How do I flash the MAC address on a Mellanox MNPA19-XTR (connectX-2) ?

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  1. spyrule

    spyrule Active Member

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    Hey guys,

    I've been trying to figure out how to flash the MAC address on a Mellanox Connect-X 2 MNPA19-XTR (ethernet) card. However, I cannot seem to find a tool to do this with.

    Does anybody know how to do this?
     
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    nvm.... Install MFT tools, and use FLINT... :rolleyes:
     
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    Ok, so this is annoying. I have an HP branded version, but I don't have access to the HP tools for this card. So it wont let me flash this device. Lovely.
    If anybody can help, that would be awesome!
     
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    So in case anybody else see's this, If you have an HP branded MNPA19-XTR, you CAN flash the card using Mellanox Generic firmware.

    It happen to be that my ROM version was set to 3.3.500 & FW version was 2.9.1000 , and yet the newest version from Mellanox was 3.3.400 and 2.9.1200 (so newer FW, but "older" ROM).

    I decided to take a chance and flash BOTH to the 3.3.400/2.9.1200 from the single newest firmware file using the --ALLOW_PSID_CHANGE option. It seem that the card is working perfectly, no errors, and it actually seems quite a bit smoother on network response (which is always a bonus).

    Of course, disclaimer always stands. Try this at your own risk. Dont blame me if your card doesn't like it.
     
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