Downloads and Documentation

Downloads
 
VMware ESX/ESXi

VMware and QLogic provide drivers for various QLogic Fibre Channel Adapters, Converged Network Adapters, iSCSI and Intelligent Ethernet Adapters.

For a specific list of QLogic adapters supported in VMware ESX/ESXi, please visit www.vmware.com/go/hcl and click on the IO Devices tab.

 
Firmware
NameVersionDescriptionSupport Files
Firmware (No Arch RPMs) 8.08.01-2 RPM firmware package for QLE2500.

Firmware image for 10000 Series Fibre Channel Adapters 4.1.0.1 Adapter firmware. You can update the firmware using the following applications:
  • QConvergeConsole GUI (on Windows and Linux) platforms only.
  • QConvergeConsole CLI (on Windows and Linux) platforms only.
  • Host CLI (HCLI).


  • [Previously released versions]
     
    Boot Code
    NameVersionDescriptionSupport Files
    Multi-Boot Firmware Image (zip format) 3.2.3.0 Download the Multi-Boot Code Image to update the BIOS on the adapter on x86, IEM64T, or AMD64 platforms. The image can be flashed using either the BCU or HCM on systems running v1.1+ of the drivers.

    Release Notes
    Multi-Boot Code for BR- Series Adapters LiveCD 3.2.7.0 This LiveCD contains a bootable Linux shell, drivers, BCU, and the Multi-Boot Code Image. The LiveCD provides an alternative method of updating the boot code on the adapters, e.g. on diskless servers or servers without an OS installed.

    Release Notes
    Multi-Boot FCode Image for BR- Series Adapters (zip format) 3.2.7.0 Download the Multi-Boot Code Image to update the BIOS on the adapter on x86 or x64 platforms. The image can be flashed using either the BCU or HCM on systems running v1.1+ of the drivers.

    Release Notes
    Flash Upgrade Kit for QLE2562 03.35.04 This package contains multi boot package with scripts to install the files on the QLE2562 Fibre Channel adapter.


    Multi-Boot Firmware LiveCD 3.2.3.0 A LiveCD is also available for x86, IEM64T, and AMD64 platforms, which contains a bootable Linux shell, drivers, BCU, and the Multi-Boot Code Image. The LiveCD provides an alternative method of updating the boot code on the adapters, e.g. on diskless servers or servers without an OS installed.

    Release Notes
    Multi-boot image for QOE2562 3.30.08 Multi-flash Kit version 3.30.08 contains boot code and utilities for QOE2562 dual-port 8Gb Fibre Channel OCP Form Factor Mezz Card Adapter.

    Flash Upgrade Kit for QLE2764 01.01.89 This package contains multi boot package with FC-NVMe support and scripts to install the files on the QLE2764 Fibre Channel adapter.
    (Install Latest Driver and QCC_CLI before updating the flash)

    Flash Upgrade Kit for QLE2772 01.01.15 This package contains multi boot package with FC-NVMe support and scripts to install the files on the QLE2772 Fibre Channel adapter.
    (Install Latest Driver and QCC_CLI before updating the flash)

    Flash Upgrade Kit for QLE2560 03.35.04 This package contains multi boot package with scripts to install the files on the QLE2560 Fibre Channel adapter.


    Flash Upgrade Kit for QLE2672 03.34.30 This package contains multiboot package with scripts to install the files on the QLE2672 Fibre Channel adapter.
    (Install Latest Driver and QCC_CLI before updating the flash)

    Flash Upgrade Kit for QLE2670 03.34.30 This package contains multiboot package with scripts to install the files on the QLE2672 Fibre Channel adapter.
    (Install Latest Driver and QCC_CLI before updating the flash.)

