Driver Disk for QLogic fastlinq 8.33.9.0 – For XenServer 7.x CR

Who Should Install this Driver Disk?

Customers running Citrix XenServer 7.2.0 who use Qlogic’s fastlinq driver and wish to use the latest version of the following:

Driver Module Version
fastlinq 8.33.9.0

Issues Resolved In this Driver Disk

Includes general enhancements and bug fixes.

Note: If your device has been branded by your OEM, please ensure that you consult them regarding the currently supported driver/firmware versions.

Installing the Driver Disk

Customers should use XenServer Command Line Interface (CLI) to install this update. Once the driver has been installed, the server must be restarted. As with any software update, Citrix advises customers to back up their data before applying this driver disk.

Please note that the attachment to this article is a zip file. It contains both the driver disk ISO mentioned below, and the source code for the driver. The zip file should be unzipped (to produce the driver disk ISO image), before carrying out the steps below. The source code ISO is not necessary for driver disk installation: it is provided to fulfill licensing obligations.

Installing as Part of a Clean XenServer Installation

  1. Once you have selected your keyboard layout at the first installer prompt, you will be presented with a welcome screen. At this point, press F9 on your keyboard, and insert the CD with the driver disk in it, or use one of the other methods such as installation over the network.

    Users should note that if installation over HTTP or FTP is to be used, the ISO image must be unpacked at that location (i.e. the installer expects to find the contents of the ISO at that network location, not the ISO itself).

  2. The installer will proceed to attempt to load the driver. If this is successful, you can continue with the installation as normal. Near the end of the installation, you will be prompted to re-insert the driver disk (otherwise known as a XenServer supplemental pack) so that the driver can be installed onto disk. You must re-supply the driver disk at this point. Failure to do so will mean that the installation will not contain the new drivers. After this step, no further action is required.

If the installer fails to load the new driver from the driver disk, it is likely to be because an earlier version of the driver has already been loaded. In general, this is because a hardware component is present that is supported by the version of the driver that ships as part of XenServer (even if another component is present that requires a newer version of the driver). To avoid the existing driver being loaded, use the following procedure.

  1. Reboot the host, leaving the XenServer installation CD-ROM in the drive.
  2. At the boot: prompt, type:

    shell

  3. You will now be presented with a command prompt. Type the following:

    rmmod fastlinq

    rmmod qed

    If this succeeds (i.e. there are no error messages printed), the installer’s versions of the drivers have been unloaded. If error messages are presented, it is likely that other drivers depend on one or more of the drivers you are attempting to unload. If this is the case, please contact Citrix Technical Support.

  4. Type

    exit

    or press Control+D on your keyboard, to return to the installer.

  5. Use the procedure described above to provide the driver disk to the installer, which should now load correctly.

Installing the Update by using the xe Command Line Interface

Perform the following steps to install the update remotely using the xe CLI:

  1. Download the update to a known location on a computer that has XenCenter installed.
  2. Upload the update:

    xe update-upload file-name=driver-qlogic-fastlinq-8.33.9.0.iso

    Note: The UUID of the update is returned when the upload completes.

  3. Apply the update:

    xe update-apply uuid=76bd0a9b-fc67-4918-a7d8-fbb852f9866b

  4. To complete the installation, restart the host. This ensures that the driver loads correctly.

Files

Update Files

Component Details
Filename driver-qlogic-fastlinq-8.33.9.0.iso
File sha256 2fc9bb0140bb589e81b516c37da4498507fb5db31bf3163a291074ae27d6160b
Source Filename driver-qlogic-fastlinq-8.33.9.0-sources.iso
Source File sha256 b3d20e94387bd2d8a9fdf80a3a0aa911406bf03e177f88929c2580f0c3101a11
Zip Filename driver-qlogic-fastlinq-8.33.9.0.zip
Zip File sha256 7dfda0c058f0ad3ea2ceb0dabd30fc5577343ff04b2999e85c2a53c427e410df
Size of the Zip file 141.43 MB

RPMs Provided

RPM Name
qlogic-fastlinq-8.33.9.0-4.x86_64.rpm

More Information

If you experience any difficulties, contact Citrix Technical Support.

For information on how to build driver disks, refer to Citrix XenServer ® 7.2 Supplemental Packs and the DDK Guide.

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