[CentOS] OT: RH 4/5 and 3Ware 9550SX firmware upgrades
chrism at imntv.com
Tue Nov 6 23:40:46 UTC 2007
Chris Mauritz wrote:
> I've just noticed that 3Ware has a more current version of the
> firmware for the 9500S than I have on several machines. All of mine
> are running:
> 3w-9xxx: scsi0: Firmware FE9X 3.04.00.005, BIOS BE9X 3.04.00.002,
> Ports: 8.
> and the latest rev appears to be 3.08. I'm wondering if there is any
> compelling reason to upgrade or just let these sleeping dogs lie. :)
> Any sage (or other) advice would be much appreciated.
Since nobody else responded... :)
I threw caution to the wind and updated my firmware (turns out the
machines were using 9550SX controllers, not 9500) from 3.04 to 3.08 on a
couple of production CentOS 4 and my test CentOS 5 machines. EXT3
performance seems to have improved noticeably on the RAID 0 devices I
tested so it might be worth the update.
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