18.104.22.168 is the minimum FNIC driver version for Windows 2K8 in B200M3 server for 2.0(4) UCS firmware version as per compatibility matrix. But latest driver available is 22.214.171.124. So can I upgrade the FNIC driver from Windows directly without upgrading UCS firmware version? Whether there will be any compatibility issues with UCS firmware version? My running UCS firmware version is 2.0(4b).
Second query is whether B200M3 and B200M3-w2600 models are same?
Stay in agreement with the HCL.....never upgrade the OS Drivers beyond the support of the Adapter Firmware for a given Rev. If you want to upgrade...upgrade the Infrastructure FW, Blade FW and OS Drivers.