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* RECOMMENDED * HPE Firmware Flash for Emulex Converged Network Adapters for VMware vSphere 6.7

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Type: Firmware - Network
Version: 2019.03.01(2 Apr 2019)
Operating System(s): VMware vSphere 6.7
Multi-part download
File name: CP035747.compsig (2.2 KB)
File name: CP035747.zip (6.1 MB)
This component upgrades the operating firmware for Converged Network and Network only adapters.

Updated CNA (XE100 series) firmware

Firmware

Contains:

CNA (XE100 series) firmware 12.0.1216.0

Prerequisites:

Please consult SPOCK for a list of supported configurations available at the following link:

http://www.hpe.com/storage/spock/


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

a2eda05f9ed63baf160838660d707630567ea46a3d1911363440b75919ee3602 CP035747.compsig
b956bc46eb0b23da82e1661285e91b2dcfa35c0d9a61f39aa3395bfe9743de82 CP035747.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 Service Pack for ProLiant:
Offline:

  • Service Pack ProLiant Offline mode boots a special Linux OS environment, thus the Linux Smart Component are used, not the VMware Smart Components

Remote Online, if the component is supported by SUM but is not yet part of an SPP:

  • Download the appropriate Service Pack for ProLiant
  • Add the component to the Service Pack for ProLiant
  • Mount the Service Pack for ProLiant on a remote server running Windows or Linux that has a network connection to the ESXi host to be updated
  • Run Smart Update Manager via launch_sum.bat for Windows or launch_sum.sh for Linux
  • Add the ESXi host to be updated as a remote target/node
  • Enter the IP or DNS address of the ESXi host to be updated
  • Enter the ESXi host credentials (root or administrator username and password)
  • For Smart Update Manager 6.0 and newer, select both the Additional Package with the added component and the Service Pack for ProLiant Baseline on the node Inventory page.
  • Follow Smart Update Manager Steps and complete the firmware update.
  • Refer to the Service Pack for ProLiant Documentation for detailed instructions at: www.hpe.com/servers/spp/download

To use HPE Insight Control for vCenter :

  • Log in to the vSphere Client.
  • Select a server or cluster in the inventory tree.
  • Click the HPE Insight Management tab.
  • Follow Insight Control for vCenter steps to update firmware using a Smart Component

To update firmware from VMware ESXi operating system on target server:

  • Enable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host.
  • Login as root. (You must be root in order to apply the ROM update.)
  • Place the Smart Component (CPxxxxxx.zip) in a temporary directory.
  • From the same directory, unzip the Smart Component.
    • unzip CPxxxxxx.zip
  • Ensure that the file CPxxxxxx.vmexe is executable. Execute the command:
    • chmod +x CPxxxxxx.vmexe
  • To perform the standalone installation, execute the command:
    • ./CPxxxxxx.vmexe
  • Follow the directions given by the Smart Component
  • Logout
  • Disable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host
  • Reboot your system, if required, for the firmware update to take effect

 


End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


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


Important:

Release Notes:

HPE StoreFabric Emulex Adapter Release Notes

Beginning with software release 11.2, Fibre Channel (LightPulse) adapters and Converged Network adapters (OneConnect) have independent software kits.

It is highly recommended that you review the Broadcom Software Kit Migration User Guide for more detailed information regarding this change. 

To obtain the guide:

  1.  Go to http://www.hpe.com/support/manuals
  2. Using the HPE model number as your guide, enter the adapter model number in the Search products box, and then click >>.

This document provides special instructions and considerations for using the driver kits for FC and CNA adapters.

Special cases include those in which pre-11.2 (original) drivers and applications are replaced by the new 11.2 drivers and applications, and cases in which inbox drivers are replaced by the new 11.2 out-of-box (OOB) drivers.


Supported Devices and Features:

This component is supported on following Emulex Converged Network Adapters:

XE100 Series:

  • HP StoreFabric CN1200E Dual Port Converged Network Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650FLB Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650M Adapter
  • HPE StoreFabric CN1200E-T Adapter

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


Fixed the following:

