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HP9000 rp54xx (L-Class): PDC Revisions

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HP9000 rp54xx (L-Class): PDC Revisions

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Section I: PDC Revisions
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| rp54xx | Current | Patch ID | Patch | Creation |
|(L-Class) | Revision | | Size | Date |
|----------------|----------|-------------|---------|----------|
|rp5400(L1000A/B)| 41.39 | PF CRHW4139 | 1790056 | 01/11/22 |
|rp5450(L2000A/B)| | | | |
|----------------|----------|-------------|---------|----------|
|rp5430(L1500) | 41.46 | PF CCAW4146 | 1882710 | 01/11/15 |
|----------------|----------|-------------|---------|----------|
|rp5470(L3000A/B)| 41.46 | PF CCAW4146 | 1882710 | 01/11/15 |
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
| NOTE: Complete Patch information and instructions for |
| downloading and installing can be found at |
| http://itrc.hp.com under Individual Patches. |
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Patch Name: PF_CRHW4139

Patch Description: HP 9000 Model L1000 and L2000 Firmware
Revision 41.39

CAUTION: This patch is a Firmware update for the following
systems ONLY:
HP9000 Model L1000A and L2000A
HP9000 Model L1000B and L2000B

The following features, fixes and enhancements appear in
server firmware revision 41.39:

- Earlier versions of PDC prevented online diagnostics
for reading PIM data. PDC revision 41.39 corrects this
problem.
- Previous versions of PDC were unable to dump using the XL2 2Gb
Fibre Channel HBA on all platforms, unable to dump to disks on
Point to Point Fabric with McData switches and unable to
boot/dump with Brocade 3800 2GB Switches with A6795A cards
installed. PDC revision 41.39 fixes these issues.
- Added support for PCI-PCI Bridge boot/swap/dump.
- Added support for Ultra 160 SCSI boot/swap/dump.
- Added FRU location to FRU id values.
- HPMC chassis codes reported an incorrect PDC base
address. When the chassis code is sent for HPMC MONARCH
SELECTED it will now report the full 64-bit address.
- Changed IODC to allow DDS4 tape drives to operate in LVD
mode on the A5149A SCSI Card.
- Improved single memory error handling.


Prior Version




Upon releasing the L1000 and L2000 revision B models, the factory
Rolled from shipping server firmware revision 40.26 to 40.48 on
12/15/00. Systems that shipped with 40.48 are identified by serial
numbers xxx4050xxx and later.

The following features, fixes and enhancements appear in server
Firmware revision 41.38:

- 1GB DIMMs have been produced with 2 different refresh rates,
both types are usable in L-Class and N-Class servers however, the
newer DIMMsthat have a faster refresh rate could not be used in
the same DIMM pair as the older DIMMs. PDC 41.38 allows the DIMMs
to mixed in the same DIMM pair.
- Added support for 2GB FC boot.
- Enabled slot 3 for internal RAID.
- Added support for internal RAID.
- Added support for PCI-PCI Bridge boot.
- Added support for Ultra 160 SCSI boot.
- Added 'SCROLL' command to BCH Service Menu.
- Added FRU location to FRU id values.
- An issue has been identified with the OLAR functionality on
L-Class servers running HPUX 11.11 PDC revision 41.38 corrects
the issue.






Same Firmware as:




Patch Name: PF_CCAW4146

Patch Description: HP 9000 Model L3000 Firmware revision 41.46

CAUTION: This patch is a Firmware update for the following
systems ONLY: HP9000 Model L3000

The following features, fixes and enhancements appear in server
Firmware revision 41.46:

