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Software Release Notes, Release 6.9.0 Update
Firmware delivered with Sun Storage Common Array Manager software can be installed using the Install Firmware Baseline feature. However, moving from one major firmware release to another might require special procedures.
If you attempt an upgrade and it fails, contact My Oracle Support at: https://support.oracle.com
For baseline firmware information, such as controller, NVSRAM, IOM, disk drive, firmware file names, see Sun Storage Common Array Software Baseline Firmware Reference.
For the 25xx arrays, upgrading from a 06.xx.xx.xx version to 07.xx.xx.xx requires a special utility. Consult the My Oracle Support document Procedure to Upgrade the Sun StorageTek 2500 Series Array Controller Firmware from 06.xx to 07.xx (Doc ID 1319254.1) which provides links to the upgrade utility and to the Sun StorageTek 2500 Array Series Firmware Upgrade Guide (820-6362).
VMware ESX 4.1 is supported as a data host platform for StorageTek 2540 arrays with firmware version 07.35.55.10 installed. The corresponding ESXi version 4.1 is also supported by this firmware version. Note that this support is not mentioned in the latest Sun StorageTek 2500 Series Array Release Notes, Release 1.4.
Upgrading from a 06.xx.xx.xx version to 07.xx.xx.xx requires a special utility. Consult the My Oracle Support document Procedure to Upgrade the Sun StorageTek 6540 Array, 6140 Array or FLX380 Storage Array from Firmware 06.xx to 07.xx. (Doc ID 1131593.1) which provides links to the upgrade utility and to the Sun StorageTek 6000 Series Array Firmware Upgrade Guide (820-7197).
It is best practice to upgrade HBAs (SG-XPCIE8SAS-E-Z) to Phase 14 firmware (1.26.03 or later) before upgrading JBOD installations to Sun Storage Common Array Manager version 6.6 and above. This helps avoid issues when discovering JBODs that have SIM firmware 3A53 (J4200) or 3R53 (J4400).
Before beginning the firmware upgrade process, review this document: SAS-1/SAS-2 Compatibility Upgrade Guide. This guide contains information required for a successful firmware upgrade.
The FMod firmware upgrade process requires a manual enclosure power cycle.
SAS2 HBA connectivity requires 5.04.05 firmware, which is installed only on units shipped by manufacturing. Field upgrades from 5.3.73 firmware to 5.04.05 firmware using CAM are not possible.