Archive for July, 2012

HP G7 Blades: New Emulex firmware 4.1.402.20 released

July 2nd, 2012 20 comments

HP has released a new firmware version 4.1.402.20 of its Emulex OneConnect 10Gb Ethernet Controller which is used in HP G7 Blades.

The June HP Service Pack for ProLiant 2012.06.0(B) had a 4.1.402.8 firmware version so it looks like it only had a lifespan of a month and has now been superseded by 4.1.402.20.

Unfortunately it doesn’t look like the HP VMware Recipe for June has been updated

The installation is as before and requires you to boot off an .ISO and update manually. (I have a dream that one day…)

Before June the firmware version recommended was 4.0.493. I can’t tell what the enhancements are between 4.1.402.8 and 4.1.402.20 as the release notes for 4.1.402.20 only list the resolved issues from 4.0.493.

BladeEngine Firmware

  1. Increased RSS queues for Rhel drivers.
  2. Fixed W2K8 graceful shutdown on NC552 adapter.
  3. iSCSI not working when priority fields are used.
  4. 554FLR-SFP adapter, FCoE Path Multipath Recovery Failure, SLES11 SP1 x64
  5. FCoE port sometimes doesn’t login after VC module failover, w2k3
  6. Fix support for TEMP_DEAD and ALOM_FAN_ON_AUX on Gen 8 servers
  7. Correction to OCSD to prevent DMA conflicts with LPFC driver


  1. NC553i adapter using wrong IP for gateway during Tftp
  2. BE2/BE3 based adapters, PXE Hang
  3. BL465cG7 PXE boot stops and is not coming up in RDP


  1. SCSI SAN boot fails when DHCP Vendor Id is used for BL420cG8
  2. Smart Array shows EBDA Error when ELX iSCSI Boot LUN configured


  1. Dynamic link update is not working with NIC UEFI driver

Technical Tips

  1. When updating HP CN1000e and NC550SFP products, use either the OneConnect-flash.iso or the Elxflash Offline tools. Either method will update the ILO image for the Network Communications Services Interface (NCSI) side band support. This procedure requires a power cycle after flashing. This tip does not apply to network cards that are version 4.0.360.15 or later.
  2. Before you update your host drivers, update your firmware using the available online tools.

I’ve updated my post: HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 & VMware ESX(i) pre-requisites

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