StorSimple 8k series software upgrade from version 0.2 to version 1.2 – phase 3 of 3

Originally published on 9 November, 2015

See upgrade process overview and phase 1 and phase 2 for important warnings and pre-requisites.

Phase 3 – SAS controller update:

We must allow 24 hours after Firmware update 1.2 before proceeding to phase 3 according to Microsoft. This phase takes about 30 minutes and is non-disruptive (no down time).

  • From a computer running Windows 8.1 or 2012 R2 or Windows 10, run this Powershell script.
  • The script will verify that StorSimple Software Update v1.2 is successfully installed from phase 1
  • Next, the script will download the bits
    The bits are available for download from KB3043005 by browsing to and searching for StorSimple. However, this requires Internet Explorer browser and a number of add-ons. In the script I’ve saved the bits to my OneDrive and the script downloads them from there.
  • Finally, the script will run the Start-HcsHotFix cmdlet with the necessary paramters to start the SAS controller update. It will display an initial update status similar to:Update-39

The current controller will reboot. Then StorSimple will apply the SAS update to the other controller automatically and reboot it as well. This phase is a non-disruptive process. iSCSI volumes will remain up and no down time is anticipated. This image shows the controller rebooting and the iSCSI volume data still available to client computers:Update-40

During the update, the Azure Management Interface shows an update job in progress:Update-41


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  1. Pingback: StorSimple 8k series software upgrade from version 0.2 to version 1.2 – Process Overview | Sam's Corner

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