The Intel Modular Server has a new CMM firmware update available:
The new firmware updates the MFS5520VI series compute modules to support a version change in the Intel Xeon Processor 5600 series CPUs. From the v6.1 ReadMe.txt:
E. NEW FEATURES/FUNCTIONS IMPLEMENTED IN THIS RELEASE
Intel® Xeon® 5600 Processor series – Updated Intel® Xeon® Processor 5600 series B1 Microcode to version 0x0C
Here are some driver updates for the following IMS components along with the CMM firmware link:
- IMS CMM Firmware Update Package v6.1
- IMS SAS 1064e Driver for Windows
- IMS MPIO Storage Driver for Windows
- Includes WHQL certified drivers for Windows Server 2008 R2 which includes Hyper-V Server 2008 R2.
If the above links do not work beyond this post date then:
- Intel DownloadFinder Site
- Search MFSYS25 or MFSYS35 depending on the model.
As part of the preparation that we do on a new IMS, we update the default firmware on the box following the instructions contained in the v6.1 Install Instructions Release Notes.txt file (direct link to the text file as of this writing). We do so because a new IMS may have a CMM firmware version earlier than v2.7 on it out of the box.
B. GENERAL INFORMATION The system must be at firmware level V2.7, V3.0, V3.6, V4.0, V4.1, V5.0, V5.5 or V6.0 prior to starting this update.
So, keep in mind that an out of the box IMS will take a couple or three hours to run the two firmware updates if it has CMM firmware v2.6 or earlier.
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