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HPE QLogic NX2 1/10/20 GbE Multifunction Drivers for VMware vSphere 5.5

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Type: Driver - Network
Version: 2016.03.29(1 Apr 2016)
Operating System(s): VMware vSphere 5.5
File name: cp027511.zip (5.3 MB)
This product contains drivers for HPE QLogic NX2 1/10/20 GbE Multifunction Adapters running under VMware vSphere 5.5.

This product now supports the HPE StoreFabric CN1100R-T Converged Network Adapter.

To ensure the integrity of your download, HPE recommends verifying your results with this MD5 Checksum value:

a4ab40135ef818eba7d315f7d214f0c1 cp027511.zip

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:

To remotely install this driver online using the HP Smart Update Manager (HPSUM) from the HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP):

  1. Place the SPP on a USB key using the HP USB Key Creator Utility.
  2. Copy this driver component to the directory /SPP20xxxxx/hp/swpackages on the USB key.
  3. Mount the USB key on a remote server running Windows or Linux.
  4. Change directories to /hp/swpackages and execute ./hpsum.
  5. Select the "next" button.
  6. Click "Add Single Target."
  7. Enter the IP or DNS address of the ESXi host to be updated.
  8. Enter the ESXi host credentials (root or administrator username and password).
  9. Follow HP Smart Update Manager instructions to complete the driver update.


To install this driver using VMware tools:

  1. Enable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host.
  2. Login as root. (You must be root in order to apply the update).
  3. Place the Smart Component zip file in a temporary directory.
  4. Unzip the file CPXXXXXX.zip.
  5. Ensure that CPXXXXXX.vmexe is executable by using the command: chmod +x CPXXXXXX.vmexe
  6. From the same directory, execute the Smart Component. For example: ./CPXXXXXX.vmexe
  7. Follow the directions given by the Smart Component.
  8. Log out.
  9. Disable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host.

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:

This component is intended to be used by HPE applications. It is a zip file that contains the same driver deliverable available from the vmware.com and the HPE vibsdepot.hpe.com webpages, plus an HPE specific CP0xxxxx.xml file.

HPE recommends the firmware provided in HPE QLogic NX2 Online Firmware Upgrade Utility for VMware, version 1.10.18, for use with this driver.


Supported Devices and Features:

These drivers support the following network adapters:

  • HP NC382i Integrated Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter
  • HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 530FLR-SFP+ Adapter
  • HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 530FLB Adapter
  • HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 530M Adapter
  • HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 530SFP+ Adapter
  • HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 530T Adapter
  • HP NC532i Dual Port 10GbE Multifunction BL-c Adapter
  • HP NC532m Dual Port 10GbE Multifuntion BL-c Adapter
  • HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 533FLR-T Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 534FLB Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 534FLR-SFP+ Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 534M Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 630FLB Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 630M Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 631M Adapter
  • HP StoreFabric CN1100R Dual Port Converged Network Adapter
  • HPE StoreFabric CN1100R-T Dual Port Converged Network 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 addresses a purple diagnostic screen (PSOD) seen during dynamic Rx NetQ allocation.

This component is intended to be used by HPE applications. It is a zip file that contains the same driver deliverable available from the vmware.com and the HPE vibsdepot.hpe.com webpages, plus an HPE specific CP0xxxxx.xml file.

HPE recommends the firmware provided in HPE QLogic NX2 Online Firmware Upgrade Utility for VMware, version 1.10.18, for use with this driver.

Version:2016.10.07 (24 Oct 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 Synergy 3820C 10/20Gb Converged Network Adapter
  • HPE Synergy 10Gb 2-port 2820C Converged Network Adapter

Version:2016.07.27 (26 Sep 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 product resolves a network disconnect that occurs when freeing NetQueues after a driver/firmware update.

This product resolves a memory leak that occurs when freeing NetQueues.

Enhancements

This product now supports the HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 4-port 536FLR-T Adapter.


Version:2016.03.29 (1 Apr 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 addresses a purple diagnostic screen (PSOD) seen during dynamic Rx NetQ allocation.

Enhancements

This product now supports the HPE StoreFabric CN1100R-T Converged Network Adapter.


Version:2015.10.01 (1 Oct 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 corrects issues with creating a dump file using the "grcDump" parameter.


Version:2015.02.23 (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 component can now be installed by the HP Smart Update Manager (HPSUM).

Enhancements

This product now supports VMware vSphere 6.0.


