When updating an Oracle Dual Port 25G Ethernet Adapter (a Broadcom-based controller), manually specifying the controller number and the firmware binary file in the
fwupdate command might cause the update to fail. This is due to an issue with a special tool invoked by
fwupdate during the update process of a Broadcom card where the card might not be correctly recognized by the tool. Under this scenario,
fwupdate might attempt to update a non-Broadcom controller in which case the update will fail during the discovery portion of command execution.
To minimize this issue, use the
fwupdate automatic mode to update card firmware, this uses metadata to
correctly identify the card being updated. This issue will be completely addressed when the
tool used by
fwupdate for Boardcom cards is updated. For
details on using the automatic mode, refer to the Updating Component Firmware With a Metadata File
(Automatic Mode) in Oracle Server CLI Tools for Oracle Solaris
11.4 User’s Guide.