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How to upgrade EqualLogic SAN Firmware

Postby chicagotech » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:36 pm

1. Copy the firmware to the array.
Use FTP to copy the firmware .tgz file from a computer to the array being updated.
Note: You cannot modify the update kit name at any step in the copy process. If the name is changed, the update will fail.
a. In your computer, run command line, and type: ftp and then press Enter.
b. To open the session, type: open <IP address of the array>. (For example: open
c. When prompted for an account and password, specify the grpadmin account and password.
d. You must enable a binary mode transfer, by typeing binary and press enter.
e. To transfer a file, type: put <file name that you want to transfer>. (For example: put kit_V4.0.7-R94172-4144411.tgz)
Note: Because some versions of FTP convert file names to uppercase, you may specify the file name twice with the put command.
f. To close the session, type: close.
g. To end the ftp session, type: bye.

The following example uses FTP to copy a firmware update kit named kit_V4.0.7-R94173_4244411.tgz.tgz from a host to an array with the IP address

C:\Documents and Settings\blin\Start Menu>ftp
ftp> open
Connected to
220 FTP server (NetBSD-ftpd 20040809) ready.
User ( grpadmin
331 Password required for grpadmin.
230 User grpadmin logged in.
ftp> binary
200 Type set to I.
ftp> put kit_V4.0.7-R94173_4244411.tgz
kit_V4.0.7-R94173_4244411.tgz: File not found
ftp> put c:\kit_V4.0.7-R94173_4244411.tgz
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for 'kit_V4.0.7-R94173_4244411.tgz'.
226 Transfer complete.
ftp: 20006381 bytes sent in 2.27Seconds 8832.84Kbytes/sec.

2. Update using telnet

PS Series Storage Arrays
Unauthorized Access Prohibited

login: grpadmin

Welcome to Group Manager

Copyright 2001-2008 EqualLogic, Inc.

980:0:CBGSAN3:login:10-Nov-2009 14:06:14.300001:login.c:581:INFO:46.2.1:CLI: Log
in to account grpadmin from succeeded.

This command will update the firmware on the array's flash card memory
using 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

14:07:13 Updating from kit file "kit_V4.0.7-R94173_4244411.tgz"
14:07:13 Unpacking kit file and verifying integrity.
14:07:18 Kit file verification complete, no problems.
14:07:21 Active and secondary controllers detected.
14:07:22 Currently running version is: Storage Array Firmware V3.3.3 (R7840
14:07:22 You will be updating to version: Storage Array Firmware V4.0.7 (R9417
14:07:23 PLEASE NOTE:
14:07:23 You are upgrading from firmware version V3.3.3 to version V4.0.7.
14:07:23 You will NOT be able to downgrade back to V3.3.3 once the
14:07:23 upgrade is finished.
The firmware update will not take effect until you restart the array.

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

14:07:48 Preparing to update active controller.
14:09:36 Updating flash memory on active controller.
14:09:36 This will take several minutes.
1+0 records in
1+0 records out
512 bytes transferred in 0.001 secs (512000 bytes/sec)
14:11:43 Update of flash memory on active controller completed.
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Re: How to upgrade EqualLogic SAN Firmware

Postby blin » Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:04 pm

If you have multiple members in the same group, you may need to each member IP to upgrade the firmware.
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