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VMware ESX/ESXi

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

QLogic Ethernet adapters are certified on VMware ESXi, visit www.vmware.com/go/hcl and click on the IO Devices tab.

 
Firmware
NameVersionDescriptionSupport Files
FCoE Engine Firmware for 10GbE Converged Network Adapters 1.5.0 Supports QLE8042 10GbE Converged Network Adapters.

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Release Notes
[Previously released versions]
 
Boot Code
NameVersionDescriptionSupport Files
Multi-boot Image for 8100 Series 2.03.16 Multi-flash Kit Version 2.03.16 contains boot code, firmware, and utility.

Flash Upgrade Kit for QLE8362 03.34.24 This package contains multiboot package with scripts to install the files on the QLE8362 Fibre Channel adapter.
(Please be sure to install the latest SuperInstaller before upgrading the flash.)

45xxx Firmware Upgrade Utility for VMware 2.11.14 Run the script in this utility to update the relevant components (PXE, UEFI, Firmware, etc.) of the flash on your 45000 Series adapter on VMware OSs.

Flash Image for 41xxx Adapters 8.59.01 This image contains PXE, UEFI, and Firmware for the flash on your adapter. Users need to use this with the QCC PowerKit utility to update the flash image on the adapter using this Multiboot / flash image. Refer to the applicable utility User Guide or included Readme for more update instruction information.

Flash Image for 34xx/84xx/578xx Adapters 7.16.01 This image contains the PXE, UEFI, and other Firmware components for the flash on your 34xx/84xx/578xx Series adapter. This This image contains PXE, Firmware, CCM, FCoE/iSCSI BIOS for the flash on your adapter.  Note: You must use the QCC PowerKit PowerShell utility / QCC vCenter/Web Client GUI Plug-in, or the QCC ESXCLI Plug-in to update the flash image on the adapter using this multi-boot / flash image. Refer to the applicable utility User Guide or included Readme for more update instruction information.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Flash Image for 3200 and 8200 Series Adapters 2.32.08

Boot code, firmware, and utility for 3200 and 8200 Series Adapters.



Flash Upgrade Kit for QLE8360 03.34.24 This package contains multiboot package with scripts to install the files on the QLE8360 Fibre Channel adapter.
(Please be sure to install the latest SuperInstaller before upgrading the flash.)

BIOS image for 10GbE CNAs 1.00

Contains:

  • 10GbE BIOS version 2.04
  • Firmware version 4.04.00
  • FlasUtil version 1.76


  • Readme
    Release Notes
    41xxx Firmware Upgrade Utility for VMware 2.11.14 Run the script in this utility to update the relevant components (PXE, UEFI, Firmware, etc.) of the flash on your 41000 Series adapter on VMware OSs.

    34xx/84xx/578xx Firmware Upgrade Utility for VMware 2.11.14 Run the script in this utility to update the relevant components (PXE, UEFI, Firmware, etc.) of the flash on your 34xx/84xx/578xx Series adapter on VMware OSs. This package contains the Flash Image.

    Flash Image for 45xxx Adapters 8.59.01 This image contains PXE, UEFI, and Firmware for the flash on your adapter. Users need to use this with the QCC PowerKit utility to update the flash image on the adapter using this Multiboot / flash image.
    Refer to the applicable utility User Guide or included Readme for more update instruction information.

    [Previously released versions]
     
    Drivers
    NameVersionDescriptionSupport Files
    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    VMware ESXi 5.5 Ethernet 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
    Networking Driver for VMware ESXi 5.x (x86/x64) 2.0.0.59 Networking driver for VMware ESXi 5.0 and ESXi 5.1.

    Networking Driver for VMware ESXi 5.5/6.0 (x86/x64) 3.0.0.59 Networking driver for VMware ESXi 5.5 and ESXi 6.0.

    iSCSI Driver for VMware EXSi 5.5 (x86/x64) 644.55.36.0-1 iSCSI driver for VMware ESXi 5.5.

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

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

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    34xx/84xx/578xx ESXi 6.7 Driver CD for QLogic Network/iSCSI/FCoE Driver Set (Native) 2.0.182.0 Driver CD includes qfle3 driver 1.1.9.0, qfle3i driver 1.1.5.0 and qfle3f driver 1.1.9.0. qfle3 driver supports QLogic 57712/57712MF/57800/57800MF/57810/57810MF/57840/57840MF 10G Ethernet Controllers

    41xxx/45xxx ESXi 7 Driver CD for QLogic RoCE Driver Set (Native) 5.0.305.0 This driver CD includes qedentv driver 3.40.19.0 for ESXi 7. It supports QL45xxx 100/50/25/10G and QL41xxx 25/10G Ethernet Controllers.Certification includes- NIC, VxLAN, SRIOV, GENEVE and NPAR

    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
    VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 Ethernet 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
    Networking Driver for VMware ESXi 5.5 (x86/x64) 5.5.190 Ethernet driver for VMware ESXi 5.5 U2/U3. 

