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I bought this switch from this seller last month and it works great. But you need upgrade the firmware from very old version and it only works when you download firmware from hp site. The firmware on IBM site is little new so you will receive error message when you try it. I spent two days on upgrading the firmware.
I just updated through the web GUI of this switch. So you just give one ip to the management interface. then use any browser like chrome to log in. then download the firmware from HPE site. The version next to 3.3.4100 should be 126.96.36.199. If you updated with other version may be failed as in my case.Hi
I hope you can help, I am somewhat new to these Mellanox switches.
I have just received a MSX6036F-1BRR Mellanox - Short version switch
It has very old firmware.
Partition 1 - Active Image (partition of next boot)
SX_PPC_M460EX SX_3.3.4100 2013-09-16 18:27:29 ppc
SX_PPC_M460EX SX_3.2.0330-62 2012-11-12 16:50:29 ppc
Set Default Firmware
Current Default Firmware version: 9.2.4340.
I too found that the MLNX-OS Upgrade Tool on the switch webpage will not work to upgrade the firmware.
It gets stuck at “Loading” - Even the serial consol becomes un-responsive. The only way to recover the switch, is to physically pull the power and re-boot the switch.
If it is not too much trouble, could I ask what tools or method (USB-SCP-SFTP- etc) should be used to upgrade this switch from this early firmware?
Which image upgrade-path did you use from the HP Firmware website? Drivers & Software - HPE Support Center.
Thanks again for your hint at the upgrade path needed to up-date this switch.
Any guidance will be really appreciated, don't want to brick this switch.
It is little noisy and maybe above 50db. So I just put it in garage and bought one QSA Adapter with fiber transceiver. I using fiber cable to the living room then convert it to RJ45 cable to the router. So there is no sound for me at all.These are noisy right? Looking for for a low noise homelab, although don't need more than 8 ports
It can support ethernet if you have ethernet license.this switch work with ethernet? My use case is RDMA/NVMe-oF.
which I am more than happy to assist with!It can support ethernet if you have ethernet license.
HiI just updated through the web GUI of this switch. So you just give one ip to the management interface. then use any browser like chrome to log in. then download the firmware from HPE site. The version next to 3.3.4100 should be 188.8.131.52. If you updated with other version may be failed as in my case.