Updating the firmware
However, if you're going to update the firmware of a production drive, make sure to read our tips on how to minimize the risk while using this powerful new functionality.
Warning Firmware updates are a potentially risky maintenance operation and you should only apply them after thorough testing of the new firmware image.
As part of its management functions, it has the capability to roll-out drive firmware across an entire cluster without taking any workloads offline or incurring downtime.
To ensure common device behavior, we began by defining new and - for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 - optional Hardware Lab Kit (HLK) requirements for SAS, SATA, and NVMe devices.Here's an example of the cmdlet in action: $pd | Update-Storage Firmware -Image Path C:\Firmware\[email protected] Number 0 $pd | Get-Storage Firmware Information Supports Update : True Number Of Slots : 1 Active Slot Number : 0 Slot Number : Is Slot Writable : Firmware Version In Slot : Drives typically do not complete I/O requests when they activate a new firmware image.How long a drive takes to activate depends on its design and the type of firmware you update.It is expected and normal for Storage Spaces to transition to a "degraded" mode of operation while firmware is rolled out.To ensure a stable roll-out and sufficient validation time of a new firmware image, there exists a significant delay between the updates of several servers.