    VMware ESXi 5.5/6.x Networking Driver 3.2.6.0 VMware ESXi 5.5/6.x Networking driver.

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    VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 Networking Driver 3.2.6.0 VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 Networking driver.

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    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.

    iSCSI Driver for VMware ESXi 6.0 (x86/x64) 644.6.06.0-1 iSCSI driver for VMware ESXi 6.0 U1/U2.

    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.

    34xx/84xx/578xx ESXi 7.0 Driver CD for QLogic Network/iSCSI/FCoE Driver Set (Native) 3.0.182.0 Driver CD includes qfle3 driver 1.4.8.0, qfle3i driver 2.1.5.0 and qfle3f driver 2.1.9.0. qfle3 driver supports QLogic 57712/57712MF/57800/57800MF/57810/57810MF/57840/57840MF 10G Ethernet Controllers

    41xxx/45xxx ESXi 6.7 Driver CD for QLogic Network Driver Set 4.0.304.0

    This driver CD includes NIC qedentv, RoCE qedrntv, iSCSI qedil, FCoE qedf, ENS qedentv_en. This driver set supports Marvell FastLinQ QL45xxx 100/50/25/10G and QL41xxx 25/10G Ethernet Controllers



    Networking Driver for VMware ESX/ESXi 4.x (x86/x64) 1.0.0.53 Networking driver for VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0.x and 4.1.x.

    FCoE Driver (x86/x64) 7.08-vm60 QLogic FCoE CNA driver for VMware ESX 3.5 Update 2

    [Previously released versions]
     
    Driver Update Disks
    NameVersionDescriptionSupport Files
    FCoE Driver Update Disk for VMware ESX 5.0/5.1 3.2.6.0 QLogic BR-Series Fibre Channel over Ethernet Adapter Driver Update Disk for VMware ESX 5.0/5.1.

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    FCoE Driver Update Disk for VMware ESX 5.5/6.0 3.2.6.0 QLogic BR-Series Fibre Channel over Ethernet 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.

    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.

    QLogic FastLinQ ESX CLI Plug-in(for 7.0) 3.2.10-1 QLogic ESX CLI Plug-in for 41000/45000/3400/8400 series adapters for ESXi 7.0

    QCC PowerKit PowerShell Cmdlets for VMware ESXi 1.1.7 QLogic QConvergeConsole PowerKit for adapter management using Microsoft PowerShell Cmdlets for 34xx-84xx-41xxx-45xxx adapters.

    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.

    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.

    QLogic FastLinQ ESX CLI Plug-in(for 6.0.x/6.5/6.7) 3.2.10 QLogic ESX CLI Plug-in for 41000/45000/3400/8400 series adapters for ESXi 6.0.x/6.5/6.7

    ESX CLI Plug-in for Vmware v7.0 1.0.45 VMware ESXi 7.0- ESX CLI plug-in

    CIM Provider and vCenter Plug-in for VMware ESXi 2.0.36.9 QLogic CIM Provider and vCenter Plug-in/ Web Client Plug-in

    Software Patch for AMD-based Servers 1.0 Software patch needed when installing the QLE8042 into an AMD-based server

    Readme
    [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
    MOF Profiles for VMware 3.2.3.0 MOF (Managed Object Format) files for VMware platforms.

    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.

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    [Previously released versions]
     
    Documentation
    Name
    Adapters Administrator’s Guide
    Developer Guide - CIM Provider for BR-Series Adapters
    Installation Guide - BR-Series Adapters
    Quick Start Guide - BR-Series FCoE CNA
    Administrator's Guide - BR-Series Adapters
    Marvell Documentation Library
    SANsurfer FC HBA Manager Users Guide
    8100 Series Converged Network Adapter User Guide
    Adapters Installation and Reference Manual
    Adapters Troubleshooting Guide
    CIM Provider for Adapters Developer's Guide
    CIM Provider for Adapters Installation Guide
    Brocade FCoE CNA Quick Installation Guide
    Troubleshooting Guide - BR-Series Adapters
    Installation Guide - CIM Provider for BR-Series Adapters
    User’s Guide - 8300 Series Fibre Channel Adapter
    Software Release Notes and Versions
    10GbE FCoE CNA Quick Start Guide
    SANsurfer FC HBA CLI User Guide
    User's Guide - QLogic Fibre Channel and Converged Network Adapters for VMware ESXi 6.x and 7.x
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    Videos
    NameVersionDescriptionSupport Files
    QLogic KnowHow: QConvergeConsole GUI: Converged Network Adapters N/A Learn how to manage your Converged Network Adapters using QCC GUI. QConvergeConsole allows you to gather information, set protocol parameters for iSCSI, Ethernet & FCoE, common functional settings & monitor and trouble shoot all of your adapters through QCC.

    [Previously released versions]