VMware: How to check HBA firmware version without rebooting ESX host

I need to find out witch firmware version is running on my HBA without rebooting the ESX host.. I thought this was possible by GUI but couldn’t find it, so I decided to check this by console. Give the following commands:

Navigate to:

– cd proc/scsi/qla or lpfc820
– ls –lia

To view the HBA information:

– cat 6
– cat 7

Result:

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It wasn’t so difficult!

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Sander Daems is founder and author of this blog and working as a Lead (Sr.) Consultant by UNICA ICT Solutions. Sander has 15+ years experience in IT, primary focus: virtualization and modern worksplace.

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5 thoughts on “VMware: How to check HBA firmware version without rebooting ESX host

  1. Thanks for ths info, much appreciated.

    How can we gather this info like (FC H/W, FC Firmware and FC Driver version) for a bunch of servers. Is there a script that would do the trick?

    Cheers!
    Ravi

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