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HPE Emulex 10/20 GbE Drivers for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 x86_64

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Type: Driver - Network
Version: 11.1.183.21-1(24 Oct 2016)
Operating System(s):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)
Multi-part download
File name: kmod-be2net-11.1.145.27-1.rhel6u7.x86_64.rpm (77 KB)
File name: README (2.2 KB)
File name: kmod-be2net-11.1.183.21-1.rhel6u8.x86_64.rpm (71 KB)
This product contains be2net drivers for the HPE Emulex 10/20 GbE Server Adapters running under Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 x86_64.

This product now supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 8.

To ensure the integrity of your download, HPE recommends verifying your results with the following SHA-256 Checksum values:

ceb6871a1f45fffe6b51a5c65263e745969fc35808b4ef4a342ea22febb3a398 kmod-be2net-11.1.145.27-1.rhel6u7.x86_64.rpm
ed0ce2c3e80f82f7c473e6a2d1f92dd5f383a270579d83cd9bdec3fa29507485 README
ef1628ee300061b9a73cffbe68fd93d415b04374ce8bd34e5e0e7399f1b91195 kmod-be2net-11.1.183.21-1.rhel6u8.x86_64.rpm

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is not required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Important:

HPE recommends the firmware provided in HPE Firmware Flash for Emulex Converged Network Adapters - Linux (x64), version 2016.08.02 for use with these drivers.


Supported Devices and Features:

This driver supports the following network adapters:

  • HP NC553i 10Gb 2-port FlexFabric Converged Network Adapter
  • HP Flex-10 10Gb 2-port 552M Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLB Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLR-SFP+ Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554M Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 556FLR-SFP+ Adapter
  • HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 556FLR-T Adapter 
  • HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 557SFP+ Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650FLB Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650M Adapter
  • HP StoreFabric CN1200E Dual Port Converged Network Adapter
  • HPE StoreFabric CN1200E-T Adapter

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This driver provides a recovery mechanism that addresses unhandled exceptions on the supported devices.

HPE recommends the firmware provided in HPE Firmware Flash for Emulex Converged Network Adapters - Linux (x64), version 2016.08.02 for use with these drivers.

Version:12.0.1216.1-1 (2 Apr 2019)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This product is updated to maintain compatibility with firmware version 1.4.0.x.


Version:12.0.1110.27-1 (27 Nov 2018)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This product now supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 10.


Version:12.0.1110.20-1 (27 Sep 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This product provides the Retpoline fix for the Spectre and Meltdown issues.


Version:12.0.1110.11-1 (26 Jun 2018)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This product is updated to maintain compatibility with firmware version 2018.06.01-1.x.


Version:11.4.1231.0-1 (5 Feb 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


The driver information for this product is now correctly displayed in the HPE Active Health System (AHS) log.


Version:11.2.1263.16-1 (25 Sep 2017)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This product is updated in order to remain in sync with source updated to add support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Update 4 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3.


Version:11.2.1226.2-1 (12 Jul 2017)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This product now supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 9.


Version:11.1.183.21-1 (24 Oct 2016)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This driver provides a recovery mechanism that addresses unhandled exceptions on the supported devices.

Enhancements

This product now supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 8.


Version:10.7.341.0-1 (24 Oct 2016)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


The module parameter information is now correct in this product.

This product addresses a "be2net initialization failed" error seen after driver installation.


Version:10.7.110.29-1 (1 Apr 2016)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This product now supports the following network adapters:

  • HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 556FLR-T Adapter
  • HPE StoreFabric CN1200E-T Adapter

Version:10.5.154.0-1 (1 Oct 2015)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This product now supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 7.


Version:10.5.65.10-1 (15 Jun 2015)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This driver addresses an issue with IP Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) tunneling offloads.

Enhancements

This driver now allows the user to configure hashkey using the sysfs interface when the ethtool option is not present.


Version:10.2.477.6-1 (30 Mar 2015)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This driver now provisions virtual function (VF) resources before enabling Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV).

This driver addresses a possible race condition in be_xmit().

This driver now triggers a firmware dump when a mailbox timeout occurs.

Enhancements

This product now supports the HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 557SFP+ Adapter.

This product now supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 6.


Version:10.2.340.7-1 (9 Sep 2014)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This driver no longer incorrectly logs an "Unknown bit set" error for new RTL blocks.


Version:10.2.323.30-1 (9 Sep 2014)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


These drivers address an issue where the HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLB Adapter displayed slower than normal transmit performance on a 10Gb network.

Enhancements

This driver now provides a mechanism to increase the number of queue pairs on older distributions.

Quality of Service (QoS) handling has been changed for HP Single Root I/O Virtualization (HP SR-IOV). The virtual function (VF) transfer rate (TX) has been updated.

Quality of Service (QoS) handling has been improved for HP Single Root I/O Virtualization (HP SR-IOV).

These drivers now support the following network adpaters:

  • HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 556FLR-SFP+ Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650FLB Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650M Adapter
  • HP StoreFabric CN1200E Dual Port CNA

Version:4.9.311.1-1 (18 Feb 2014)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This driver addresses an issue where the NIC adapter fails to initialize after a suspend-resume cycle.

