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Ubuntu 14.04.3 NVMUpdate XL710

Hi All,

Downloaded NVMUpdate for Intel XL710 adapters for Linux. Trying to run it with log. There is a messages in a log:

Intel(R) Ethernet NVM Update Tool

NVMUpdate version 1.25.20.03

Copyright (C) 2013 - 2015 Intel Corporation.

./nvmupdate64e -l log.txt

Warning: Unsupported base driver version 1.2.48 (min required 1.3.19)

Warning: Not supported version of base driver for Intel(R) Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710-4

Warning: Unsupported base driver version 1.2.48 (min required 1.3.19)

Warning: Not supported version of base driver for Intel(R) Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710

Warning: Unsupported base driver version 1.2.48 (min required 1.3.19)

Warning: Not supported version of base driver for Intel(R) Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710

Warning: Unsupported base driver version 1.2.48 (min required 1.3.19)

Warning: Not supported version of base driver for Intel(R) Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710

Config file read.

Inventory

But at first I upgraded i40e drivers to 1.2.48. I don't see a driver more fresh than 1.2.48 on download.intel.com .

What should I do?

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Hi John_obn,

 

Thank you for contacting Intel.

 

Our latest Linux* driver and NVM Update versions are 1.2.48 and 1.25, respectively. I will check on these versions.

 

Sincerely,

 

Sandy

 

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Hi John_obn,

 

We would like to request for your specific network card model. Please provide details below:

 

1. ethtool -I output

2. serial number and PBA number - look for the white barcode sticker on adapter.

Format: 15 digits + 6 digits + 6-3

We look forward to your reply.

Sincerely,

Sandy

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Hi Sandy,

1.

# ethtool -i p1p1

driver: i40e

version: 1.2.2-k

firmware-version: f4.40 a1.4 n04.53 e80001da6

bus-info: 0000:81:00.0

supports-statistics: yes

supports-test: yes

supports-eeprom-access: yes

supports-register-dump: yes

supports-priv-flags: no

2. The adapter is installed into the server, which is 10km far from me. So I write numbers from a box:

Serial: 6805CA3024F00084414ADH58361002

Product Code: X710DA4FH

MM# : 932575

Version: H25043-002

Date: 11/05/2014

Batch# : MYAD4B52PP

Evgeny

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Hi Sandy,

We recently got a batch (8) XL710 dual 40G cards, so I read the discussion with interest. It's somewhat a surprise to me to see you said that the latest latest Linux* driver. It should be http://sourceforge.net/projects/e1000/files/i40e%20stable/1.3.38/ 1.3.38. I have actually updated all our CentOS 7.1 with this release.

Regards,

-- Zack

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Hi Zack, Thanks for sharing the drivers from sourceforge, as it has slipped out of my mind.

Hi John_obn, Thanks for providing your card details. I will further your card's details and will be get back to you with my findings.

Sincerely,

Sandy

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Hi Sandy,

I always think that latest drivers should be on the official Intel download site. Can you confirm that those drivers from sourceforge are stable and official?

Regards,

Evgeny

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Hello,

I don't speak for Intel as I don't work there But I am keenly aware from browsing Linux kernel source that Intel is one of the most active contributor to Linux kernel (especially drivers). If you use Linux tools such as modinfo .... you will actually see the name(s) of Intel engineer(s) who created and maintain the driver, and often, the mentioning of the sourceforge.net Intel driver site. BTW, the e1000 driver site hosted on sourceforge are all Intel engineers (actual driver developers included), so IMHO it's safe to use them. You will however, be skillful and knowledgable enough to do it right.

Regards,

-- Zac,

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Hi Zack,

Thank you for reply. I've already look through the code and modinfo. Now I can trust the driver from sourceforge.

Regards,

Evgeny

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Hi Evgeny,

In case you encounter any problem with driver ver 1.3.38, you may try ver. http://sourceforge.net/projects/e1000/files/i40e%20stable/1.3.39.1/ 1.3.39.1.

Sincerely,

Sandy

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Hi Sandy,

With 1.3.38 I don't have any problems. Should I update to 1.3.39.1?

Regards,

Evgeny

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Hi Evgeny,

Good day.

It would be best to install the latest version now for new features and improvements. See below for the changes in this version.

changelog for i40e 1.3.39.1

============================================

* Ensure bridge mode defaults to VEPA

* Update pci.updates.in

* Updated support for nvmupdate tool

* Update fw version text string to match previous product formats

* Add support for new devices and move device ids into a separate file

* Add promiscuous on VLAN support

* Add a counter for drops in netstat interface

* Add ethtool support to dump VEB per TC stats

* Add rx to port crc errors label

* Add support to program ntuple rules via ethtool, for the VF from the PF

* Add ATR support for tunneled TCP/IPv4/IPv6 packets.

* Add stats to count Tunnel ATR hits

* Implement ndo_features_check()

* Enable VMDQ and NPAR co-existence support

* Prune the startup messages

* Default to the DCB config when SW DCB is enabled

* Enable WoL operation by default if the configuration is WoL capable

* Clean up various error status messages

* Refactor Interrupt Throttle Rate code for improvements and bug fixes

* Fix the ethtool offline diagnostic

* Limit shutdown activities if in debug mode

* Changes to transmit write back to avoid tx hangs

Source: README.txt, updated 2015-09-04

Sincerely,

Sandy

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