[Gluster-users] OT: possible to upgrade mellanox HBA firmware from ubuntu?
harry.mangalam at uci.edu
Wed Nov 9 20:19:13 UTC 2011
I can verify that the CentOS approach works as Dan described it with
the caveats prefixed by ##hjm, using a testbed machine running a fresh
install of CentOS6.
Thanks to Dan for such a nice outline.
On Tuesday 08 November 2011 12:11:44 Dan Cyr wrote:
> I had these same problems when I upgraded my firmware.
> Here's what I ended up doing (Centos6 or RHEL6 *not 6.1*):
> If you use the default kernel: 2.6.32_71.el6 (don't run yum
> update), then you can use the kernel-mft RPM included with OFED
> yum -y install mstflint
0-rhel6-x86_64.iso" mkdir -p /mnt/iso
> mount -o loop MLNX_OFED_LINUX-1.5.3-1.0.0-rhel6-x86_64.iso /mnt/iso/
> yum -y install /mnt/iso/RPMS/kernel-
##hjm: you need to install the mst app from the mft rpm that is
##hjm: distributed in the above iso image
##hjm: sudo rpm -i /mnt/iso/RPMS/mft-2.7.0-20.x86_64.rpm
> mst start
> ls /dev/mst/ # Verify the proper device is there (*_pciconf?) - if
> there are none, this needs to be resolved before continuing.
##hjm: this worked fine:
> mkdir -p /usr/src/firmware
> cd /usr/src/firmware
> # My cards are SuperMicro UIO - replace the below commands
> appropriately #wget
> 2_20090609.zip" #unzip aocuinfm2_20090609.zip
> # -allow_psid_change might not be required - check with you
> hardware vendor - For me I found this link:
> http://18.104.22.168/support/faqs/faq.cfm?faq=9803 #flint -d
> /dev/mst/mt25418_pciconf0 -i aocuinfm2_20090609.bin -nofs
> -allow_psid_change burn #reboot
##hjm: found this latest firmware upgrade.
And once you get the appro package and download and unpack it,
the VERY latest firmware needs to be created with mlxburn
$ cd ~hjm/fw-25204-rel-1_2_940
$ sudo mlxburn -fw ./fw-25204-rel.mlx -dev /dev/mst/mt25204_pci_cr0
## and it seems to work:
$ flint -d /dev/mst/mt25204_pciconf0 q
Image type: Failsafe
FW Version: 1.2.940 <-------------------VERY latest fw.
I.S. Version: 1
Device ID: 25204
Description: Node Port1 Sys image
GUIDs: 00066a0098006e5f 00066a00a0006e5f 00066a0098006e5f
Board ID: j (MT_0230000002)
so with that, the
> Good Luck.
> From: gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org
> [mailto:gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org] On Behalf Of Harry
> Mangalam Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 11:45 AM
> To: gluster-users at gluster.org
> Subject: [Gluster-users] OT: possible to upgrade mellanox HBA
> firmware from ubuntu?
> Sorry for the OT, but this problem is preventing my further testing
> of gluster and this groups seems like they might know..
> I've been looking into this for a few days and have not run across
> any success stories in upgrading firmware using Ubuntu (Mellanox
> supports RH and Suse), but I've tried to install the MFT/MST
> packages and it keeps erroring out for various reasons.
> If it's not possible (or very painful), I'll upgrade the card
> firmware via a LiveCD/DVD of SciLinux or CentOS on another
> Other suggestions for upgrading the IB card firmware gratefully
> Harry Mangalam - Research Computing, OIT, Rm 225 MSTB, UC Irvine
> [ZOT 2225] / 92697 Google Voice Multiplexer: (949) 478-4487
> MSTB Lat/Long: (33.642025,-117.844414) (paste into Google Maps)
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Harry Mangalam - Research Computing, OIT, Rm 225 MSTB, UC Irvine
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