genwqe_vpdupdate man page

genwqe_vpdupdate ā€” IBM Hardware Accelerator Tool.


genwqe_vpdupdate [OPTIONS]...


Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

-h, --help

print usage information

-V, --version

print version

-C, --card=CARDNO

-f, --file=VPD.BIN

-d, --dump

use multiple d to increase dump info

-u, --update

set this flag for update VPD

-s, --show

set this flag to display VPD from a card

-v, --verbose

verbose level, use multiple v's to increase

This utility updates the Genwqes FLASH with new VPD information from a *.bin file. Do not disconnect the card from power while updating. Ensure you have the correct update image. Use of incorrect images or interrupting the update will make the card unusable. In this case you need a USB-Blaster utility or similar to get it working again.

Example flashing new vpd to GenWQE card

./genwqe_vpdupdate -C0 -f vpd.bin

Example to display vpd from GenWQE card to stdout

./genwqe_vpdupdate -C0 -s

Example to display and dump vpd from GenWQE card to stdout

./genwqe_vpdupdate -C0 -s -d


February 2018 genwqe_vpdupdate 4.0.20 User Commands