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* RECOMMENDED * Emulex Fibre Channel driver component 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: cp034554.compsig (2.0 KB)
File name: cp034554.zip (1.2 MB)
VMware vSphere 6.5 Fibre Channel Driver kit for HPE Emulex Host Bus Adapters(HBAs) and mezzanine Host Bus Adapters(HBAs)

Added support to the following:

Updated to version 11.4.249.0

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:

a4f00847287a43b8796417ceecac6957320ddb5e8ab54420bfbe65b62cadb778 cp034554.compsig
896aa486c2bfe188038bf70c27391420f541d8509fbe758773d9e65930176cff cp034554.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 Driver 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 Fibre Channel Host Bus adapters:

8Gb FC:

  • HP 81E 8Gb Single Port PCIe Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HP 82E 8Gb Dual Port PCIe Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HP LPe1205A 8Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter for BladeSystem c-Class
  • HP StoreFabric 84E 4-Port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter

LPe16000 (16Gb) FC:

  • HP SN1000E 16Gb Dual Port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HP SN1000E 16Gb Single Port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HP SN1100E 16Gb Dual Port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HP SN1100E 16Gb Single Port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HPE StoreFabric SN1100E 4P 16Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HP Fibre Channel 16Gb LPe1605 Mezz
  • HPE Synergy 3530C 16Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter

LPe31000/32000 (16Gb/32Gb) FC:

  • HPE StoreFabric SN1200E 16Gb 2P FC HBA
  • HPE StoreFabric SN1200E 16Gb 1P FC HBA
  • HPE StoreFabric SN1600E 32Gb 2p FC HBA
  • HPE StoreFabric SN1600E 32Gb 1p FC HBA

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


Fixed the following:

This driver version, 11.4.249.0, 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)
Fixes

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


Fixed the following:

  • unexpected behavior with incomplete path reporting that would cause an unexpectedly high number of dropped frames reported by the target and driver
  •  driver abort request to properly abort ELS (Extended Link Services)  command
Enhancements

Updated to driver version 11.4.329.0


Version:2018.02.02 (22 Mar 2018)
Fixes

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


Fixed the following:

This driver version, 11.4.249.0, 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

Added support to the following:

Updated to version 11.4.249.0


Version:2016.11.05 (13 Mar 2018)
Fixes

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


This driver version, 11.1.257.1, 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 driver version 11.1.257.1


Version:2018.02.01 (5 Feb 2018)
Fixes

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


Fixed the following:

  • Driver responds Link Service Reject (LS_RJT) to Beacon(network probing) Off Entry Level System(ELS) ESX Operating System
  • Not able to get the target after setting the 'lpfc_nlp_slab_cnt=32' on Server
  • When XlanePriority is non-zero, xlaneset2 tries to set priority 0, driver sets the priority to XlanePriority instead of 0
  • XLanePriority value specified by the driver parameter is not reflected on the Small Factor Pluggable SFP and in the Class Specific Control(CS_CTL) Priority field in Fibre Channel frame header
Enhancements

Added support to the following:

  • Enable Buffer to Buffer credit (BB_credit) recovery using the Fibre Channel (FC) primitives

Updated to version 11.4.199.0


Version:2017.09.01 (25 Sep 2017)
Fixes

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


Resolves the following:

  •  Enabling ExpressLane on LUNs caused the LUN to become inaccessible
Enhancements

Driver version 11.2.266.0


Version:2016.11.04 (6 Sep 2017)
Fixes

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


This driver version, 11.1.257.0, resolves an unexpected termination of the ESX operating system. For more details please go through the document titled "Host Bus Adapters - Fibre Channel Driver lpfc 11.1 Might Encounter a Purple Diagnostic Screen Displaying Page Fault #PF Exception 14 on VMware ESXi 6.5" at the following link:

http://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00022166en_us

Enhancements

Updated driver version 11.1.257.0


Version:2017.06.01 (12 Jul 2017)
Fixes

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


Resolves the following:

  • Enabling HostDIF results in IO degradation on Controller Node Port Reset
Enhancements

Initial driver for separate out of box (OOB) driver for Fibre Channel. Driver version 11.2.247.0

  • Added support for HPE SmartSAN LUN Priority Setting (High/Med/Low - Per LUN)

Version:2016.11.01(B) (16 Nov 2016)
Enhancements

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


This driver, version 11.1.196.3, adds support for the following devices:

  • HPE StoreFabric SN1200E 16Gb 2P FC HBA
  • HPE StoreFabric SN1200E 16Gb 1P FC HBA
  • HPE StoreFabric SN1600E 32Gb 2p FC HBA
  • HPE StoreFabric SN1600E 32Gb 1p FC HBA