  • Fixed unexpected behavior in Active Health System (AHS) logs show World Wide Node Name (wwnn) & World Wide Port Name (wwpn) in reverse order.
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Storage Area Network (SAN) Disconnect.
  • Link lost with firmware version 11.2.1263.19
  • "FW not responding” message seen on card when creating Virtual Function (VF) in loop for HPE StoreFabric CN1200E-T 10GBASE-T Converged Network Adapter [NIC+ iSCSI] in Gen10 server.
  • HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650FLB Adapter - Loss of access to storage after Virtual Connect (VC) login redistribution
  • HP StoreFabric CN1200E Dual Port Converged Network Adapter does not complete to boot in Legacy Mode on Gen 9 Server
  • Emulex Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) slot Network Interface Connector (NIC) reported as device path instead of product name
  • Unable to disable shared memory feature in Human Interface Infrastructure (HII) menu
  • 650M Adapter has some info in Chinese and Japanese show garbled code under Human Interface Infrastructure (HII) Form

Release Notes:

HPE StoreFabric Emulex Adapter Release Notes

Beginning with software release 11.2, Fibre Channel (LightPulse) adapters and Converged Network adapters (OneConnect) have independent software kits.

It is highly recommended that you review the Broadcom Software Kit Migration User Guide for more detailed information regarding this change. 

To obtain the guide:

  1.  Go to http://www.hpe.com/support/manuals
  2. Using the HPE model number as your guide, enter the adapter model number in the Search products box, and then click >>.

This document provides special instructions and considerations for using the driver kits for FC and CNA adapters.

Special cases include those in which pre-11.2 (original) drivers and applications are replaced by the new 11.2 drivers and applications, and cases in which inbox drivers are replaced by the new 11.2 out-of-box (OOB) drivers.

Version:2020.09.01(b) (21 Jul 2020)
Fixes

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


Fixed the following:

UEFI:

  • HPE FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650FLB Adapter and HPE FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650M Adapter does not complete to create boot source on 2nd port

Firmware:

  • Light Emiiting Diode(LED) is in invalid state when disable the port under Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
  • Duplicate Entries found in firmware report under NIC details for few adaptors.
  • Full adapter name is not displayed for HPE FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650M Adapter in some Rom Based Setup Utility (RBSU).
  • On any HPE ProLiant server configured with the HPE Emulex XE-102 Based network adapter HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 556FLR-T Adapter with CNA (XE100 series) firmware 12.0.1110.0, 12.0.1110.10, or 12.0.1110.11 (or later), the network adapters may experience a "link down" state that is not recoverable by a power-cycle or reset.

         For more details please go through the document titled "HPE ProLiant Servers Configured With Certain HPE Emulex XE-102 Based Network Adapters May Experience Link Down Due To a Firmware Issue" at the following link:https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-a00099050en_us

Enhancements

Updated CNA (XE100 series) firmware

Firmware

Contains:

CNA (XE100 series) firmware 12.0.1280.5


Version:2019.12.01 (24 Dec 2019)
Fixes

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


Fixed the following:

UEFI:

  • HPE FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650FLB Adapter and HPE FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650M Adapter does not complete to create boot source on 2nd port

Firmware:

  • Light Emiiting Diode(LED) is in invalid state when disable the port under Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
  • Duplicate Entries found in firmware report under NIC details for few adaptors.
  • Full adapter name is not displayed for HPE FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650M Adapter in some Rom Based Setup Utility (RBSU).
Enhancements

Updated CNA (XE100 series) firmware

Firmware

Contains:

CNA (XE100 series) firmware 12.0.1280.5


Version:2019.03.01 (2 Apr 2019)
Fixes

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


Fixed the following:

  • Fixed unexpected behavior in Active Health System (AHS) logs show World Wide Node Name (wwnn) & World Wide Port Name (wwpn) in reverse order.
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Storage Area Network (SAN) Disconnect.
  • Link lost with firmware version 11.2.1263.19
  • "FW not responding” message seen on card when creating Virtual Function (VF) in loop for HPE StoreFabric CN1200E-T 10GBASE-T Converged Network Adapter [NIC+ iSCSI] in Gen10 server.
  • HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650FLB Adapter - Loss of access to storage after Virtual Connect (VC) login redistribution
  • HP StoreFabric CN1200E Dual Port Converged Network Adapter does not complete to boot in Legacy Mode on Gen 9 Server
  • Emulex Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) slot Network Interface Connector (NIC) reported as device path instead of product name
  • Unable to disable shared memory feature in Human Interface Infrastructure (HII) menu
  • 650M Adapter has some info in Chinese and Japanese show garbled code under Human Interface Infrastructure (HII) Form
Enhancements

Updated CNA (XE100 series) firmware

Firmware

Contains:

CNA (XE100 series) firmware 12.0.1216.0


Version:2018.11.01 (27 Nov 2018)
Enhancements

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


We have separate components to update fibre channel and converged network adapters.  This is a converged network adapter update component.

