1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 10, 2019 12:55 PM by TheBobkin

    Compatibility issue

    majuntax Lurker

      I have not found a way to view the firmware version of the RAID controller and the firmware version of the hard disk through the esxcli command.

        • 1. Re: Compatibility issue
          TheBobkin Virtuoso
          VMware EmployeesvExpert

          Hello majuntax,

           

           

          Drivers are on the ESXi side while firmware is on the hardware side and thus generally require plug-ins from the hardware vendor to check these, thus why these would need to be used for accessing this information from the CLI, for example on older hpssacli:

          # /opt/hp/hpssacli/bin/hpssacli ctrl all show detail

           

          However for some driver-families it is possible to determine controller firmware from other locations, for example lsi_mr3 lists the controller firmware in the ESXi boot log (/var/log/boot.gz) - note that other driver-families such as lsi_msgpt3 (and also depending on version) can print unreliable base information here e.g it will state 11.00.00.00 when it is using 11.65.05.00 .

          Other times you might be able to get package/BIOS versions from boot log which one can correlate to firmware versions from what these contain.

          There are a few other side-way approaches to get this information but best approach is to just check from the out-of-band-management or from vSphere if you have the necessary 3rd-party plug-ins (if they exist).

           

          You can tell firmware version ('Revision') of the disks from esxcli:

          # esxcli storage core device list

           

           

          Bob