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I need to query a whole bunch of Proliant servers for the firmware version on their NICs. I know I can find this information through HP Insight Management page, but the sheer number I need to check makes this a daunting task. Anyone know of a way to get this information remotely through WMI or some other service or tool? I've combed the Internet with no luck.

Thanks!

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Windows-only? Or do you have Linux systems? –  ewwhite Aug 29 '12 at 19:49
    
Yes, Windows only. –  crownedjitter Aug 29 '12 at 20:00

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You should be able to get that via HP's System Insight Manager (and upgrade them too if you like).

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With SIM, I can get the firmware version for just about every piece of hardware in the server EXCEPT the NIC. Don't know why. –  crownedjitter Aug 29 '12 at 20:55
    
That IS odd, hmmm... I'll do some digging. –  Chopper3 Aug 30 '12 at 8:04

You could use "hpdiscovery" in HP SmartStart Scripting Toolkit. This tool generates clear xml where you can find section with network adapters.

For example:

<NetworkAdapters>
    <NetworkAdapter name="eth0">
        <MACAddress>xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx</MACAddress>
        <PCILocation>0000:02:00.0</PCILocation>
        <Firmware>1.5-9</Firmware>
        <PXEOrder>1</PXEOrder>
        <SlotNumber>0</SlotNumber>
    </NetworkAdapter>
    <!-- More adapters  -->
</NetworkAdapters>
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