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Upgrade firmware for HP P212 on Gen8


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Hello,

 

I've just bought a HP P212 raid controller and put it in my MS Gen8. I think it has a very old firmware - 3.0

 

mart Array P212 in Slot 1

Bus Interface: PCI
Slot: 1
Serial Number: PACCPID103200H8
Cache Serial Number: PACCQ9SYXM71
RAID 6 (ADG) Status: Disabled
Controller Status: OK
Hardware Revision: C
Firmware Version: 3.00
Wait for Cache Room: Disabled
Surface Analysis Inconsistency Notification: Disabled
Post Prompt Timeout: 0 secs
Cache Board Present: True
Cache Status: Not Configured
Drive Write Cache: Disabled
Total Cache Size: 256 MB
Total Cache Memory Available: 144 MB
No-Battery Write Cache: Disabled
Battery/Capacitor Count: 0
SATA NCQ Supported: True
 
My question is how i can upgrade the firmware and from where can i get the latest one. I'm running on an Debian OS that boots up from ODD bay with software RAID 5 - 4 disks
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If I read that correctly-- the Drive Write Cache does not work with a P212 and the gen8 (and, therefore, hardware raid 5 is not supported--hence why you are using software raid 5?)

Is that right? (I had a similar question on the P212 and gen8 recently--not meaning to thread hijack)

 

 

Hello,

 

I've just bought a HP P212 raid controller and put it in my MS Gen8. I think it has a very old firmware - 3.0

 

mart Array P212 in Slot 1

Bus Interface: PCI
Slot: 1
Serial Number: PACCPID103200H8
Cache Serial Number: PACCQ9SYXM71
RAID 6 (ADG) Status: Disabled
Controller Status: OK
Hardware Revision: C
Firmware Version: 3.00
Wait for Cache Room: Disabled
Surface Analysis Inconsistency Notification: Disabled
Post Prompt Timeout: 0 secs
Cache Board Present: True
Cache Status: Not Configured
Drive Write Cache: Disabled
Total Cache Size: 256 MB
Total Cache Memory Available: 144 MB
No-Battery Write Cache: Disabled
Battery/Capacitor Count: 0
SATA NCQ Supported: True
 
My question is how i can upgrade the firmware and from where can i get the latest one. I'm running on an Debian OS that boots up from ODD bay with software RAID 5 - 4 disks

 

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If I read that correctly-- the Drive Write Cache does not work with a P212 and the gen8 (and, therefore, hardware raid 5 is not supported--hence why you are using software raid 5?)

Is that right? (I had a similar question on the P212 and gen8 recently--not meaning to thread hijack)

Where did you read this?

 

 

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It was mostly a guess from what you had written;

I don't know very much about servers, hardware, or maintenance-- So it is really just a logical assumption on my part. As they say, a little knowledge is dangerous :-P 

 

 

This was from your status post: (which made me assume the DWC doesn't function)

 

Cache Board Present: True
Cache Status: Not Configured
Drive Write Cache: Disabled
Total Cache Size: 256 MB
Total Cache Memory Available: 144 MB
No-Battery Write Cache: Disabled

I don't know very much about servers, hardware, or maintenance-- So it is really just a logical assumption on my part. As they say, a little knowledge is dangerous :-P 

 
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