Install HPE Broadcom NX1 Online Firmware for VMware

You may want to update the firmware of the ethernet card where you used on VMware. There are lots of ways to upgrade the firmware of an hardware and the ways always changes according to manufacturers, but we are going to update the firmware to the connect to ESXI host via SSH. In our case the product is HPE, and the model is DL380 Gen10.

First let’s enable SSH on ESXI host, and connect it via SSH, then download the given link below, and extract it.

  • Upload the extracted folder to the /tmp folder.
  • Upload the file named CP045013_VMw.zip where is located in CP045013 folder to the /var/log/vmware folder.

If you done the previous steps, download HPE Broadcom NX1 Online Firmware Upgrade Utility for VMware on HPE website by visiting the link given below.

Note : It is better you to check it out the versions according to your environment that you use.

Now you can follow the instructions below step by step, and you will see the similar outputs.

[[email protected]:~] pwd
/
[[email protected]:~] ls

COVData.json           bootpart.gz            opt                    tardisks.noauto
CSUTData.json          bootpart4kn.gz         proc                   tmp
CSUTSettingsData.json  dev                    productLocker          usr
CSUTiLODetails.json    etc                    sbin                   var
CSystemInventory.json  lib                    scratch                vmfs
altbootbank            lib64                  store                  vmimages
backup_cfg.dat         local.tgz              sut.pdb
bin                    local.tgz.ve           sut_aes
bootbank               locker                 tardisks
[[email protected]:~] cd /tmp/
[[email protected]:/tmp] ls

CP045013             qlnative_shared.dat  wbem-vm-report.xml
ahsboot.marker       vmware-root
[[email protected]:/tmp] cd CP045013/
[[email protected]:/tmp/CP045013] ls
CP045013.vmexe          CP045013.vmfile         CP045013_BUILD_13.data  payload.json
CP045013.vmexe64        CP045013.xml            CP045013_VMw.zip
[[email protected]:/tmp/CP045013] esxcli software vib install -d CP045013_VMw.zip
Installation Result
   Message: Operation finished successfully.
   Reboot Required: false
   VIBs Installed: HPE_bootbank_CP045013_1.28.6.13-7.0.0.15843807
   VIBs Removed:
   VIBs Skipped:
[[email protected]:/tmp/CP045013] cd /opt/Smart_Component/CP045013
[[email protected]:/opt/Smart_Component/CP045013] ls
CP045013.vmcfg          ESXi_6.7                flash.so                nic_fw
CP045013.xml            ESXi_7.0                hpsetup                 release.txt
CP045013_BUILD_13.data  Execute_Component       libbrcm_bmapi.so.6
ESXi_6.5                determine_which_OS.sh   libbrcm_hpfwupg.so
[[email protected]:/opt/Smart_Component/CP045013] cd ESXi_7.0/
[[email protected]:/opt/Smart_Component/CP045013/ESXi_7.0] ls
flash.so            hpsetup             libbrcm_bmapi.so.6  libbrcm_hpfwupg.so  release.txt
[[email protected]:/opt/Smart_Component/CP045013/ESXi_7.0] ./hpsetup


===============================================================
HPE Broadcom NX1 Online Firmware Upgrade Utility for VMware
Version: 1.28.6

Performing Discovery operation......Please be patient..
[[email protected]:/opt/Smart_Component/CP045013] cd /tmp/CP045013/
[[email protected]:/tmp/CP045013] ls
CP045013.vmexe          CP045013.vmexe64        CP045013.vmfile         CP045013.xml            CP045013_BUILD_13.data  CP045013_VMw.zip        payload.json
[[email protected]:/tmp/CP045013] ./CP045013.vmexe
-sh: ./CP045013.vmexe: Permission denied
[[email protected]:/tmp/CP045013] chmod +x CP045013.vmexe
[[email protected]:/tmp/CP045013] ./CP045013.vmexe
OS Version found  [7.0.2]


===============================================================
HPE Broadcom NX1 Online Firmware Upgrade Utility for VMware
Version: 1.28.6

Performing Discovery operation......Please be patient..

Selecting HP Ethernet 1Gb 4-port 331T Adapter MAC: 98F2B31F4BDC
Update nvm 20.12.41 to 20.18.31 y/n/q (y):y


Firmware update in progress......It will take a while....Please be patient..


RO VPD entry is added  : SN=VNE11209RR;
RO VPD entry is added  : V2=6112;
RO VPD entry is added  : V4=98F2B31F4BDC;Please reboot for the firmware flash to complete.