- 1GB DIMMs have been produced with 2 different refresh rates,
both types are usable in L-Class and N-Class servers however,
the newer DIMMs that have a faster refresh rate could not be
used in the same DIM pair as the older DIMMs. Older PDC
revisions also required DIMMs with different refresh rates
to be distributed in the system like DIMMs of different sizes.
PDC 41.46 allows the DIMMs to mixed in the same DIMM pair and
removes distribution restrictions.
- Added support for 2GB FC boot.
- Added support for PCI-PCI Bridge boot.
- Added support for Ultra 160 SCSI boot.
- Added 'SCROLL' command to BCH Service Menu.
- Added FRU location to FRU id values.
- When a PCI I/O card is added or replaced Online, the PCI slot
is left in a state from which is not designed to handle some
types of errors. This may result in potential data integrity
issues. These OLAR operations should not be performed on these
systems until the PDC of the system is upgraded to revision
41.36.
- Earlier versions of PDC prevented online diagnostics for reading
PIM data. PDC revision 41.46 corrects this problem.
- Added 'SN' command to BCH Information menu. This command displays
the serial number stored in stable storage.
- HPMC chassis codes reported an incorrect PDC base address. When
the chassis code is sent for HPMC MONARCH SELECTED it will now
report the full 64 bit address.
- Changed IODC to allow DDS4 tape drives to operate in LVD mode on
A5149A SCSI Card.
- Previous revisions of PDC prevented MPE systems from properly
handling a Transfer Of Control (TOC) when LDEV1 was not on an
internal disk. PDC revision 41.46 properly handles TOC's on an
MPE system.
- The PCI reset time did not meet the minimum required by the PCI
specifications, it has been changed to meet the specification.
- Earlier versions of PDC prevented online diagnostics for reading
PIM data. PDC revision 41.46 corrects this problem.



The following features, fixes and enhancements appear in server
Firmware revision 41.36:

1. Added 'sn' command to BCH Information menu. This command
displays the serial number stored in stable storage.
2. Added 'scroll' command to BCH Service menu. This command
allows the display to scroll when using BCH utilities.
3. Enabled use of PA8700 revision 2.3 CPU's.
4. Previous revisions of PDC prevented MPE systems from properly
handling a Transfer Of Control (TOC) when LDEV1 was not on an
internal disk. PDC revision 41.36 properly handles TOC's on an
MPE system.
5. HPMC chassis codes reported an incorrect PDC base address.
When the chassis code is sent for HPMC MONARCH SELECTED it
will now report the full 64 bit address.
6. The PDC revision number was displayed incorrectly, it has
been changed to display correctly.
7. The PCI reset time did not meet the minimum required by the
PCI specifications, it has been changed to meet the
specification.
8. Changed IODC to allow DDS4 tape drives to operate in LVD mode
on A5149A SCSI Card.
9. When a PCI I/O card is added or replaced Online, the PCI slot
is left in a state from which is not designed to handle some
types of errors. This may result in potential data integrity
issues. These OLAR operations should not be performed on
these systems until the PDC of the system is upgraded to
revision 41.36.


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Section II: Verifying Current Revison of Firmware
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Using On-Line Diagnostics


Verifying Revision with On-Line Diagnostics:

The current revision of Firmware can be determined using
on-line diagnostics. If on-line diagnostics are not present
on your system, use the BOOT CONSOLE HANDLER procedure to
verify the current revision.

Procedure for all systems

1. Login as root

2. At the prompt, enter 'mstm'

3. Press f2 (ok)

4. Move the cursor to "CPU"

5. Press f3 (select)

6. Press f4 (menu bar on)

7. Enter "T" to select Tool Menu

8. Enter "I" to select Information Mode

9. Enter "R" to Run

After a few seconds, the Information Tool Log for
the CPU will be displayed. The 'PDC Firmware
Revision' is displayed in the first column.

10. Note the PDC Firmware value

11. Press f8 (done)

12. Press f8 (exit)

13. Press f2 (ok)

If the revision does not match, your system will require
a Firmware update.


Using Boot Console Handler (BCH)


Verifying Firmware Revision with BOOT CONSOLE HANDLER (BCH)

1. Log on as root, and enter "reboot -r". This command
will shutdown the Operating System and reboot the system.

2. If AUTOBOOT is on, you will receive the following message:

"Process is starting autoboot process.
To discontinue, press any key within 10 seconds."

At this point, press ANY KEY within 10 seconds to
interrupt the booting process.

3. The Main Menu is displayed. A prompt will appear as

"MAIN MENU: Enter command or menu >".

Enter the command "in".

4. A prompt will appear as "Information Menu:
Enter Command >"

Enter the command "fv"

The system will respond with the current firmware revision.
If the revision does not match,your system will require a
Firmware update.


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