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* RECOMMENDED * Emulex(BRCM) Fibre Channel over Ethernet driver for VMware vSphere 6.5

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Type: Software - Storage Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel Over Ethernet
Version: 2018.02.02(22 Mar 2018)
Operating System(s): VMware vSphere 6.5
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File name: cp034552.compsig (2.0 KB)
File name: cp034552.zip (1.1 MB)
VMware vSphere 6.5 Fibre Channel over Ethernet Driver kit for HPE Emulex(BRCM) Converged Network Adapters

Updated to Driver version 11.4.1231.0

Prerequisites:

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

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

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.


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

38635fc7f5cb6ac923602ebc68fe1b2d1e24b6825f4c5649dbb6b1b8ccc5fa97 cp034552.compsig
37de37733284325c48940de9ac463910ef9a3e2e7376c27a28576564fbe8c3bc cp034552.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:

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

  • Download the appropriate SPP
  • Add the component to the SPP
  • Mount the SPP on a remote server running Windows or Linux that has a network connection to the ESXi host to be updated
  • Run SUM
  • 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 SUM 6.0 and newer, select both the Additional Package with the added component and the SPP Baseline on the node Inventory page.
  • Follow Smart Update Manager Steps to complete the firmware update.
  • Refer to the SPP Documentation for detailed instructions at:  www.hpe.com/servers/spp/download

To update the driver using VMware tools:

  • Unzip this HPE component to extract the driver offline bundle
  • Use VMware Vsphere Update Manager(VUM) or esxcli commands to install the offline bundle.
  • Refer to VMware documentation for information on Vsphere Update Manager(VUM) and the esxcli commands

 

 


End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


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


Important:

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

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

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


This driver version, 11.4.1231.0, resolves an unexpected behavior with incomplete path reporting that would cause an unexpectedly high number of dropped frames reported by the target and driver

For more details please go through the document titled "Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel Over Ethernet Host Bus Adapters - Unmapping LUNS From Storage Might Result in a Purple Diagnostic Screen on VMware ESXi 5.5, 6.0, or 6.5 " at the following link:


https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00042449en_us

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

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:2018.06.01 (26 Jun 2018)
Enhancements

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


Updated to Driver version 12.0.1115.0


Version:2018.02.02 (22 Mar 2018)
Fixes

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


This driver version, 11.4.1231.0, resolves an unexpected behavior with incomplete path reporting that would cause an unexpectedly high number of dropped frames reported by the target and driver

For more details please go through the document titled "Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel Over Ethernet Host Bus Adapters - Unmapping LUNS From Storage Might Result in a Purple Diagnostic Screen on VMware ESXi 5.5, 6.0, or 6.5 " at the following link:


https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00042449en_us

Enhancements

Updated to Driver version 11.4.1231.0


Version:2018.02.01 (5 Feb 2018)
Enhancements

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


Updated to Driver version 11.4.1216.0


Version:2017.09.01 (25 Sep 2017)
Fixes

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


Fixed the following:

  • Resolves an unexpected behavior where esxcfg-scsidevs -a shows the same iqn name for 2 iscsi initiator
  • Resolves an unexpected behavior where loading card defaults is not getting reflected in 650FLB and 650M
Enhancements

Updated to Driver version 11.2.1213.0


Version:2017.06.01 (6 Jun 2017)
Enhancements

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


Initial driver for new, separate out of box (OOB) driver for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). Driver version 11.2.1213.0

  • Added support for Firmware Install Library v0.81 - Driver Support.

Type: Software - Storage Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel Over Ethernet
Version: 2018.02.02(22 Mar 2018)
Operating System(s):
VMware vSphere 6.5

Description

VMware vSphere 6.5 Fibre Channel over Ethernet Driver kit for HPE Emulex(BRCM) Converged Network Adapters

Enhancements

Updated to Driver version 11.4.1231.0

Installation Instructions

Prerequisites:

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

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

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.


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

38635fc7f5cb6ac923602ebc68fe1b2d1e24b6825f4c5649dbb6b1b8ccc5fa97 cp034552.compsig
37de37733284325c48940de9ac463910ef9a3e2e7376c27a28576564fbe8c3bc cp034552.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:

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

  • Download the appropriate SPP
  • Add the component to the SPP
  • Mount the SPP on a remote server running Windows or Linux that has a network connection to the ESXi host to be updated
  • Run SUM
  • 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 SUM 6.0 and newer, select both the Additional Package with the added component and the SPP Baseline on the node Inventory page.
  • Follow Smart Update Manager Steps to complete the firmware update.
  • Refer to the SPP Documentation for detailed instructions at:  www.hpe.com/servers/spp/download

To update the driver using VMware tools:

  • Unzip this HPE component to extract the driver offline bundle
  • Use VMware Vsphere Update Manager(VUM) or esxcli commands to install the offline bundle.
  • Refer to VMware documentation for information on Vsphere Update Manager(VUM) and the esxcli commands

 

 


Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


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


Important:

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

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

Fixes

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


This driver version, 11.4.1231.0, resolves an unexpected behavior with incomplete path reporting that would cause an unexpectedly high number of dropped frames reported by the target and driver

For more details please go through the document titled "Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel Over Ethernet Host Bus Adapters - Unmapping LUNS From Storage Might Result in a Purple Diagnostic Screen on VMware ESXi 5.5, 6.0, or 6.5 " at the following link:


https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00042449en_us

Important

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

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:2018.06.01 (26 Jun 2018)
Enhancements

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


Updated to Driver version 12.0.1115.0


Version:2018.02.02 (22 Mar 2018)
Fixes

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


This driver version, 11.4.1231.0, resolves an unexpected behavior with incomplete path reporting that would cause an unexpectedly high number of dropped frames reported by the target and driver

For more details please go through the document titled "Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel Over Ethernet Host Bus Adapters - Unmapping LUNS From Storage Might Result in a Purple Diagnostic Screen on VMware ESXi 5.5, 6.0, or 6.5 " at the following link:


https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00042449en_us

Enhancements

Updated to Driver version 11.4.1231.0


Version:2018.02.01 (5 Feb 2018)
Enhancements

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


Updated to Driver version 11.4.1216.0


Version:2017.09.01 (25 Sep 2017)
Fixes

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


Fixed the following:

  • Resolves an unexpected behavior where esxcfg-scsidevs -a shows the same iqn name for 2 iscsi initiator
  • Resolves an unexpected behavior where loading card defaults is not getting reflected in 650FLB and 650M
Enhancements

Updated to Driver version 11.2.1213.0


Version:2017.06.01 (6 Jun 2017)
Enhancements

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


Initial driver for new, separate out of box (OOB) driver for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). Driver version 11.2.1213.0

  • Added support for Firmware Install Library v0.81 - Driver Support.