Hello, im new to Hitachi Sans, mainly worked with Dell and NetApp in the past. We got our first Hitachi San, a HUS 110. We are using it with VMware 5.5.
We are pretty much all set to go with it.
I was wondering what are the best practices with updating firmware? Such as how often? Are there stable releases and early releases?
Currently we are on 0980/J-W
So I looked at what the current updates are and they are up to
0981/A and the latest 0980 is 0980/S
It looks like they release a firmware update roughly every 3 to 5 weeks. Should I be updating every time it comes out, granted I would wait a couple weeks to make sure there isn't any bugs. Or is firmware more of a do it every 3 to 4 months kind of thing?
Also, mine says im on J-W, does this mean im on version J which is back in June, what is the -W?
On top of all that, is there anything else I should be worried about upgrading or does the Firmware upgrades usually cover everything such as disk firmware and such?
Thanks for any advice