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Huawei IN200 NIC User Guide 07

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Uninstalling the Driver

Uninstalling the Driver


  • The driver of the IN200 already exists on the OS.
  • To upgrade the driver corresponding to SUSE Linux, ensure that the preparations are ready. For details, see Preparations (SUSE Linux).


During the uninstallation, the OS cannot be restarted. Otherwise, the OS may be abnormal or cannot be started.

Uninstalling the Driver from Linux

  1. Log in to the server OS.

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

  2. Go to the installation directory of the driver.
  3. Uninstall the driver.

    • For RHEL/CentOS/Oracle/NeoKylin/iSoft, run the rpm -e kmod-hinic command.
    • For Citrix XenServer, run the rpm -e hinic command.
    • For SUSE, run the rpm -e hinic-kmp-<kernel feature> command, for example: rpm -e hinic-kmp-default.

      You can run the rpm -qa | grep hinic command to query the driver software package name.

    • For Ubuntu/Debian/Deepin, run the dpkg -r hiodriver command.

  4. Make the uninstallation operation 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 command on the OS.

Uninstalling the Driver from VMware ESXi

  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 installed.
  3. Uninstall the driver.

    For example, to uninstall the driver, run the esxcli software vib remove -n hifc command.

    [root@localhost:~] esxcli software vib remove -n hinic
    Removal Result
       Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
       Reboot Required: true
       VIBs Installed: 
       VIBs Removed:Huawei_bootbank_hinic_1.6.2.1-1OEM.650.0.0.4598673
       VIBs Skipped:

  4. Run the reboot command to restart VMware ESXi.

Uninstalling the Driver from Microsoft Windows

  1. Log in to the server OS.

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

  2. Click , choose Control Panel > Programs and Features.
  3. Right-click the HinicDriver program name for example "Huawei IN200 Ethernet Controller Driver", choose Uninstall/Change from the short-cut menu.

If an exception occurs during the uninstallation (for example, the server is restarted or powered off), handle the problem by referring to An Exception Occurs During Driver Installation or Uninstallation.

Updated: 2019-11-19

Document ID: EDOC1100063073

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