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NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPU NIC Firmware Release Notes v32.41.1000

As of firmware v32.38.1002, DPU NIC mode has been updated. To upgrade to firmware v32.38.1002:

  1. Set mlxconfig to move to DPU mode (if not already there).

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    sudo mst start sudo mlxconfig -d /dev/mst/<device> s INTERNAL_CPU_MODEL=1 INTERNAL_CPU_OFFLOAD_ENGINE=0

  2. Power-cycle the host.

  3. Flash the latest BFB file (v2.2.0).

  4. Set mlxconfig.

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    sudo mst start sudo mlxconfig -d /dev/mst/<device> s INTERNAL_CPU_MODEL=1 INTERNAL_CPU_OFFLOAD_ENGINE=1

  5. Set EXP_ROM_UEFI_ARM_ENABLE = True (1).
    If EXP_ROM_UEFI_ARM_ENABLE = False (0), perform the following on the Arm/SoC side:

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    sudo mst start sudo mlxconfig -d /dev/mst/<device> s EXP_ROM_UEFI_ARM_ENABLE =1

  6. Power-cycle the host.

Note

Firmware v32.38.1002 is not backward compatible with older BlueField software releases.

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