HBA firmware upgrades on Solaris servers.

Yogesh Raheja

Yogesh working as a Consultant in Unix Engineering by profession. And he has multiple years experience in Solaris, Linux , AIX and Veritas Administration. He has been certified for SCSA9, SCSA10, SCNA10, VXVM, VCS, ITILv3. He is very much passionate about sharing his knowledge with others. Specialties: Expertize in Unix/Solaris Server, Linux (RHEL), AIX, Veritas Volume Manager, ZFS, Liveupgrades, Storage Migrations, Cluster deployment (VCS and HACMP) and administration and upgrade on Banking, Telecom, IT Infrastructure, and Hosting Services.

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19 Responses

  1. Ramdev says:

    good one, yogesh.

  2. Michael says:

    Nice one Yogesh 

  3. santhosh kumar reddy says:

    Thanks yogesh , nice post !!

  4. Manjunath Loddnoor says:

    Upgrading firmware looks to be very simple after reading this artical.Thanks Yogesh.. Good artical…

  5. Yogesh Raheja says:

    @Manjunath, thanks mate…but always keep a copy of lpfc.conf if you are doing upgrades using lpfc utility. Bzu u need to amend new WWN no. there and then proceed with reconfig reboot. :-)

  6. Manjunath Loddnoor says:

    Thanks Yogesh… :)

  7. Pratap says:

    Good post Yogesh

  8. Yogesh Raheja says:

    Thanks @Pratap

  9. Reddy says:

    Yogesh.. i am gr8ful thanks to you. it`s really helped me a lot. Keep Rocking Yogesh.

  10. Yogesh Raheja says:

    @Reddy, Its always been an pleasure. Its nice to see that our posts are helping you champs. Thanks Again.

  11. Mohd Manzoor Ali says:

    Now it is very simple….. thanks Yogesh Bhai.

  12. Yogesh Raheja says:

    @Manzoor Bhai, you are always Welcome. :-)

  13. Sampath says:

    very good post. Thanks Yogesh…

  14. Ayyappan says:

    Valuable topics and easy understatning

  15. prajwala says:

    Very useful post. Can you please explain the HBA Firmware upgrade process in Linux

  16. Yogesh Raheja says:

    @Prajwala, sure. Whenever I will get a test Linux box I will capture it and post it for you.

  17. Elumalai M says:

    Dear Yogesh,
    Good Post… Before upgrade the HBA card Firmware what precaution can be taken I mean the active Multipath connectivity between SAN storage and the HAB card. upgrade would interrupt the mapped LUNS in the HAB card? Is it same procedure for Qlogic HBA card upgrade ?

  18. Elumalai M says:

    Dear Yogesh,

    Good article… While upgrading the firmware in active HBA card(LUN disk visible) will it affect connection ? Can you please give some information about the active HBA card firmware upgrade.


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