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* RECOMMENDED * Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server FCoE/FC Driver Kit for HPE Emulex CNAs, HBAs and mezzanine HBAs and CNAs

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Type: Driver - Storage Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel Over Ethernet
Version: 11.1.183.21(C)(21 Apr 2017)
Operating System(s): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server
Multi-part download
File name: kmod-elx-lpfc-11.1.183.21-1.rhel7u1.x86_64.rpm (272 KB)
File name: kmod-elx-lpfc-11.1.183.21-1.rhel7u2.x86_64.rpm (272 KB)
This RPM is used to provide binary driver modules that have been pre-built to enable HPE Storage Fibre Channel Adapter. This RPM provides a customer friendly approach to install a pre-built binary driver.

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


This driver, version 11.1.183.21, 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

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:

0f9350174657b8dfbea24770f2b455b8b00658c003218c0a59ed5bc452a38668 kmod-elx-lpfc-11.1.183.21-1.rhel7u1.x86_64.rpm
a6b592490cf9e17832fdce172d90cbeab5edba64b16469c87dee17e91bffc3c0 kmod-elx-lpfc-11.1.183.21-1.rhel7u2.x86_64.rpm

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


Installation:

1. Login as the system administrator (root).

2. Download the RPM to a directory on your hard drive and change to that directory.

3. To install or upgrade the driver, type the following command at the prompt:

                    # rpm -Uvh elx-lpfc-<kerneltype><version>.<OSupdate>.i586.rpm

                    Example: # rpm -Uvh elx-lpfc-kmp-default-8.3.7.7_2.6.32.12_0.7-1.sles11sp1.i586.rpm

4. When the installation or upgrade is complete, the following message displays:

                    Setup is now complete. Please REBOOT your computer NOW!!

IMPORTANT: If the installation fails or if you see any warning or error messages, STOP, do NOT reboot the computer. The driver will not be operational and you must uninstall the driver by typing the following command:

                    # rpm -e elx-lpfc-<kerneltype><version>.<OSupdate>.i586


End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


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


Important:

Release Notes:
HPE StoreFabric Emulex Adapters Release Notes
 


Supported Devices and Features:

  • HP NC553i 10Gb 2-port FlexFabric Converged Network Adapter
  • HP SN1000E 16Gb Dual Port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HP SN1000E 16Gb Single Port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HP 82E 8Gb Dual Port PCIe Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HP 81E 8Gb Single Port PCIe Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HP CN1100E Dual Port Converged Network Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554M Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLR-SFP+ Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLB Adapter
  • HP LPe1205A 8Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter for BladeSystem c-Class
  • Emulex LPe1205 8Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter for c-Class BladeSystem
  • HP SN1100E 16Gb Dual Port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HP SN1100E 16Gb Single Port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HP LPe1605 16Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter for BladeSystem c-Class
  • HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650FLB Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650M Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 556FLR-SFP+ Adapter
  • HP StoreFabric CN1200E Dual Port Converged Network Adapter
  • HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 556FLR-T Adapter
  • HPE StoreFabric CN1200E-T 10GBASE-T Converged Network Adapter
  • HP StoreFabric 84E 4-Port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HPE Synergy 3530C 16Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HPE StoreFabric SN1100E 4P 16Gb FC HBA
  • 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

Version:12.0.346.15 (2 Apr 2019)
Enhancements

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


Updated to driver version 12.0.346.15

Added support to the following:

  • Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux  7update 6 (RHEL7.6).
  • Added duration support for the Link Cable Beacon command. This avoids situations in which the blinking of an Host Bus Adapter(HBA) Light Emitting Diode(LED) might be initiated, but no command is sent to stop the blinking.

Version:11.4.334.38 (26 Jul 2019)
Fixes

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


This driver version resolves a condition where Abort ​Sequences ​In ​lpfc ​Driver ​Versions ​11.4.184.0 ​(or ​Later) ​May ​Not ​be ​Processed ​Before ​a ​Command ​Is ​Completed ​In ​High ​Stress ​Environments. 

For more details please go through the document titled "Linux - Abort Sequences In lpfc Driver Versions 11.4.184.0 (or Later) May Not be Processed Before a Command Is Completed In High Stress Environments" at the following link:

 https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00068082en_us

Enhancements

Updated to driver version 11.4.334.38


Version:11.4.334.26 (27 Sep 2018)
Fixes

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


This driver version resolves the following:

  •  Spectra Meltdown warning messages during driver update/installation.
Enhancements

Updated to driver version 11.4.334.26


Version:11.4.334.12 (26 Jun 2018)
Enhancements

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


Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7u5

Updated to driver version 11.4.334.12


Version:11.4.142.26 (5 Feb 2018)
Enhancements

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


Added support to the following:

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

Updated to version 11.4.142.26


Version:11.2.307.13 (25 Sep 2017)
Enhancements

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


Driver version 11.2.307.13

Added support for Rhel7.4


Version:11.2.254.6 (12 Jul 2017)
Enhancements

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


Initial driver for separate out of box (OOB) driver for Fibre Channel.  Driver version 11.2.254.6


