Intel NIC and NDCs Firmware Family Version 15.0.1

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Firmware DUP for Intel NICs and NDCs,
Includes support for:

Intel(R) Ethernet Server Adapter I350-T2
Intel(R) Ethernet Server Adapter I350-T4
Intel(R) Ethernet Server Adapter X540-T2
Intel(R) GbE 4P I350c rNDC
Intel(R) 10GbE 2P X540c rNDC
Intel(R) 10GbE 2P X520 rNDC
Intel(R) GbE 2P I350c rNDC
Intel(R) 10GbE 2P X520k bNDC
Intel(R) 1GbE 4P I350 Mezz
Intel(R) I350 Gigabit Network Connection
Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I354 1.0 GbE Backplane
Intel(R) 10GbE 2P X520 Adapter
Intel(R) Ethernet Server Adapter X520-2
Intel(R) Ethernet X520 10GbE Dual Port KX4-KR Mezz
Intel(R) Ethernet Server Adapter X520-T2
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Fixes & Enhancements

Enhancements:
1. Added SR-IOV support on 1G (I350 based adapters)
2. Manageability: Added support for VAM (Virtual Address Management) on 1G and 10G adapters
3. Added support for Windows Sever 2012 R2 and SUSE 11 SP3
4. Added the ability to run the Windows 32-bit firmware update package in supported Windows x64 operating systems with WoW64
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Version

15.0.28, A00

Release date

13 Dec 2013

Download Type

Firmware

Category

Network, Ethernet & Wireless

Importance

Recommended
Dell Technologies recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains changes to maintain overall system health. It ensures that the system software remains current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers, and software) and may include other new features.
Available formats View Important Information

File Format: Update Package for MS Windows 32-Bit
File Name: Network_Firmware_HKK1W_WN32_15.0.28_A00.EXE
File Size: 15.83 MB
Format Description:
Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 32bit format have been designed to run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 64bit format will only run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. When selecting a device driver update be sure to select the one that is appropriate for your operating system.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
8842e5843cfa3881f892a8ebfd5c6e6f
SHA1:
8f5bda3690df8d6a72970280ff105cb79d85db8c
SHA-256:
2049df9e21f618bb52eda2c528dee54050791ffb77d549adfc38720662418c48

File Format: A GnuPG file which contains a cryptographic signature
File Name: Network_Firmware_HKK1W_LN_15.0.28_A00.BIN.sign
File Size: 189 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:
1df779e6342f4c89cee30dc66caabd5c
SHA1:
bc899361e55e136463e4225954d8bf781a978ac0
SHA-256:
1cabb2a364a66a95f578c8d58c8366069bdc62c25b8ae4d8d0018bc6de854086

File Format: External release notes
File Name: Firmware_Release_Notes.txt
File Size: 4.79 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:
b6de0e121c050956e587ab02d39a4fa4
SHA1:
7d6c5c99ef867378a0bab675e6ba15674784486c
SHA-256:
e99f25fdc54b8cf432d66811d92a09b6f47a914f13e0cc76cb17704c2c962cd1

File Format: Update Package for MS Windows 64-Bit.
File Name: Network_Firmware_HKK1W_WN64_15.0.28_A00.EXE
File Size: 22.43 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:
eefcb96e0099e5dd9c3f75b93bf0b467
SHA1:
eb242562cd3cb8a51cb03fe0486ea45319d1a14f
SHA-256:
3fb30b588358fefd3d0c2389f98106b59ae57eb77759c8979207751ff1b38195

File Format: Update Package for Red Hat Linux
File Name: Network_Firmware_HKK1W_LN_15.0.28_A00.BIN
File Size: 16.28 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:
1e445aa73cc0492b6f852c949b473135
SHA1:
b31b65ceb361eceae921bc8ffe3448983aee843f
SHA-256:
168e5668761fa24cecc769c375dd4e0d1d9a9ca90a10859a674485f8ba9afa94

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After updating the firmware using the Lifecycle Controller or running the Firmware Update Package, the system must be completely powered down (A/C power removed) and restarted for all changes to take effect.

Known Issues:
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1. On the T620 LOMs, this firmware update must be applied from within a supported operating system twice. On the T620 LOMs, this firmware update does not work properly from Lifecycle Controller, iDRAC, and CMC.
2. On the X540 based adapters, this firmware update must be applied from within a supported operating system. On these adapters, this firmware update does not work properly from Lifecycle Controller, iDRAC, and CMC.
3. If the firmware of an Intel X520 DP 10Gb + I350 DP 1Gb Ethernet Network Daughter Card is upgraded to 15.0.28 via Lifecycle Controller or iDRAC, iDRAC communication through the 1Gb ports of the Network Daughter Card is lost after an AC Power Cycle. After the AC Cycle and booting into an OS, the Link LED is on for the port and theadapter is functional to the Operating System but the adapter is not functional with respect to iDRAC communication. To correct the problem, downgrade the firmware on the adapter from within an Operating System to 14.5.9.
4. If the firmware of an Intel X520 DP 10Gb DA/SFP+ Server Adapter is upgraded to 15.0.28 via Lifecycle Controller or iDRAC, connectivity is lost on the adapter. To restore link functionality, downgrade the firmware on the adapter from within an Operating System to 14.5.9.
5. If the firmware of an Intel X520 DP 10Gb + I350 DP 1Gb Ethernet Network Daughter Card is upgraded to 15.0.28 from within an Operating System while iDRAC firmware version prior to 1.56.56 is on the system, iDRAC communication on Port 1 and Port 2 of the adapter will be lost. To correct the issue after it has occurred, an AC Power Cycle must be performed. To avoid the issue, upgrade the iDRAC firmware version to the latest version available prior to upgrading the Intel NIC firmware.
Windows Server 2008 x64
Windows Server 2012
Not Applicable
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 6
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2008 x86
Windows Server 2008 R2
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 4P X520/I350 rNDC
Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I354 1.0 GbE Backplane
Intel(R) Ethernet Server Adapter X520-2
Intel(R) Ethernet Server Adapter X520-T2
Intel(R) Ethernet X520 10GbE Dual Port KX4-KR Mezz
Intel(R) Gigabit 2P I350-t Adapter
Intel(R) Gigabit 2P I350-t LOM on T620
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
After updating the firmware on the Intel network adapters using the Lifecycle Controller or running the Firmware Update Package, the system must be completely powered down (A/C power removed) and restarted for all changes to take effect.

Windows Update Package:

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.


Linux Update Package:

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
./Network_Firmware_HKK1W_LN_15.0.28_A00.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 ./Network_Firmware_HKK1W_LN_15.0.28_A00.BIN from the shell.
4. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.

GnuPG Signature of Dell Update Package Instructions for Network_Firmware_HKK1W_LN_15.0.28_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_HKK1W_LN_15.0.28_A00.BIN.sign

Reboot will be required

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