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HP QLogic P3P Online Firmware Upgrade Utility for VMware

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Type: Firmware - Network
Version: 2.5.5(1 Oct 2015)
Operating System(s): VMware vSphere 5.1
VMware vSphere 5.5
VMware vSphere 6.0
Multi-part download
File name: CP026998.txt (4.1 KB)
File name: CP026998.zip (17 MB)
This package contains the utilities and binaries for upgrading HP ProLiant QLogic P3P 10Gb Ethernet NICs ROM images running under VMware vSphere 5.1, VMware vSphere 5.5 and VMware vSphere 6.0.

This product now supports VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 1.

Prerequisites:
This package requires the appropriate HP QLogic driver for VMware for your device to be installed before firmware can be updated.


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

eab3dafadf3e112f575733e0792f824eafd9087be9bafaca7f0e5d899d33ed7b CP026998.zip
423acf328cd49fab9efc40407ddef6aa9535bb4e3cef9ee0cfc2541e32cd5183 CP026998.txt

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


Installation:

Download CP026998.txt to view installation instructions.


End User License Agreements:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


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:

HP recommends the following drivers, as appropriate, for use with the firmware provided in this package:

  • HP QLogic P3P Drivers for VMware ESXi 5.0/vSphere 5.1, version 2015.02.23
  • HP QLogic P3P iSCSI Drivers for VMware ESXi 5.0/vSphere 5.1, version 2015.07.17
  • HP QLogic P3P Drivers for VMware vSphere 5.5/6.0, version 2015.02.23
  • HP QLogic P3P iSCSI Drivers for VMware vSphere 5.5/6.0, version 2015.07.17
  • HP QLogic P3P Drivers for VMware vSphere 6.0, version 2015.10.01
  • HP QLogic P3P iSCSI Drivers for VMware vSphere 6.0, version 2015.10.01

Notes:

This component provides firmware version 4.20.1. This firmware is part of a combo image file p3p27105.bin (v2.71.05) that the component uses to update to this firmware. This combo image also contains PXE code version 2.0.3.42. Users will see information about the combo image version when the firmware is updated in interactive mode.


Supported Devices and Features:

This package supports the following network adapters:

  • HP CN1000Q Dual Port Converged Network Adapter
  • HP NC523SFP 10Gb 2-port Ethernet Server Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 526FLR-SFP+ 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 addresses an issue that results in the Fibre Channel Ping command (fcping) taking more than 3ms for each ping.

HP recommends the following drivers, as appropriate, for use with the firmware provided in this package:

  • HP QLogic P3P Drivers for VMware ESXi 5.0/vSphere 5.1, version 2015.02.23
  • HP QLogic P3P iSCSI Drivers for VMware ESXi 5.0/vSphere 5.1, version 2015.07.17
  • HP QLogic P3P Drivers for VMware vSphere 5.5/6.0, version 2015.02.23
  • HP QLogic P3P iSCSI Drivers for VMware vSphere 5.5/6.0, version 2015.07.17
  • HP QLogic P3P Drivers for VMware vSphere 6.0, version 2015.10.01
  • HP QLogic P3P iSCSI Drivers for VMware vSphere 6.0, version 2015.10.01
Version:2.5.5 (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 product addresses an issue that results in the Fibre Channel Ping command (fcping) taking more than 3ms for each ping.

Enhancements

This product now supports VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 1.


Version:2.4.6 (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 product addresses a firmware corruption issue. During the flash update, the driver detects a firmware heartbeat failure and resets the adapter, resulting in an abort of the flash update and causing the corruption.


Version:2.3.10 (B) (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.


The firmware in this product addresses a firmware crash seen when running external loopback in a Converged Network Adapter (CNA) configuration.
 
The firmware in this product addresses an issue where Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) information is not displayed for the HP NC523SFP 10Gb 2-port Server Adapter.

Enhancements

This product now supports VMware vSphere 6.0.


Version:2.3.10 (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.


The firmware in this product addresses a firmware crash seen when running external loopback in a Converged Network Adapter (CNA) configuration.
 
The firmware in this product addresses an issue where Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) information is not displayed for the HP NC523SFP 10Gb 2-port Server Adapter.

Enhancements

This product now supports VMware vSphere 6.0.


