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GMill7
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Intel 600p firmware update for linux?

Hi

Any way to find out if there will be a fix for the issue below with the 600P?

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1402533 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1402533

I waited to May but the recent firmware update didn't include the 600P; stayed at v109C

Starting to think I should be asking for a refund

Geoffrey

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idata
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Hello Geoffrey.Mills,

 

 

Please keep in mind that the Intel® SSD 600p Series has only been validated for Windows* 7, 8.1 and 10. Linux* is not currently supported.

 

 

- http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/memory-and-storage/000022378.html Frequently Asked Questions for Intel® SSD 600p/Pro 6000p Series.

 

 

That being said, we will go ahead and check on this issue for you, please continue monitoring your thread for updates.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Carlos A.
GMill7
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Thank you.

PS: I wish that FAQ had been available when I purchased the drive in February

idata
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Hello Geoffrey.Mills,

 

 

We have been asked to gather the following information from you:

 

 

- Which Linux* distribution are you using (or intending to use)?

 

- What is your hardware configuration (OEM system or Motherboard information)?

 

 

Best regards,

 

Carlos A.
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Hi Carlos,

I'm trying to install Elementary OS (Ubuntu based OS), but the SSD doesn't appear.

I'm finding only now that the issue is the OS... I was going mad. Sounds like an issue from the previous century

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=286001.0 B250M Mortar not detecting M.2 Intel® SSD 600p Series

Any plan to make it available for Linux distributions?

Thanks

GMill7
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Hi Carlos

I am using a Supermicro X10SDV-TLN4F with Supermicro ECC 64Gb RAM running VMWare ESXi 6.0. This has a multiple HDDs attached: Intel NVMe 60P 512Gb, Crucial MX300 SSD, Western Digital Red 1Tb SATA HDD.

I am running Centos 6 & 7 x64 OS VMs. In February I moved the Centos 7 x64 VMs onto the Intel 600P and they ran very well! But within 7 days this started corrupting them so they have been moved back to the Crucial SSD HDD and they are all running fine now.

Interestingly the sole Windows VM is running OK on the Intel 600P.

Note that ESXi is booting from the Intel 600P and runs well. I checked the 600P firmware and I have version 109C.

I created a new Centos 7 x64 VM yesterday as a test. I installed the OS OK and then launched straight into installing the latest updates. When I rebooted after the updates finished installing it failed with a corrupt root filesystem... FWIW I also installed Centos plus Docker in February and this died the same way.. this was the first time this issue hit me so I thought it was something to do with Docker but now I know otherwise. The VMs are configured with VMware paravirtual or LSI controller, makes no difference

So yes, I do appreciate the Intel 600P is not a enterprise SSD and there are no specific Linux drivers, lt alone for ESXi so therefore my environment is a major distraction.

But the core issue as listed in the original Redhat bugzilla case definitely exists. And there are reports from other users in this forum who just run Linux

And at the end of the day I believe that the 600P is a hard drive and should be able to run Windows or Linux or ESXi (or other) operating systems.

hmm, I wonder what would happen if I installed a Windows OS and then installed VMWare Workstation and ran up a Centos VM?

Thank you for persisting with this,

Geoffrey

idata
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Hello Geoffrey.Mills,

 

 

Thank your for all your environment details.

 

 

Even in a virtual machine it's likely that the issue may occur, but if you have the time and will to give it a test and let us know how it goes, we sure would appreciate the additional data.

 

 

As soon as we have any updates, hopefully sometime this week, we'll pass them on to you.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Carlos A.
idata
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Hello giniek_06,

It's important to make sure that your Linux distribution supports NVMe boot natively, otherwise you may need to make some changes before the installer will recognize the drive.

While we don't support Linux on this drive just yet, we are working on it.

Best regards,

 

Carlos A.
idata
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Hello Geoffrey.Mills,

 

 

As you already know, we are in the process of validating a solution in the Firmware that we believe will resolve this issue.

 

 

Current plan is for this update to be available in an upcoming Intel® SSD Toolbox and Intel® FUT release. While the release date is still to be determined, we will update you as soon it becomes available.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Carlos A.
GMill7
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Excellent news...hopefully in the near future

Thanks for the updates and the support

Regards

Geoffrey

GMill7
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29 May

Intel have released Firmware Update Tool v2.2.1. This has revised firmware v121C for the 600P.

There is a positive review on the RedHat bugzilla forum https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1402533 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1402533 Will test it myself later this week.

Looking very hopeful

Thank you Intel

PS: Intel states that Linux* is not supported on N600P

idata
Community Manager
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Hello Geoffrey.Mills,

 

 

Looks like you beat us to the punch.

 

 

Due to the nature of the Linux* OS it may take us a while before it shows up as officially supported for this drive. This is just a big step in the right direction.

 

 

We look forward to finding out things go once you get to try the new firmware out yourself.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Carlos A.

 

 

GMill7
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Hi Intel

Updated my Intel 600P to the latest firmware this weekend and moved a couple of Centos 7 VMs back onto it. Also created a new Centos 7 VM, which worked and is still running. Been rebooting these daily and so far all looking good..

Thank you for resolving this

Geoffrey

idata
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Hello Geoffrey.Mills,

 

 

We're very glad to hear.

 

 

If you have any more issues, don't hesitate in contacting us again.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Carlos A.
GMill7
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I spoke to soon...

Restarted Centos VM running on Intell 600P and now this has has corrupt superblock .. can't find valid secondary superblock .. same problem.

The issue has not been fixed.

FYI - second issue been raised on Redhat Bugzilla https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1413191 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1413191

Geoffrey

idata
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Hello Geoffrey.Mills,

 

 

We have been working (or rebooting) to reproduce the corruption so that we may isolate the issue. As soon as we have any updates or progress we'll let you know.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Carlos A.
GMill7
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Hi Carlos

I suspect you have improved the issue. The new Centos VM I made on the 600P is still running fine.

The Centos VM that I moved to the 600P that corrupted quickly was running Graylog Server (ELK).

FWIW - load the VM up, a performance benchtest that generates runs file tests in different size files might do it.

And reboot daily to see if it is corrupt

Regards

Geoffrey

idata
Community Manager
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Hello Geoffrey.Mills,

 

 

Thank you for the suggestions. Hope you don't think that we forgot about you.

 

 

We're currently doing a lot of testing and debugging, I don't get to be a part of all of it, but I do get some updates from our engineers as they go along. As soon as we have something more substancial, we will let you know.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Carlos A.
idata
Community Manager
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Hello Geoffrey.Mills,

 

 

Have you had any repeats of this issue? We have been unable to reproduce off a clean installation so far.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Carlos A.
GMill7
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Hi

Yes, I have been checking a Centos 7 VM andit is still working fine. But it took a long time for Centos 6 VMs to corrupt on the older firmware.

I will migrate a Graylog server back over to the 600P today, that usually dies within a week. I will run a xfs_repair on it first as well, to ensure nothing is lurking. The RedHat Bugzilla has had recent updates:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1413191 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1413191

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1402533 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1402533

idata
Community Manager
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Hello Geoffrey.Mills,

 

 

We look forward to finding out if that setup returns the same results.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Carlos A.
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