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HPE QLogic NX2 10/20 GbE Multifunction Driver for VMware vSphere 6.0

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Type: Driver - Network
Version: 2018.02.12(5 Feb 2018)
Operating System(s): VMware vSphere 6.0
Multi-part download
File name: cp031395.compsig (2.0 KB)
File name: cp031395.zip (5.4 MB)
This product contains the driver for HPE QLogic NX2 10/20 GbE Multifunction Adapters running under VMware vSphere 6.0.

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

addef2969d85b7dccce50006a736868bdcc8baa8b999d37586f045f1cbde14d1 cp031395.compsig
56ef016abd0484997c634115445d7cb0d7ef970f8f89d9df784a7b7536a44f59 cp031395.zip

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


Installation:

To use Smart Update Manager from the HPE Service Pack for ProLiant Remote Online:

  1. Place the SPP on a USB key using the HPE USB Key Creator Utility.
  2. Place the desired driver to be updated in the directory /SPP20xxxxx/hp/swpackages on the USB key.
  3. Mount the USB key on a remote server running Windows or Linux. 
  4. Change directory 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 Smart Update Manager steps and complete the update.

To update the driver using VMware tools:

  1. Unzip the HPE component zip file to extract the driver zip file.
  2. Copy the driver zip file extracted in the previous step to the VMware host server.
  3. Unzip the driver zip file to obtain the driver offline bundle zip file.
  4. Use VMware vSphere Update Manager (VUM) or esxcli commands to install the driver offline bundle.
  5. Refer to VMware documentation for information on VUM and the esxcli commands for more information.

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.hp.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 1.20.14 or later, for use with this driver.


Supported Devices and Features:

These drivers support the following network adapters:

  • HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 530SFP+ Adapter
  • HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 530T Adapter
  • HP NC532m Dual Port 10GbE Multifuntion BL-c Adapter
  • HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 533FLR-T 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 StoreFabric CN1100R Dual Port Converged Network Adapter
  • HPE StoreFabric CN1100R-T Dual Port Converged Network Adapter
  • HPE Synergy 2820C 10Gb Ethernet Adapter
  • HPE Synergy 3820C 10/20Gb 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 product resolves an issue where a link fails when a switch reboots.

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.hp.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 1.20.14 or later, for use with this driver.

Version:2019.08.02 (12 Aug 2019)
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 addresses a PSOD seen when the NIC is reset during a recovery.

This product addresses connectivity issues with the dropless_fc parameter and rx mode with netqueues.

This product addresses an issue where the adapter becomes unresponsive on server boot up.

This product addresses an issue where not all driver queues are active.


Version:2019.03.11 (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 adds support for VLAN modes.


Version:2018.09.00 (27 Sep 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 Gen10 servers.


Version:2018.03.00 (19 Apr 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


This product addresses an issue where an ‘HPE Synergy 3820C 10/20 Gb Converged Network Adapter’ may crash when enabling SR-IOV (Single Root I/O Virtualization).

This product addresses an issue where the link status for an ‘HPE Synergy 3820C 10/20Gb Converged Network Adapter’ that is configured in a Link Aggregation Group (LAG) using ‘HPE Virtual Connect SE 40Gb F8 Module for Synergy’ may show as down at the Virtual Connect (VC) management console.


Version:2018.02.12 (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.


This product resolves an issue where a link fails when a switch reboots.


Version:2017.10.06 (13 Nov 2017)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.


This driver resolves an issue with the supported adapters' firmware that can cause the adapter hardware to become inoperable.  See the Customer Notice Advisory a00027591en_us at http://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00027591en_us for more information.

This product resolves an issue where an excessive number of error messages is logged.

This product resolves an issue which results in a VXLAN RX filter failure.

 


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)
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: 2018.02.12(5 Feb 2018)
Operating System(s):
VMware vSphere 6.0

Description

This product contains the driver for HPE QLogic NX2 10/20 GbE Multifunction Adapters running under VMware vSphere 6.0.

Installation Instructions

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

addef2969d85b7dccce50006a736868bdcc8baa8b999d37586f045f1cbde14d1 cp031395.compsig
56ef016abd0484997c634115445d7cb0d7ef970f8f89d9df784a7b7536a44f59 cp031395.zip

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


Installation:

To use Smart Update Manager from the HPE Service Pack for ProLiant Remote Online:

  1. Place the SPP on a USB key using the HPE USB Key Creator Utility.
  2. Place the desired driver to be updated in the directory /SPP20xxxxx/hp/swpackages on the USB key.
  3. Mount the USB key on a remote server running Windows or Linux. 
  4. Change directory 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 Smart Update Manager steps and complete the update.

To update the driver using VMware tools:

  1. Unzip the HPE component zip file to extract the driver zip file.
  2. Copy the driver zip file extracted in the previous step to the VMware host server.
  3. Unzip the driver zip file to obtain the driver offline bundle zip file.
  4. Use VMware vSphere Update Manager (VUM) or esxcli commands to install the driver offline bundle.
  5. Refer to VMware documentation for information on VUM and the esxcli commands for more information.

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.hp.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 1.20.14 or later, for use with this driver.


Supported Devices and Features:

These drivers support the following network adapters:

  • HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 530SFP+ Adapter
  • HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 530T Adapter
  • HP NC532m Dual Port 10GbE Multifuntion BL-c Adapter
  • HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 533FLR-T 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 StoreFabric CN1100R Dual Port Converged Network Adapter
  • HPE StoreFabric CN1100R-T Dual Port Converged Network Adapter
  • HPE Synergy 2820C 10Gb Ethernet Adapter
  • HPE Synergy 3820C 10/20Gb 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 product resolves an issue where a link fails when a switch reboots.

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.hp.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 1.20.14 or later, for use with this driver.

Revision History

Version:2019.08.02 (12 Aug 2019)
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 addresses a PSOD seen when the NIC is reset during a recovery.

This product addresses connectivity issues with the dropless_fc parameter and rx mode with netqueues.

This product addresses an issue where the adapter becomes unresponsive on server boot up.

This product addresses an issue where not all driver queues are active.


Version:2019.03.11 (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 adds support for VLAN modes.


Version:2018.09.00 (27 Sep 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 Gen10 servers.


Version:2018.03.00 (19 Apr 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


This product addresses an issue where an ‘HPE Synergy 3820C 10/20 Gb Converged Network Adapter’ may crash when enabling SR-IOV (Single Root I/O Virtualization).

This product addresses an issue where the link status for an ‘HPE Synergy 3820C 10/20Gb Converged Network Adapter’ that is configured in a Link Aggregation Group (LAG) using ‘HPE Virtual Connect SE 40Gb F8 Module for Synergy’ may show as down at the Virtual Connect (VC) management console.


Version:2018.02.12 (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.


This product resolves an issue where a link fails when a switch reboots.


Version:2017.10.06 (13 Nov 2017)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.


This driver resolves an issue with the supported adapters' firmware that can cause the adapter hardware to become inoperable.  See the Customer Notice Advisory a00027591en_us at http://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00027591en_us for more information.

This product resolves an issue where an excessive number of error messages is logged.

This product resolves an issue which results in a VXLAN RX filter failure.

 


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)
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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