Applies To:

Storage Platform(s) -Dell PowerVault MD3xxx Series

Problem:

How to upgrade firmware and NVSRAM on PowerVault MD3xxx Series?

Author:

Naveen Iyengar

Solution:

This article provides a reference on how to upgrade the firmware and/or NVSRAM on your PowerVault MD3xxx RAID Controllers.

Downloading the latest Firmware and NVSRAM

Go to http://support.dell.com and download the latest RAID Controller Firmware and NVSRAM for your MD Storage Controller. Both the RAID controller Firmware and NVSRAM would be contained in one zip file.

Upgrading the Firmware and/or NVSRAM

On the download webpage of the latest firmware and NVSRAM on support.dell.com, expand the ‘Installation Instructions’ section at the bottom and follow the steps to upgrade the firmware and/or NVSRAM.

IMPORTANT:

It is highly recommended to gather support information from the “Support" tab of the MD Storage Manager prior to performing any firmware upgrade operations. This can also be achieved through the smcli using the 'save storageArray supportData file="filename"' command.

 

IMPORTANT:

It is highly recommended to back up your Database prior to performing any firmware and/or NVSRAM upgrade operations on your Storage Controller.