StorSimple 8k series software upgrade from version 0.2 to version 1.2 – phase 3 of 3
Originally published on 9 November, 2015
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 http://catalog.update.microsoft.com 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:
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: