Updating Intel NIC firmware(NVM) and driver on VyOS

Created by Yuriy Andamasov, Modified on Fri, 24 Mar 2023 at 12:26 AM by Yuriy Andamasov

In case your setup requires firmware/driver update for your Intel NIC 500/700/800 series for software changes, performance or security enhancements, the following steps can be performed on the VyOS running device to accomplish this task:

  • Check current firmware/driver version

ethtool -i ethX

  • Download the official software package provided for your NIC if update is required

wget https://downloadmirror.intel.com/24769/eng/700series_nvmupdatepackage_v8_40.zip 

  • Unarchive downloaded package and navigate to the extracted directory

unzip 700series_nvmupdatepackage_v8_40.zip
cd 700Series/Linux_x64


tar -xzvf 700Series_NVMUpdatePackage_v8_40_Linux.tar.gz
cd 700Series/Linux_x64 

  • Change NVM update tool executable permissions

chmod 755 nvmupdate64e

  • Run the update tool as a sudoer and follow instructions (you'll be asked to specify which NIC requires to be updated)

sudo ./nvmupdate64e


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