Possible to flash HP 656089 to Mellanox ConnectX3 firmware?

sofakng

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I've purchased two network adapters from ebay with the following description:

Lot of 2 HP 656089-001 Infiniband 10/40GB DP NIC 649281-B21, Full Profile

I've also purchased fiber transceivers from fs.com but I have an issue when I reboot I need to unplug/replug the LC fiber cable several times to obtain a link. fs.com sent me replacements but they still aren't working.

Is it possible to attempt to change the firmware from HP to Mellanox and see if that helps?

Here is the output from the "mlxup" Mellanox utility:
Code:
Querying Mellanox devices firmware ...

Device #1:
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  Device Type:      ConnectX3
  Part Number:      649281-B21_Bx
  Description:      HP IB 4X FDR CX-3 PCI-e G3 Dual Port HCA
  PSID:             HP_0280210019
  PCI Device Name:  mt4099_pci_cr0
  Port1 MAC:        0002c9fb86d0
  Port2 MAC:        0002c9fb86d1
  Versions:         Current        Available
     FW             2.36.5000      N/A
     CLP            8025           N/A
     PXE            3.4.0718       N/A

  Status:           No matching image found

Here is the output from flint -d mt4099_pci_cr0 query full:
Code:
Image type:            FS2
FW Version:            2.36.5000
FW Release Date:       26.1.2016
MIC Version:           1.5.0
Config Sectors:        1
Product Version:       02.36.50.00
Rom Info:              type=PXE version=3.4.718
                       version_id=8025 type=CLP
Device ID:             4099
Description:           Node             Port1            Port2            Sys image
GUIDs:                 0002c90300fb86d0 0002c90300fb86d1 0002c90300fb86d2 0002c90300fb86d3
MACs:                                       0002c9fb86d0     0002c9fb86d1
VSD:
PSID:                  HP_0280210019
If it's possible to flash to generic Mellanox firmware, but can anybody help me find the correct firmware version/files I should try to use?
 
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sofakng

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OK -- I should have searched the forum a bit better.

I've downloaded firmware 2.42.5000-MCX354A-FCB from the Mellanox website. Hopefully this is the correct one? Here is the new output after flashing:

Code:
Image type:            FS2
FW Version:            2.42.5000
FW Release Date:       5.9.2017
MIC Version:           2.0.0
Config Sectors:        1
PRS Name:              cx3-1_MCX354A_fdr_09v.prs
Product Version:       02.42.50.00
Rom Info:              type=PXE version=3.4.752
Device ID:             4099
Description:           Node             Port1            Port2            Sys image
GUIDs:                 0002c90300fb86d0 0002c90300fb86d1 0002c90300fb86d2 0002c90300fb86d3
MACs:                                       0002c9fb86d0     0002c9fb86d1
VSD:
PSID:                  MT_1090120019
Can anybody confirm it looks correct?