[[email protected]:/tmp/CP045013] esxcli software vib list
Name                           Version                              Vendor   Acceptance Level  Install Date
-----------------------------  -----------------------------------  -------  ----------------  ------------
bnxtnet                        218.0.38.0-1OEM.700.1.0.15843807     BCM      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
bnxtroce                       218.0.16.0-1OEM.700.1.0.15843807     BCM      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
brcmnvmefc                     12.8.329.0-1OEM.700.1.0.15843807     EMU      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
lpfc                           12.8.329.1-1OEM.700.1.0.15843807     EMU      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
CP045013                       1.28.6.13-7.0.0.15843807             HPE      PartnerSupported  2021-07-31
amsd                           701.11.7.1.3-1OEM.701.0.0.16555998   HPE      VMwareAccepted    2021-07-26
amshelpr                       701.11.7.0.14-1OEM.701.0.0.16555998  HPE      VMwareAccepted    2021-07-26
bootcfg                        700.10.5.0.23-7.0.0.15525992         HPE      PartnerSupported  2021-07-26
conrep                         700.10.5.0.34-7.0.0.15525992         HPE      PartnerSupported  2021-07-26
cru                            700.10.16-1OEM.700.0.0.14828939      HPE      PartnerSupported  2021-07-26
fc-enablement                  700.3.7.0.5-1OEM.700.1.0.15843807    HPE      PartnerSupported  2021-07-26
hpe-upgrade                    1.0.14-1OEM.700.1.0.15843807         HPE      PartnerSupported  2021-07-26
hponcfg                        700.10.5.0.25-7.0.0.15525992         HPE      PartnerSupported  2021-07-26
ilo                            700.10.7.0.6-1OEM.700.1.0.15843807   HPE      PartnerSupported  2021-07-26
ilorest                        700.3.1.0.43-15843807                HPE      PartnerSupported  2021-07-26
oem-build                      702.0.0.10.7.0.4-1OEM.15843807       HPE      PartnerSupported  2021-07-26
smx-provider                   700.03.16.00.12-14828939             HPE      VMwareAccepted    2021-07-26
sut                            701.2.8.0.28-1OEM.701.0.0.16555998   HPE      VMwareAccepted    2021-07-26
testevent                      700.10.5.0.24-7.0.0.15525992         HPE      PartnerSupported  2021-07-26
vnic-enablement                700.1.00.12-1OEM.700.1.0.15843807    HPE      PartnerSupported  2021-07-26
i40en                          1.10.9.0-1OEM.700.1.0.15525992       INT      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
icen                           1.4.2.0-1OEM.700.1.0.15843807        INT      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
igbn                           1.5.2.0-1OEM.700.1.0.15843807        INT      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
ixgben                         1.8.9.0-1OEM.700.1.0.15525992        INT      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
nmlx4-core                     3.19.70.1-1OEM.670.0.0.8169922       MEL      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
nmlx4-en                       3.19.70.1-1OEM.670.0.0.8169922       MEL      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
nmlx4-rdma                     3.19.70.1-1OEM.670.0.0.8169922       MEL      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
nmlx5-core                     4.19.70.1-1OEM.700.1.0.15525992      MEL      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
nmlx5-rdma                     4.19.70.1-1OEM.700.1.0.15525992      MEL      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
nmst                           4.14.3.3-1OEM.700.1.0.15525992       MEL      PartnerSupported  2021-07-26
hpessacli                      5.10.45.1-7.0.0.15525992.oem         MIS      PartnerSupported  2021-07-26
smartpqi                       70.4054.2.118-1OEM.700.1.0.15843807  MIS      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
qlnativefc                     4.1.22.0-1OEM.700.1.0.15843807       Marvell  VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
ionic-en                       1.14.1-1OEM.700.1.0.15843807         PEN      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
qcnic                          2.0.57.0-1OEM.700.1.0.15843807       QLC      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
qedentv                        3.40.26.0-1OEM.700.1.0.15843807      QLC      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
qedf                           2.2.39.0-1OEM.700.1.0.15843807       QLC      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
qedi                           2.19.36.0-1OEM.700.1.0.15843807      QLC      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
qedrntv                        3.40.26.0-1OEM.700.1.0.15843807      QLC      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
qfle3                          1.4.12.0-1OEM.700.1.0.15843807       QLC      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
qfle3f                         2.1.14.2-1OEM.700.1.0.15843807       QLC      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
qfle3i                         2.1.5.0-1OEM.700.1.0.15843807        QLC      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
atlantic                       1.0.3.0-8vmw.702.0.0.17867351        VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
brcmfcoe                       12.0.1500.1-2vmw.702.0.0.17867351    VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
elxiscsi                       12.0.1200.0-8vmw.702.0.0.17867351    VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
elxnet                         12.0.1250.0-5vmw.702.0.0.17867351    VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
iavmd                          2.0.0.1152-1vmw.702.0.0.17867351     VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
irdman                         1.3.1.19-1vmw.702.0.0.17867351       VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
iser                           1.1.0.1-1vmw.702.0.0.17867351        VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
lpnic                          11.4.62.0-1vmw.702.0.0.17867351      VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
lsi-mr3                        7.716.03.00-1vmw.702.0.0.17867351    VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
