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HPE StoreOnce B6200, 6500 and 6600 System Software

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Overview

StoreOnce software update RPM`s provide new features, functional and quality improvements and defect fixes. In addition, they also contain the recommended component firmware for the StoreOnce appliance.

It is recommended that StoreOnce appliances are kept up to date with the latest software.

For more information about the content of each release, check the release notes for each update. These can be found on the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Information Library website www.hpe.com/info/storeonce/docs and scrolling down to, or filtering on, the ‘Release Notes’.

 

Important

The final stage of the software update reboots the appliance to complete the update process.

The complete update process, including component firmware updates, may take up to 3 hours for a StoreOnce single-node appliance (e.g. StoreOnce 4700) and could take several more hours for a fully expanded StoreOnce multi-node appliance (e.g. StoreOnce 6500). It is important to ensure that there are no backup or restore operations scheduled to take place during this period.

OS Conversion Software Upgrade

The 3.13.x to 3.16.2 software upgrade (P9L02-10544.rpm) provides a major upgrade of the underlying StoreOnce Operating System. This type of software upgrade is called an OS conversion upgrade. It differs from a typical StoreOnce software upgrade by using a separate, unique 3.13.x to 3.16.2 OS Conversion upgrade RPM file, and by requiring the user to perform an intermediary step to download and save, securely, an automatically generated saved_config.tgz file from the StoreOnce System before restarting the software upgrade process.

Note: The 3.13.x to 3.16.2 OS Conversion Software Upgrade RPM (P9L02-10544.rpm) is only applicable to the StoreOnce 6500 and cannot be used to upgrade StoreOnce B6200, Mixed B6200-6500, or 6600 Systems. 

StoreOnce B6200 and Mixed B6200-6500 Systems:  

·         3.13.x is the latest release. These systems cannot be upgraded to 3.15.x or 3.16.2 

StoreOnce 6500 and 6600 Systems

·         For systems running 3.13.x, the OS Conversion Software Upgrade RPM (P9L02-10544.rpm) must be used to upgrade to 3.16.2.

·         For systems running 3.14.x or 3.15.0, the normal Software Upgrade RPM (P9L02-10546.rpm) must be used to upgrade to 3.16.2

 Instructions

1.   Download the software update RPM and check the MD5 hash against the one published in the release notes

2.   SFTP the software RPM to the StoreOnce appliance repository directory

3.   Follow detailed instructions published in the release notes

For more detailed instructions see the release notes for the software update RPM.

Controlled Release for the new HPE StoreOnce System Software

The latest version of the StoreOnce System Software is available now for the StoreOnce VSA, 3520, 3540, 5100, 5500 and 6600 models in a controlled release program.

StoreOnce 3.17.1 adds the Cloud Bank Storage feature which enables the capacity of StoreOnce System to be increased by connecting external Object Storage. Cloud Bank is an extension to StoreOnce Catalyst with Cloud Bank Storage (connected external object storage) designed for the long term, low cost storage, of backup data copies. If you want to leverage the benefits of object storage to lower the cost of backup data with long retention requirements and to participate in the controlled release program please complete the controlled release registration survey.

At the end of this controlled release period the Cloud Bank Storage will be made generally available in a StoreOnce System software update.

The 3.17.1 release notes are here.

 
Additional product information
Product #: MULTINODE_SYS
Version: Various
Software specification: HPE StoreOnce B6200 System Software v3.6.5 (EJ022-10514.rpm)
HPE StoreOnce B6200 System Software v3.9.4 (EJ022-10521.rpm)
HPE StoreOnce B6200 and 6500 System Software v3.11.7 (EJ022-10538.rpm)
HPE StoreOnce B6200 and 6500 System Software v3.12.2 (EJ022-10546.rpm)
HPE StoreOnce B6200 and 6500 System Software v3.13.1 (EJ022-10544.rpm)
HPE StoreOnce B6200 and 6500 System Software v3.13.5 (P9L02-10525.rpm)
HPE StoreOnce 6500 System Software v3.15.4 OS Conversion for 3.13.x (P9L02-10535.rpm)
HPE StoreOnce 6500 and 6600 System Software v3.15.4 for v3.14.0 and later (P9L02-10534.rpm)
HPE StoreOnce 6500 System Software v3.16.2 for v3.13.x (P9L02-10544.rpm)
HPE StoreOnce 6500 and 6600 System Software v3.16.2 for v3.14.x (P9L02-10546.rpm)
HPE StoreOnce 6500 and 6600 System Software v3.16.3 for v3.14.x (P9L02-10562.rpm)
HPE StoreOnce 6500 System Software v3.16.3 for v3.13.x (P9L02-10563.rpm)
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