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On RHEL, how to find firmware for your NIC?

I ran across this the other day when I had to determine what drivers I’ve been using on my NIC cards. Normally, this wouldn’t be a problem, but we’ve been having many unexplained network timeouts and upgrading all the drivers was necessary.

Here’s how find the version on RHEL5 (tested):
# ethtool -i ethX # Where X=[0|1|2…]

Check with your hardware vendor and NIC manufacture website for latest. We’ve been having issues specifically with Broadcom NetExtreme II 5709 NICs.

Categories: Linux, Redhat
  1. May 19, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Thank you, just ran the ethtool command I got all info I needed,🙂

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