Update EqualLogic Disk Firmware

Ok, we all know that updating controller firmware on the EqualLogic Systems is an easy task, basically open the GUI, upload a file, click a few buttons and Bang! updated.

So now you’re getting emails from SANHQ complaining about disk firmware. What then?

First, open your favorite FTP software, mine’s WinScrape aka WinSCP.

FTP over to your EQL box’s group IP or management IP.

Upload the .tgz package, I used kit_V8.0_DriveFw_2285700222.tgz

I did not unzip the file, repeat, it does not need any further work.

Then I Putty (ssh) over to the EQL box’s group IP or management IP and perform the following command – update.. yes that’s it. just type “update”. and best part is you can do it hot, no outage necessary!

I’ll just paste in the entire output from my instance.

Welcome to Group Manager

Copyright 2001-2014 Dell Inc.

EQLSAN> update
13:24:23 Updating from kit file “kit_V8.0_DriveFw_2285700222.tgz”

This command will install the update kit file that was
copied to the array.

If you choose to proceed, you will be shown the current firmware version
and the version to which you will update. You will then be given the
choice to proceed again.

Do you want to proceed (y/n) [y]: y

13:24:39 Verifying kit integrity.
Starting Disk Firmware update… V8.0
…Initializing support libraries…

Identifying drives that qualify for firmware upgrades… Please wait.

22 drive(s) in this array qualify for a firmware upgrade.

The process will now update the 22 drives that qualify for a firmware upgrade.

If you proceed, please do not power off or restart the array, or remove

any drives until the update process completes.

Do you want to continue at this time (Y/N)? y
SKIPPING DriveID 0 No firmware is available for Model: HUS723030ALS640

SKIPPING DriveID 1 No firmware is available for Model: HUS723030ALS640

SKIPPING DriveID 2 No firmware is available for Model: HUS723030ALS640

Checking health status of Array
UPGRADING DriveID 3 firmware from RN08 to RE12 using ./fwbin/RE12.lod
Drive firmware successfully updated : on drive 3

SKIPPING DriveID 4 No firmware is available for Model: HUS723030ALS640

SKIPPING DriveID 5 No firmware is available for Model: HUS723030ALS640

SKIPPING DriveID 6 No firmware is available for Model: HUS723030ALS640

Checking health status of Array
UPGRADING DriveID 7 firmware from RN08 to RE12 using ./fwbin/RE12.lod
Drive firmware successfully updated : on drive 7

SKIPPING DriveID 8 No firmware is available for Model: HUS723030ALS640

SKIPPING DriveID 9 No firmware is available for Model: HUS723030ALS640

Checking health status of Array
UPGRADING DriveID 10 firmware from RE0C to RE12 using ./fwbin/RE12.lod
Drive firmware successfully updated : on drive 10

SKIPPING DriveID 11 No firmware is available for Model: HUS723030ALS640

SKIPPING DriveID 12 No firmware is available for Model: HUS723030ALS640

SKIPPING DriveID 13 No firmware is available for Model: HUS723030ALS640

Checking health status of Array
UPGRADING DriveID 14 firmware from RE0C to RE12 using ./fwbin/RE12.lod
Drive firmware successfully updated : on drive 14

SKIPPING DriveID 15 No firmware is available for Model: HUS723030ALS640

SKIPPING DriveID 16 No firmware is available for Model: HUS723030ALS640

SKIPPING DriveID 17 No firmware is available for Model: HUS723030ALS640

Checking health status of Array
UPGRADING DriveID 18 firmware from RE0C to RE12 using ./fwbin/RE12.lod
Drive firmware successfully updated : on drive 18

SKIPPING DriveID 19 No firmware is available for Model: HUS723030ALS640

SKIPPING DriveID 20 No firmware is available for Model: HUS723030ALS640

SKIPPING DriveID 21 No firmware is available for Model: HUS723030ALS640

Checking health status of Array
UPGRADING DriveID 22 firmware from RE0C to RE12 using ./fwbin/RE12.lod
Drive firmware successfully updated : on drive 22