This driver addresses an issue where the virtual function interfaces assigned to the virtual machine lose the MAC address after the virtual machine is rebooted.


Version:4.6.247.7-1 (10 Sep 2013)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Initial release.


Type: Driver - Network
Version: 11.1.183.21-1(24 Oct 2016)
Operating System(s):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)

Description

This product contains be2net drivers for the HPE Emulex 10/20 GbE Server Adapters running under Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 x86_64.

Enhancements

This product now supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 8.

Installation Instructions

To ensure the integrity of your download, HPE recommends verifying your results with the following SHA-256 Checksum values:

ceb6871a1f45fffe6b51a5c65263e745969fc35808b4ef4a342ea22febb3a398 kmod-be2net-11.1.145.27-1.rhel6u7.x86_64.rpm
ed0ce2c3e80f82f7c473e6a2d1f92dd5f383a270579d83cd9bdec3fa29507485 README
ef1628ee300061b9a73cffbe68fd93d415b04374ce8bd34e5e0e7399f1b91195 kmod-be2net-11.1.183.21-1.rhel6u8.x86_64.rpm

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is not required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Important:

HPE recommends the firmware provided in HPE Firmware Flash for Emulex Converged Network Adapters - Linux (x64), version 2016.08.02 for use with these drivers.


Supported Devices and Features:

This driver supports the following network adapters:

  • HP NC553i 10Gb 2-port FlexFabric Converged Network Adapter
  • HP Flex-10 10Gb 2-port 552M Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLB Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLR-SFP+ Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554M Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 556FLR-SFP+ Adapter
  • HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 556FLR-T Adapter 
  • HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 557SFP+ Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650FLB Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650M Adapter
  • HP StoreFabric CN1200E Dual Port Converged Network Adapter
  • HPE StoreFabric CN1200E-T Adapter

Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This driver provides a recovery mechanism that addresses unhandled exceptions on the supported devices.

Important

HPE recommends the firmware provided in HPE Firmware Flash for Emulex Converged Network Adapters - Linux (x64), version 2016.08.02 for use with these drivers.

Revision History

Version:12.0.1216.1-1 (2 Apr 2019)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This product is updated to maintain compatibility with firmware version 1.4.0.x.


Version:12.0.1110.27-1 (27 Nov 2018)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This product now supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 10.


Version:12.0.1110.20-1 (27 Sep 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This product provides the Retpoline fix for the Spectre and Meltdown issues.


Version:12.0.1110.11-1 (26 Jun 2018)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This product is updated to maintain compatibility with firmware version 2018.06.01-1.x.


Version:11.4.1231.0-1 (5 Feb 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


The driver information for this product is now correctly displayed in the HPE Active Health System (AHS) log.


Version:11.2.1263.16-1 (25 Sep 2017)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This product is updated in order to remain in sync with source updated to add support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Update 4 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3.


Version:11.2.1226.2-1 (12 Jul 2017)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This product now supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 9.


Version:11.1.183.21-1 (24 Oct 2016)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This driver provides a recovery mechanism that addresses unhandled exceptions on the supported devices.

Enhancements

This product now supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 8.


Version:10.7.341.0-1 (24 Oct 2016)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


The module parameter information is now correct in this product.

This product addresses a "be2net initialization failed" error seen after driver installation.


Version:10.7.110.29-1 (1 Apr 2016)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This product now supports the following network adapters:

  • HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 556FLR-T Adapter
  • HPE StoreFabric CN1200E-T Adapter

Version:10.5.154.0-1 (1 Oct 2015)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This product now supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 7.


Version:10.5.65.10-1 (15 Jun 2015)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This driver addresses an issue with IP Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) tunneling offloads.

Enhancements

This driver now allows the user to configure hashkey using the sysfs interface when the ethtool option is not present.


Version:10.2.477.6-1 (30 Mar 2015)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This driver now provisions virtual function (VF) resources before enabling Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV).

This driver addresses a possible race condition in be_xmit().

This driver now triggers a firmware dump when a mailbox timeout occurs.

Enhancements

This product now supports the HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 557SFP+ Adapter.

This product now supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 6.


Version:10.2.340.7-1 (9 Sep 2014)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This driver no longer incorrectly logs an "Unknown bit set" error for new RTL blocks.


Version:10.2.323.30-1 (9 Sep 2014)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


These drivers address an issue where the HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLB Adapter displayed slower than normal transmit performance on a 10Gb network.

Enhancements

This driver now provides a mechanism to increase the number of queue pairs on older distributions.

Quality of Service (QoS) handling has been changed for HP Single Root I/O Virtualization (HP SR-IOV). The virtual function (VF) transfer rate (TX) has been updated.

Quality of Service (QoS) handling has been improved for HP Single Root I/O Virtualization (HP SR-IOV).

These drivers now support the following network adpaters:

  • HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 556FLR-SFP+ Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650FLB Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650M Adapter
  • HP StoreFabric CN1200E Dual Port CNA

Version:4.9.311.1-1 (18 Feb 2014)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This driver addresses an issue where the NIC adapter fails to initialize after a suspend-resume cycle.

This driver addresses an issue where the virtual function interfaces assigned to the virtual machine lose the MAC address after the virtual machine is rebooted.


Version:4.6.247.7-1 (10 Sep 2013)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Initial release.


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