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Oracle® Flash Accelerator F640 PCIe Card v2 and Oracle 6.4 TB NVMe SSD v2 Product Notes

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Updated: June 2020
 
 

Update the NVMe Storage Drive Firmware

This procedure provides instructions to update Oracle F640 Flash Card NAND flash controller firmware on the host for supported Oracle Solaris and Linux operating systems. Oracle F640 Flash Card firmware is updated as a single package using Oracle Hardware Management Pack utility command-line interface (CLI) tools.


Note -  For detailed instructions on system software updates, refer to the server documentation.

Before You Begin

  • Update your system to the latest software release.

  • Verify that the latest supported software release of Oracle Hardware Management Pack is installed on the host.

    For CLI command instructions, refer to Oracle Hardware Management Pack documentation at https://www.oracle.com/goto/ohmp/docs.

  1. Check Oracle Flash Accelerator F640 PCIe Card v2 and 6.4 TB NVMe SSD v2 Product Notes for the latest firmware requirements.

    See Minimum Supported Card Firmware Version.

  2. Log in to the target system.

    For detailed instructions, refer to the server installation guide. For example, to log in to the target system through SSH or through Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus, do one of the following:

    • If you are using an SSH client connection.
      1. From a shell command line in a terminal window, establish an SSH connection to the server host.

        Type: ssh root@hostname, where hostname can be the DNS name or the IP address for the server host.

      2. Log in to the system using an account with root access.
      3. Proceed to Step 3.
    • If you are using a remote system console, first refer to the server Administration Guide and then perform these steps.

      To launch an Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus session, refer to Launching Remote KVMS Redirection Sessions in the server Administration Guide.

      1. Establish a remote connection to the host console.

        Start an Oracle ILOM serial console session, type:

        -> start /HOST/console

        Are you sure you want to start /HOST/console (y/n)? y

      2. Ensure that the server is powered on and booted.
      3. Access the operating system command-line interface.

        You issue Oracle Hardware Management Pack commands from the operating system command-line interface.

  3. Download and store any firmware image file updates on the server that are required to support Oracle Flash Accelerator F640 PCIe Card v2s and 6.4 TB NVMe SSD v2s.
    1. Download firmware image files from this location:

      https://support.oracle.com

      See Download the Device Software Package.

    2. Copy the downloaded firmware image files obtained to the target system root directory.
  4. Identify all Oracle Flash Accelerator F640 PCIe Card v2 and 6.4 TB NVMe SSD v2 controller firmware versions in the server.
    1. Type # fwupdate list controller.

      In the following examples, Oracle Flash Accelerator F640 PCIe Card v2 controllers c0 and c1 are enumerated in the output returned by the above command.

      # fwupdate list controller
      ==================================================
      CONTROLLER
      ==================================================
      ID    Type   Manufacturer   Model     Product Name              FW Version
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------
      c0    NVMe   Intel          0x0a54    7335943:ICDPC5ED2ORA6.4T  8DV1RZ06  
      c1    NVMe   Intel          0x0a54    7335943:ICDPC5ED2ORA6.4T  8DV1RZ06  
      c10   SAS    LSI Logic      0x00ce    Avago MegaRAID SAS 9361-1 4.710.00-
      c12   NET    Intel          0x1533    Intel(R) I210 Gigabit Net -        
    2. Verify that the firmware package files that are installed in Oracle Flash Accelerator F640 PCIe Card v2s require updating.

      To identify NVMe controllers that need updated firmware image files, view the FW Version column in the output from the fwdupdate list controller command.

      In the following example, Oracle Flash Accelerator F640 PCIe Card v2 controller c0 shows firmware version 8DV1RZ03, while the other NVMe controllers show firmware version 8DV1RZ06.

      # fwupdate list controller
      ==================================================
      CONTROLLER
      ==================================================
      ID    Type   Manufacturer   Model     Product Name              FW Version
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------
      c0    NVMe   Intel          0x0a54    7335943:ICDPC5ED2ORA6.4T  QDV1RL02  
      c1    NVMe   Intel          0x0a54    7335943:ICDPC5ED2ORA6.4T  8DV1RZ06  
      c10   SAS    LSI Logic      0x00ce    Avago MegaRAID SAS 9361-1 4.710.00-
      c12   NET    Intel          0x1533    Intel(R) I210 Gigabit Net -         
    3. View the Firmware Revision in the output from the nvmeadm list -v command.

      To identify NVMe controllers and current firmware versions type # nvmeadm list -v.

      In the following example, controllers SUNW-NVME-1 and SUNW-NVME-2 show firmware version 8DV1RZ06 in the output returned by the above command.

