Article ID: 000030492 Content Type: Install & Setup Last Reviewed: 06/15/2023

How to Update the Firmware of an Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710 Series Card


Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710-T4

CentOS 7.3


Instructions for the Intel® Ethernet NVM update tool


Interest in the firmware update


Download the Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Update Utility for Intel® Ethernet Network Adapter 710 Series and follow the corresponding Intel® Ethernet NVM Update Tool Usage Guide, depending on your Operating System.

Very Important Note: Updating the firmware could cause damage to the card if the wrong firmware is applied. Hence, ensure your card is an Intel® version.

Running the NVM Update Tool, under Linux, as an example:
The NVM Update Tool runs from a Command-Line Interface (CLI).
There are optional CLI attributes for specific tasks and are recommended for advanced users only.
As CLI syntax, the NVM Update Tool can be scripted to run across large environments.
An example of the update syntax is as follows:
nvmupdate64e - command syntax
nvmupdate64e -l fileoutput.txt - command with optional attribute

NoteFor assistance with optional CLI attributes, contact your Intel Representative. After extracting the tar file, navigate to the location of the NVM Update Tool executable to change the nvmupdate64e executable file permissions, as follows:

[root@localhost Linux_x64]# chmod 755 nvmupdate64e
[root@localhost Linux_x64]# ls -al | grep nvmupdate
-rw-r--r--. 1 admin 544 2012 Nov 14 11:26 eup_nvmupdate.txt
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 admin 544 6385148 Nov 13 03:10 nvmupdate64e
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 admin admin 4100 Nov 13 15:49 nvmupdate.cfg
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1057 Nov 19 15:40 nvmupdatelog01.txt


[root@localhost Linux_x64]# ./nvmupdate64e
Intel(R) Ethernet NVM Update Tool
NVMUpdate version
Copyright (C) 2013 - 2015 Intel Corporation.

WARNING: To avoid damage to your device, do not stop the update or reboot or power off the system during this update.
Inventory in progress. Please wait [*****l*+..]

Num Description Device-Id B:D Adapter Status
=== ====================================== ========= ===== ====================

  1. Intel(R) Ethernet Converged Network Ad 8086-1572 01:00 Update available

Options: Adapter Index List (comma-separated), [A]ll, e[X]it
Enter selection: a
Would you like to back up the NVM images? [Y]es/[N]o: y
Update in progress. This operation may take several minutes.
Reboot is required to complete the update process.


Tool execution completed with the following status: All operations completed successfully.
Press any key to exit.
[root@localhost Linux_x64]#

Additional information

For more information refer to: Intel® Ethernet NVM Update Tool Quick Usage Guide for Linux

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