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Re: HPE FlexFabric 536FLB NIC - Firmware - Version Differences?

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HPE FlexFabric 536FLB NIC - Firmware - Version Differences?


I have various BL460C Gen.10 with HPE FlexFabric 536FLB NIC.
As far as I know this NIC uses Broadcom 57840. (QLogic Netxtreme 2, bnx2x, or however it is beeing called ...)

My OS is Citrix XenServer 7. I am troubleshooting problems with network performance. I got recommended to update the NIC firmware to latest version.
The latest version should be 2.23.0
Link to HP-support article:

I did use the latest HPE Proliant Support Pack ISO to update the firmwares.
It seemed strange, that the latest firmware-version 2.23.0 is from 27. November 2018 and my server-blade has last been updated in summer and there was no update necessary?

The tool uses a different versioning and tells me something about version "7.17.19", which is also somehow mentioned on the HPE support article as combo image?

Additional if I run "ethool -i eth0" in OS, the system tells me a firmware-version of "7.15.24", which is also listed on HPE support article as "Boot code version".

Now I am confused. What is going on. Am I using firmware 2.23.0, when installing 7.17.19?

Thank you


Re: HPE FlexFabric 536FLB NIC - Firmware - Version Differences?

Hi MGoggia,


Good Day.. Firmware version is v7.17.19 you can find this information in the release notes tab.  Utility version is 2.23.0.


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