Firmware for ConnectX-3 Cards with ISL PSIDs


This is my first post and I couldn’t find any reference to my question. I have several ConnectX-3 cards I am trying to upgrade the firmware on. Specifically they are CX354A cards with P/N 050-0050-02. They are in Linux servers running Ubuntu 14.04. When I installed the OFED, it dumped the following details about the card and said it failed to update the firmware image because there was not a compatible image available in the OFED.

Device Type: ConnectX3 Part Number: 050-0050-02_01 Description: ConnectX-3 VPI adapter card; dual-port QSFP; QDR IB (40Gb/s) and 10GigE; PCIe3.0x8 8GT/s; RoHS R6 PSID: ISL1090110018

PCI Device Name: 0000:02:00.0

Port1 GUID: f4521403003a2981 Port2 GUID: f4521403003a2982 Versions: Current Available FW 2.30.8020 N/A PXE 3.4.0151 N/A

I did some research and while looking at burning the firmware directly, I found that the firmware available on the Mellanox website for this card requires a PSID of mx_1090110018 and mine have a PSID of ISL1090110018. I cannot find any reference on the internet to what the ISL prefix means or where to find the correct firmware image.

Any help in how to get the firmware updated would be greatly appreciated.

Hi Stephen,

Your PSID starts with ISL; it belongs to other vendor and not Mellanox. If we are not mistaken, ISL refers to EMC Isilon.

I suggest you contact them for assistance on this matter.