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Doublechecking FW- Firmware version 6.6 exists? Intel X710 i40en

JLee157
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Hi Team

 

I'm writing an email to ask about a FW version of X710 (i40en drvier)

As seen below, there is only FW version 6.01 & 6.80

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/82947/Intel-Ethernet-Controller-X710-Series

Based on compatibility guide of VMware,

(https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/detail.php%3FdeviceCategory%3Dio%26productid%3D37996)

customer tried to download the latest drvier/fw for their HPE Ethernet(562FLR) , which is Intel x710 network adapter (i40en)

When downloaded and installed, they noticed that 

the driver version is 1.58, along with FW ver 6.60

However the FW ver 6.60 is not found in Intel side.

 

[root] esxcli network nic get -n vmnic4

 Advertised Auto Negotiation: false

 Advertised Link Modes: 10000BaseSR/Full

 Auto Negotiation: false

 Cable Type: FIBRE

 Current Message Level: -1

 Driver Info:

    Bus Info: 0000:5d:00:0

    Driver: i40en

    Firmware Version: 6.60 0x800038c9 1.1904.0

    Version: 1.3.1

 

My question is

 The Firmware version 6.6 is missing from Intel driver site?

because Intel website showing only 6.01 and 6.80

I think there must be something in between.

 

Thank your for your advice in advance

 

Cheers,

Jae

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VincentT_Intel
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Hi JLee157, Thank you for posting in Intel® Ethernet Community. The HPE 562FLR is an OEM version of Intel® X710 Network Adapter. The firmware 6.01 and 6.80 is only for retail version of Intel® Network Adapter. Hope this explains why the firmware version 6.6 is not available in Intel download site. Best Regards, Vince Intel Customer Support Under Contract to Intel Corporation
JLee157
Beginner
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Much appreciate Vince for explanation

 

definitely it helped. !!

Thanks again~

 

Cheers,

Jae

VincentT_Intel
Moderator
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Hi Jae, Thanks for your feedback. Please let us know if there's other assistance needed. Best Regards, Vince Intel Customer Support Under Contract to Intel Corporation
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