SPARC M7 Series Servers : SWU FPGA firmware update
Last updated on DECEMBER 21, 2017
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||184.108.40.206|
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 reseating the SWU.
This document provides the methods to perform this operation.
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