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Hitachi HUS 110 Best Practices with updates

Question asked by Mike Yesko on Sep 21, 2015
Latest reply on Oct 16, 2015 by Beat Fuss

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