mlxphyburn – Burning Tool for Externally Managed PHY

NVIDIA ConnectX-5 Adapter Cards Firmware Release Notes v16.35.3502 LTS

Mlxphyburn tool allows the user to burn firmware of an externally managed PHY. The tool burns and verifies a pre-compiled binary PHY firmware image on the PHY’s flash. It is supported only on Linux.

  • ConnectX-3/ConnectX-3 Pro with an externally managed PHY

  • A device that has access to the PHY flash module

  • MLNX_OFED driver (if installed) must be down

  • Access to the device through the PCI interface (pciconf/pci_cr)

  • Firmware version that supports access to an externally managed PHY

    • Version 2_33_5000 and above

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# mlxphyburn [-d <device>] [–i Phy_fw_image] b[urn]|q[uery]

where:

-d|--dev <device>

Device which has access to the PHY.

-i|--img <PHY_fw_image>

PHY firmware image.

-v|--version

Display version info.

-h|--help

Display help message.

b[urn]

Burn given PHY image on the device's PHY.

q[uery]

Query PHY FW on device.

Warning

If no device is specified, mlxphyburn will attempt to burn the PHY firmware image on all mst devices on the machine.

Burn Example

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# mlxphyburn -d /dev/mst/mt4099_pciconf0 -i Firmware_1.37.10_N32722.cld burn -I- attempting to burn PHY Fw on device: /dev/mst/mt4099_pciconf0 -I- Burning...(Process might take a few minutes) -I- Device burned and verified.

Query Example

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# mlxphyburn -d /dev/mst/mt4099_pciconf0 q -I- Querying device: /dev/mst/mt4099_pciconf0 Flash Type : Atmel AT25DF041A FW version : 1.37 Image ID : 1.37.10 InterfaceMasters N32722 Apr 14, 2014 12:21:00 Image ROM ID : 0

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