It seems like the 6.01 firmware corresponds to the new 2.1.26 linux driver also released on 8/22/2017, which comes with some interesting release notes:
- Download Intel® Network Adapter Driver for PCIe* 40 Gigabit Ethernet Network Connections Under Linux*
Nothing to be found on either the VMware HCL and/or download site, which is not very surprising at this point in time, though.
I will go ahead and ask that same question in my ongoing VMware support request (which has now - supposedly - reached engineering level). Maybe, just maybe, either Intel or VMware will start to communicate openly.
Thanks for checking. The release notes look promising to resolve my issues, but I won't know until the VMware driver is released. I'll keep checking their HCL often.
Is it possible to downgrade from 6.01 to 5.05?
Also, The NVM Downgrade package for 5.05 also has the wrong contents.
Thank you for the update. I will check for you about the downgrade inquiry.
Can you enlighten me what is the wrong content in the NVM Downgrade package for Intel Ethernet Adapter page?
Looking forward to your reply. Thank you.
You can downgrade from FW 6.01 to 5.05 using the following downgrade tool:
DHekimian There it is: https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/details?downloadGroup=DT-ESX60-INTEL-I40EN-143&productId=491 (FW 6.01 / i40en 1.4.3, as documented on VMware Compatibility Guide - I/O Device Search )