Updating Firmware After Installation
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The firmware can be updated using one of the following methods:
To update the device online on the machine from Mellanox site, use the following command line:
mlxfwmanager --online -u -d <device>
mlxfwmanager --online -u -d
00.0Querying Mellanox devices firmware ... Device #
1: ---------- Device Type: ConnectX3 Part Number: MCX354A-FCA_A2-A4 Description: ConnectX-
3VPI adapter card; dual-port QSFP; FDR IB (56Gb/s) and 40GigE; PCIe3.
0x8 8GT/s; RoHS R6 PSID: MT_1020120019 PCI Device Name:
00.0Port1 GUID: 0002c9000100d051 Port2 MAC: 0002c9000002 Versions: Current Available FW
5000Status: Update required --------- Found
1device(s) requiring firmware update. Please use -u flag to perform the update.
The firmware and FPGA update package (mlnx-fw-updater) are installed under “/opt/mellanox/mlnx-fw-updater” folder.
The latest FW and FPGA update package can be downloaded from mellanox.com, under
Products --> Adapters --> Smart Adapters --> Innova IPsec --> Download tab.
The current update package available on mellanox.com does not support the script below. An update package that supports this script will become available in a future release.
You can run the following update script using one of the modes below:
With -u flag to provide URL to the software package (tarball). Example:
./mlnx_fpga_updater.sh -u http:
With -t flag to provide the path to the downloaded tarball. Example:
./mlnx_fpga_updater.sh -t <Innova_IPsec_bundle_file.tgz>
With -p flag to provide the path to the downloaded and extracted tarball. Example:
./mlnx_fpga_updater.sh -p <Innova_IPsec_extracted_bundle_directory>
For more information on the script usage, you can run mlnx_fpga_updater.sh -h.
It is recommended to perform firmware and FPGA upgrade on Innova IPsec cards using this script only.
In case you ran the install script with the ‘--without-fw-update’ option or you are using an OEM card and now you wish to (manually) update firmware on your adapter card(s), you need to perform the steps below. The following steps are also appropriate in case you wish to burn newer firmware that you have downloaded from Mellanox Technologies’ Web site (http://www.mellanox.com > Support > Firmware Download).
Get the device’s PSID.
mlxfwmanager_pci | grep PSID PSID: MT_1210110019
Download the firmware BIN file from the Mellanox website or the OEM website.
Burn the firmware.
mlxfwmanager_pci -i <fw_file.bin>
Reboot your machine after the firmware burning is completed.