Vmware 6.7 Network Connectivity Lost After Firmware Update

Vmware 6.7 Network Connectivity Lost After Firmware Update

VMware: ESXi 5.x HP NIC’s not institute after firmware update


Vmware 6.7 Network Connectivity Lost After Firmware Update

When applying the HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) or the HP Service Pack for ProLiant on your HP servers your Network cards may stop working. In ESXi NIC’s will not be establish after firmware(in v.ten).


Problem will occur in the models:

   HP NC373T PCIe Multifunction Gig Server Adapter

   HP NC373F PCIe Multifunction Gig Server Adapter

   HP NC373i Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter

   HP NC374m PCIe Multifunction Adapter

   HP NC373m Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter

   HP NC324i PCIe Dual Port Gigabit Server Adapter

   HP NC326i PCIe Dual Port Gigabit Server Adapter

   HP NC326m PCI Express Dual Port Gigabit Server Adapter

   HP NC325m PCIe Quad Port Gigabit Server Adapter

   HP NC320i PCIe Gigabit Server Adapter

   HP NC320m PCI Express Gigabit Server Adapter

   HP NC382i DP Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter

   HP NC382T PCIe DP Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter

   HP NC382m DP 1GbE Multifunction BL-c Adapter

   HP NC105i PCIe Gigabit Server Adapter


I accept seen these problem occur in 3 ways.

  1.  Applying HP Service Pack for ProLiant (HP SPP) Version 2014.02.0
  2.  Applying directly the firmware update CP021404(particularly in DL360-G5)
  3.  Applying HP Service Pack for ProLiant (HP SPP) Version 2014.02.0 (B)


1 – Applying HP Service Pack for ProLiant (HP SPP) Version 2014.02.0

This is HP
Advisory


DESCRIPTION

“On certain HP ProLiant servers, certain HP Broadcom-Based Network adapters listed in the Telescopic may become non-functional when they are updated with the Comprehensive Configuration Management (CCM) firmware Version 7.eight.21 using firmware smart component

If the server has already stopped responding or boots to a black screen, power-wheel the server to recover and then apply the smart components CP021847.scexe and CP021848.scexe Version 2.11.20 to remove the CCM from the affected adapters as described below. If this condition continues to occur, contact HP. Please reference Document ID c04258318 when speaking with HP Support”

This issue can exist fixed using the CP CP021847.scexe and CP021848.scexe in the ESXi.

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Download the CP, upload to your ESXi and then run it(sh ./CPxxxxx).

Only I notice that sometimes this cannot fix the problem. If this not ready the issue with your Network cards, go to step 2 for the solution.


two – Applying directly the firmware update CP021404(peculiarly in DL360-G5)

We can apply the Interface Cards firmware update directly in the ESXi console running

“sh ./CP021404.exe”

Download the CP, upload to your ESXi and then run it(sh ./CPxxxxx).

Even HP stated this can only happen when applying the SPP, I have notice this result as well when applying trough the console the previous firmware update(CP021404) in DL360-G5 servers.

The NICs boot code, PXE/UEFI, IPMI, UMP, CLP, iSCSI, NCSI, FCoE and CCM code are corrupted and/or the MAC address for the network adapter accept change(in a dual card both accept the same MAC Address). To correct this is not so easy.

Earlier the solution I will like to thank all guys in the
HP Forum
that provided information and some of the steps to fix this issue.

To fix the issue nosotros need to fix the NIC/LOM and prepare the Non-volatile Memory for New NIC/LOM.


ane. Download all the tools that we need to gear up the NIC/LOM

– download
FreeDOS

– download
XDIAG.exe

– download
bc08c740.bin

– read all informations in
SETUP.TXT


2. Prepare the FreeDOS.iso

– After downloading open the ISO with a tool like UltraISO

– Add together the XDIAG.exe and the bc08c740.bin to the ISO using UltraISO

– Salve the ISO with a new name

– Fire information technology or mount it with iLO

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iii. Boot from CD


4.


Run xdiag in engineering mode, type:


xdiag -b06eng


5.


On command prompt type:


device i


6.


On command prompt:



nvm fill up 0 0x600 0


7.


On control prompt:


nvm upgrade -bc “/bc08c740.bin”


(utilise the full path to the bin file with “”)


8.


On control prompt:


nvm cfg



and type


default


, then blazon


16=10


witch

sets the BAR size to 32 for this NIC (encounter the guide).


9. Save


10.
Then lets change to the second network port(device), on command prompt type:
device ii
and repeat
steps 6-viii, run the control
1=00:00:18:xx:20:xx
(alter the terminal digit for different MAC Address on device 2.)


11. Save


12. Exit


xiii. After do a total POWER Bike (unplug) of the server


Note:

You tin boot again FreeDos and run xdiag in eng manner over again and confirm that the MAC and RAM size are still changed.


14. Washed

Double check the NIC’s MAC Address(yous can do this in ESXi with the vSphere Customer) if the values are ready to the MAC Address you add in the pace
10.

And that’s information technology, this should set up your HP network cards. If you need more than details and help, please get to the HP Forum(added above) and read all posts, or drop a message here.


3 – Simply also this can happen in the new SPP update:
Informational

Any ProLiant server using HP Smart Update Managing director from the HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) Version 2014.02.0 (B) with any of the following adapters:

HP NC371i Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter

HP NC373i Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter
HP NC324i PCIe Dual Port Gigabit Server Adapter
HP NC326i PCIe Dual Port Gigabit Server Adapter


DESCRIPTION

“When an attempt is fabricated to rewrite the Universal Direction Port (UMP) firmware on certain HP Broadcom adapters using HP Smart Update Managing director (HP SUM) from the HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) Version 2014.02.0 (B), the message, “Update returned an error” may be displayed:

This occurs because the flash installer is not setting the forcefulness update flag when attempting to rewrite the UMP firmware even when the “action” tag in the discovery XML is set to “rewrite.” As a consequence, when a rewrite is attempted using Broadcom’due south wink tools (without the “force” flag), information technology returns a not-nil return code which is treated as an fault by the installer and will eventually upshot in the “Update returned an mistake” message in HP SUM.”

In this case we disable the update in the SPP, and run CP023219 directly in the panel.

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Download the CP, upload to your ESXi and so run it(sh ./CPxxxxx).

Notation:
Whatsoever of the above solutions/information that I describe hither are provided without whatever warranty. This is just some solutions/steps that I take tried and fixed my problems.. Particularly for my DL360-G5 Servers.

If yous not comfortable to utilize whatsoever, please contact HP to requite you back up.

Promise this tin assistance yous

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I am over 20 years’ experience in the It manufacture. Working with Virtualization for more than than 10 years (mainly VMware). I am an MCP, VCP6.v-DCV, VMware vSAN Specialist, Veeam Vanguard 2018/2019, vExpert vSAN 2018/2019 and vExpert for the terminal 4 years. Specialties are Virtualization, Storage, and Virtual Backups. I am working for Elits a Swedish consulting company and allocated to a Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications visitor as a Teach Atomic number 82 and acting as a Senior ICT Infrastructure Engineer. I am a blogger and possessor of the weblog ProVirtualzone.com




Vmware 6.7 Network Connectivity Lost After Firmware Update

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