Intel NIC Family Version 18.5.0 Firmware for I350, I354, X520, X540, and X550 adapters

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This software bundle includes the Dell EMC Update Package to install Intel NIC Firmware Family Version 18.5.18 on Intel I350, I354, X520, X540, and X550 adapters. This release provides continued code optimization to improve performance.
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Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes
- Fixed link issue when optic modules or active optical cables are used with Intel (R) X520 devices
- Fixed PCIe training issue that may occasionally cause system halt during POST for some Intel(R) X550 devices.
- Fixed configuration issue that showed incorrect capability for 'OS to BMC pass-through' feature for Intel(R) X520 devices.
- Resolved an issue that may cause failure when resetting to factory default settings on Intel(R) X540 and X550 devices

Enhancements
- The default value for iSCSI configuration parameters ('iSCSIViaDHCP' and 'TCPIPViaDHCP') in Dell Lifecycle Controller is now set to disabled.
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Version

18.5.18, A00

Release date

30 Aug 2018

Download Type

Firmware

Category

Network, Ethernet & Wireless

Importance

Critical
Dell Technologies highly recommends applying this important update as soon as possible. The update contains critical bug fixes and changes to improve functionality, reliability, and stability of your Dell system. It may also include security fixes and other feature enhancements.
Available formats View Important Information

File Format: Update Package for MS Windows 64-Bit.
File Name: Network_Firmware_3XJH0_WN64_18.5.18_A00_01.EXE
File Size: 15.84 MB
Format Description:
Dell Update Packages in native Microsoft Windows 64-bit format do not require that Microsoft WOW64 be installed on the Microsoft Windows Server.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
f5642684c4530edd64365fb23484fbe3
SHA1:
e350557d1a20de88243c027ee0c6b5fb0ac333c5
SHA-256:
f656e6e1631ce8974b8d2a0d81e494612226c780b53cc4efaffe39e12fff9863

File Format: A GnuPG file which contains a cryptographic signature
File Name: Network_Firmware_3XJH0_LN_18.5.18_A00.BIN.sign
File Size: 226 Bytes
Format Description:
The GnuPG signature for Red Hat Linux Update Package can be used to authenticate Dell's identity in the correlated Red Hat Linux Update Package.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
8db46db0db3f7a097a88eb89865af5e8
SHA1:
4c6c8594a12691c2d694a62ca169c2abc66f5c29
SHA-256:
535e41061bc287b93e74c73eb66961ce5bde0808c44b4b902fa572d4848e89e4

File Format: External release notes
File Name: fw_release.txt
File Size: 7.42 KB
Format Description:
This file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
3aab27dd532e9544fa7948b1aee057a9
SHA1:
2e645bc78fa353f9c359849035b54e613cffd62e
SHA-256:
ba3c6d5e51af1594e6f076fac611e7406c316defc8b141d1d6a14a4e2505d693

File Format: Update Package for Red Hat Linux
File Name: Network_Firmware_3XJH0_LN_18.5.18_A00.BIN
File Size: 11.86 MB
Format Description:
Dell 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.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
308a6f041d060f88002789f00f4f5472
SHA1:
2aab8686edb56e56e50d449bf23b9452e6864fe2
SHA-256:
a3ef0e655d092e7754c315d1f02c0c629e1e9f4b530e90de8d15f9393036a7ed

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Additional details

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Known Issues
- FW downgrade to v18.3.x on X550 devices using the FW DUP executable package in an OS is not supported
Workaround: Use the Dell Lifecycle Controller or iDRAC to downgrade firmware
- Unable to set Virtual FIP MAC address on Intel(R) Ethernet 10G 2P X550-t Adapter.
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC 2019
Not Applicable
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 6
SUSE Linux ES 12
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows 7, 64-bit
Windows 8.1, 64-bit
Windows Server 2016
Windows 10, 64-bit
INFO,I350,LCK,DEC19
INFO,X550,NIC,LK,D19,FW
Intel(R) Ethernet 10G 2P X520 Adapter
Intel(R) Ethernet 10G 2P X520-k bNDC
Intel(R) Ethernet 10G 2P X540-t Adapter
Intel(R) Ethernet 10G 2P X550-t Adapter
Intel(R) Ethernet 10G 4P X520/I350 rNDC
Intel(R) Ethernet 10G 4P X550 rNDC
Intel(R) Ethernet 10G X520 LOM
Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I354 1.0 GbE Backplane
Intel(R) Ethernet X520 10GbE Dual Port KX4-KR Mezz
Intel(R) Gigabit 2P I350 LOM
Intel(R) Gigabit 2P I350-t Adapter
Intel(R) Gigabit 2P I350-t LOM - 06E2
Intel(R) Gigabit 2P I350-t LOM on C4130
Intel(R) Gigabit 2P I350-t LOM on T620
Intel(R) Gigabit 2P I350-t LOM on T630
Intel(R) Gigabit 4P I350 bNDC
Intel(R) Gigabit 4P I350-t Adapter
Intel(R) Gigabit 4P I350-t Mezz
Intel(R) Gigabit 4P I350-t rNDC
Intel(R) Gigabit 4P X540/I350 rNDC
Intel(R) Gigabit 4P X550/I350 rNDC
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Windows Update Package Installation:
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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.

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[Alternative] Installation via Lifecycle Controller.
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1. Copy the downloaded firmware DUP for Windows to removable USB storage.
2. Insert the removable USB storage in a USB port of the server to be updated.
3. Reboot the server.
4. Press the F10 key to enter Lifecycle Controller.
5. In the left navigation pane, click Firmware Update.
6. In the main pane click Launch Firmware Update.
7. On the Step 1 of 3: Select Update Repository page, select Local Drive.
8. Click the Next button.
9. On the Step 2 of 3: Enter Access Details page, select the removable USB storage from the Local Drive drop-down list.
10. Type the path and filename of the firmware DUP in the File Path or Update Package Path text box.
Example: \Network_Firmware_3XJH0_WN64_18.5.18_A00.exe
11. Click the Next button.
12. On the Step 3 of 3: Select Updates page, select the checkbox next to one, or more, of the Available System Updates.
13. Click the Apply button to complete the installation process.

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Linux Update Package Installation:
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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. Make sure that the network adapter's base driver is loaded in the OS
2. Read over the release information presented by executing the
./Network_Firmware_3XJH0_LN_18.5.18_A00.BIN --version command from the shell.
3. Download and install any prerequisites identified in the above step before proceeding.
4. Run the update by executing ./Network_Firmware_3XJH0_LN_18.5.18_A00.BIN from the shell.
5. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.

GnuPG Signature of Dell Update Package Instructions for Network_Firmware_3XJH0_LN_18.5.18_A00.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. Import the Dell public key. (You only need to do this once on your system)
2. Verify the Dell Update Package by using its signature file, Network_Firmware_3XJH0_LN_18.5.18_A00.BIN.sign

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