Version:2.2.19 (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 firmware corrects an issue where a fatal firmware error occurs during Virtual Machine Queue (VMQ) migration from one Virtual Machine to another.
 
This firmware corrects an issue where I/O aborts occur when port mirroring is enabled on Virtual Connect Manager.
 
This firmware now correctly responds to the command "Enable PF link state" for iSCSI.
 
This firmware now correctly handles bandwidth allocation configured via the Virtual Connect Manager across two FlexNICs derived from same port.
 
This firmware corrects an issue where a fatal error occurs when Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) functions converted to NIC and iSCSI functions are added in Virtual Connect (VC).
 
This firmware corrects an issue that results in a fatal firmware error when MAC/HW address entries are incorrectly deleted during iSCSI driver unload.
 
This firmware corrects a fatal firmware error that occurs during device reset in iSCSI.
 
This firmware now reports Data Center Bridging Exchange (DCBX) local settings correctly regardless of link status.
 
This firmware corrects an issue where the FCoE firmware fails to login in dual-hop VC-enabled FCoE configurations.
 
This firmware corrects a fatal firmware error that occurs when the FCoE driver is unloaded.
 
This firmware improves link stability during network switch toggle.
 
This firmware corrects an issue where the FCoE link fails to come up after a switch port toggle.
 
This firmware corrects a ping failure that can occur after recovery from a fatal firmware error.
 
This firmware no longer hangs when enabling Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS) with an incorrect IP address.
 
The firmware corrects a fatal firmware error that occurs when toggling Receive Side Scaling (RSS) settings under heavy ingress traffic.
 
This firmware addresses a fatal firmware error observed while running FCoE I/Os
 
This firmware contains changes that allow the Abort Sequence (ABTS) mechanism work for storage.
 
This firmware no longer causes a crash when the total number of connections exceeds 256.
 
This firmware corrects an issue that results in the storage device being reset during VLAN creation and deletion.


Version:2.1.6 (18 Feb 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.


This component provides firmware version 4.14.26. This firmware is part of a combo image file p3p26002.bin (v2.60.02).


Version:2.0.17.1 (11 Sep 2013)
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 firmware addresses an issue where an incorrect MAC address (ending in "00") is displayed for the HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 526FLR-SFP+ Adapter in the ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU) and HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO).


Version:2.0.17 (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: Firmware - Network
Version: 2.5.5(1 Oct 2015)
Operating System(s):
VMware vSphere 5.1
VMware vSphere 5.5
VMware vSphere 6.0

Description

This package contains the utilities and binaries for upgrading HP ProLiant QLogic P3P 10Gb Ethernet NICs ROM images running under VMware vSphere 5.1, VMware vSphere 5.5 and VMware vSphere 6.0.

Enhancements

This product now supports VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 1.

Installation Instructions

Prerequisites:
This package requires the appropriate HP QLogic driver for VMware for your device to be installed before firmware can be updated.


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

eab3dafadf3e112f575733e0792f824eafd9087be9bafaca7f0e5d899d33ed7b CP026998.zip
423acf328cd49fab9efc40407ddef6aa9535bb4e3cef9ee0cfc2541e32cd5183 CP026998.txt

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


Installation:

Download CP026998.txt to view installation instructions.


Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


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:

HP recommends the following drivers, as appropriate, for use with the firmware provided in this package:

  • HP QLogic P3P Drivers for VMware ESXi 5.0/vSphere 5.1, version 2015.02.23
  • HP QLogic P3P iSCSI Drivers for VMware ESXi 5.0/vSphere 5.1, version 2015.07.17
  • HP QLogic P3P Drivers for VMware vSphere 5.5/6.0, version 2015.02.23
  • HP QLogic P3P iSCSI Drivers for VMware vSphere 5.5/6.0, version 2015.07.17
  • HP QLogic P3P Drivers for VMware vSphere 6.0, version 2015.10.01
  • HP QLogic P3P iSCSI Drivers for VMware vSphere 6.0, version 2015.10.01

Notes:

This component provides firmware version 4.20.1. This firmware is part of a combo image file p3p27105.bin (v2.71.05) that the component uses to update to this firmware. This combo image also contains PXE code version 2.0.3.42. Users will see information about the combo image version when the firmware is updated in interactive mode.


