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Identifying the firmware of a Qlogic or Emulex FC HBA (1002413)

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Details

This article provides information to determine the firmware that an HBA is running.

Solution

The steps below require shell access to the ESXi/ESX host. For instructions, see:

Once you have shell access to the host, proceed to step 1 in the relevant section for your HBA.

QLogic

To determine the firmware for a QLogic fibre adapter, run these commands on the ESXi/ESX host:
  1. Go to /proc/scsi/qla####.

    Where #### is the model of the Qlogic HBA

  2. Run the ls command to see all of the adapters in the directory.

    The output appears similar to:

    1 2 HbaApiNode

  3. Run the command:

    head -2 #

    Where # is the HBA number.

    You see output similar to:

    QLogic PCI to Fibre Channel Host Adapter for QLA2340 :
    Firmware version: 3.03.19, Driver version 7.07.04.2vmw
To determine the firmware for a QLogic iSCSI hardware initiator on an ESXi/ESX host:
  1. Go to /proc/scsi/qla####.

    Where #### is the model of the Qlogic HBA

  2. Run the ls command to see all of the adapters in the directory.

    You see output similar to:

    1 2 HbaApiNode

  3. Run the command:

    head -4 #

    Where # is the HBA number.

    You see output similar to:

    QLogic iSCSI Adapter for ISP 4022:
    Driver version 3.24
    Code starts at address = 0x82a314
    Firmware version 2.00.00.45

Emulex

To determine the firmware for a Emulex HBA on an ESXi/ESX host:
  1. Go to /proc/scsi/lpfc.

    Note: the lpfc may be appended with model number appended. For example, /proc/scsi/lpfc820

  2. Run the ls command to see all of the adapters in the directory.

    You see output similar to:

    1 2

  3. Run the command:

    head -5 #

    where # is the HBA number.

    You see output similar to:

    Emulex LightPulse FC SCSI 7.3.2_vmw2
    Emulex LP10000DC 2Gb 2-port PCI-X Fibre Channel Adapter on PCI bus 42 device 08 irq 42
    SerialNum: BG51909398
    Firmware Version: 1.91A5 (T2D1.91A5)

Notes:

Additional Information

For translated versions of this article, see:

Keywords

hba-firmware-qlogic-emulex-fc

Update History

01/28/2015 - Added links to shell access KB articles

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