    Flash Upgrade Kit for QLE2770 01.01.15 This package contains multi boot package with FC-NVMe support and scripts to install the files on the QLE2770 Fibre Channel adapter.
    (Install Latest Driver and QCC_CLI before updating the flash)

    Flash Upgrade Kit for QLE2774 01.01.15 This package contains multi boot package with FC-NVMe support and scripts to install the files on the QLE2774 Fibre Channel adapter.
    (Install Latest Driver and QCC_CLI before updating the flash)

    Flash Upgrade Kit for QLE2564 03.35.04 This package contains multi boot package with scripts to install the files on the QLE2564 Fibre Channel adapter.


    Multi-boot image for 4Gb Adapters 2.32.07 Multi-flash Kit Version 2.32.07 contains BIOS, FCode, EFI, firmware, and FlasUtil for 4Gb Fibre Channel Adapters.

    Flash Upgrade Kit for QLE2564L 03.35.04 This package contains multi boot package with scripts to install the files on the QLE2564L Fibre Channel adapter.


    BIOS for QLA23xx HBAs 1.54

    Readme
    Release Notes
    Boot Code
    Flash Upgrade Kit for QLE2740 01.01.89 This package contains multi boot package with FC-NVMe support and scripts to install the files on the QLE2740 Fibre Channel adapter.
    (Install Latest Driver and QCC_CLI before updating the flash)

    Flash Upgrade Kit for QLE2690 01.01.89 This package contains multi boot package with FC-NVMe support and scripts to install the files on the QLE2690 Fibre Channel adapter.
    (Install Latest Driver and QCC_CLI before updating the flash)

    Flash Upgrade Kit for QLE2742 01.01.89 This package contains multi boot package with FC-NVMe support and scripts to install the files on the QLE2742 Fibre Channel adapter.
    (Install Latest Driver and QCC_CLI before updating the flash)

    Flash Upgrade Kit for QLE2694L 01.01.89 This package contains multi boot package with FC-NVMe support and scripts to install the files on the QLE2694L Fibre Channel adapter.
    (Install Latest Driver and QCC_CLI before updating the flash)

    Flash Upgrade Kit for QLE2694 01.01.89 This package contains multi boot package with FC-NVMe support and scripts to install the files on the QLE2694 Fibre Channel adapter.
    (Install Latest Driver and QCC_CLI before updating the flash)

    Flash Upgrade Kit for QLE2692 01.01.89 This package contains multi boot package with FC-NVMe support and scripts to install the files on the QLE2692 Fibre Channel adapter.
    (Install Latest Driver and QCC_CLI before updating the flash)

    [Previously released versions]
     
    Drivers
    NameVersionDescriptionSupport Files
    VMware ESXi 5.5 FC-FCoE Driver Offline Bundle 3.2.3.0 This driver package includes the installation script, storage (FC/FCoE) and networking (Ethernet) drivers, Command line Utility (BCU), HCM Agent, and APIs.

    Release Notes
    VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 BCU - ESX CLI plug-in 3.2.3.0 This driver package contains the VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 BCU - ESX CLI plug-in.

    Release Notes
    VMware ESXi 5.5 Host-Profiles plug-in 3.2.3.0 This driver package contains the VMware ESXi 5.5 Host-Profiles plug-in.

    Release Notes
    VMware ESXi 5.5/6.x FC-FCoE Driver 3.2.6.0 VMware ESXi 5.5/6.x FC-FCoE driver.

    Release Notes
    FC Driver for VMware ESXi 6.x (x86/x64) 2.1.81.0-1 FC driver for VMware ESXi 6.x.
    Note: The driver link directs you to VMware’s website where you can download the VMware certified driver.

    FC Driver for VMware ESXi 6.7(x86/x64) 3.1.29.0-1

    Fibre Channel Adapter driver for VMware ESXi 6.7 (x86/x64).



    Driver package for VMware ESXi 5.5 3.2.3.0 This driver package includes the installation script, storage (FC/FCoE) and networking (Ethernet) drivers, Command line Utility (BCU), HCM Agent, and APIs.

