HP 10Gb MLX 1P SFP+ CX3 ALOM Adapter FW update?

mysy

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I get new toy is the HP CX3 FLOM card, it was from HPE Gen8 server. I put it in the my homelab DL20 G10 unit flom slot, it show up and fw current is 2.10.2350, I check the Mellanox website the MCX311 or MCX341 fw is 2.42.5000. I try to update fw ,but I search this part model from support.hpe.com , it doesn't have any fw package from hpe.
682148-B21 682625-001
CX3_001.jpg CX3_002.jpg


C:\Users\Administrator>mlxfwmanager
Querying Mellanox devices firmware ...

Device #1:
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Device Type: ConnectX3
Part Number: 682150-001_A1
Description: PCA; MLNX 10Gb 1P SFP+ ConnextX-3 Adapter
PSID: HP_0290110023
PCI Device Name: mt4099_pci_cr0

i find most current HPE 10g CX card is two port, only this card is 1port 10g NIC, i try download 649281-B21 fw from HPE side and update ,it have error message . I guess my card is MCX311 or MCX341.

C:\Users\Administrator>flint -d mt4099_pci_cr0 -i C:\cx3\fw-ConnectX3-rel-2_42_5000-649281-B21_Bx-CLP-8025-FlexBoot-3.4.752.bin burn

Current FW version on flash: 2.10.2350
New FW version: 2.42.5000


-E- PSID mismatch. The PSID on flash (HP_0290110023) differs from the PSID in the given image (HP_0280210019).

Any one could provide some suggest to update my NIC ?
Also before do any crossflash, does Mellanox fw tool support backup the current FW to local file?
 

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mst status
MST devices:
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mt4099_pci_cr0
mt4099_pciconf0

1. Save basic info such as GUIDs, MACs, etc.:


Code:

flint -d <device> query full > flint_query.txt

2. Save low-level flash chip info:


Code:

flint -d <device> hw query > flint_hwinfo.txt

3. Save existing FW:


Code:

flint -d <device> ri orig_firmware.bin

4. Save existing FW configuration:


Code:

flint -d <device> dc orig_firmware.ini

5. Save existing PXE ROM image (if any):


Code:

flint -d <device> rrom orig_rom.bin

6. Save existing PCI VPD (vital product data):


Code:

mlxburn -d <device> -vpd > orig_vpd.txt
 

mysy

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I export the config ini from the CX3 682625-001 card, and use it create new bin file with 2.40.5000 fw , so I could flash 2.10 to 2.40 fw to this card.
 
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I export the config ini from the CX3 682625-001 card, and use it create new bin file with 2.40.5000 fw , so I could flash 2.10 to 2.40 fw to this card.
Hello! I appeared to have a 682150-001 card and may you share the fw file with me? I can't find the ConnectX3-rel-2_36_5000-web.tgz in that tutorial from other post on the Internet...
 

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C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads\hpcx3>flint -d mt4099_pci_cr0 query
Image type: FS2
FW Version: 2.40.5000
FW Release Date: 27.10.2016
Rom Info: version_id=0 type=CLP
Device ID: 4099
Description: Node Port1 Port2 Sys image
GUIDs: ffffffffffffffff ffffffffffffffff ffffffffffffffff ffffffffffffffff
MACs: 24be05cxxxx 24be05xxxx
VSD:
PSID: HP_0290110023
 

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Have you ever had a look under the heatsink of the card. If not you would discover the card is neither a cx311a or a cx341a. It is a cx353a chip(so theoretically a 56gbit card or 40gig ethernet) but i suppose only one sfp lane is used on it so its 10gbit. Both have the MT27508A1-FCCR-F1 chip (see attached pictures).

Exact specs of the chip can be found in the EOL Documentation

I hope this helps you to possibly get the newest firmware to work.
 

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