Updating the Device

NVIDIA Firmware Tools (MFT) Documentation v4.28

To update a device on the machine, use the following command line: (Note: If only PXE rom needs update, please add -f to the command line.)

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# mlxfwmanager -u -d <device> -i <existingMFAFile>

Example:

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mlxfwmanager -u -d 0000:09:00.0 -i fw-ConnectX3-rel-2.32.5000.mfa Querying Mellanox devices firmware ... Device #1: ---------- Device Type: ConnectX3 Part Number: MCX354A-FCA_A2-A4 Description: ConnectX-3 VPI adapter card; dual-port QSFP; FDR IB (56Gb/s) and 40GigE; PCIe3.0 x8 8GT/s; RoHS R6 PSID: MT_1020120019 PCI Device Name: 0000:09:00.0 Port1 GUID: 0002c9000100d051 Port2 MAC: 0002c9000002 Versions: Current Available FW 2.31.5050 2.32.5000 Status: Update required --------- Found 1 device(s) requiring firmware update.

To update the device online on the machine from website, use the following command line:

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mlxfwmanager --online -u -d <device>

Example:

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mlxfwmanager --online -u -d 0000:09:00.0 -y Querying Mellanox devices firmware ... Device #1: ---------- Device Type: ConnectX3Pro Part Number: MCX354A-FCC_Ax Description: ConnectX-3 Pro VPI adapter card; dual-port QSFP; FDR IB (56Gb/s) and 40GigE;PCIe3.0 x8 8GT/s;RoHS R6 PSID: MT_1090111019 PCI Device Name: 0000:09:00.0 Port1 GUID: 0002c90300e955e1 Port2 GUID: 0002c90300e955e2 Versions: Current Available FW 2.32.5506 2.33.5000 PXE 3.4.0460 3.4.0460 Status: Update required --------- Found 1 device(s) requiring firmware update... Device #1 Release notes: ------------------------ Version 2.33.5000 contains the following features/bug fixes: 1- Virtual QoS support. 2- RX buffer optimizations for DSCP mode. 3- SMBUS ARP support. 4- RDMA Retransmission optimization. 5- NVCONFIG: UAR BAR change support. 6- Sideband connectivity improvements (IPMI,NCSI). For full list of features and bug fixes please see full release notes at: ConnectX3: http://www.mellanox.com/pdf/firmware/ConnectX3-FW-2_33_5000-release_notes.pdf ConnectX3Pro: http://www.mellanox.com/pdf/firmware/ConnectX3Pro-FW-2_33_5000-release_notes.pdf ------------------------ Please wait while downloading MFA(s) 100% Device #1: Updating FW ... Done Restart needed for updates to take effect.

Downloading Firmware Images and Firmware Update Packages

To download firmware images/firmware update packages, use the following command line:

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mlxfwmanager --download <DownloadDir> --download-device <DeviceType> --download-os <OS> --download-type <DownloadType>

To get the list of the supported devices or OSes, use the flag "--get-download-opt OPT"

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mlxfwmanager --get-download-opt OS esxi_6_5_native esxi_6_native fbsd10_64 linux linux_arm64 linux_ppc64 linux_ppc64le linux_x64 windows windows_x64   mlxfwmanager --get-download-opt Device All

Examples:

Downloading Firmware Images/Firmware Update Packages:

