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StayGreen
StayGreen
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Pinned topic HS23 Emulex HBA Firmware update

‏2013-06-21T14:36:33Z |

We have HS23 Blades with Qlogic 8Gb FC HBA (CIOv) installed. And the current HBA FW is as follows.

Firmware Version : 2.01a9
Boot Code Version: 5.12a11

Now we need to update Emulex HBA FW to 2.01a11 as follows

Firmware Version : 2.01a11
Boot Code Version: 5.12a13

We tuse BoMC9.40  to create the new Emulex 2.01a11 FW bootable media for updating. After running the bootable media for

update, it shows us that the update result is "Not applicable" which tells us that update is not applicable to this system configuration and hardware is not present. We think that the messages is very strange because BoMC can detect the Emulex current version is 2.01a9 and recommend to update the HBA FW to 2.01a11. We also enter to UEFI to check whether Emulex HBA FW is updated to 2.01a11. However, the old version is still there.

I wonder what the correct method to update the Emulex HBA firmware to the desired 2.01a11 by BoMC? Or any other methods for this update?Kindly pls advice, Thanks in advance.

 

  • ITGSV
    ITGSV
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    Re: HS23 Emulex HBA Firmware update

    ‏2013-06-28T08:16:44Z  

    Hi StayGreen!

    I have the same problem on servers System x3650 M4 with Emulex HBA inside.

    On the same servers x3650 M4 with Qlogic cards there is no problem with update. 

    I also used BoMC 9.40. 

    Solution is not known to me... jet. :)

    Thanks for any reply or solution. 

    Greetings, GSV

  • GlennL
    GlennL
    16 Posts

    Re: HS23 Emulex HBA Firmware update

    ‏2013-07-09T09:30:35Z  

    Have you been able to resolve this as I also have the same problem?

  • ultrasoul
    ultrasoul
    3 Posts

    Re: HS23 Emulex HBA Firmware update

    ‏2013-07-14T14:10:44Z  
    • GlennL
    • ‏2013-07-09T09:30:35Z

    Have you been able to resolve this as I also have the same problem?

    The problem has been escalated but I have not got update now. Any update, I will contact you.

  • ultrasoul
    ultrasoul
    3 Posts

    Re: HS23 Emulex HBA Firmware update

    ‏2013-07-16T00:00:14Z  
    • GlennL
    • ‏2013-07-09T09:30:35Z

    Have you been able to resolve this as I also have the same problem?

    GlennL , It seems that there is a bug on Emulex update package. A new package will be released for updating to 2.01a11 in the future.

     

  • GlennL
    GlennL
    16 Posts

    Re: HS23 Emulex HBA Firmware update

    ‏2013-07-22T21:41:54Z  
    • ultrasoul
    • ‏2013-07-16T00:00:14Z

    GlennL , It seems that there is a bug on Emulex update package. A new package will be released for updating to 2.01a11 in the future.

     

    Any idea when this new package will be released?

  • ultrasoul
    ultrasoul
    3 Posts

    Re: HS23 Emulex HBA Firmware update

    ‏2013-07-25T06:51:38Z  
    • GlennL
    • ‏2013-07-22T21:41:54Z

    Any idea when this new package will be released?

    Hi, GlennL

    The exact release date about the bug fix is out of my hand. I don't know when IBM will release it. But I just found that IBM release the Emulex HBA FW to 2.01a11 at July 15th, 2013 via the following fix central. Maybe it includes the bug fix. Not sure if but you can try.

    http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/systemx/selectFixes?parent=BladeCenter+HS23&product=ibm/systemx/7875&&platform=All&function=all#Fibre

     

    B.R.

  • GlennL
    GlennL
    16 Posts

    Re: HS23 Emulex HBA Firmware update

    ‏2013-09-02T20:58:02Z  
    • ultrasoul
    • ‏2013-07-25T06:51:38Z

    Hi, GlennL

    The exact release date about the bug fix is out of my hand. I don't know when IBM will release it. But I just found that IBM release the Emulex HBA FW to 2.01a11 at July 15th, 2013 via the following fix central. Maybe it includes the bug fix. Not sure if but you can try.

    http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/systemx/selectFixes?parent=BladeCenter+HS23&product=ibm/systemx/7875&&platform=All&function=all#Fibre

     

    B.R.

