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upgrade firmware to 2.82a4 on a FC2143 AD167A card

bradshr
Frequent Contributor

upgrade firmware to 2.82a4 on a FC2143 AD167A card

My SAN provider has asked me to update the firmware on a FC2143 AD167A card to 2.82a4 (A DL 585 G1 server). There are two separate sections of the HP website relevant to this. 

 

One section for the FC2143 card suggests using firmware CD 8.20. This has "HP Firmware Flash for Emulex Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters 2008.07.15". The firmware version is not stated.

 

Another section has the 2.82a4 firmware at http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=3185350&swItem=co-82798-1&prodNameId=1833540&swEnvOID=54&swLang=8&mode=3 . This section allows the download of a .all file, but does not give any instructions for install. I either need

 

-instructions on how to use the .all file to update the adapter

 

or 

 

-confirmation of the firmware version in the "HP Firmware Flash for Emulex Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters 2008.07.15".

 

 

P.S. This thread has been moevd from General to ProLiant Servers (ML,DL,SL). - Hp Forum Moderator

2 REPLIES
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: upgrade firmware to 2.82a4 on a FC2143 AD167A card

The release notes doesn't clarify it for you?

There is a tool called HBAnywhere. That would be my bet. There might be more information about this on emulex's webpage.

 

I believe the procedure for how to use the .all file / do the upgrade would be different depending on what OS you use.


Here's the emulex release notes: http://www-dl.emulex.com/support/hardware/lp11000/fw/282a4/fw_release_notes.pdf

 

This might help too: http://b.zhaospace.com/2009/04/how-to-upgrade-hba-firmware.html

Philip Capoy
Occasional Advisor

Re: upgrade firmware to 2.82a4 on a FC2143 AD167A card

This msg  thread appears to a super old but hopefully if someone is attempting to "stretch that non-existent budget dollar" benefits from this post.

 

I have successfully updated the firmware for a few DL380 G5 using a FC2143 (cross reference to Emulex LP1150) within Windows 2008 R2.  Apparently there is no convenient bootable ISO with the latest available firmware release.

 

Now I have firmware version: 2.8.2x4  ( ??? vs 2.8.2a4 ... see below )

 

So I used the following links:

 

1.)

--- HP Firmware Online Flash for Emulex Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters ---

http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=1832110&swItemId=MTX_f8fbb17fedb14b62ab86ce5cfa&swEnvOid=4064#tab4

 

---> (as of this msg) downloaded  cp023913.exe ... among other files, the firmware file is called "JF282X4.ALL"

The only indicator of the firmware rev is in the filename 282X4 or 2.8.2x4.

 

 

----or----

2.) 

--- From Emulex site ---  ( I did not use this firmware but it helped with my search ...)

 

http://www.emulex.com/downloads/emulex/firmware-and-boot-code/lp1150/firmware-and-boot-code/

 

http://www-dl.emulex.com/support/hardware/lp1150/fw/282a4/jf282a4.zip

 

---> (as of this msg) downloaded JF282A4.ZIP ... only one file here in which the firmware file is called "JF282A4.ALL"

The only indicator of the firmware rev is in the filename 282A4 or 2.8.2a4.

 

 

Hope this helps someone in the future...

 

Thanks!

-PhilC