  • Novikov_Alexander
    Novikov_Alexander
    1409 Posts

    Re: Firmware 7.01 for TotalStorage DS300 DS400

    ‏2011-12-08T17:31:04Z  
    • Xenpangu
    • ‏2011-12-08T16:35:40Z
    People like you should work at IBM support. The IBM support told me by email that they cannot send me the firmware if I do NOT have a valid service contract. That's very sad and disappointed. However, the firmware file worked 100% and I want again to thank you for your support.

    Best wishes to you my friend.
    IT Admins,

    Glad I could help!

    Best regards,
    Alexander Novikov
    Russia, Moscow
  • TonyB.VillegasBarreto
    1 Post

    Re: Firmware 7.01 for TotalStorage DS300 DS400

    ‏2013-07-11T19:09:19Z  
    Dear IT Admins,

    DS400 firmware 7.01 can be downloaded here:

    https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/files/app/person/100000HTD5/file/d208db80-bc01-4791-935e-33fd6236531c

    Regards,
    Alexander Novikov
    Russia, Moscow

    Dear Alexander,

    I tried to download the firmware posted at the following url:
    https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/files/app/person/100000HTD5/file/d208db80-bc01-4791-935e-33fd6236531c,  and does not work as it throws an error that the file does not exist. please could reenviarme the correct url for the download, as the SAN DS400 need to update my company, to work with 64bit windows operating systems.

    thanking you in advance.

    Regards.

  • Novikov_Alexander
    Novikov_Alexander
    1409 Posts

    Re: Firmware 7.01 for TotalStorage DS300 DS400

    ‏2013-07-15T18:20:14Z  

    Dear Alexander,

    I tried to download the firmware posted at the following url:
    https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/files/app/person/100000HTD5/file/d208db80-bc01-4791-935e-33fd6236531c,  and does not work as it throws an error that the file does not exist. please could reenviarme the correct url for the download, as the SAN DS400 need to update my company, to work with 64bit windows operating systems.

    thanking you in advance.

    Regards.

    Dear Tony,

    Firmware 7.01 for TotalStorage DS300 DS400 now available again on page:

    https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/files/app/file/0087f0ed-403c-4d45-933d-d54e1657ba82

    Best regards,
    Alexander Novikov
    Russia, Moscow

  • EugenyBushmakin
    EugenyBushmakin
    4 Posts

    Re: Firmware 7.01 for TotalStorage DS300 DS400

    ‏2013-12-17T10:11:21Z  

    Добрый день,

    если не сложно выложите еще раз, 

    Firmware 7.01 for TotalStorage DS400 

    ссылка протухла. Сдули пыль с железки, хотим еще погонять.

    Заранее спасибо!

    Евгений.

    Updated on 2013-12-17T10:54:48Z at 2013-12-17T10:54:48Z by EugenyBushmakin
  • EugenyBushmakin
    EugenyBushmakin
    4 Posts

    Re: Firmware 7.01 for TotalStorage DS300 DS400

    ‏2013-12-17T13:15:59Z  

    Dear Tony,

    Firmware 7.01 for TotalStorage DS300 DS400 now available again on page:

    https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/files/app/file/0087f0ed-403c-4d45-933d-d54e1657ba82

    Best regards,
    Alexander Novikov
    Russia, Moscow

    Dear Alexander,

    It will be highly appreciated if you can update download link for Firmware 7.01 for TotalStorage DS300 DS400

    It's believed there is a memory leak issue in my current 4.15 firmware.

    Thanks is advanced!

    Eugeny.