    Has anyone been able to update their firmware to the latest version?

  • barryb
    barryb
    1 Post

    Re: HS23 Emulex HBA Firmware update

    ‏2013-09-05T21:19:33Z  
    • GlennL
    • ‏2013-09-02T20:58:02Z

    Has anyone been able to update their firmware to the latest version?

    We also have not been able to update any Emulex 10GbE VFA's nor 8Gb FC HBA's using BoMC 9.30 / 9.40. Also Emulex VFA update doesn't work using USXPI in Windows 2008R2 / 2012.

    We have have tried this on:

    7875 HS23, 7914 x3550m4, 7915 x3650m4, 7143 x3850x5, 7147 x3690x5

    We opened a case with IBM today - we'll see what happens.

    This applies to VFA firmware package 4.6.166.9 and FC HBA package 2.01a11-5.12a13

    Updated on 2013-09-05T21:27:19Z at 2013-09-05T21:27:19Z by barryb
  • GlennL
    GlennL
    16 Posts

    Re: HS23 Emulex HBA Firmware update

    ‏2013-09-05T21:25:21Z  
    • barryb
    • ‏2013-09-05T21:19:33Z

    We also have not been able to update any Emulex 10GbE VFA's nor 8Gb FC HBA's using BoMC 9.30 / 9.40. Also Emulex VFA update doesn't work using USXPI in Windows 2008R2 / 2012.

    We have have tried this on:

    7875 HS23, 7914 x3550m4, 7915 x3650m4, 7143 x3850x5, 7147 x3690x5

    We opened a case with IBM today - we'll see what happens.

    This applies to VFA firmware package 4.6.166.9 and FC HBA package 2.01a11-5.12a13

    We have HS23 7575.

    I managed to get the HBA updated using 2008 (not R2) a couple of days ago. I then put the HBA back into the VMware ESXi Blade.

    We've had a case open for a couple of months now, but no progress on being to update using BOMC or even from within the ESXi console either.

    Good luck.

  • PPriit
    PPriit
    11 Posts

    Re: HS23 Emulex HBA Firmware update

    ‏2013-09-06T11:36:13Z  
    • GlennL
    • ‏2013-09-05T21:25:21Z

    We have HS23 7575.

    I managed to get the HBA updated using 2008 (not R2) a couple of days ago. I then put the HBA back into the VMware ESXi Blade.

    We've had a case open for a couple of months now, but no progress on being to update using BOMC or even from within the ESXi console either.

    Good luck.

    We got our HS22/23 and x3650M3's updated with Emulex OneCommand Manager utility.

    For both VMware and Windows hosts. Download the IBM certified utility and firmware files from emulex.com and you are good to go. Works with both VFA and FC HBA's

  • GlennL
    GlennL
    16 Posts

    Re: HS23 Emulex HBA Firmware update

    ‏2013-09-06T11:40:36Z  
    • PPriit
    • ‏2013-09-06T11:36:13Z

    We got our HS22/23 and x3650M3's updated with Emulex OneCommand Manager utility.

    For both VMware and Windows hosts. Download the IBM certified utility and firmware files from emulex.com and you are good to go. Works with both VFA and FC HBA's

    Is this to version 2.01a11?

    Do you have the URL to the utility? Do you have it installed in your vCentre?

  • PPriit
    PPriit
    11 Posts

    Re: HS23 Emulex HBA Firmware update

    ‏2013-09-06T12:03:04Z  
    • GlennL
    • ‏2013-09-06T11:40:36Z

    Is this to version 2.01a11?

    Do you have the URL to the utility? Do you have it installed in your vCentre?

    You can update fw to whatever version.

    http://www.emulex.com/downloads/ibm/vfafc-software-kits.html

    Yes, I have it installed on vCenter server.