SKIPPING DriveID 23 No firmware is available for Model: HUS723030ALS640

Checking health status of Array
UPGRADING DriveID 24 firmware from RE0C to RE12 using ./fwbin/RE12.lod
Drive firmware successfully updated : on drive 24

SKIPPING DriveID 25 No firmware is available for Model: HUS723030ALS640

Checking health status of Array
UPGRADING DriveID 26 firmware from RN08 to RE12 using ./fwbin/RE12.lod
Drive firmware successfully updated : on drive 26

Checking health status of Array
UPGRADING DriveID 27 firmware from RN08 to RE12 using ./fwbin/RE12.lod
Drive firmware successfully updated : on drive 27

Checking health status of Array
UPGRADING DriveID 28 firmware from RE0C to RE12 using ./fwbin/RE12.lod
Drive firmware successfully updated : on drive 28

SKIPPING DriveID 29 No firmware is available for Model: HUS723030ALS640

Checking health status of Array
UPGRADING DriveID 30 firmware from RE0C to RE12 using ./fwbin/RE12.lod
Drive firmware successfully updated : on drive 30

Checking health status of Array
UPGRADING DriveID 31 firmware from RN08 to RE12 using ./fwbin/RE12.lod
Drive firmware successfully updated : on drive 31

Checking health status of Array
UPGRADING DriveID 32 firmware from RE0C to RE12 using ./fwbin/RE12.lod
Drive firmware successfully updated : on drive 32

SKIPPING DriveID 33 No firmware is available for Model: HUS723030ALS640

Checking health status of Array
UPGRADING DriveID 34 firmware from RN08 to RE12 using ./fwbin/RE12.lod
Drive firmware successfully updated : on drive 34

Checking health status of Array
UPGRADING DriveID 35 firmware from RN08 to RE12 using ./fwbin/RE12.lod
Drive firmware successfully updated : on drive 35

Checking health status of Array
UPGRADING DriveID 36 firmware from RE0C to RE12 using ./fwbin/RE12.lod
Drive firmware successfully updated : on drive 36

SKIPPING DriveID 37 No firmware is available for Model: HUS723030ALS640

Checking health status of Array
UPGRADING DriveID 38 firmware from RN08 to RE12 using ./fwbin/RE12.lod
Drive firmware successfully updated : on drive 38

Checking health status of Array
UPGRADING DriveID 39 firmware from RN08 to RE12 using ./fwbin/RE12.lod
Drive firmware successfully updated : on drive 39

Checking health status of Array
UPGRADING DriveID 40 firmware from RE0C to RE12 using ./fwbin/RE12.lod
Drive firmware successfully updated : on drive 40

SKIPPING DriveID 41 No firmware is available for Model: HUS723030ALS640

Checking health status of Array
UPGRADING DriveID 42 firmware from RN08 to RE12 using ./fwbin/RE12.lod
Drive firmware successfully updated : on drive 42

SKIPPING DriveID 43 No firmware is available for Model: HUS723030ALS640

Checking health status of Array
UPGRADING DriveID 44 firmware from RE0C to RE12 using ./fwbin/RE12.lod
Drive firmware successfully updated : on drive 44

SKIPPING DriveID 45 No firmware is available for Model: HUS723030ALS640

Checking health status of Array
UPGRADING DriveID 46 firmware from RN08 to RE12 using ./fwbin/RE12.lod
Drive firmware successfully updated : on drive 46

SKIPPING DriveID 47 No firmware is available for Model: HUS723030ALS640

Logging post run disk information

Entering cleanup phase… Please Wait…
The update was successful.
Would you like to email the results to Dell (Y/N)? n
Done cleanup … quitting with an exit status of 0

EQLSAN>

2 Replies to “Update EqualLogic Disk Firmware”

    1. I’m sorry I didn’t see this until now.. I’ll post the firmware versions I have later this evening. 5/24/2019

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