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OS level firmware version for hbs's on itanium hpux servers

 
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Alice Seeley
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OS level firmware version for hbs's on itanium hpux servers

In the order and config guide for vPars it states that to get the FW versions for hba's you have to run commands from the EFI shell.
Is there is a way to get the same information from a running HP-UX vPar or partition that you can obtain from the efi shell. We can't bring systems down to find out the hba firmware version. I have tried stm, it doesn't tell me what I need to know.
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Matti_Kurkela
Honored Contributor

Re: OS level firmware version for hbs's on itanium hpux servers

You need the "fcmsutil" command.

To get the basic FC HBA information:
fcmsutil /dev/fcdN
(where N is a number)

or:
fcmsutil /dev/tdN
(for Tachyon TL HBAs in some HP-UX versions)

To get more HBA hardware/firmware information, you can run:
fcmsutil /dev/fcdN vpd

The VPD sub-command is not supported with old Tachyon TL HBAs... but because the Tachyon cards don't have firmware on the card (it is embedded in the driver and/or the PA-RISC PDC firmware instead), you don't need it for those cards.

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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: OS level firmware version for hbs's on itanium hpux servers

Here is an example:

#fcmsutil /dev/fcd0 vpd
V I T A L P R O D U C T D A T A
--------- ------------- -------

Product Description : HP PCI-X 2p 4Gb FC AND 2p 1000BT Adptr

Part number : AD194-60001

Engineering Date Code : A-4735

Part Serial number : JP47412345

Misc. Information : PW=15W;PCI=66MHZ;PCI-X=133MHZ

Mfd. Date : 4745

Mfd. ID : AD194-60001

Check Sum : 0x8c

EFI version : 01.09

ROM Firmware version : 04.00.90

BIOS version : 01.26

FCODE version : 01.17

Asset Tag : NA



Make sure you have the latest drivers installed!

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Alice Seeley
Frequent Advisor

Re: OS level firmware version for hbs's on itanium hpux servers

I am aware of how to find the information for fc cards but look at the list of hba's that need to be at a certain rev for vPars. If you see page 40 + in the vPars ordering and config guide, it refers to all types of hba's, scsi, lan, etc. It only refers to the efi offline way to find the firmware, the customer thinks there should be an online way to find the firmware version of all cards.
cnb
Honored Contributor
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Re: OS level firmware version for hbs's on itanium hpux servers

It depends upon the HBA cards installed. They all use various utilities to obtain fimrware information (mptutil, sasmgr, sautil, etc...)


Rgds,
Alice Seeley
Frequent Advisor

Re: OS level firmware version for hbs's on itanium hpux servers

can all those utilities be verified and checked online while server is up?
cnb
Honored Contributor

Re: OS level firmware version for hbs's on itanium hpux servers

Yes, those are the HP-UX online utilities.

Rgds,