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* RECOMMENDED * HP Dynamic Smart Array Controller Driver for VMware vSphere 5.5 (Bundle file).

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Type: Driver - Storage Controller
Version: 5.5.0-88.0(9 Sep 2014)
Operating System(s): VMware vSphere 5.5
File name: hpvsa-5.5.0-88.zip (701 KB)
The HP Dynamic Smart Array controller driver (hpvsa) bundle for use in creating custom install images for VMware vSphere 5.5. Bundle files are used with ESXi Image Builder CLI process to create a VMware vSphere install image containing this new driver.

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Adds VMkernel style device naming in procinfo alongside hp naming scheme.

To ensure the integrity of your download, HP recommends verifying your results with this MD5 Checksum value:

44dc37ad29be13c4c56b2f41d3fc4ead hpvsa-5.5.0-88.zip

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:
Bundle file version is strictly for creating custom install images.
If you need to update the driver on a previously installed server, use the VIB format instead.

See instructions for using VMware’s Image Builder in section “Using vSphere ESXi Image Builder CLI” in vSphere Installation and Setup section of vSphere documentation at http://www.vmware.com/support/


End User License Agreements:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Version:5.5.0.98-1 (15 Jun 2015)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Updates driver versioning and release numbering to fix VUM issue.


Version:5.5.0.92-1 (30 Mar 2015)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


  • Spin lock update to fix a potential boot hang.

Version:5.5.0-90.0 (6 Oct 2014)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


  • Fixes an issue where HDD logical volumes were not being detected at installation.
  • Fixes an issue where an updated driver was not persistent after a reboot. Previously, after updating the driver and rebooting, the system would revert to the originally installed driver.

Version:5.5.0-88.0 (9 Sep 2014)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Adds VMkernel style device naming in procinfo alongside hp naming scheme.


Version:5.5.0-86.0 (30 Apr 2014)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Fixed the following issues

  • Fixed locking issue that caused the number of commands outstanding to increment/decrement incorrectly, and allowed it to creep upwards.
  • Fixed an issue where dynamic allocation of memory for the ioctl handler would cause an NMI when it ran out of memory.
  • Improved locking to prevent race condition when querying OS_get_status
  • Fixes a miscompare issue when updating global_ris, driver_state and spare_map information.

Version:5.5.0-84.00 (18 Feb 2014)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Added Optical drive support improvements.


Version:5.5.0-70.0 (22 Oct 2013)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


When the embedded storage controller is configured in AHCI mode, a cache flush is no longer issued upon shutdown.
Previously, when a system that was running an earlier version of the driver was shutdown, a cache flush would be issued to the embedded controller and the system would fail and display the purple-screen-of-death.



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Type: Driver - Storage Controller
Version: 5.5.0-88.0(9 Sep 2014)
Operating System(s):
VMware vSphere 5.5

Description

The HP Dynamic Smart Array controller driver (hpvsa) bundle for use in creating custom install images for VMware vSphere 5.5. Bundle files are used with ESXi Image Builder CLI process to create a VMware vSphere install image containing this new driver.

Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Adds VMkernel style device naming in procinfo alongside hp naming scheme.

Installation Instructions

To ensure the integrity of your download, HP recommends verifying your results with this MD5 Checksum value:

44dc37ad29be13c4c56b2f41d3fc4ead hpvsa-5.5.0-88.zip

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:
Bundle file version is strictly for creating custom install images.
If you need to update the driver on a previously installed server, use the VIB format instead.

See instructions for using VMware’s Image Builder in section “Using vSphere ESXi Image Builder CLI” in vSphere Installation and Setup section of vSphere documentation at http://www.vmware.com/support/


Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Revision History

Version:5.5.0.98-1 (15 Jun 2015)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Updates driver versioning and release numbering to fix VUM issue.


Version:5.5.0.92-1 (30 Mar 2015)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


  • Spin lock update to fix a potential boot hang.

Version:5.5.0-90.0 (6 Oct 2014)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


  • Fixes an issue where HDD logical volumes were not being detected at installation.
  • Fixes an issue where an updated driver was not persistent after a reboot. Previously, after updating the driver and rebooting, the system would revert to the originally installed driver.

Version:5.5.0-88.0 (9 Sep 2014)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Adds VMkernel style device naming in procinfo alongside hp naming scheme.


Version:5.5.0-86.0 (30 Apr 2014)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Fixed the following issues

  • Fixed locking issue that caused the number of commands outstanding to increment/decrement incorrectly, and allowed it to creep upwards.
  • Fixed an issue where dynamic allocation of memory for the ioctl handler would cause an NMI when it ran out of memory.
  • Improved locking to prevent race condition when querying OS_get_status
  • Fixes a miscompare issue when updating global_ris, driver_state and spare_map information.

Version:5.5.0-84.00 (18 Feb 2014)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Added Optical drive support improvements.


Version:5.5.0-70.0 (22 Oct 2013)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


When the embedded storage controller is configured in AHCI mode, a cache flush is no longer issued upon shutdown.
Previously, when a system that was running an earlier version of the driver was shutdown, a cache flush would be issued to the embedded controller and the system would fail and display the purple-screen-of-death.