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mlxfwmanager --download /tmp/DownloadDir --download-device All --download-os All --download-type self_extractor   ------ Files To Be Downloaded ------   All : -----   <Files>: 0 - linux_x64/mlxup 1 - windows/mlxup.exe 2 - esxi_6_native/mlxup 3 - windows_x64/mlxup.exe 4 - linux_ppc64/mlxup 5 - linux_arm64/mlxup 6 - linux_ppc64le/mlxup 7 - linux/mlxup 8 - fbsd10_64/mlxup 9 - esxi_6_5_native/mlxup <Release Notes>: For more details, please refer to the following FW release notes: 1- ConnectX3 (2.42.5000): http://www.mellanox.com/pdf/firmware/ConnectX3-FW-2_42_5000-release_notes.pdf 2- ConnectX3Pro (2.42.5000): http://www.mellanox.com/pdf/firmware/ConnectX3-Pro-FW-2_42_5000-release_notes.pdf 3- Connect-IB (10.16.1200): http://www.mellanox.com/pdf/firmware/ConnectIBFW-10_16_1200-release_notes.pdf 4- ConnectX4 (12.28.2008): https://docs.mellanox.com/display/ConnectX4Firmwarev12282006 5- ConnectX4Lx (14.30.1004): https://docs.mellanox.com/display/ConnectX6LxFirmwarev14301004 6- ConnectX5 (16.30.1004): https://docs.mellanox.com/display/ConnectX5Firmwarev16301004 7- ConnectX6 (20.30.1004): https://docs.mellanox.com/display/ConnectX6Firmwarev20301004 8- ConnectX6Dx (22.30.1004): https://docs.mellanox.com/display/ConnectX6DxFirmwarev22301004 9- ConnectX6Lx (26.30.1004): https://docs.mellanox.com/display/ConnectX6LxFirmwarev26301004 10- BlueField (18.30.1004): N/A 11- BlueField2 (24.30.1004): N/A     Perform Download? [y/N]: y Please wait while downloading Files to : '/tmp/DownloadDir' 0 - linux_x64/mlxup : Done 1 - windows/mlxup.exe : Done 2 - esxi_6_native/mlxup : Done 3 - windows_x64/mlxup.exe : Done 4 - linux_ppc64/mlxup : Done 5 - linux_arm64/mlxup : Done 6 - linux_ppc64le/mlxup : Done 7 - linux/mlxup : Done 8 - fbsd10_64/mlxup : Done 9 - esxi_6_5_native/mlxup : Done   Downloading file(s) to : '/tmp/DownloadDir' is done successfully

Downloading firmware images/firmware update packages using custom key:

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mlxfwmanager --download /tmp/DownloadDir --download-device All --download-os All --download-type All --key last_release   ------ Files To Be Downloaded ------     All : -----   <Files>: 0 - Mellanox_Firmware_20210407.mfa 1 - linux_x64/mlxup 2 - windows/mlxup.exe 3 - esxi_6_native/mlxup 4 - windows_x64/mlxup.exe 5 - linux_ppc64/mlxup 6 - linux_arm64/mlxup 7 - linux_ppc64le/mlxup 8 - linux/mlxup 9 - fbsd10_64/mlxup 10 - esxi_6_5_native/mlxup   <Release Notes>: For more details, please refer to the following FW release notes: For more details, please refer to the following FW release notes: 1- ConnectX3 (2.42.5000): http://www.mellanox.com/pdf/firmware/ConnectX3-FW-2_42_5000-release_notes.pdf 2- ConnectX3Pro (2.42.5000): http://www.mellanox.com/pdf/firmware/ConnectX3-Pro-FW-2_42_5000-release_notes.pdf 3- Connect-IB (10.16.1200): http://www.mellanox.com/pdf/firmware/ConnectIBFW-10_16_1200-release_notes.pdf 4- ConnectX4 (12.28.2008): https://docs.mellanox.com/display/ConnectX4Firmwarev12282006 5- ConnectX4Lx (14.30.1004): https://docs.mellanox.com/display/ConnectX6LxFirmwarev14301004 6- ConnectX5 (16.30.1004): https://docs.mellanox.com/display/ConnectX5Firmwarev16301004 7- ConnectX6 (20.30.1004): https://docs.mellanox.com/display/ConnectX6Firmwarev20301004 8- ConnectX6Dx (22.30.1004): https://docs.mellanox.com/display/ConnectX6DxFirmwarev22301004 9- ConnectX6Lx (26.30.1004): https://docs.mellanox.com/display/ConnectX6LxFirmwarev26301004 10- BlueField (18.30.1004): N/A 11- BlueField2 (24.30.1004): N/A   Perform Download? [y/N]: y Please wait while downloading Files to : '/tmp/DownloadDir' 0 - Mellanox_Firmware_20210407.mfa : Done 1 - linux_x64/mlxup : Done 2 - windows/mlxup.exe : Done 3 - esxi_6_native/mlxup : Done 4 - windows_x64/mlxup.exe : Done 5 - linux_ppc64/mlxup : Done 6 - linux_arm64/mlxup : Done 7 - linux_ppc64le/mlxup : Done 8 - linux/mlxup : Done 9 - fbsd10_64/mlxup : Done 10 - esxi_6_5_native/mlxup : Done   Downloading file(s) to : '/tmp/DownloadDir' is done successfully


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