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How to update HP SA6402 Controller to latest firmware

Hi

I would like to update the firmware on a HP SA6402 controller. Is there a way I can use the HP Firmware CD to do this automatically? Ive never flashed a storage card before so any help would be greatly appreciated.

This isnt a mission critical server so i can take it offline etc.

Thanks
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SandyFrank
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Tony JLead Technical ArchitectCommented:
Hi,

Just looking at HP's website there is no online flash update available for this device:

These offline updates generally require burning to a CD/DVD and booting to it.

Although if you're running it in a server and it can be brought down, it may be worthwhile downloading the latest HP ProLiant support pack and running that - it'll update everything from the server BIOS to any compatible, out-of-date cards. Same thing - you can run parts of that from Windows or boot to it.

I'm assuming you're running Windows of course, but even if not, you can boot to the disks
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SandyFrankAuthor Commented:
Hi mate, Im running this in a vmware environment, the server is the ESXi host.

Can you give me a link to where I can download this from? im running a DL385 G1 connected to an MSA20 via a 6402 Card.

I dont mind buring an ISO to a cd to get this to work.

Thanks
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Tony JLead Technical ArchitectCommented:
Hiya

This is the link to the last Support Pack for the 385's but having a quick look through the list, you may want / need an earlier version as there's a comment saying removed G2 hardware in revision 8.6.

Certainly there's no harm in starting high and moving down other than lost time.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=18964&prodSeriesId=3716246&swItem=MTX-c4a548846c6241a68d6744ff70&prodNameId=3716247&swEnvOID=1005&swLang=8&taskId=135&mode=5

It's usually the one large file you need is all (middle of the three on that site)
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SandyFrankAuthor Commented:
Thanks

It appears the download is an exe you run in a Windows environment, problem is my server is ESXi host, i dont think i can run the exe in a virtual machine, is there not an offline version of this? something you can run during boot?

I found this, is this the same thing? http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=18964&prodSeriesId=1844067&swItem=MTX-6af2823e93a840e0bc9ce12d3f&prodNameId=1844068&swEnvOID=1005&swLang=13&taskId=135&mode=5
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Handy HolderSaggar makers bottom knockerCommented:
Since there's a MSA20 involved and when one of them is involved the SA6402 just acts as an HBA it would be best to update the firmware for that, http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=420470&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=420469&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=54

Offline updatee for SA6400 is at http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=329290&prodSeriesId=1132643&prodNameId=378439&swEnvOID=54&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-27fe26e19b9d4c22a9c6a93065

An old version of the maintenance CD is needed for SCEXE files, HUGE URL will do. Use the add suplimental option and present the .SCEXE files to it on a USB stick.
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SandyFrankAuthor Commented:
Ive downloaded the offline ROM update for the MSA, can i just save the SCEXE file to a usb and then use the HP Update Software CD to apply the ROM?

Thanks
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Handy HolderSaggar makers bottom knockerCommented:
Yup, boot  an select add suplimntal, it should do the MSA20 too.
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