Version:11.1.183.21(C) (21 Apr 2017)
Enhancements

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


This driver, version 11.1.183.21, 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

Version:11.1.183.21(B) (16 Nov 2016)
Enhancements

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


This driver, version 11.1.183.21, 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

Version:11.1.183.21 (24 Oct 2016)
Enhancements

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


Updated driver to version 11.1.183.21

  • Added automatic recovery from errors that previously required a system reboot
  • Added SmartSAN 2.0 support
  • Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 update 8

Version:10.7.341.0 (24 Oct 2016)
Enhancements

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


Updated driver to version 10.7.341.0

Added HPE Smart SAN 1.0 support


Version:10.7.298.0 (17 Jun 2016)
Enhancements

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


Updated driver to version 10.7.298.0

Initial support for:

  • HPE StoreFabric SN1100E 4P 16Gb FC HBA
  • Smart SAN 1.0

 


Version:10.7.110.34 (1 Apr 2016)
Enhancements

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


Added support for the following devices:

  • HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 556FLR-T Adapter
  • HPE StoreFabric CN1200E-T 10GBASE-T Converged Network Adapter

Added support for T10 DIF (End-to-End Protection support) for HP 3PAR


Version:10.5.152.1 (1 Oct 2015)
Fixes

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


Resolved issue where Vport state is not set to FC_VPORT_NO_FABRIC_RSCS when fdisc command fails with no resource error code

Enhancements

Updated driver to version 10.5.152.1-1


Version:10.5.65.14 (15 Jun 2015)
Fixes

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


This driver version resolves the following:

  • The lpfc driver does not issue RFF_ID and RFT_ID in the correct sequence
  • Luns mapped to 8Gb adapters were not discovered.
  • lpfc driver installation shows unexpected messages on SLES12 OS
Enhancements

Updated driver to version 10.5.65.14

Added Support for RedHat Enterprise Linux  7 update 1

Added changelogs for new drivers


Version:10.2.477.17 (30 Mar 2015)
Fixes

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


Linux driver version 10.2.477.17

Resolves an issue where a cable pull on a RHEL6.5 system causes the system to terminate unexpectedly.

Enhancements

Updated to version 10.2.477.17


Version:10.2.469.0 (30 Mar 2015)
Fixes

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


  • Resolved an issue with error recovery of a "hung" IO to a device where all IOs are cancelled, not just the culprit one.
  • Resolved a race condition found on an internal mailbox queue.
Enhancements

Updated to version 10.2.469.0


Version:10.2.340.16 (6 Oct 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.


Initial out of box (OOB) driver to support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.


Type: Driver - Storage Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel Over Ethernet
Version: 11.1.183.21(C)(21 Apr 2017)
Operating System(s):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server

Description

This RPM is used to provide binary driver modules that have been pre-built to enable HPE Storage Fibre Channel Adapter. This RPM provides a customer friendly approach to install a pre-built binary driver.

Enhancements

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


This driver, version 11.1.183.21, 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

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:

0f9350174657b8dfbea24770f2b455b8b00658c003218c0a59ed5bc452a38668 kmod-elx-lpfc-11.1.183.21-1.rhel7u1.x86_64.rpm
a6b592490cf9e17832fdce172d90cbeab5edba64b16469c87dee17e91bffc3c0 kmod-elx-lpfc-11.1.183.21-1.rhel7u2.x86_64.rpm

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


Installation:

1. Login as the system administrator (root).

2. Download the RPM to a directory on your hard drive and change to that directory.

3. To install or upgrade the driver, type the following command at the prompt:

                    # rpm -Uvh elx-lpfc-<kerneltype><version>.<OSupdate>.i586.rpm

                    Example: # rpm -Uvh elx-lpfc-kmp-default-8.3.7.7_2.6.32.12_0.7-1.sles11sp1.i586.rpm

4. When the installation or upgrade is complete, the following message displays:

                    Setup is now complete. Please REBOOT your computer NOW!!

IMPORTANT: If the installation fails or if you see any warning or error messages, STOP, do NOT reboot the computer. The driver will not be operational and you must uninstall the driver by typing the following command:

                    # rpm -e elx-lpfc-<kerneltype><version>.<OSupdate>.i586


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:

Release Notes:
HPE StoreFabric Emulex Adapters Release Notes
 


Supported Devices and Features:

  • HP NC553i 10Gb 2-port FlexFabric Converged Network Adapter
  • HP SN1000E 16Gb Dual Port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HP SN1000E 16Gb Single Port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HP 82E 8Gb Dual Port PCIe Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HP 81E 8Gb Single Port PCIe Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HP CN1100E Dual Port Converged Network Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554M Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLR-SFP+ Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLB Adapter
  • HP LPe1205A 8Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter for BladeSystem c-Class
  • Emulex LPe1205 8Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter for c-Class BladeSystem
  • HP SN1100E 16Gb Dual Port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HP SN1100E 16Gb Single Port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HP LPe1605 16Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter for BladeSystem c-Class
  • HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650FLB Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650M Adapter
  • HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 556FLR-SFP+ Adapter
  • HP StoreFabric CN1200E Dual Port Converged Network Adapter
  • HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 556FLR-T Adapter
  • HPE StoreFabric CN1200E-T 10GBASE-T Converged Network Adapter
  • HP StoreFabric 84E 4-Port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HPE Synergy 3530C 16Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • HPE StoreFabric SN1100E 4P 16Gb FC HBA
  • 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

