leeroyrichardso
Contributor
Contributor

Brocade 825

We have installed a Brocade 825 HBA into a Dell PowerEdge 2900 and installed ESXi 5.0, the card was not picked up on installation.

We have used the import tool from the Update Manager within VC and created a seperate baseline and have remediated the server successfully, but the card has still not been picked up.

We have used drivers

brocade-esx-5.0.0-bfaConfig-3.0.0.0-offline_bundle-463306 (these would not install into the update manager)

and

BCD-bfa-3.0.0.0-00000-offline_bundle-465342 (these did install into the update manager but the card failed to initialise)

Can anyone offer any assistance?

Lee Richardson
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chimera
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We're in exactly the same boat - same card, same ESXi revision, card not detected.

Did you solve this or does anyone else have any suggestions???

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juchestyle
Commander
Commander

Hey Guys,

Same issue here.  Apparently Update Manager does NOT install these Drivers.  I tried it and no go.  You have to use the Tar.gz download and CLI into the host to unzip and then run the .sh file.

I don't know why this is but I want to know.

How to install a tar.gz file:

  1. From command line
  2. Tar zxvf %nameoffile%.tar.gz
  3. ./%nameoffile%.sh
Kaizen!
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