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Huawei IN200 NIC User Guide 08

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Upgrading the Driver

Upgrading the Driver


  • The driver of the IN200 already exists in the server OS.
  • The driver package of the IN200 has been downloaded.

    The NIC driver is included in the IN200 software package. For details about how to obtain the IN200 package, see Obtaining Software Packages.

  • To upgrade the driver corresponding to SUSE Linux, ensure that the preparations are ready. For details, see Preparations (SUSE Linux)
  • The driver package has been uploaded to the server OS.


The upgrade process cannot be interrupted. During the upgrade, the OS cannot be restarted. Otherwise, the OS may be abnormal or cannot be started.

Upgrading the Driver on Linux

  1. Log in to the server OS.

    For details, see Logging In to the Real-Time Server Desktop.

  2. Go to the directory where the driver package is stored.
  3. Upgrade the driver.

    • RHEL/CentOS/Oracle/SUSE/Citrix XenServer/NeoKylin/iSoft/BC-Linux/EulerOS:

      Run the rpm -Uvh <driver software package name> command.

      [root@localhost]# rpm -Uvh kmod-hinic-
      Preparing...                          ################################# [100%]
      Updating / installing...
         1:kmod-hinic- [ 50%]
      Cleaning up / removing...
         2:kmod-hinic- [100%]
    • Ubuntu/Debian/Deepin/Kylin:

      Run the dpkg -i <driver software package name> command.

      root@ubuntu1804:/home/ubuntu # dpkg -i hinic-
      (Reading database ... 69641 files and directories currently installed.)
      Preparing to unpack hinic- ...
      Unpacking hinic ( over ( ...
      Uninstalling... Please wait for a moment.
      Uninstall hinic driver package successfully.
      Setting up hinic ( ...
      Installing... Please wait for a moment.
      Install hinic driver package successfully.

  4. Make the new driver take effect.

    You can select either of the following methods:

    • Method 1

      Run the reboot command on the OS.

    • Method 2:
      1. Check that the current IN200 program has stopped.
      2. Run the rmmod hinic on the OS to install the existing driver.
      3. Run the modprobe hinic command on the OS to load the new driver.

Upgrading the Driver on VMware ESXi

To update the driver, perform operations in Installing Drivers. The system automatically replaces the original vib driver package based on the version and restarts for the update to take effect.

Upgrading the Driver on Microsoft Windows

  1. Log in to the server OS.

    For details, see An Exception Occurs During Driver Installation or Uninstallation.

  2. Go to the directory where the driver package is stored, for example, "C:\".
  3. Upgrade the driver package.

    Double-click hinic_<version>_<Windows_OS>_x86_64.msi to install the driver package.
    • Select Complete for Choose Setup Type.

    • The target version must be later than the source version; otherwise, uninstall the driver package and install a later one.

Follow-up Procedure

After the driver is installed, you can run the version command to query the current driver version using hinicadm tool.

Updated: 2020-02-07

Document ID: EDOC1100063073

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