    Release Notes
    VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 FC-FCoE Driver Offline Bundle 3.2.3.0 This driver package includes the installation script, storage (FC/FCoE) and networking (Ethernet) drivers, Command line Utility (BCU), HCM Agent, and APIs.

    Release Notes
    VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 Host-Profiles plug-in 3.2.3.0 This driver package contains the VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 Host-Profiles plug-in.

    Release Notes
    FC-FCoE Driver for VMware ESXi 5.5 (x86/x64) 1.1.73.0-1 FC-FCoE driver for VMware ESXi 5.5.

    FC Driver for VMware ESXi 6.7 (x86/x64) 3.1.16.0-1 FC driver for VMware ESXi 6.7.
    Note: The driver link directs you to VMware’s website where you can download the VMware certified driver.

    FC Driver for VMware ESXi 5.5 (x86/x64) 1.1.77.0-1 FC driver for VMware ESXi 5.5.
    Note: The driver link directs you to VMware’s website where you can download the VMware certified driver.

    VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 FC-FCoE Driver 3.2.6.0 VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 FC-FCoE driver.

    Release Notes
    FC-FCoE Driver for VMware ESXi 6.x (x86/x64) 2.1.65.0-1 FC-FCoE driver for VMware ESXi 6.5, 6.5 U1, 6.0 U2, and 6.0 U3.

    FC-FCoE Driver for VMware ESXi 6.x (x86/x64) 2.1.53.0-1 FC-FCoE driver for VMware ESXi 6.0 U1/U2 and ESXi 6.5.

    FC Driver for VMware ESXi 6.5(x86/x64) 2.1.94.0-1

    Fibre Channel Adapter driver for VMware ESXi 6.5 (x86/x64).



    Driver package for VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 3.2.3.0 This driver package includes the installation script, storage (FC/FCoE) and networking (Ethernet) drivers, Command line Utility (BCU), HCM Agent, and APIs.

    Release Notes
    [Previously released versions]
     
    Driver Update Disks
    NameVersionDescriptionSupport Files
    FC Driver Update Disk for VMware ESX 5.0/5.1 3.2.5.0 QLogic BR-Series Fibre Channel Adapter Driver Update Disk for VMware ESX 5.0/5.1.

    Release Notes
    FC Driver Update Disk for VMware ESX 5.5/6.0 3.2.5.0 QLogic BR-Series Fibre Channel Adapter Driver Update Disk for VMware ESX 5.5/6.0.

    Release Notes
    [Previously released versions]
     
    Management Tools
    NameVersionDescriptionSupport Files
    VMware ESXi CLI 5.0/5.1 BCU - ESX plug-in 3.2.5.0 VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 BCU - ESX CLI plug-in.

    vCenter Plugin and CIM Provider (x86/x64) 1.1.44-1 QLogic Adapter CIM Provider and vCenter Plugin for VMware ESX/ESXi 4.x and 5.x Package contains:
  • Adapter Provider Version 1.6.52
  • FCA Provider Version 1.0.30
  • Latest API and HCLI Integrated
  • vCenter Plug-in Version 1.1.44
  • QLogic Adapter vSphere Web Client Plug-in Version 0.8.26


  • VMware ESXi 5.5/6.0 BCU - ESX CLI plug-in 3.2.5.0 VMware ESXi 5.5/6.0 BCU - ESX CLI plug-in

    VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 Host-Profiles plug-in 3.2.5.0 This package contains the VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 Host-Profiles plug-in.

    CIM Provider and vCenter Plug-in for Vmware ESXi 1.3.26 CIM Provider and vCenter Plug-in for Vmware ESXi

    VMware ESXi 5.5/6.x Host-Profiles plug-in 3.2.5.0 This package contains the VMware ESXi 5.5/6.x Host-Profiles plug-in.

    CIM Provider and vCenter Plug-in for VMware ESXi 1.2.57 QLogic Adapter CIM Provider and vCenter Plugin for VMware ESX/ESXi 5.5/6.x.

