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HPE QLogic FastLinQ Online Firmware Upgrade Utility for VMware

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Type: Firmware - Network
Version: 4.3.26(12 Jul 2017)
Operating System(s): VMware vSphere 6.0
VMware vSphere 6.5
Multi-part download
File name: CP031021.compsig (2.1 KB)
File name: CP031021.zip (6.9 MB)
This package contains the utilities and binaries for upgrading HPE ProLiant QLogic FastLinQ Gigabit Ethernet NIC firmware running under VMware vSphere 6.0 and vSphere 6.5.

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 Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 521T Adapter
  • HPE Ethernet 4x25Gb 1-port 620QSFP28 Adapter
  • HPE Ethernet 10/25Gb 2-port 621SFP28 Adapter
  • HPE Ethernet 10/25Gb 2-port 622FLR-SFP28 Converged Network Adapter
  • HPE Synergy 6810C 25/50Gb Ethernet Adapter

Prerequisites:

This product requires the appropriate driver for your device and operating system be installed before firmware is updated.


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

1e66140931915394956a0d9524a12e8094e09f28b880e43ed90b8a0377fd0e81 CP031021.zip
e53f34bef9ec26709fd4583cba5b6849dfa3643ecc0358d86be7e5058df42457 CP031021.compsig

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


Installation:

Installation instructions are available in CP031021.txt, which is included in CP031021.zip.


End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1
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:

HPE recommends HPE QLogic FastLinQ 10/25/50GbE Multifunction Drivers for VMware, versions 2017.07.07, for use with this firmware.


Notes:

This software package contains the following firmware versions:

NIC Boot Code (MFW) Version UEFI Version PXE Version Combo Image Version
HPE Ethernet 4x25Gb 1-port 620QSFP28 Adapter 8.19.0.0 4.1.1.8 2.0.12 8.18.36
HPE Synergy 6810C 25/50Gb Ethernet Adapter
HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 521T Adapter 8.18.27.0 4.1.1.8 2.0.12 8.18.40
HPE Ethernet 10/25Gb 2-port 621SFP28 Adapter
HPE Ethernet 10/25Gb 2-port 622FLR-SFP28 Converged Network Adapter

 


Supported Devices and Features:

This product supports the following network adapters:

  • HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 521T Adapter
  • HPE Ethernet 4x25Gb 1-port 620QSFP28 Adapter
  • HPE Ethernet 10/25Gb 2-port 621SFP28 Adapter
  • HPE Ethernet 10/25Gb 2-port 622FLR-SFP28 Converged Network Adapter
  • HPE Synergy 6810C 25/50Gb Ethernet Adapter

HPE recommends HPE QLogic FastLinQ 10/25/50GbE Multifunction Drivers for VMware, versions 2017.07.07, for use with this firmware.

Version:4.11.9 (20 Dec 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 an issue where 2nd port reports "function type: disabled" with HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 524SFP+ Adapter.

Enhancements

This product now remove supports Synergy and Blade Server.


Version:4.10.15 (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 corrects an issue where the firmware update fails when the first port is disabled on the network adapter. 

This product corrects an issue where not all devices are discovered as part of firmware update on a multi-root-complex platforms like Integrity, Superdome etc.

This product corrects an issue where the system hangs during POST with red screen when iSCSI boot LUN is re-exported (after a previous unexport operation) from the iSCSI host (HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage).

This product corrects an issue where 'HPE Synergy 4820C 10/20/25Gb Converged Network Adapter' disappears after changing its link speed under its configuration menu (located at 'System Utilities'(F9 at POST)->'System Configuration').

This product corrects an issue where the configuration settings of the adapter, connected to a server managed by OneView profile, may be reset to defaults after a system reboot.

Enhancements

This product now supports the HPE Synergy 6820C 25/50Gb Converged Network Adapter.

This product now allows modification of the settings under the 'Port Level Configuration' sub-menu under the adapter's configuration menu (located at 'System Utilities'(F9 at POST)->'System Configuration') when OneView Profile with 'manage manually' option is applied to the server.


Version:4.9.27(B) (3 Jun 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 now supports the HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 524SFP+ Adapter.


Version:4.9.27 (2 Apr 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 corrects an issue where the WWPN information is missing in an adapter's FCoE configuration menu (under 'System Utilities'->'System Configuration' menu).
This product corrects an issue where server hangs during POST when a network adapter is connected to the HPE Synergy 20Gb Interconnect Link Module.
This product corrects an issue where the initiator does not stay logged into the target in an FCoE connection. 
This product corrects an issue where the link status continues to show as UP on the switch side even after a network adapter is disabled in the OS. 


Version:4.7.15 (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.

