Posted firmware versions have been tested and verified not to conflict with supported NetWitness software releases.
Caution: Please do not upgrade to a newer firmware version if the option is available to do so as that newer version has not yet been qualified with our supported releases. The NetWitness Hardware Team reviews and tests the newest firmware releases once they become available. If there is a newer version available than what is posted and your organization has a requirement to move to that release, please open a case with Technical Support and ask to have a ticket created with the Hardware Team to have the newer version of the firmware reviewed and tested.
You should select the updated package for Microsoft® Windows® 64-Bit. This file will be used to update the appliance via the iDRAC update.
The firmware upgrade may fail if any of the RAID controllers in the system are performing an I/O background task (that is, consistency check, background initialization, rebuild, or reconstruction).Allow the background task to complete before attempting to upgrade the firmware. Patrol Read tasks will not affect a firmware upgrade.
Update using IDRAC (Preferred Method)
Update though Centos OS (When IDRAC Not Accessible)
Log into the iDRAC web interface.
Go to Maintenance > System Update.
The Manual Update page is displayed.
On the Manual Update tab, select Local as the Location Type.
Click Browse, select the firmware image file for the required component, and then click Upload.
After the upload is complete, the Update Details section displays each firmware file that is uploaded to iDRAC and its status. If the firmware image file is valid and was successfully uploaded, the Contents column displays a (+) icon next to the firmware image file name. Expand the name to view the Device Name, Current, and Available Firmware Version information.
Select the required firmware file, and do one of the following:
For firmware images that do not require a host system reboot, click Install.
For firmware images that require a host system reboot, click Install and Reboot or Install Next Reboot.
To cancel the firmware update, click Cancel. When you click Install, Install and Reboot, or Install Next Reboot, the message Updating Job Queue is displayed.
To display the Job Queue page, click Job Queue. Use this page to view and manage your pending firmware updates. You can click OK to refresh the current page to view the status of the firmware update.
Note: If you use IDRAC 7 or 8, go to Overview > iDRAC Settings > Update and Rollback and upload the required firmware file.
Read over the release information presented example execute the
"./SAS-RAID_Firmware_TPTX7_LN_51.14.0-3900_A15.BIN --version" command from the shell.
Download and install any prerequisites identified if needed.
Run the update by executing "./SAS-RAID_Firmware_TPTX7_LN_51.14.0-3900_A15.BIN" from the shell.
Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.
For Rollback Firmware:
In the iDRAC Web interface, go to Overview >>> iDRAC Settings >>> Update and Rollback >>> Rollback.
The Rollback page displays the devices for which you can rollback the firmware. You can view the device name, associated devices, currently installed firmware version, and the available firmware rollback version.
Based on the selected devices, click Install and Reboot or Install Next Reboot.
The message Updating Job Queue is displayed.
Click Job Queue.
The Job Queue page is displayed, where you can view and manage the staged firmware updates.
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