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How can I tell what version of Emulex firmware is on a G7 blade server's CNA LOM?

chuckk281
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How can I tell what version of Emulex firmware is on a G7 blade server's CNA LOM?

Lawrence had  LOM question:

 

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How do I tell what the CNA LOM firmware is on a Blade server running VMware ESXi without having to reboot the server to look at the POST screen?

 

I tried the OA’s Firmware screen but the Emulex LOM firmware is not displayed even with the latest OA firmware 3.31.

 

Is there perhaps a Linux command line query that I can run from the server’s console?

 

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Chris answered:

 

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If your ESX host is being managed by vCenter, you can check the Hardware Status tab.  There is a Software section that you can look at the installed driver and firmware version of the NICs.  Or, you can log into the Unsupported Console (Alt-F1), type in “unsupported” then the root password.  Use the “ethtool –i vmnic” command to view the same information.  Ethtool is also available in ESX Classic.

 

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Other comments or help for Lawrence? Have you tried this approach?

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Psychonaut
Respected Contributor

Re: How can I tell what version of Emulex firmware is on a G7 blade server's CNA LOM?

Is there a way to see the firmware level from the OA CLI?  Or somewhere else without logging into the server itself?