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Firmware information for HBA in rp74xx and 84xx servers

 
skm11
Occasional Visitor

Firmware information for HBA in rp74xx and 84xx servers


Hi,

I need to know how to find out the firmware version for HBA in my rp74xx and 84xx servers.
Also I got some information that PA RIsc servers does not have a firmware on its HBA(I don't know how much it is true).
Tachyon is using as HBA.

I have tried fcmsutil,but I could not find any firmwaere version.

It will be great appreciate if any one can clarify on this .

Regards
skm11
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BUPA IS
Respected Contributor

Re: Firmware information for HBA in rp74xx and 84xx servers

Hello,

try fcmsutil /dev/?? vpd
substitute your card device name for ??

the EFI value will give you the code level on the card, if the command is supported for your card type.
vpd is not supported for all card types.
if not you can get the chip level from the native command i.e. fcmsutil without any parameters.
Mike
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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Firmware information for HBA in rp74xx and 84xx servers

Hi,

Some fiber channel cards (on PA-RISC servers) doesn't have a firmware at all.
This functionality comes by the servers firmware or the driver (once the OS is loaded).

Newer cards have a RISC and EFI firmware/driver stored. For PA-RISC servers the EFI part is useless, the RISC part is only needed if you boot from this card.

As mentioned before, try to get the card details, like

fcmsutil /dev/fcd0 vpd

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Avinash Agarkar
Valued Contributor

Re: Firmware information for HBA in rp74xx and 84xx servers

Hi Skm,

Run stm and select the fc card and run the report it will show you the firmware version and driver version

Thanks,
Avinash
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tkc
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Firmware information for HBA in rp74xx and 84xx servers

Try running cstm, look at the infolog output of the fibre channel adapter for that particular hardware path.
Example :
#echo "sel device all;info;wait infolog" | cstm
skm11
Occasional Visitor

Re: Firmware information for HBA in rp74xx and 84xx servers

Thannks for the information provided by mates.

Its confirmed that PA RISC does not consider a firmware version for its HBA.

thanks
SUnil