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Understanding the ExpressModule

Shipping Kit Contents

Product Description

Front Panel Connectors and LEDs

Physical Characteristics

Performance Specifications

Power and Environmental Requirements

Hardware and Software Requirements

OS Patches and Updates

Solaris Platform Installation Overview

Linux Platform Installation Overview

Microsoft Windows Platform Installation Overview

Installing the Driver

Verify the Driver Version on a Solaris Platform

Remove the Driver From a Solaris Platform

Download and Install the Driver on a Linux Platform

Remove the Driver From a Linux Platform

Download and Install the Driver on a Microsoft Windows Platform

Remove the Driver From a Microsoft Windows Platform

Installing the ExpressModule

Install the SFP+ Transceivers

Install the ExpressModule

Verify the Installation in a Solaris SPARC System

Verify the Installation in a Solaris x86 System

Verify the Installation in a Linux System

Verify the Installation in a Microsoft Windows System

Configuring the Network

Create /etc/hostname.ixgbe# Files

Configure the Network Host Files With the ifconfig Command

Boot Over the Network Using PXE

Boot Solaris x86 and Linux Systems Over a 10GbE Network

Install the Solaris OS Over a 10GbE Network on SPARC Systems

Configuring the Driver Parameters

Driver Parameters for the Solaris OS

Set ixgbe Driver Parameters in the Solaris OS

Solaris OS Performance Variables

Improve Performance in the Solaris OS

Driver Parameters for Linux

Set Driver Parameters in Linux

Configure Jumbo Frames in Solaris OS

Configure Jumbo Frames in Linux

Configuring Link Aggregation in a Solaris Environment

Link Aggregation Overview

Configure Link Aggregations

Display Information About Link Aggregations

Delete Link Aggregations

Configuring VLANs

VLAN Overview

VLAN Configuration

Configure Static VLANs in a Solaris Environment

VLAN Naming Format

Configure VLANs in a Linux Environment

Configure VLANs in a Microsoft Windows Environment

Configure Bonding for Multiple ixgbe Interfaces

Remove Bonding


Using This Documentation

This guide provides hardware and software installation instructions for the Sun Dual 10GbE SFP+ PCIe 2.0 ExpressModule from Oracle. This guide also describes how to configure the driver software for the ixgbe driver for the Oracle Solaris Operating System and the Linux and Microsoft Windows Server operating systems. The ixgbe is the name of the driver for the Intel 82599-based devices.

These instructions are designed for enterprise system administrators with experience installing network hardware and software.

Note - In this document the term “x86” refers to 64-bit and 32-bit systems manufactured using processors compatible with the AMD64, Intel Xeon, or Intel Pentium product families.

Related Documentation

The documents listed as online are available at:


Part Number
Product notes
Sun Dual 10GbE SFP+ PCIe 2.0 ExpressModule Product Notes
User’s guide
Sun Dual 10GbE SFP+ PCIe 2.0 ExpressModule User’s Guide
Getting started
Sun Network Interface Card Products Getting Started Guide
Shipping kit
Safety and compliance

Important Safety Information for Sun Hardware Systems
Shipped with server
Sun Dual 10GbE SFP+ PCIe 2.0 ExpressModule Safety and Compliance Guide

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