Updating Firmware for a Single Mellanox Network Interface Card (NIC)

  • If you have installed MTNIC Driver on your machine, you can update firmware using the mstflint tool. See mstflint FW Burning Tool README. You can download mstflint from the OpenFabrics site at mstflint_SW for Linux.

  • For instructions to update firmware on a single Adapter Card using MFT, see the table below.

Instructions for burning firmware using MFT: 

Index Step Linux Windows
1. Download the Mellanox Firmware Tools (MFT) Please refer to the firmware management tools page to download the correct MFT package and documentation
2. Download MFT  documents
3. Install MFT Please check the installation instructions in the user's manual
4. Download the correct firmware image zip file using the Firmware Download Table on the firmware Web page of your product's family -- save with a .zip extension.
Click Here for help in identifying your Adapter Card.
5. Burn the firmware image to the Adapter Card Enter:    mst start
N/A
- Get the mst device name using the command:  'mst status'
- Format of device name:
/dev/mst/mt<dev_id>_pci{_cr0|conf0}
- Get the mst device name using the command: 'mst status' - Format of device name: mt<dev_id>_pci{_cr0|conf0}
Unzip the binary image (.zip file)
Burn the FW image. Enter:
flint -d <device_name> -i <binary image> burn

Example:

    To burn a firmware image to an MNEH28-XTC (Eagle 10GBASE-CX4 Tall Bracket) enter:
    Linux: flint -d /dev/mst/mt25448_pci_cr0 -i fw-25448-6_2_000-MNEH28-XTC.bin b