HP Emulex CNA Firmware and Driver for ESXi5.0

The following Emulex CNA FW and driver should be used on HP G7 servers working with ESXi5.0

[update on 9/21/2012]

please use this post to track FW/Driver versions.

https://hongjunma.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/hp-bladesystem-firmwaredriver-matrix/

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3 thoughts on “HP Emulex CNA Firmware and Driver for ESXi5.0

  1. What about ESXi 4.1 and HP G7 ?
    Is this firmware (4.0.360.20) supported for ESXi 4.1, together with driver 4.0.360.0 ?
    http://downloads.vmware.com/d/details/dt_esxi40_emulex_be2net_403060/ZHcqYnQqaGpiZEBlZA==
    Should they be used together or is there a better recommended/supported combination ?
    The release notes of firmware 4.0.360.7, stated that the driver 4.0.360.0 should be used,
    but now the firmware 4.0.360.7 has disappeared (withdrawn?)
    http://vibsdepot.hp.com/HP_BladeSystem_Emulex_Be2net_FW_4.0.360.7
    (see Customer advisory http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c03005737)

  2. Firmware version is OS independent so you can use 4.0.360.20 as latest firmware versions for all OS.

    For ESXi4.1 NIC driver, 4.0.360.0 is the right driver to use.

    As for CNA drivers, since it provides 3 functions, NIC, iSCSI and FCOE, here is the list of drivers you should use as of today.

    Please note: after you install FW 4.0.360.20 and verify in Vmware, the real FW version in the code shows 4.0.360.15. They are the same code. .20 has some packaging modification after the code .15 was released.

    **********ESXi 5.0***********
    Firmware: 4.0.360.20
    NIC:
    be2net: 4.0.355.1 http://downloads.vmware.com/d/details/dt_esxi50_emulex_be2net_403551/dHRAYnQqQHBiZHAlJQ==

    iSCSI
    be2iscsi: 4.0.317.0 http://downloads.vmware.com/d/details/dt_esxi50_emulex_oce11100_403170/dHRAYnRqdCViZHAlJQ==

    FCOE
    lpfc: 8.2.2.105.36 http://downloads.vmware.com/d/details/dt_esxi50_emulex_lpfc820_82210536/dHRAYnRoZCViZHAlJQ==
     
     
    **********ESXi 4.1***********
    Firmware: 4.0.360.20
    NIC:
    be2net: 4.0.306.0 http://downloads.vmware.com/d/details/dt_esxi40_emulex_be2net_403060/ZHcqYnQqaGpiZEBlZA==
    iSCSI:
    be2iscsi: 4.0.317.0 http://downloads.vmware.com/d/details/dt_esxi41_emulex_oce11102_be2iscsi_o_403170/dHdlYnRqdCpiZCpwcA==
    FCOE:
    Lpfc: 8.2.1.105.34 http://downloads.vmware.com/d/details/dt_esx41_emulex_lpfc820_82110534/dHdlYnQqaCpiZCpwcA==

     

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