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    Question the network card will be inconsistent Fireware

    Why is the same model the same configuration HP 580 server, using the same method SLES 10 SP3 upgrade to SP4, the network card will be inconsistent Fireware?
    Which god help us to see trouble.
    Thank you!

  2. Re: the network card will be inconsistent Fireware

    Hi andyleigood,

    > Why is the same model the same configuration HP 580 server, using the same method SLES 10 SP3 upgrade to SP4, the network card will be inconsistent Fireware?

    may I assume you mean "firmware"?

    While some cards (not only networking) will receive their firmware dynamically at system boot, most cards have their firmware stored in non-volatile memory on the card. You have to check the according hardware manufacturer for updates, which you'll as the admin have to install separately. It then has nothing to do with the OS you run on the server.

    > Why is the same model the same configuration HP 580 server [...] the network card will be inconsistent Fireware?"

    Maybe the cards are from different batches, especially if some cards were exchanged after installation as part of some hardware service.

    Regards,
    Jens

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