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SPARC M7 Series Servers : SWU FPGA firmware update (Doc ID 2085539.1)

Last updated on JUNE 03, 2019

Applies to:

SPARC M7-8 - Version All Versions and later
SPARC M7-16 - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The goal of this document is to describe how to upgrade the SWU FPGA Firmware on SPARC M7 series server.

The platform should be running SysFW 9.5.2.g or later.

Note that several components of the SPARC M7 Series Servers are using FPGA. Those components must be running the latest version.

The following table provides the list of components and the respective latest versions available.

Platform Type Component FPGA Version
M7-16, M7-8 with one or 2 Pdoms CMIOU  X.3.8.3
M7-16, M7-8 with one or 2 Pdoms SP
M7-16 SPP
M7-16 SWU  Y.2.0.5

If the platform is having several components running with downrev FPGA then all of the components should be updated. See section 4. below.

This document also contains the procedure to check the FPGA versions and how to update.

When replacing a SWU on M7-16 servers, the procedure described below must be applied to check and update the FPGA version running on the newly installed SWU.

Updating the FPGA requires to power cycle the component. A complete platform power cycle is not required. This can be done by re-seating the SWU.

This document provides the methods to perform this operation.


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In this Document
 1. How to check the FPGA versions
 2. Obtain the firmware image from MOS
 3. Update SWU FPGA upon SWU replacement
 3.1 SWU replacement
 3.2 FPGA update
 3.3 No update required
 4. Update FPGA for more than one component

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