If you happen to be a bit impatient and login to the Web interface too soon and check the firmware, you might notice an error like "battery failed" on whichever controller was second to restart (even if the firmware revision is not updated). If that's the case for you, just wait a few minutes and refresh the info. Also, if you connected immediately back in via SSH, or were using a serial connection - after your ping to the group IP started to drop, you can wait around in the CLI until the restart firmware complete notification echo's in the CLI.
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Dell released their PS-series 4.3.6 firmware upgrade last week. I've applied the update to one of the PS6000xv devices that I have running. While Dell seems to do a thorough enough job with validating these before they get released... I thought I'd document my experience with applying the firmware in case anyone's interested in knowing what to expect.
The environment that I'm working in on this one consists of 7 vSphere 4.1 hosts, with all of the VM's running off of this particular PS6000xv.