You will need to have the ‘
mstflint’ package installed. You can install it with ‘
yum install mstflint’ via the CentOS/RHEL base repo.
To start find the PCI device ID of the Mellanox card.
The PCI ID is the number to the left. The format is XX:XX.X and an example output is:
lspci | grep Mell
Get the PSID of the card
mstflint -d 03:00.0 q
Intel chassis cards may need the
-override_cache_replacement option added if you get an error. This applies to every mstflint command.
mstflint -d 01:00.0 -override_cache_replacement q
** If the card is a Mellanox brand IB card: Take note of the PSID field and reference that to the firmware download page at http://www.mellanox.com/page/firmware_download (use PSID to find the appropriate firmware)
** If the card is an ASUS brand, model PEM-FDR, you will need to go to the ASUS website for the current firmware.
** If the chassis is an Intel chassis with an Intel addon IB card, these are Mellanox reference design and firmware can be found at http://www.mellanox.com/page/firmware_table_Intel?mtag=oem_firmware_download. (use PSID to find the appropriate firmware)
Download and extract the firmware and use the following command to burn the new firmware
mstflint -d 03:00.0 -i <image name>.bin burn
If you are doing this in order to try and recover a malfunctioning card, especially if it shows 'recovery' in the output of lspci, use mstflint with the flags below. These flags are suggested directly from Mellanox support:
mstflint -d <mst device> -i <FW image> -nofs -ocr b
Fully power cycle the machine.