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Pinned topic Updating DS4300 (FastT600)

‏2012-11-13T16:36:00Z |
Hello,

we have a DS4300, old FastT600, with an EXP100 expansion, we have the controller firmware in version 05.33.07.00 (factory firmware) and we would like to update to the last one, 06.60.34.00, our disks are IBM 73Gb 10k 2Gb FC 06P 5764 and IBM 160Gb 10k 2Gb FC 32P 0766, and we would like to know if we must update disk's firmware and or hba drivers of hosts?

Thank you very much to all.
Updated on 2012-11-29T14:58:06Z at 2012-11-29T14:58:06Z by flennartz
  • flennartz
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    Re: Updating DS4300 (FastT600)

    ‏2012-11-29T14:58:06Z  
    Hello

    in the IBM Support Protal you can find all you need for the DS4300 on one page:
    • the Controller Firmware 6.60.xx with README
    • the HBA Driver Win/Linux/AIX and Emulex/qlogic with BIOS information in the README
    • Drive and ESM updates with information about drives codes and supported DS4300 firmware release in the README
    • and last but not least the Storage Manager with README. The newest SM is capable to manage older DS, except DS4300 Single Controller

    The problem will be to find HBAs which a named in the READMEs. If you use other, newer HBA you have to try it.....

    So, just read the READMEs, everything is in there, stupidly not easy to read.
    TIP: the order how to update can be found in the 6.60 controller firmware README

    Best regards,

    Frank