Updated CNA (XE100 series) firmware

Firmware

Contains:

CNA (XE100 series) firmware 12.0.1110.11


Type: Firmware - Network
Version: 2019.03.01(2 Apr 2019)
Operating System(s):
VMware vSphere 6.7

Description

This component upgrades the operating firmware for Converged Network and Network only adapters.

Enhancements

Updated CNA (XE100 series) firmware

Firmware

Contains:

CNA (XE100 series) firmware 12.0.1216.0

Installation Instructions

Prerequisites:

Please consult SPOCK for a list of supported configurations available at the following link:

http://www.hpe.com/storage/spock/


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

a2eda05f9ed63baf160838660d707630567ea46a3d1911363440b75919ee3602 CP035747.compsig
b956bc46eb0b23da82e1661285e91b2dcfa35c0d9a61f39aa3395bfe9743de82 CP035747.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 Service Pack for ProLiant:
Offline:

  • Service Pack ProLiant Offline mode boots a special Linux OS environment, thus the Linux Smart Component are used, not the VMware Smart Components

Remote Online, if the component is supported by SUM but is not yet part of an SPP:

  • Download the appropriate Service Pack for ProLiant
  • Add the component to the Service Pack for ProLiant
  • Mount the Service Pack for ProLiant on a remote server running Windows or Linux that has a network connection to the ESXi host to be updated
  • Run Smart Update Manager via launch_sum.bat for Windows or launch_sum.sh for Linux
  • Add the ESXi host to be updated as a remote target/node
  • Enter the IP or DNS address of the ESXi host to be updated
  • Enter the ESXi host credentials (root or administrator username and password)
  • For Smart Update Manager 6.0 and newer, select both the Additional Package with the added component and the Service Pack for ProLiant Baseline on the node Inventory page.
  • Follow Smart Update Manager Steps and complete the firmware update.
  • Refer to the Service Pack for ProLiant Documentation for detailed instructions at: www.hpe.com/servers/spp/download

To use HPE Insight Control for vCenter :

  • Log in to the vSphere Client.
  • Select a server or cluster in the inventory tree.
  • Click the HPE Insight Management tab.
  • Follow Insight Control for vCenter steps to update firmware using a Smart Component

To update firmware from VMware ESXi operating system on target server:

  • Enable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host.
  • Login as root. (You must be root in order to apply the ROM update.)
  • Place the Smart Component (CPxxxxxx.zip) in a temporary directory.
  • From the same directory, unzip the Smart Component.
    • unzip CPxxxxxx.zip
  • Ensure that the file CPxxxxxx.vmexe is executable. Execute the command:
    • chmod +x CPxxxxxx.vmexe
  • To perform the standalone installation, execute the command:
    • ./CPxxxxxx.vmexe
  • Follow the directions given by the Smart Component
  • Logout
  • Disable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host
  • Reboot your system, if required, for the firmware update to take effect

 


Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


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


Important:

Release Notes:

HPE StoreFabric Emulex Adapter Release Notes

Beginning with software release 11.2, Fibre Channel (LightPulse) adapters and Converged Network adapters (OneConnect) have independent software kits.

It is highly recommended that you review the Broadcom Software Kit Migration User Guide for more detailed information regarding this change. 

To obtain the guide:

  1.  Go to http://www.hpe.com/support/manuals
  2. Using the HPE model number as your guide, enter the adapter model number in the Search products box, and then click >>.

This document provides special instructions and considerations for using the driver kits for FC and CNA adapters.

Special cases include those in which pre-11.2 (original) drivers and applications are replaced by the new 11.2 drivers and applications, and cases in which inbox drivers are replaced by the new 11.2 out-of-box (OOB) drivers.


Supported Devices and Features:

This component is supported on following Emulex Converged Network Adapters:

XE100 Series:

  • HP StoreFabric CN1200E Dual Port Converged Network Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650FLB Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650M Adapter
  • HPE StoreFabric CN1200E-T Adapter

Fixes

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


Fixed the following:

  • Fixed unexpected behavior in Active Health System (AHS) logs show World Wide Node Name (wwnn) & World Wide Port Name (wwpn) in reverse order.
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Storage Area Network (SAN) Disconnect.
  • Link lost with firmware version 11.2.1263.19
  • "FW not responding” message seen on card when creating Virtual Function (VF) in loop for HPE StoreFabric CN1200E-T 10GBASE-T Converged Network Adapter [NIC+ iSCSI] in Gen10 server.
  • HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650FLB Adapter - Loss of access to storage after Virtual Connect (VC) login redistribution
  • HP StoreFabric CN1200E Dual Port Converged Network Adapter does not complete to boot in Legacy Mode on Gen 9 Server
  • Emulex Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) slot Network Interface Connector (NIC) reported as device path instead of product name
  • Unable to disable shared memory feature in Human Interface Infrastructure (HII) menu
  • 650M Adapter has some info in Chinese and Japanese show garbled code under Human Interface Infrastructure (HII) Form

Important

Release Notes:

HPE StoreFabric Emulex Adapter Release Notes

Beginning with software release 11.2, Fibre Channel (LightPulse) adapters and Converged Network adapters (OneConnect) have independent software kits.