      # nvmeadm list -v
      SUNW-NVME-1
              PCI Vendor ID:                  0x8086
              Serial Number:                  PHLE713401RZ6P4BGN-1
              Model Number:                   7335943:ICDPC5ED2ORA6.4T
              Firmware Revision:              8DV1RZ06
              Number of Namespaces:           1
      SUNW-NVME-2
              PCI Vendor ID:                  0x8086
              Serial Number:                  PHLE713401RZ6P4BGN-2
              Model Number:                   7335943:ICDPC5ED2ORA6.4T
              Firmware Revision:              8DV1RZ06
              Number of Namespaces:           1
      root:~# 
      
  5. Quiesce Oracle Flash Accelerator F640 PCIe Card v2s and 6.4 TB NVMe SSD v2 devices.

    Before removing the card, manually quiesce I/O and device usage.


    Caution

    Caution  -  System hang or data loss. Before updating device firmware, ensure that the device is quiesced and the following events are not occurring:

    • The operating system is not accessing the disk (for example, the system boot disk).
    • An application is not accessing the disk (for example, a database application).


  6. Update the selected Oracle Flash Accelerator F640 PCIe Card v2s with the specified firmware package.

    The fwupdate command can update firmware for all similar devices in the system utilizing an XML metadata file. This method is called Automatic Mode and is the recommended method for upgrades.


    Note -  Alternately, if you determine that each device must be updated with a separate fwupdate command, perform the fwupdate Automatic Single Drive method, or the fwupdate Manual method (if an XML metadata file is not available). For CLI command instructions, refer to Oracle Hardware Management Pack documentation at: https://www.oracle.com/goto/ohmp/docs.
    1. Verify that an XML metadata file is available for the server.

      An XML metadata file must be included with the firmware update package to use Automatic Mode. Refer to the update package release notes for more information.

    2. To update device firmware on Oracle Flash Accelerator F640 PCIe Card v2s, type #fwupdate update controller -x metadata.xml

      In the following example, controllers c1 and c2 will be upgraded to firmware version 8DV1RZ06.

      # fwupdate update controller -x metadata.xml
       The following components will be upgraded as shown:
      ==========================================================
      ID        Priority Action     Status      Old Firmware Ver.   Proposed Ver.  
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      c1        1        Check FW   Success     8DV1RZ03            8DV1RZ06 
      c2        1        Check FW   Success     8DV1RZ03            8DV1RZ06 
      Do you wish to process all of the above component upgrades? [y/n]? 

      If the current firmware package version on the selected controller is higher than the specified firmware package version, the command returns an error. For error codes, refer to Oracle Hardware Management Pack documentation at https://www.oracle.com/goto/ohmp/docs.

    3. To upgrade the firmware packages and process all of the above component upgrades, type y.
      Updating c1:  Success
      Updating c2:  Success
      
      Verifying all priority 1 updates
      
      Execution Summary
      ==========================================================
      ID  Priority Action     Status    Old Firmware Ver. Proposed Ver.  New Firmware Ver. System Reboot
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      c1  1      Post Power Pending    8DV1RZ03          8DV1RZ06    N/A     System Reset
      c2  1      Post Power Pending    8DV1RZ03          8DV1RZ06    N/A     System Reset
      System Reboot required for some applied firmware
      Do you wish to automatically reboot now? [y/n]?
      
    4. Type y to reboot the host server to initialize the firmware update.
  7. Re-access the console. See step 2.

    For more instructions, refer to the server Installation Guide.

  8. Verify that updated firmware packages are installed in Oracle Flash Accelerator F640 PCIe Card v2s.
    1. Type the following from a terminal:

      # fwupdate list controller

      In the following example, Oracle Flash Accelerator F640 PCIe Card v2s are displayed.

      # fwupdate list controller
      ==================================================
      CONTROLLER
      ==================================================
      ID    Type   Manufacturer   Model     Product Name              FW Version
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------
      c0    NVMe   Intel          0x0a54    7335943:ICDPC5ED2ORA6.4T  8DV1RZ06  
      c1    NVMe   Intel          0x0a54    7335943:ICDPC5ED2ORA6.4T  8DV1RZ06  
      c10   SAS    LSI Logic      0x00ce    Avago MegaRAID SAS 9361-1 4.710.00-
      c12   NET    Intel          0x1533    Intel(R) I210 Gigabit Net -        
    2. Verify host recognition of all Oracle Flash Accelerator F640 PCIe Card v2 and 6.4 TB NVMe SSD v2s by checking PCIe ID enumeration.

      In the above example, Oracle Flash Accelerator F640 PCIe Card v2 controllers c0 and c1 are enumerated in the output returned by the above command.

    3. Ensure that Oracle Flash Accelerator F640 PCIe Card v2 and 6.4 TB NVMe SSD firmware was updated in the output returned by the above command.

      In the above example, Oracle Flash Accelerator F640 PCIe Card v2 controllers c0 and c1 show firmware version 8DV1RZ06.

  9. Verify Oracle Flash Accelerator F640 PCIe Card v2 operation.

    See Verify Oracle Flash Accelerator F640 PCIe Card v2 Operation.

  10. Repeat the firmware upgrade process until Oracle Flash Accelerator F640 PCIe Card v2s have the most up to date firmware release.

    See Minimum Supported Card Firmware Version.

    For example, upgrade firmware revision from 8DV1RL01 to 8DV1RZ03, and then to 8DV1RZ06.

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