Latest HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) Version 2014.02.0 contains a new Emulex OneConnect firmware 4.9.311.20. This is the new recommended firmware by HP for VMWare 5.x. Recommended drivers version for VMWare 5.0/5.1 is 4.9.288.0 and for VMWare 5.5 recommended driver is 10.0.725.2.
Section from release notes (link)
Resolved Issues from Firmware Version 184.108.40.206
Added support for OCBB (Option Card Black Box – Active Health).
Added support for VC 4.10.
EDD 3.0 is enabled by default.
Incorporates signed UEFI 2.3.1 compatible drivers to support Secure Boot.
Adds support for multi-path Windows install to RAW disks.
Resolves an issue that might result in link up/down when using ETHTOOL_OPTS.
Corrected an issue with traffic through a switch resulting in a lockup until downlink is disabled.
Resolves an issue of not discovering the iSCSI boot target when port 1 is configured as primary boot option through DHCP.
1. Firmware 4.2.401.6 is not compatible with Rhel 6.2×64 Inbox NIC driver
(version 220.127.116.11). In order to upgrade to Firmware 4.2.401.6, you must first
upgrade to Rhel 6.2×64 driver version 4.2.392.1 or later.
Symptom seen with 18.104.22.168 inbox driver: “TX hang in standard error as well as