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Update qlnativefc driver version HBA

Hello,

In the predictive skyline, I am seeing the following

An ESXi 6.7 host running with a qlnativefc driver version below 3.1.36.0 may experience a purple diagnostic screen error. Click the Ask VMware link above for more details and a resolution.

As I'm a newbie.....I'm not sure how to update some HBA drivers.

Could you help me? This is a critical move....because if I leave an ESX offline.....I have a problem...

regards,

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Hey, hope you are doing fine:
Maybe this articles will help you:

VMware Knowledge Base - Identify qlogic drivers

VMware Knowledge Base - Identify network / storage Drivers

VMware Knowledge Base - What does the error you see mean.


Hope that works, let me know.

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thanks nacho!! but how do I update them? with this I can see the version of the driver.

But I don't have neither idea of as to update those drivers...never I made this operation

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Well, you need to identify all the proper information for your hardware with the VMware compatibility matrix.

If you provide the outputs of

# for a in $(esxcfg-scsidevs -a |awk '{print $2}') ;do vmkload_mod -s $a |grep -i version ;done

I will gladly assist you checking it against the compatibility matrix.

Note: for running that you need to log in via SSH to the host.

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thank you!!

Version: 7.710.07.00-1OEM.670.0.0.8169922

Version: 1.2.8-1vmw.670.3.73.14320388

Version: 1.2.8-1vmw.670.3.73.14320388

Version: 3.1.31.0-1OEM.670.0.0.8169922

Version: 3.1.31.0-1OEM.670.0.0.8169922

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Sorry, I also need you to give me the following output:

vmkchdev -l |grep vmhba

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0000:00:11.4 8086:8d62 1028:0601 vmkernel vmhba1

0000:00:1f.2 8086:8d02 1028:0601 vmkernel vmhba2

0000:03:00.0 1000:005d 1028:1f47 vmkernel vmhba0

0000:04:00.0 1077:2532 1077:015d vmkernel vmhba3

0000:04:00.1 1077:2532 1077:015d vmkernel vmhba4

Name     vmhba3

Model     ISP2532-based 8Gb Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA

Name     vmhba4

Model     ISP2532-based 8Gb Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA

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Based on analysis you need to update qlogic drivers to version

qlnativefc version 3.1.36.0-1

VMware Compatibility Guide - I/O Device Search

To install de drivers you need to copy the downloaded zips into the host by using winscp and then ruin the following commands

https://dailysysadmin.com/KB/Article/3626/install-vib-files-or-update-drivers-in-vmware-esxi-using-t...

Hope that works

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thank you friend,

better update to install? esxcli software vib update

Is it not possible to do it by VUM in a more automatic way?

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I would better install it since there might be some issue

Yes,m you can use VUM, please check this out:

https://www.definit.co.uk/2013/05/updating-esxi-fibre-channel-hba-drivers-via-vmware-update-manager/

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