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Driver Details

Broadcom BCM95708C PCI-E NIC, BCM5708 Copper LOM, BCM5708 SerDes (Fiber) LOM, BCM5709C Dual Port NIC without iSCSI Offload, BCM5722 Based LOM, BCM95722 PCI-E NIC, BCM57710 10GBase-T Dual Port Rack Mezzanine Card, BCM57710 10GBase-T Single Port NIC, BCM5709C Copper LOM, BCM5709S SERDES LOM, BCM95709 iSCSI Offload Dual Port NIC, BCM5709S Dual Port SERDES Mezzanine Card for Blade Systems, BCM5709C Dual Port Rack Mezzanine Card, BCM57710 Dual Port KX4 Blade Mezzanine Card, BCM5716 Copper LOM, BCM5709S Quad Por

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes Linux inventory and execution issues in the Dell written code and Broadcom shared library. Fixes flashing problems that could cause the Ctrl+S banner to no longer appear during system boot. Corrects a PHY misconfiguration on some 57712 devices.
Updates the UEFI driver for 10 Gigabit devices.
Adds support for FCoE on 57712 based devices.
Updates 5709 and 08 to correct a loss of management communications when system with Linux operating system is shutdown or the device driver removed.
Fixes the issue where the previous 6.4.4 A03 DUP did not actually update firmware under a Linux Operating System.

Version

Version 6.4.5, A11

Release date

02 Nov 2011

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011

Importance

Recommended

Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Red Hat Linux
File Name:NETW_FRMW_LX_R319248.BIN
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 6MB
Format DescriptionDell Update Packages for Linux can be used as stand-alone applications that ensure that specific validation criteria are met, then apply an update.
Note: Update Packages for Linux are open source. See the Dell Update Packages for Linux Readme for details.
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MD5:
2D2102D7BF14EEC0ABF26C003ED4EB2E
SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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File Format:GnuPG Signature for Linux Update Package
File Name:NETW_FRMW_LX_R319248.BIN.sign
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 0.2KB
Format DescriptionThe GnuPG signature for Red Hat Linux Update Package can be used to authenticate Dell's identity in the correlated Red Hat Linux Update Package.
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To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
B671BB1956AA64E1EC1D7D759D4104A3
SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Supported Operating Systems

Novell SuSE Linux ES 11
VMware ESX 3.5
VMware ESX 4.0
MS Windows 2008 x64
Red Hat Ent Linux 4
Suse Linux ES 10
Red Hat Ent Linux 6
Red Hat Ent Linux 5
MS Windows 2008 x86
MS Windows Server 2003
MS Windows 2008 R2
MS Windows 2003 x64
VMware ESX 4.1

Applies to

10GBase-DA SFP+ Dual Port Adapter
BCM5708 Copper LOM
BCM5708S Blade Daughter Card (PE1955 Specific)
BCM5709C Copper LOM
BCM5709C Dual Port NIC without iSCSI Offload
BCM5709C Dual Port Rack Mezzanine Card
BCM5709S Dual Port SERDES Mezzanine Card for Blade Systems
BCM5709S Quad Port SERDES Noble MC
BCM5709S SERDES LOM
BCM5716 Copper LOM
BCM57710 10GBase-T Dual Port Rack Mezzanine Card
BCM57710 10GBase-T Single Port NIC
BCM57710 Dual Port KX4 Blade Mezzanine Card
BCM57711 Based LOM
BCM57711 Dual Port KX4 Noble MC
BCM95708C PCI-E NIC
BCM95709 iSCSI Offload Dual Port NIC
BCM95709C 10/100/1000BASET Quad Port NIC
BCM95722 PCI-E NIC
BCM957711 10G SFP+ Dual Port NIC
Broadcom BCM95722 PCI-E NIC
IC, BCM5722KFB1G, FBGA 196, SMD
M710HD Dual Port 10Gig 57712 NDC
M710HD Quad Port 1Gig 5709 NDC

Installation instructions

Dell Update Package Instructions for NETW_FRMW_LX_R319248.BIN:

Download
1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.

Installation
1. Read over the release information presented by executing the "./NETW_FRMW_LX_R319248.BIN --version" command from the shell.
2. Download and install any prerequisites identified in the above step before proceeding.
3. Run the update by executing "./NETW_FRMW_LX_R319248.BIN" from the shell.
4. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.


Dell Update Package Instructions for NETW_FRMW_WIN_R319248.EXE:

Download

1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.

Installation

1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file.
2. Read over the release information presented in the dialog window.
3. Download and install any prerequisites identified in the dialog window before proceeding.
4. Click the Install button.
5. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.


GnuPG Signature of Dell Update Package Instructions for NETW_FRMW_LX_R319248.BIN.sign:

Download
1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. When the "File Download" window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.

Installation
1. Import the Dell public key. (You only need to do once on your system.)
2. Verify the Dell Update Package by using its signature file, NETW_FRMW_LX_R319248.BIN.sign

Important Information

Firmware update for Broadcom NetXtreme I & II based network devices, update to Family version 6.4.5 consisting of:
Boot code: 5.0.7 (5708C), 5.0.7 (5708S), 5.2.3 (5709), 5.2.6 (57710), 6.2.10 for 57711, 6.4.17 for 57712 and 3.11 (5722)
Multi-Boot Agent (add-in NICs only, LOM MBA code may differ): 6.4.4 (5708 and 09), 6.4.23 (57710, 11 and 12), 14.8.5 (5722)
UMP (5708 only): 1.1.9
IPMI (5708 only): 1.06
iSCSI Boot (all): 4.2.12, 4.1.6 or 6.4.3 depending on the system and configuration.
NCSI (5709 and 5716 LOMs only): 2.0.11
NCSI (57711 and 57712): 6.2.7

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This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details
Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).