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How to get the BIOS version of the HBA

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Avinash20
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How to get the BIOS version of the HBA

# fcmsutil /dev/fcd0 vpd | grep BIOS
BIOS version : 01.15
FCODE version : 01.17

>> The same is not available for /dev/td0.

could anyone let me know how do I find it.
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Torsten.
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Re: How to get the BIOS version of the HBA

Most older cards (the "td" ones) don't have any flashable firmware, the driver has everything what is needed.

Hope this helps!
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Avinash20
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Re: How to get the BIOS version of the HBA

Hi Torsten,

Thanks for reply and sorry for opening two threads

Host Bus Adapter HPQ A6795A
Host System HPQ Integrity Rx4640
Operating System HPQ HP-UX 11i v3 (HP-UX 11.31)

Do you mean A6795A does not have a flash utility.
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Matti_Kurkela
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Re: How to get the BIOS version of the HBA

Yes, that's exactly what Torsten means.

The A6795A is known as "Tachyon XL2", and was originally designed for PA-RISC systems, where the FibreChannel boot support is embedded in the system's PDC firmware. So there is nothing flashable on the card.

A rx4640 is an Itanium system, so it has EFI firmware instead of PDC. If the system's EFI firmware has no built-in boot support for Tachyon cards, this card cannot be used to boot the system from a SAN. But as long as an appropriate driver is installed, it will be perfectly usable after the OS is booted.

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Avinash20
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Re: How to get the BIOS version of the HBA

the A6795A doesn't have bios, it's an Agilent OEM'ed adapter
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