This product now supports the following network adapters:

  • HPE StoreFabric CN1200R-T Converged Network Adapter
  • HPE StoreFabric CN1300R Converged Network Adapter
  • HPE Synergy 4820C 10/25Gb Converged Network Adapter

Version:4.6.24 (26 Jun 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 corrects an issue where booting to Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) may not work after applying the OneView server profile when the System ROM is set to 'Legacy BIOS Mode'.
  • This product addresses an issue where the FCoE boot parameters cannot be configured in the adapter's configuration menu (under 'System Utilities'->'System Configuration' menu) when OneView profile with connections set to 'manually managed' is applied to the system.
  • This product corrects an issue where certain settings/changes (CHAP, boot mode etc) in the OneView server profile are not reflected in the adapters' configuration menu (under 'System Utilities'->'System Configuration' menu) after applying the OneView server profile.
  • This product corrects an issue where the virtual World Wide Port Name(WWPN)/World Wide Node Name(WWNN) are not programmed properly when applying the OneView server profile.

Version:4.5.18 (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 addresses an issue where the inlet temperature is incorrectly reported.
  • This product addresses an issue where the Wake-On-LAN setting is not properly set on the second port after the defaults are restored.

Version:4.4.14 (25 Sep 2017)
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 where the Wake-On-Lan setting on the second port isn't correctly enabled when the network adapter's configuration settings are restored to default in the 'System Utilities' (F9 on POST) under the 'System Configuration' menu.


Version:4.3.26 (12 Jul 2017)
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 Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 521T Adapter
  • HPE Ethernet 4x25Gb 1-port 620QSFP28 Adapter
  • HPE Ethernet 10/25Gb 2-port 621SFP28 Adapter
  • HPE Ethernet 10/25Gb 2-port 622FLR-SFP28 Converged Network Adapter
  • HPE Synergy 6810C 25/50Gb Ethernet Adapter

Version:4.1.3 (24 Oct 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.


The firmware in this product addresses intermittent PCIe enumeration issues seen after warm/cold boot.

The firmware in this product addresses a system crash seen when enabling NPAR with SRIOV enabled.

The firmware in this product addresses an issue where a "NIC Initialization error" message is observed when PXE boot is attempted multiple times.

The firmware in this product addresses an issue where the NCSI pass-through does not function when configured for DHCP IP.

The firmware in this product addresses an issue where PXE boot fails in legacy boot mode.

Ths firmware in this product addresses an issue where the system PXE boots when PXE boot is disabled on the port.


Version:4.0.18 (26 Sep 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.


Initial release.


Type: Firmware - Network
Version: 4.3.26(12 Jul 2017)
Operating System(s):
VMware vSphere 6.0
VMware vSphere 6.5

Description

This package contains the utilities and binaries for upgrading HPE ProLiant QLogic FastLinQ Gigabit Ethernet NIC firmware running under VMware vSphere 6.0 and vSphere 6.5.

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 Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 521T Adapter
  • HPE Ethernet 4x25Gb 1-port 620QSFP28 Adapter
  • HPE Ethernet 10/25Gb 2-port 621SFP28 Adapter
  • HPE Ethernet 10/25Gb 2-port 622FLR-SFP28 Converged Network Adapter
  • HPE Synergy 6810C 25/50Gb Ethernet Adapter

Installation Instructions

Prerequisites:

This product requires the appropriate driver for your device and operating system be installed before firmware is updated.


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

1e66140931915394956a0d9524a12e8094e09f28b880e43ed90b8a0377fd0e81 CP031021.zip
e53f34bef9ec26709fd4583cba5b6849dfa3643ecc0358d86be7e5058df42457 CP031021.compsig

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


Installation:

Installation instructions are available in CP031021.txt, which is included in CP031021.zip.


Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1
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:

HPE recommends HPE QLogic FastLinQ 10/25/50GbE Multifunction Drivers for VMware, versions 2017.07.07, for use with this firmware.


Notes:

This software package contains the following firmware versions:

NIC Boot Code (MFW) Version UEFI Version PXE Version Combo Image Version
HPE Ethernet 4x25Gb 1-port 620QSFP28 Adapter 8.19.0.0 4.1.1.8 2.0.12 8.18.36
HPE Synergy 6810C 25/50Gb Ethernet Adapter
HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 521T Adapter 8.18.27.0 4.1.1.8 2.0.12 8.18.40
HPE Ethernet 10/25Gb 2-port 621SFP28 Adapter
HPE Ethernet 10/25Gb 2-port 622FLR-SFP28 Converged Network Adapter

 


Supported Devices and Features:

This product supports the following network adapters:

  • HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 521T Adapter
  • HPE Ethernet 4x25Gb 1-port 620QSFP28 Adapter
  • HPE Ethernet 10/25Gb 2-port 621SFP28 Adapter
  • HPE Ethernet 10/25Gb 2-port 622FLR-SFP28 Converged Network Adapter
  • HPE Synergy 6810C 25/50Gb Ethernet Adapter

Important

HPE recommends HPE QLogic FastLinQ 10/25/50GbE Multifunction Drivers for VMware, versions 2017.07.07, for use with this firmware.

