Driver Details

Intel NIC and NDCs Firmware Family Version 16.0.24

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) 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
Intel(R) Gigabit 4P I350-t bNDC

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes
- Intel X540/I350 rNDC reporting "VLT0204 The system board NDC PG voltage is outside of range."
- Legacy boot settings reset after 15.0.28 firmware update on Intel X540
- I350-t Adapter NIC firmware update causes RSOD in System Service Mode
- Updated various HII attribute values
- SR-IOV option removed from HII on unsupported devices
- Removed iSCSI VLAN option support because not all OS support the feature
- PXE Boot is failing when spanning tree is enabled
- Fails to connect in 1GbE speed during PXE boot
- Wake on LAN is displaying as capable on Intel(R) 10G 2P X540-t Adapter which has no support for WOL
- Firmware DUP executed via OS does not update firmware on T620 LOMs unless it is executed twice

Enhancements
- Added signed UEFI drivers
- Added support for RHEL6.5
- Added support for Windows7-x86
- Added support for Windows8.1-x86
- Added support for Windows7-x64
- Added support for Windows8.1-x64

Version

Version 16.0.24, A00

Category

Network

Release date

15 Oct 2014

Last Updated

04 Nov 2016

Importance

Available formats

File Format: Update Package for Red Hat Linux
File Name: Network_Firmware_5GT3N_LN_16.0.24_A00.BIN
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 16.71 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:
2dc58a3056ffa04caf93e38ab9c0de3a
SHA1:
de3591dea963a229d8c7cf0945a27073636f2260
SHA-256:
b4e37330890881de3f8a809b9024c64a14d1df6706248f11afbf61e4d108bb57
File Format: GnuPG Signature for Linux Update Package
File Name: Network_Firmware_5GT3N_LN_16.0.24_A00.BIN.sign
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 198 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:
056d1b9363477b656c6a1bcb47d7a758
SHA1:
3f4eb6a905c64ece89843468640618c60a25d0f7
SHA-256:
c94cb70fecceda4ac0cd3edb28c19a3243d0e0bafa19cf2929a6d028a0f17042
File Format: Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name: Network_Firmware_5GT3N_WN32_16.0.24_A00.EXE
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 17.63 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:
cdd0fb2b39273d55a205d09dd9ffab03
SHA1:
f5b14c35350bf2523b1a4cd61ecd66703e81d7cd
SHA-256:
a79ccef0ec816a96d34f20e1ed6a0ab6995d27b5bbe10468d1ef869a119a3a65
File Format: Rel-Notes-Text
File Name: fw_release.txt
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 6.78 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:
843cb58bdb2372580ddddc20c1a22dd1
SHA1:
c8337abeda0cb55930978b459befcada29f98952
SHA-256:
00906312a2821ca1d484a0f4f64d6ff0a301d5ad59720006d3d2612bd7807d21
File Format: Update Package for Microsoft® Windows® 64-Bit.
File Name: Network_Firmware_5GT3N_WN64_16.0.24_A00.EXE
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 23.83 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:
17fd5505c762d6752c285a713aa38551
SHA1:
039f442e01beee6dc0682a0d8fa389c5130beb89
SHA-256:
0ab4cdb7f4c517633a51d091e4d51182eabd306c79ea572bf87693bbae9d7f03

By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Not Applicable
Novell SuSE Linux ES 11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Windows 7, 32-bit
Windows 7, 64-bit
Windows 8.1, 32-bit
Windows 8.1, 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 x64
Windows Server 2008 x86
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 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 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 LOM
Intel(R) Gigabit 2P I350-t Adapter
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-t Adapter
Intel(R) Gigabit 4P I350-t bNDC
Intel(R) Gigabit 4P I350-t Mezz
Intel(R) Gigabit 4P I350-t rNDC
Intel(R) Gigabit 4P X540/I350 rNDC
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_5GT3N_LN_16.0.24_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_5GT3N_LN_16.0.24_A00.BIN from the shell.
4. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.

GnuPG Signature of Dell Update Package Instructions for Network_Firmware_5GT3N_LN_16.0.24_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_5GT3N_LN_16.0.24_A00.BIN.sign
If you currently have FW 14.5.x, do one of the following procedures to update FW:
- Option A: Run FW DUP 16.0.x on a supported OS and then perform an AC power cycle
- Option B: Lifecycle Controller Method
1. Run FW DUP 15.0.28 on a supported OS first and then perform an AC power cycle
2. Upgrade to 15.5.0 via Lifecycle Controller and reboot
3. Upgrade from 15.5.0 to 16.0.x via Lifecycle Controller

If you currently have FW 15.0.28, do one of the following procedures to update FW:
- Option A: Run FW DUP 16.0.x on a supported OS
- Option B: Lifecycle Controller Method
1. Upgrade to 15.5.0 via Lifecycle Controller and reboot
2. Upgrade from 15.5.0 to 16.0.x via Lifecycle Controller

The 15.5.0 FW-DUP is required when updating firmware in Lifecycle Controller. This sequence is referred to as a two-step firmware update process and is required due to an Option ROM mapping change in the firmware.

If you are upgrading the firmware from 14.5.x or later to version 16.0.x in Windows or Linux, then you do not need to apply 15.5.0 first.

On the Intel(R) Ethernet 10G 4P X540/I350 rNDC, an AC power cycle is required after applying 16.0.x

DO NOT APPLY THIS FIRMWARE UPDATE FROM AN OPERATING SYSTEM THAT WAS BOOTED TO WITH ISCSI BOOT OR FCOE BOOT.

THIS FIRMWARE RELEASE DOES NOT APPLY TO THE FM120 Network Devices.

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AC Power Cycle Requirements*
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When updating the firmware from 14.5.x or older, an AC power cycle is required.
When updating the firmware from 15.0.x or later, an AC power cycle is not required.

Exceptions:
- Intel(R) Ethernet 10G 4P X540/I350 rNDC with PBA number G14843-xxx or G59298-xxx
requires an AC power cycle after firmware update to 16.0.x

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* To perform an AC power cycle, you must do the following:
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1. Shut down the system if it is powered up
2. Unplug all AC power cords from the system
3. Leave the AC power cords unplugged for 15 seconds to drain power from the system
4. Plug in AC power cords to the system