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Huawei IN200 NIC User Guide 07

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Upgrading the IN200 Firmware

Upgrading the IN200 Firmware


  • The IN200 driver has been installed.
  • The firmware upgrade package of the IN200 driver has been downloaded.

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

  • The upgrade package has been uploaded to the server OS.
  • The hinicadm tool has been installed.


During the upgrade, the Linux, VMware ESXi, or Microsoft Windows cannot be restarted. Otherwise, the Linux, VMware ESXi, or Microsoft Windows may be abnormal or cannot be started.


  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 firmware upgrade package is stored.
  3. Upgrade the firmware and make the upgrade take effect.

    1. Run the hinicadm updatefw -i <NIC device name> -f <Firmware file path> command.

      In the preceding command, NIC device name indicates the name of the NIC in the system. For example, hinic0 indicates the first NIC, and hinic1 indicates the second NIC.


      # hinicadm updatefw -i hinic0 -f Hi1822_nic_prd_1h_4x25G.bin
      Please do not remove driver or network device 
      [>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>]  [100%] [\] 
      Loading firmware image succeed. 
      Please reboot OS to take firmware effect.
    2. Run the reboot command to restart the OS.

Follow-up Procedure

After the firmware upgrade is complete, you can run the hinicadm version -i hinicX command to query the IN200 firmware version to confirm that the upgrade is successful.

Updated: 2019-11-19

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