Revision History

Version:4.11.9 (20 Dec 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 an issue where 2nd port reports "function type: disabled" with HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 524SFP+ Adapter.

Enhancements

This product now remove supports Synergy and Blade Server.


Version:4.10.15 (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 corrects an issue where the firmware update fails when the first port is disabled on the network adapter. 

This product corrects an issue where not all devices are discovered as part of firmware update on a multi-root-complex platforms like Integrity, Superdome etc.

This product corrects an issue where the system hangs during POST with red screen when iSCSI boot LUN is re-exported (after a previous unexport operation) from the iSCSI host (HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage).

This product corrects an issue where 'HPE Synergy 4820C 10/20/25Gb Converged Network Adapter' disappears after changing its link speed under its configuration menu (located at 'System Utilities'(F9 at POST)->'System Configuration').

This product corrects an issue where the configuration settings of the adapter, connected to a server managed by OneView profile, may be reset to defaults after a system reboot.

Enhancements

This product now supports the HPE Synergy 6820C 25/50Gb Converged Network Adapter.

This product now allows modification of the settings under the 'Port Level Configuration' sub-menu under the adapter's configuration menu (located at 'System Utilities'(F9 at POST)->'System Configuration') when OneView Profile with 'manage manually' option is applied to the server.


Version:4.9.27(B) (3 Jun 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 now supports the HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 524SFP+ Adapter.


Version:4.9.27 (2 Apr 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 corrects an issue where the WWPN information is missing in an adapter's FCoE configuration menu (under 'System Utilities'->'System Configuration' menu).
This product corrects an issue where server hangs during POST when a network adapter is connected to the HPE Synergy 20Gb Interconnect Link Module.
This product corrects an issue where the initiator does not stay logged into the target in an FCoE connection. 
This product corrects an issue where the link status continues to show as UP on the switch side even after a network adapter is disabled in the OS. 


Version:4.7.15 (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.

This product now supports the following network adapters:

  • HPE StoreFabric CN1200R-T Converged Network Adapter
  • HPE StoreFabric CN1300R Converged Network Adapter
  • HPE Synergy 4820C 10/25Gb Converged Network Adapter

Version:4.6.24 (26 Jun 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 corrects an issue where booting to Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) may not work after applying the OneView server profile when the System ROM is set to 'Legacy BIOS Mode'.
  • This product addresses an issue where the FCoE boot parameters cannot be configured in the adapter's configuration menu (under 'System Utilities'->'System Configuration' menu) when OneView profile with connections set to 'manually managed' is applied to the system.
  • This product corrects an issue where certain settings/changes (CHAP, boot mode etc) in the OneView server profile are not reflected in the adapters' configuration menu (under 'System Utilities'->'System Configuration' menu) after applying the OneView server profile.
  • This product corrects an issue where the virtual World Wide Port Name(WWPN)/World Wide Node Name(WWNN) are not programmed properly when applying the OneView server profile.

Version:4.5.18 (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 addresses an issue where the inlet temperature is incorrectly reported.
  • This product addresses an issue where the Wake-On-LAN setting is not properly set on the second port after the defaults are restored.

Version:4.4.14 (25 Sep 2017)
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 where the Wake-On-Lan setting on the second port isn't correctly enabled when the network adapter's configuration settings are restored to default in the 'System Utilities' (F9 on POST) under the 'System Configuration' menu.


Version:4.3.26 (12 Jul 2017)
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 Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 521T Adapter
  • HPE Ethernet 4x25Gb 1-port 620QSFP28 Adapter
  • HPE Ethernet 10/25Gb 2-port 621SFP28 Adapter
  • HPE Ethernet 10/25Gb 2-port 622FLR-SFP28 Converged Network Adapter
  • HPE Synergy 6810C 25/50Gb Ethernet Adapter

Version:4.1.3 (24 Oct 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.


The firmware in this product addresses intermittent PCIe enumeration issues seen after warm/cold boot.

The firmware in this product addresses a system crash seen when enabling NPAR with SRIOV enabled.

The firmware in this product addresses an issue where a "NIC Initialization error" message is observed when PXE boot is attempted multiple times.

The firmware in this product addresses an issue where the NCSI pass-through does not function when configured for DHCP IP.

The firmware in this product addresses an issue where PXE boot fails in legacy boot mode.

Ths firmware in this product addresses an issue where the system PXE boots when PXE boot is disabled on the port.


Version:4.0.18 (26 Sep 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.


Initial release.


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