    CIM Provider and vCenter Plug-in for Vmware ESXi 2.0.25 CIM Provider and vCenter Plug-in for Vmware ESXi

    CIM Provider and vCenter Plug-in for VMware ESXi 1.2.42.1 QLogic Adapter CIM Provider and vCenter Plugin for VMware ESX/ESXi 5.5/6.x.

    CLI Plug-in for Vmware ESXi v6.x 1.0.23 VMware ESXi 6.x - ESX CLI plug-in

    [Previously released versions]
     
    API Libraries
    NameVersionDescriptionSupport Files
    CIM Provider for VMware ESXi 5.5/6.x 3.2.5.0 The Common Information Model (CIM) Providers provide standards based management API to configure and manage adapters. The providers are based on Common Manageability Programming Interface (CMPI) and are compatible with any CMPI compliant Common Information Model Object Manager (CIMOM) like OpenPegasus and SFCB.

    Release Notes
    CIM Provider for VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 3.2.5.0 The Common Information Model (CIM) Providers provide standards based management API to configure and manage adapters. The providers are based on Common Manageability Programming Interface (CMPI) and are compatible with any CMPI compliant Common Information Model Object Manager (CIMOM) like OpenPegasus and SFCB.

    Release Notes
    MOF Profiles for VMware 3.2.3.0 MOF (Managed Object Format) files for VMware platforms.

    [Previously released versions]
     
    Documentation
    Name
    Adapters Installation and Reference Manual
    Adapters Troubleshooting Guide
    Troubleshooting Guide - BR-Series Adapters
    User's Guide - QLogic QConvergeConsole Plug-ins for vSphere (for 2400, 2500, 2600, 2700,3200, 3400, 8100, 8200, 8300, 8400, 10000 Series)
    Installation Guide - BR-Series Adapters
    User's Guide - QLogic Fibre Channel and Converged Network Adapters for VMware ESXi 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, and 6.0
    User’s Guide – 2700 Fibre Channel Adapter
    CIM Provider for Adapters Developer's Guide
    CIM Provider for Adapters Installation Guide
    Installation Guide - CIM Provider for BR-Series Adapters
    User's Guide - 2600 Series Fibre Channel Adapter
    FC Adapter for VMware ESX Users Guide
    Fibre Channel and Converged Network Adapters for VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0
    Adapters Administrator’s Guide
    Fibre Channel HBA Quick Installation Guide
    SANsurfer FC HBA Manager Users Guide
    Application Note: Enabling Forward Error Correction
    Quick Start Guide - Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter BR-815, BR-825
    User's Guide - EfiUtil Utility
    User's Guide - QLogic QConvergeConsole Plug-ins for vSphere (for 2400, 2500, 2600, 3200, 3400, 8100, 8200, 8300, 8400, 10000 Series)
    Best Practices Guide - Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters on Microsoft Windows 2012 and VMware ESXi 5.x
    Developer Guide - CIM Provider for BR-Series Adapters
    Administrator's Guide - BR-Series Adapters
    User's Guide - EfiUtil Utility
    User’s Guide – 2700 Fibre Channel Adapter
    User's Guide - QLogic Fibre Channel and Converged Network Adapters for VMware ESXi 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, and 6.0
    User's Guide - User’s Guide ESXCLI VMware Plug-in for vSphere
    SANsurfer FC HBA CLI User Guide
    Troubleshooting Guide for QLogic 2Gb Fibre Channel Adapters
    Host Command Line Interface (CLI) for QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter, 10000 Series (Cache Version) Users Guide
    Solutions Lab - Generating a Custom VMware ESXi Installation ISO Image with QLogic Drivers
    VMware vSphere Support for QLogic FabricCache Adapters Deployment Guide
    QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter 10000 Series Quick Start Guide
    QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter 10000 Series (Cache Version) Users Guide
    [Previously released versions]