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Sun Server X3-2 (formerly Sun Fire X4170 M3) Product Notes Version 1.8

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Updated: July 2017
 
 

SLES 11 SP1 requires an upgraded ixgbe driver to support the onboard network interface controller

The driver needed for the onboard 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) network interface controller (X540) used in the Sun Server X3-2L is not available in the general availability release of SLES 11 SP1. An upgraded ixgbe driver must be installed.

Affected software:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 SP1

  • Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4.4, 1.5, 1.6, and 1.8

Workarounds:

Do either of the following:

  • Use Oracle System Assistant to install the SLES 11 SP1 operating system. Oracle System Assistant includes the required upgraded Intel 10GbE ixgbe driver and installs it for you automatically.

  • Download and install an upgraded Intel 10GbE ixgbe driver. For instructions for downloading and installing the upgraded ixgbe driver, see “Configuring the SLES 11 SP1 Operating System Software to Support Network Connections” in the Sun Server X3-2 Installation Guide for Linux Operating Systems.

If you choose to download and install the upgraded ixgbe driver manually, you can install the driver after you have installed and configured the SLES 11 SP1 operating system or during the initial install. You also have the option of incorporating the upgraded ixgbe driver file(s) into a PXE configuration that supports completely automated network installs.