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Firmware update for "HPE FlxFbrc 10Gb 4p 536FLR-T Adptr" at DL380G10 / ESXi 6.7 server

 
Rimfire
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Firmware update for "HPE FlxFbrc 10Gb 4p 536FLR-T Adptr" at DL380G10 / ESXi 6.7 server

Hi

Tried to upload latest firmware (CP043318.compsig) via iLO but it states that signature is missing. I was also able to download CP043318.zip file but not sure how to use it. Extracted it at it contains: CP043318.vmexe, CP043318.vmfile and couple other files.

The update seems to be quite important since current firmware:

HPE FlxFbrc 10Gb 4p 536FLR-T Adptr 7.17.19 Embedded ALOM


is reported to cause thermal problems.

So, how can I update firmware of the NIC? Hmm.. as writing this it came to my mind that maybe the SPP 2020.09.0 has proper drivers? But anyways, it is quite tricky to update the server.


 

 

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Suman_1978
HPE Pro

Re: Firmware update for "HPE FlxFbrc 10Gb 4p 536FLR-T Adptr" at DL380G10 / ESXi 6.7 server

Hi,

Installation instructions are available in CP043318.txt, which is included in CP043318.zip.

To update firmware from VMware ESXi operating system on target server:
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- Enable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host
- Login as root. (You must be root in order to apply the update)
- Place the Smart Component zip file in a temporary directory
- Unzip the file CPXXXXXX.zip
- Ensure that CPXXXXXX.vmexe is executable by using the command:
- chmod +x CPXXXXXX.vmexe
- From the same directory, execute the Smart Component. For example: ./CPXXXXXX.vmexe
- Follow the directions given by the Smart Component
- Logout
- Disable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host

 

For other types of installation, please refer to the TXT file witih the .ZIP file.


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AmRa
HPE Pro

Re: Firmware update for "HPE FlxFbrc 10Gb 4p 536FLR-T Adptr" at DL380G10 / ESXi 6.7 server

Performing the Firmware Upgrade
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Based on Release Notes for Service Pack for ProLiant, CP043318.zip NIC firmware component available in Service Pack for ProLiant 2020.03.2.

https://downloads.hpe.com/pub/softlib2/software1/publishable-catalog/p202943209/v138521/SPP2020.03.2ComponentsNotes.pdf

Off-line: 
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Download Service Pack for ProLiant 2020.03.2.
Boot server with Service Pack for ProLiant 2020.03.2
SPP Off-line mode boots a special Linux OS environment, thus the Linux Smart Components are used, not the VMware Smart Components  

Remote On-line: If the component is supported by HP SUM but is not yet part of an SPP:
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Download Service Pack for ProLiant 2020.03.2 
Mount the SPP on a remote server running Windows or Linux that has a network connection to the ESXi host to be updated
Run HP SUM 
Add the ESXi host to be updated as a remote target/node 
Enter IP or DNS address of the ESXi host to be updated 
Enter the ESXi host credentials (root or administrator username and password) 
For HP SUM 6.0 and newer, select both the Additional Package with the added component and the SPP Baseline on the node Inventory page.
Follow HP Smart Update Manager Steps to complete the firmware update
Refer to the SPP documentation for detailed instructions at:www.hp.com/go/spp 

To update firmware from VMware ESXi operating system on target server: 
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 - Enable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host     
 - Login as root. (You must be root in order to apply the update)      
 - Place the Smart Component zip file in a temporary directory     
 - Unzip the file CPXXXXXX.zip 
 - Ensure that CPXXXXXX.vmexe is executable by using the command:
 - chmod  +x  CPXXXXXX.vmexe    
 - From the same directory, run the Smart Component. For example: ./CPXXXXXX.vmexe      
 - Follow the directions given by the Smart Component      
 - Logout     
 - Disable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host 

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