How to change the default MAC address of the Intel XL710 40GbE Network Adapter in the firmware.
The current firmware is XL710_7p30_KR_KR4_NCSI_CFGID2p4_Dual.bin.
Can you tell me how to change the MAC address in the firmware, or provide a way to change it permanently
Thanks for your help in advance.
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The best way to use this is to get the Intel Proprietary tools that allow the modification of the MAC address at the firmware level.
To get the tools you need access to the RDC.
You need to have a Resource and Design Center (RDC) privileged account to have access to the requested information.
The RDC Account Support form is the channel to process your account update process by filling out the form stated on the following website:
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Once you get the access, we can provide you with the latest tools, documentation and firmware images for your device.
There is another method you can try using the linux ethtool command, but this method is not validated by Intel so research and support for it need to be done on your own.