UXSPI failed to update the firmware of QLogic 10 Gigabit SFP+ Dual-Port Mezzanine Card on VMware vSphere 5.0, 5.0U1, and 5.1 - IBM Systems
RETAIN tip: H207256
UpdateXpress System Pack Installer (UXSPI) fails to update the firmware of QLogic Dual-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ Embedded Adapter for IBM System x, on VMware vSphere 5.0, 5.0U1 and 5.1. An error with return code 212 is logged. This update works if UXSPI is run on Linux or Microsoft Windows.
The system is configured with at least one of the following:
The system is configured with one or more of the following IBM options:
This tip is not system specific.
The qlgc_fw_cna_sysx-4.09.73_vmware_32-64 firmware for the QLogic 10 Gigabit SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver is affected.
The system has the symptom described above.
Notes: This does not imply that the network operating system will work under all combinations of hardware and software.
Please see the compatibility page for more information:
This behavior is corrected in vSphere patch8 from IBM:
The file is or will be available by selecting the appropriate Product Group, type of System, Product name, Product machine type, and Operating system on IBM Support's Fix Central web page, at the following URL:
Go to the QLogic Web site driver download page to update the firmware at the following URL:
UXSPI failed to update the firmware of QLogic 10 Gb SFP+ 2-Port Mezzanine Card on vSphere 5.0, 5.0U1, and 5.1 with return code 212.
The symptom occurs due to an issue with the QLogic firmware update manager (QLogic provider) running on ESXi. The fix will come from QLogic.
If users want to update the firmware of QLogic Dual Port 10 GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter for IBM System x, they can run UXSPI to update the firmware on Microsoft Windows or Linux operation systems that UXSPI supports.
UXSPI 9.50 is recommended if this card need to be updated.
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Document id: MIGR-5092257