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 Driver kit for HPE Emulex Host Bus Adapters(HBAs) and mezzanine Host Bus Adapters(HBAs)

Enhancements

Added support to the following:

Updated to version 11.4.249.0

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:

a4f00847287a43b8796417ceecac6957320ddb5e8ab54420bfbe65b62cadb778 cp034554.compsig
896aa486c2bfe188038bf70c27391420f541d8509fbe758773d9e65930176cff cp034554.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 Driver 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 Fibre Channel Host Bus adapters:

8Gb FC:

  • HP 81E 8Gb Single Port PCIe Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HP 82E 8Gb Dual Port PCIe Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HP LPe1205A 8Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter for BladeSystem c-Class
  • HP StoreFabric 84E 4-Port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter

LPe16000 (16Gb) FC:

  • HP SN1000E 16Gb Dual Port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HP SN1000E 16Gb Single Port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HP SN1100E 16Gb Dual Port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HP SN1100E 16Gb Single Port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HPE StoreFabric SN1100E 4P 16Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HP Fibre Channel 16Gb LPe1605 Mezz
  • HPE Synergy 3530C 16Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter

LPe31000/32000 (16Gb/32Gb) FC:

  • HPE StoreFabric SN1200E 16Gb 2P FC HBA
  • HPE StoreFabric SN1200E 16Gb 1P FC HBA
  • HPE StoreFabric SN1600E 32Gb 2p FC HBA
  • HPE StoreFabric SN1600E 32Gb 1p FC HBA

Fixes

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


Fixed the following:

This driver version, 11.4.249.0, 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)
Fixes

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


Fixed the following:

  • unexpected behavior with incomplete path reporting that would cause an unexpectedly high number of dropped frames reported by the target and driver
  •  driver abort request to properly abort ELS (Extended Link Services)  command
Enhancements

Updated to driver version 11.4.329.0


Version:2018.02.02 (22 Mar 2018)
Fixes

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


Fixed the following:

This driver version, 11.4.249.0, 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

Added support to the following:

Updated to version 11.4.249.0


Version:2016.11.05 (13 Mar 2018)
Fixes

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


This driver version, 11.1.257.1, 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 driver version 11.1.257.1


Version:2018.02.01 (5 Feb 2018)
Fixes

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


Fixed the following:

  • Driver responds Link Service Reject (LS_RJT) to Beacon(network probing) Off Entry Level System(ELS) ESX Operating System
  • Not able to get the target after setting the 'lpfc_nlp_slab_cnt=32' on Server
  • When XlanePriority is non-zero, xlaneset2 tries to set priority 0, driver sets the priority to XlanePriority instead of 0
  • XLanePriority value specified by the driver parameter is not reflected on the Small Factor Pluggable SFP and in the Class Specific Control(CS_CTL) Priority field in Fibre Channel frame header
Enhancements

Added support to the following:

  • Enable Buffer to Buffer credit (BB_credit) recovery using the Fibre Channel (FC) primitives

Updated to version 11.4.199.0


Version:2017.09.01 (25 Sep 2017)
Fixes

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


Resolves the following:

  •  Enabling ExpressLane on LUNs caused the LUN to become inaccessible
Enhancements

Driver version 11.2.266.0


Version:2016.11.04 (6 Sep 2017)
Fixes

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


This driver version, 11.1.257.0, resolves an unexpected termination of the ESX operating system. For more details please go through the document titled "Host Bus Adapters - Fibre Channel Driver lpfc 11.1 Might Encounter a Purple Diagnostic Screen Displaying Page Fault #PF Exception 14 on VMware ESXi 6.5" at the following link:

http://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00022166en_us

Enhancements

Updated driver version 11.1.257.0


Version:2017.06.01 (12 Jul 2017)
Fixes

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


Resolves the following:

  • Enabling HostDIF results in IO degradation on Controller Node Port Reset
Enhancements

Initial driver for separate out of box (OOB) driver for Fibre Channel. Driver version 11.2.247.0

  • Added support for HPE SmartSAN LUN Priority Setting (High/Med/Low - Per LUN)

Version:2016.11.01(B) (16 Nov 2016)
Enhancements

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


This driver, version 11.1.196.3, adds support for the following devices:

  • HPE StoreFabric SN1200E 16Gb 2P FC HBA
  • HPE StoreFabric SN1200E 16Gb 1P FC HBA
  • HPE StoreFabric SN1600E 32Gb 2p FC HBA
  • HPE StoreFabric SN1600E 32Gb 1p FC HBA