Updating firmware on a gxp2020
However, if you're going to update the firmware of a production drive, make sure to read our tips on how to minimize the risk while using this powerful new functionality.
Warning Firmware updates are a potentially risky maintenance operation and you should only apply them after thorough testing of the new firmware image.
To use Windows Server to update drive firmware, you must have supported drives.
To ensure common device behavior, we began by defining new and - for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 - optional Hardware Lab Kit (HLK) requirements for SAS, SATA, and NVMe devices.
The drive will first load the new firmware image to an internal staging area. This means that this drive serves no data during the activation.
Here's an example: Note that SAS devices always report "Supports Update" as "True", since there is no way of explicitly querying the device for support of these commands.Once a server is in production, it's a good idea to make as few changes to the server as is practical.However, there may be times when your solution vendor advises you that there is a critically important firmware update for your drives.Here's an example of the cmdlet in action: $pd | Update-Storage Firmware -Image Path C:\Firmware\[email protected] Number 0 $pd | Get-Storage Firmware Information Supports Update : True Number Of Slots : 1 Active Slot Number : 0 Slot Number : Is Slot Writable : Firmware Version In Slot : Drives typically do not complete I/O requests when they activate a new firmware image.How long a drive takes to activate depends on its design and the type of firmware you update.