Important

Revision History

Version:12.0.346.15 (2 Apr 2019)
Enhancements

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


Updated to driver version 12.0.346.15

Added support to the following:

  • Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux  7update 6 (RHEL7.6).
  • Added duration support for the Link Cable Beacon command. This avoids situations in which the blinking of an Host Bus Adapter(HBA) Light Emitting Diode(LED) might be initiated, but no command is sent to stop the blinking.

Version:11.4.334.38 (26 Jul 2019)
Fixes

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


This driver version resolves a condition where Abort ​Sequences ​In ​lpfc ​Driver ​Versions ​11.4.184.0 ​(or ​Later) ​May ​Not ​be ​Processed ​Before ​a ​Command ​Is ​Completed ​In ​High ​Stress ​Environments. 

For more details please go through the document titled "Linux - Abort Sequences In lpfc Driver Versions 11.4.184.0 (or Later) May Not be Processed Before a Command Is Completed In High Stress Environments" at the following link:

 https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00068082en_us

Enhancements

Updated to driver version 11.4.334.38


Version:11.4.334.26 (27 Sep 2018)
Fixes

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


This driver version resolves the following:

  •  Spectra Meltdown warning messages during driver update/installation.
Enhancements

Updated to driver version 11.4.334.26


Version:11.4.334.12 (26 Jun 2018)
Enhancements

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


Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7u5

Updated to driver version 11.4.334.12


Version:11.4.142.26 (5 Feb 2018)
Enhancements

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


Added support to the following:

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

Updated to version 11.4.142.26


Version:11.2.307.13 (25 Sep 2017)
Enhancements

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


Driver version 11.2.307.13

Added support for Rhel7.4


Version:11.2.254.6 (12 Jul 2017)
Enhancements

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


Initial driver for separate out of box (OOB) driver for Fibre Channel.  Driver version 11.2.254.6


Version:11.1.183.21(C) (21 Apr 2017)
Enhancements

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


This driver, version 11.1.183.21, 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

Version:11.1.183.21(B) (16 Nov 2016)
Enhancements

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


This driver, version 11.1.183.21, 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

Version:11.1.183.21 (24 Oct 2016)
Enhancements

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


Updated driver to version 11.1.183.21

  • Added automatic recovery from errors that previously required a system reboot
  • Added SmartSAN 2.0 support
  • Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 update 8

Version:10.7.341.0 (24 Oct 2016)
Enhancements

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


Updated driver to version 10.7.341.0

Added HPE Smart SAN 1.0 support


Version:10.7.298.0 (17 Jun 2016)
Enhancements

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


Updated driver to version 10.7.298.0

Initial support for:

  • HPE StoreFabric SN1100E 4P 16Gb FC HBA
  • Smart SAN 1.0

 


Version:10.7.110.34 (1 Apr 2016)
Enhancements

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


Added support for the following devices:

  • HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 556FLR-T Adapter
  • HPE StoreFabric CN1200E-T 10GBASE-T Converged Network Adapter

Added support for T10 DIF (End-to-End Protection support) for HP 3PAR


Version:10.5.152.1 (1 Oct 2015)
Fixes

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


Resolved issue where Vport state is not set to FC_VPORT_NO_FABRIC_RSCS when fdisc command fails with no resource error code

Enhancements

Updated driver to version 10.5.152.1-1


Version:10.5.65.14 (15 Jun 2015)
Fixes

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


This driver version resolves the following:

  • The lpfc driver does not issue RFF_ID and RFT_ID in the correct sequence
  • Luns mapped to 8Gb adapters were not discovered.
  • lpfc driver installation shows unexpected messages on SLES12 OS
Enhancements

Updated driver to version 10.5.65.14

Added Support for RedHat Enterprise Linux  7 update 1

Added changelogs for new drivers


Version:10.2.477.17 (30 Mar 2015)
Fixes

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


Linux driver version 10.2.477.17

Resolves an issue where a cable pull on a RHEL6.5 system causes the system to terminate unexpectedly.

Enhancements

Updated to version 10.2.477.17


Version:10.2.469.0 (30 Mar 2015)
Fixes

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


  • Resolved an issue with error recovery of a "hung" IO to a device where all IOs are cancelled, not just the culprit one.
  • Resolved a race condition found on an internal mailbox queue.
Enhancements

Updated to version 10.2.469.0


Version:10.2.340.16 (6 Oct 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.


Initial out of box (OOB) driver to support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.


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