fwupdate Fails to Display Network Controller Information (35626863, 35654674)

In rare instances, the network controller discovery operation of fwupdate fails. Without this information, fwupdate cannot be used to update the firmware of installed network cards.


If you encounter this issue, you need to change an OBP setting by running the following command as root:

# eeprom local-mac-address?=true

Then, reboot the system. When OS comes up, run the fwupdate list controller command which should now display the correct information about network cards.