It is highly recommended that you review the Broadcom Software Kit Migration User Guide for more detailed information regarding this change. 

To obtain the guide:

  1.  Go to http://www.hpe.com/support/manuals
  2. Using the HPE model number as your guide, enter the adapter model number in the Search products box, and then click >>.

This document provides special instructions and considerations for using the driver kits for FC and CNA adapters.

Special cases include those in which pre-11.2 (original) drivers and applications are replaced by the new 11.2 drivers and applications, and cases in which inbox drivers are replaced by the new 11.2 out-of-box (OOB) drivers.

Revision History

Version:2020.09.01(b) (21 Jul 2020)
Fixes

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


Fixed the following:

UEFI:

  • HPE FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650FLB Adapter and HPE FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650M Adapter does not complete to create boot source on 2nd port

Firmware:

  • Light Emiiting Diode(LED) is in invalid state when disable the port under Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
  • Duplicate Entries found in firmware report under NIC details for few adaptors.
  • Full adapter name is not displayed for HPE FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650M Adapter in some Rom Based Setup Utility (RBSU).
  • On any HPE ProLiant server configured with the HPE Emulex XE-102 Based network adapter HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 556FLR-T Adapter with CNA (XE100 series) firmware 12.0.1110.0, 12.0.1110.10, or 12.0.1110.11 (or later), the network adapters may experience a "link down" state that is not recoverable by a power-cycle or reset.

         For more details please go through the document titled "HPE ProLiant Servers Configured With Certain HPE Emulex XE-102 Based Network Adapters May Experience Link Down Due To a Firmware Issue" at the following link:https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-a00099050en_us

Enhancements

Updated CNA (XE100 series) firmware

Firmware

Contains:

CNA (XE100 series) firmware 12.0.1280.5


Version:2019.12.01 (24 Dec 2019)
Fixes

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


Fixed the following:

UEFI:

  • HPE FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650FLB Adapter and HPE FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650M Adapter does not complete to create boot source on 2nd port

Firmware:

  • Light Emiiting Diode(LED) is in invalid state when disable the port under Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
  • Duplicate Entries found in firmware report under NIC details for few adaptors.
  • Full adapter name is not displayed for HPE FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650M Adapter in some Rom Based Setup Utility (RBSU).
Enhancements

Updated CNA (XE100 series) firmware

Firmware

Contains:

CNA (XE100 series) firmware 12.0.1280.5


Version:2019.03.01 (2 Apr 2019)
Fixes

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


Fixed the following:

  • Fixed unexpected behavior in Active Health System (AHS) logs show World Wide Node Name (wwnn) & World Wide Port Name (wwpn) in reverse order.
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Storage Area Network (SAN) Disconnect.
  • Link lost with firmware version 11.2.1263.19
  • "FW not responding” message seen on card when creating Virtual Function (VF) in loop for HPE StoreFabric CN1200E-T 10GBASE-T Converged Network Adapter [NIC+ iSCSI] in Gen10 server.
  • HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650FLB Adapter - Loss of access to storage after Virtual Connect (VC) login redistribution
  • HP StoreFabric CN1200E Dual Port Converged Network Adapter does not complete to boot in Legacy Mode on Gen 9 Server
  • Emulex Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) slot Network Interface Connector (NIC) reported as device path instead of product name
  • Unable to disable shared memory feature in Human Interface Infrastructure (HII) menu
  • 650M Adapter has some info in Chinese and Japanese show garbled code under Human Interface Infrastructure (HII) Form
Enhancements

Updated CNA (XE100 series) firmware

Firmware

Contains:

CNA (XE100 series) firmware 12.0.1216.0


Version:2018.11.01 (27 Nov 2018)
Enhancements

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


We have separate components to update fibre channel and converged network adapters.  This is a converged network adapter update component.

Updated CNA (XE100 series) firmware

Firmware

Contains:

CNA (XE100 series) firmware 12.0.1110.11


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