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FAQ Oracle FC HBA: FCode/BIOS(ie. Boot Code), Firmware, and Drivers (Doc ID 1389639.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 25, 2022

Applies to:

Emulex FC HBA - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Qlogic FC HBA - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


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The following applies to Oracle Branded Fibre Channel (FC) HBAs in Solaris OS servers.
NOTE: Do not confuse FC HBA Fcode with other types of fcode/firmware on servers.

Where appropriate, specific sections of this document also attempt to point out similarities and differences in behavior between Oracle and non-Oracle sourced HBAs. However, Oracle does not support HBAs purchased from other sources and non-Oracle HBA behavior may change without notice. For official direction and support of non-Oracle HBAs, customers should engage their HBA vendor.

If needed see following doc:
How to identify Oracle[TM] Branded Fibre Channel (FC) HBA and CNA Cards and Their Slot Locations (Doc ID 1282491.1)

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
Questions and Answers
 1) Boot Code (Fcode/BIOS)
 FCode Summary:
 2) Firmware
 3) Driver
 4) Updating SAN Patches see following docs & list:
 Solaris 8 & 9:
 Solaris 10:
 Solaris 11:
 6) Boot Code(Fcode/BIOS)
 7) Updating FC HBA Boot Code(Fcode/BIOS) see following old matrix:

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