Version:2014.09.10 (9 Sep 2014)
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: 2016.03.29(1 Apr 2016)
Operating System(s):
VMware vSphere 5.5

Description

This product contains drivers for HPE QLogic NX2 1/10/20 GbE Multifunction Adapters running under VMware vSphere 5.5.

Enhancements

This product now supports the HPE StoreFabric CN1100R-T Converged Network Adapter.

Installation Instructions

To ensure the integrity of your download, HPE recommends verifying your results with this MD5 Checksum value:

a4ab40135ef818eba7d315f7d214f0c1 cp027511.zip

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:

To remotely install this driver online using the HP Smart Update Manager (HPSUM) from the HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP):

  1. Place the SPP on a USB key using the HP USB Key Creator Utility.
  2. Copy this driver component to the directory /SPP20xxxxx/hp/swpackages on the USB key.
  3. Mount the USB key on a remote server running Windows or Linux.
  4. Change directories to /hp/swpackages and execute ./hpsum.
  5. Select the "next" button.
  6. Click "Add Single Target."
  7. Enter the IP or DNS address of the ESXi host to be updated.
  8. Enter the ESXi host credentials (root or administrator username and password).
  9. Follow HP Smart Update Manager instructions to complete the driver update.


To install this driver using VMware tools:

  1. Enable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host.
  2. Login as root. (You must be root in order to apply the update).
  3. Place the Smart Component zip file in a temporary directory.
  4. Unzip the file CPXXXXXX.zip.
  5. Ensure that CPXXXXXX.vmexe is executable by using the command: chmod +x CPXXXXXX.vmexe
  6. From the same directory, execute the Smart Component. For example: ./CPXXXXXX.vmexe
  7. Follow the directions given by the Smart Component.
  8. Log out.
  9. Disable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host.

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:

This component is intended to be used by HPE applications. It is a zip file that contains the same driver deliverable available from the vmware.com and the HPE vibsdepot.hpe.com webpages, plus an HPE specific CP0xxxxx.xml file.

HPE recommends the firmware provided in HPE QLogic NX2 Online Firmware Upgrade Utility for VMware, version 1.10.18, for use with this driver.


Supported Devices and Features:

These drivers support the following network adapters:

  • HP NC382i Integrated Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter
  • HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 530FLR-SFP+ Adapter
  • HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 530FLB Adapter
  • HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 530M Adapter
  • HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 530SFP+ Adapter
  • HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 530T Adapter
  • HP NC532i Dual Port 10GbE Multifunction BL-c Adapter
  • HP NC532m Dual Port 10GbE Multifuntion BL-c Adapter
  • HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 533FLR-T Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 534FLB Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 534FLR-SFP+ Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 534M Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 630FLB Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 630M Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 631M Adapter
  • HP StoreFabric CN1100R Dual Port Converged Network Adapter
  • HPE StoreFabric CN1100R-T Dual Port Converged Network 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 addresses a purple diagnostic screen (PSOD) seen during dynamic Rx NetQ allocation.

Important

This component is intended to be used by HPE applications. It is a zip file that contains the same driver deliverable available from the vmware.com and the HPE vibsdepot.hpe.com webpages, plus an HPE specific CP0xxxxx.xml file.

HPE recommends the firmware provided in HPE QLogic NX2 Online Firmware Upgrade Utility for VMware, version 1.10.18, for use with this driver.

Revision History

Version:2016.10.07 (24 Oct 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 Synergy 3820C 10/20Gb Converged Network Adapter
  • HPE Synergy 10Gb 2-port 2820C Converged Network Adapter

Version:2016.07.27 (26 Sep 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 product resolves a network disconnect that occurs when freeing NetQueues after a driver/firmware update.

This product resolves a memory leak that occurs when freeing NetQueues.

Enhancements

This product now supports the HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 4-port 536FLR-T Adapter.


Version:2016.03.29 (1 Apr 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 addresses a purple diagnostic screen (PSOD) seen during dynamic Rx NetQ allocation.

Enhancements

This product now supports the HPE StoreFabric CN1100R-T Converged Network Adapter.


Version:2015.10.01 (1 Oct 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 corrects issues with creating a dump file using the "grcDump" parameter.


Version:2015.02.23 (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 component can now be installed by the HP Smart Update Manager (HPSUM).

Enhancements

This product now supports VMware vSphere 6.0.


Version:2014.09.10 (9 Sep 2014)
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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