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Intel Nic card firmware and driver failed to install

2021-02-18, 5:18 AM

Hi All,

 

I tried to download and install Intel related nic card as per below download link from IBM Fix central.

 

Then i boot the server model xsystem M4 3650 and i got a prompt unbale to boot from iso file.

 

What is the right way to update firmware and driver related Intel for M4 3650.

 

Previously i used Bomc to update firmware, found these Intel related nic card firmware and driver was not detected by BOMc version 12.

 

This machine installed with vmware ESXI OS.

 

Please advise further

 

Download link:

http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/systemx/quickorder?parent=System%20x3650%20M4&product=ibm/systemx/7915&&platform=All&includeZip=false&function=fixId&fixids=elx_fw_cna_ibm1212-4.6.281.26-2_linux_32-64,elx_fw_cna_ibm1212-4.6.281.26-2_windows_32-64,intc_sw_nic_23.2a-cd_anyos_x86-64&includeRequisites=1&includeSupersedes=0&downloadMethod=http&source=fc

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Re:Intel Nic card firmware and driver failed to install

2021-02-22, 8:30 AM

Hi Paul,

 

Download the package by clicking the icon under the Download catalog. You can also click the third TXT file to read the installation instructions before proceeding. 

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Re:Intel Nic card firmware and driver failed to install

2021-02-18, 8:55 AM

Hi Paul

 

You can visit Lenovo System x firmware update page to update firmware for your System x3650 m4

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Re:Intel Nic card firmware and driver failed to install

2021-02-18, 9:40 AM

Hi Danny,

 

I also need to update the Intel Nic driver as well.

 

As per previous update, i managed to download the nic driver from IBM Fix central.

 

But when i tried to boot up from the iso, i getting prompt failed boot from iso

 

 

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Re:Intel Nic card firmware and driver failed to install

2021-02-18, 10:03 AM

Hi Paul,

 

You can download the fw and driver page from here: VMware drivers package release for Intel Ethernet, and Intel v25.0 Network FW Update Release.

Please read the readme file and follow the instructions to install the updates.

 

Here is another option to find the device FW and driver for your network adapter:

1. Go to the System X best recipe for VMWare.

2. From the Index of supported devices, find the Lenovo Market Name of your NIC, and click the link.

3. Click the Network link and this will lead you to the VMware HCL link.

4. On the VMware Compatibility Guide page, select your VMware version from the VMware product Name drop-down menu, click expand and then click the link of the Footnotes.

5. To download the driver, you may have to log in to your VMware account. 

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Re:Intel Nic card firmware and driver failed to install

2021-02-21, 2:51 AM
Hi ccchen, This is for for model x3650 M4 7915. Please guide me how u came to this page steps by step, so next time i know how to search for other server model as well https://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/DS546071 Same goes for below link as well. How to go steps by step to reach this site. The given site for M5, but i need for M4 7915 model https://vmware.lenovo.com/content/recipe/x3650_M5_v4-XeonE5-4600v5-ESXi6.5.html#00AG520-GP
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Re:Intel Nic card firmware and driver failed to install

2021-02-22, 2:19 AM

Hi Sir, 

Though the page I provided is for M5 system, the network components are the same. From the hardware perspective, the drivers are compatible. You have to determine which network adapter is installed on your server and then use the M5 best recipe page to search for the same network adapter and find the compatible drivers from the VMware compatibility guide page.  

 

The following screenshot is the best recipe for the IBM system x, I only captured the NIC parts.

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Re:Intel Nic card firmware and driver failed to install

2021-02-22, 2:48 AM

Hi Paul

 

For system firmware or driver, please visit Data Center Support website to select your server model to find all firmware or driver for your System x3650 M4 - Type 7915.

For VMware ESXi Recipe, please visit Lenovo Data Center Group VMware ESXi Recipe to find the VMware ESXi Recipe for your system.

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Re:Intel Nic card firmware and driver failed to install

2021-02-22, 3:11 AM
Hi Dannyhsueh, When i got to VMware ESXi Recipe, please visit Lenovo Data Center Group VMware ESXi Recipe (https://vmware.lenovo.com/content/recipe/), there were no any Server Model for (x3650 M4). Only Server Model (x3650 M5) listed there. Should i follow as per suggested ccchen as above here to use Server Model (x3650 M5) and compare the driver firmwares
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Re:Intel Nic card firmware and driver failed to install

2021-02-22, 3:30 AM

Hi Paul

 

Since System x3650 M4 - Type 7915 is an old model, and we didn't test all models for VMware. You can refer @ccchen's suggestion to find and sownload the same network components as x3650_M5 for your system.   

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Re:Intel Nic card firmware and driver failed to install

2021-02-22, 5:09 AM

Hi ccchen,

As per adviced, when used M5 driver firmware comparison for intel Nic Card - "Intel Corporation I350 Gigabit Network Connection"

 

i found updated firmware from lenovo site as per below:

 

 

Inside my esxi, i found i have old firmware as per below result from esxi:

 

When i click as per below:

It bring to below site:

 

Above here, all is showing checksum, how may i upgrade this firmware

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