Supported Devices and Features:

This package supports the following network adapters:

  • HP CN1000Q Dual Port Converged Network Adapter
  • HP NC523SFP 10Gb 2-port Ethernet Server Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 526FLR-SFP+ 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 addresses an issue that results in the Fibre Channel Ping command (fcping) taking more than 3ms for each ping.

Important

HP recommends the following drivers, as appropriate, for use with the firmware provided in this package:

  • HP QLogic P3P Drivers for VMware ESXi 5.0/vSphere 5.1, version 2015.02.23
  • HP QLogic P3P iSCSI Drivers for VMware ESXi 5.0/vSphere 5.1, version 2015.07.17
  • HP QLogic P3P Drivers for VMware vSphere 5.5/6.0, version 2015.02.23
  • HP QLogic P3P iSCSI Drivers for VMware vSphere 5.5/6.0, version 2015.07.17
  • HP QLogic P3P Drivers for VMware vSphere 6.0, version 2015.10.01
  • HP QLogic P3P iSCSI Drivers for VMware vSphere 6.0, version 2015.10.01

Revision History

Version:2.5.5 (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 product addresses an issue that results in the Fibre Channel Ping command (fcping) taking more than 3ms for each ping.

Enhancements

This product now supports VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 1.


Version:2.4.6 (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 product addresses a firmware corruption issue. During the flash update, the driver detects a firmware heartbeat failure and resets the adapter, resulting in an abort of the flash update and causing the corruption.


Version:2.3.10 (B) (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.


The firmware in this product addresses a firmware crash seen when running external loopback in a Converged Network Adapter (CNA) configuration.
 
The firmware in this product addresses an issue where Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) information is not displayed for the HP NC523SFP 10Gb 2-port Server Adapter.

Enhancements

This product now supports VMware vSphere 6.0.


Version:2.3.10 (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.


The firmware in this product addresses a firmware crash seen when running external loopback in a Converged Network Adapter (CNA) configuration.
 
The firmware in this product addresses an issue where Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) information is not displayed for the HP NC523SFP 10Gb 2-port Server Adapter.

Enhancements

This product now supports VMware vSphere 6.0.


Version:2.2.19 (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 firmware corrects an issue where a fatal firmware error occurs during Virtual Machine Queue (VMQ) migration from one Virtual Machine to another.
 
This firmware corrects an issue where I/O aborts occur when port mirroring is enabled on Virtual Connect Manager.
 
This firmware now correctly responds to the command "Enable PF link state" for iSCSI.
 
This firmware now correctly handles bandwidth allocation configured via the Virtual Connect Manager across two FlexNICs derived from same port.
 
This firmware corrects an issue where a fatal error occurs when Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) functions converted to NIC and iSCSI functions are added in Virtual Connect (VC).
 
This firmware corrects an issue that results in a fatal firmware error when MAC/HW address entries are incorrectly deleted during iSCSI driver unload.
 
This firmware corrects a fatal firmware error that occurs during device reset in iSCSI.
 
This firmware now reports Data Center Bridging Exchange (DCBX) local settings correctly regardless of link status.
 
This firmware corrects an issue where the FCoE firmware fails to login in dual-hop VC-enabled FCoE configurations.
 
This firmware corrects a fatal firmware error that occurs when the FCoE driver is unloaded.
 
This firmware improves link stability during network switch toggle.
 
This firmware corrects an issue where the FCoE link fails to come up after a switch port toggle.
 
This firmware corrects a ping failure that can occur after recovery from a fatal firmware error.
 
This firmware no longer hangs when enabling Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS) with an incorrect IP address.
 
The firmware corrects a fatal firmware error that occurs when toggling Receive Side Scaling (RSS) settings under heavy ingress traffic.
 
This firmware addresses a fatal firmware error observed while running FCoE I/Os
 
This firmware contains changes that allow the Abort Sequence (ABTS) mechanism work for storage.
 
This firmware no longer causes a crash when the total number of connections exceeds 256.
 
This firmware corrects an issue that results in the storage device being reset during VLAN creation and deletion.


Version:2.1.6 (18 Feb 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.


This component provides firmware version 4.14.26. This firmware is part of a combo image file p3p26002.bin (v2.60.02).


Version:2.0.17.1 (11 Sep 2013)
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 firmware addresses an issue where an incorrect MAC address (ending in "00") is displayed for the HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 526FLR-SFP+ Adapter in the ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU) and HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO).


Version:2.0.17 (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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