lsi-msgpt2                     20.00.06.00-3vmw.702.0.0.17867351    VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
lsi-msgpt35                    17.00.02.00-1vmw.702.0.0.17867351    VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
lsi-msgpt3                     17.00.10.00-2vmw.702.0.0.17867351    VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
mtip32xx-native                3.9.8-1vmw.702.0.0.17867351          VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
ne1000                         0.8.4-11vmw.702.0.0.17867351         VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
nenic                          1.0.33.0-1vmw.702.0.0.17867351       VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
nfnic                          4.0.0.63-1vmw.702.0.0.17867351       VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
nhpsa                          70.0051.0.100-2vmw.702.0.0.17867351  VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
ntg3                           4.1.5.0-0vmw.702.0.0.17867351        VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
nvme-pcie                      1.2.3.11-1vmw.702.0.0.17867351       VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
nvmerdma                       1.0.2.1-1vmw.702.0.0.17867351        VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
nvmxnet3-ens                   2.0.0.22-1vmw.702.0.0.17867351       VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
nvmxnet3                       2.0.0.30-1vmw.702.0.0.17867351       VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
pvscsi                         0.1-2vmw.702.0.0.17867351            VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
qflge                          1.1.0.11-1vmw.702.0.0.17867351       VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
rste                           2.0.2.0088-7vmw.702.0.0.17867351     VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
sfvmk                          2.4.0.2010-4vmw.702.0.0.17867351     VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
vmkata                         0.1-1vmw.702.0.0.17867351            VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
vmkfcoe                        1.0.0.2-1vmw.702.0.0.17867351        VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
vmkusb                         0.1-1vmw.702.0.0.17867351            VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
vmw-ahci                       2.0.9-1vmw.702.0.0.17867351          VMW      VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
clusterstore                   7.0.2-0.0.17867351                   VMware   VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
cpu-microcode                  7.0.2-0.0.17867351                   VMware   VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
crx                            7.0.2-0.0.17867351                   VMware   VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
elx-esx-libelxima.so           12.0.1200.0-4vmw.702.0.0.17867351    VMware   VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
esx-base                       7.0.2-0.0.17867351                   VMware   VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
esx-dvfilter-generic-fastpath  7.0.2-0.0.17867351                   VMware   VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
esx-ui                         1.34.8-17417756                      VMware   VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
esx-update                     7.0.2-0.0.17867351                   VMware   VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
esx-xserver                    7.0.2-0.0.17867351                   VMware   VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
gc                             7.0.2-0.0.17867351                   VMware   VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
loadesx                        7.0.2-0.0.17867351                   VMware   VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
lsuv2-hpv2-hpsa-plugin         1.0.0-3vmw.702.0.0.17867351          VMware   VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
lsuv2-intelv2-nvme-vmd-plugin  2.0.0-2vmw.702.0.0.17867351          VMware   VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
lsuv2-lsiv2-drivers-plugin     1.0.0-5vmw.702.0.0.17867351          VMware   VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
lsuv2-nvme-pcie-plugin         1.0.0-1vmw.702.0.0.17867351          VMware   VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
lsuv2-oem-dell-plugin          1.0.0-1vmw.702.0.0.17867351          VMware   VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
lsuv2-oem-hp-plugin            1.0.0-1vmw.702.0.0.17867351          VMware   VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
lsuv2-oem-lenovo-plugin        1.0.0-1vmw.702.0.0.17867351          VMware   VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
lsuv2-smartpqiv2-plugin        1.0.0-6vmw.702.0.0.17867351          VMware   VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
native-misc-drivers            7.0.2-0.0.17867351                   VMware   VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
vdfs                           7.0.2-0.0.17867351                   VMware   VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
vmware-esx-esxcli-nvme-plugin  1.2.0.42-1vmw.702.0.0.17867351       VMware   VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
vmware-fdm                     7.0.2-17958471                       VMware   VMwareCertified   2021-07-27
vsan                           7.0.2-0.0.17867351                   VMware   VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
vsanhealth                     7.0.2-0.0.17867351                   VMware   VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
tools-light                    11.2.5.17337674-17867351             VMware   VMwareCertified   2021-07-26
[[email protected]:/tmp/CP045013]reboot

We updated the firmware of the ethernet card via SSH, but it didn’t solve our problem and on vCenter we still see that it is still incompatible device on the host. I hope that in the next release of WMware will be solved.

Thanks for your time reading.

Regards,

Hasan

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