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Identify firmware version on a Tachyon A6795A HBA

 
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Brendan Newport_2
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Identify firmware version on a Tachyon A6795A HBA

I have 2 x examples of the above HBA installed in an rp7410. I'm preparing to move the server abroad and onto a new SAN disk array. I've been asked to provide the version of the HBA's firmware.

I've used the fcmutil command;

saturn:/root # fcmsutil /dev/td1 vpd
V I T A L P R O D U C T D A T A
--------- ------------- -------

Product Discription :'A6795A 2Gbps/1Gbps Fibre Channel 4X PCI HBA'

Part number :'A6795-62001'

Engineering Date Code :'B-4236'

Part Serial number :'A56466157757'

Misc. Information :'PW=15W'

Mfd. Date :'A-4240'

Check Sum : 0x4c

EFI version : '000000'

Asset Tag :'NA'

The entry for "EFI" suggests no firmware is stored on the adapter (so the driver is OS-based?)

Is this correct interpretation, or should I be using a different routine to ascertain the F/W version?

Thanks in anticipation


Bren
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Chris Vail
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Re: Identify firmware version on a Tachyon A6795A HBA

Use stm (text) or xstm (graphical) instead of fcmsutil. The firmware level is in two entries, marked "Tachyon TL/TS Major Revision" and "Tachyon TL/TS Minor revision". On my system, these are both marked 2. Therefore the firmware revision is 2.2.
Zeev Schultz
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Re: Identify firmware version on a Tachyon A6795A HBA

Use it without 'vpd' flag.
EFI drivers are supplied separately and used
for booting from certain storage devices :
http://software.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=A6795AEFI
The probable string in 'fcmsutil /dev/tdX' should be XL2 Chip revision, 2.2 or 2.3.
Note that its not customer upgradable and if
your HBA has 2.2 (and 2.3 is required) its done
by HP only.
So computers don't think yet. At least not chess computers. - Seymour Cray
Brendan Newport_2
Frequent Advisor

Re: Identify firmware version on a Tachyon A6795A HBA

Terrific answers gentlemen.

10 points I think...

Bren