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Sun Dual 10 GbE PCIe 2.0 Fibre Channel Over Ethernet Software

User's Guide

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Document Information

Using This Documentation

Product Notes

Related Documentation


Support and Accessibility

Understanding the FCoE Software

Installation Overview (Linux)

Installation Overview (Windows)


System Requirements

OS Patches and Updates

Managing the Driver

Enabling the FCoE Software (Linux)

Enable FCoE During the Linux Installation

Enable FCoE After a Linux Installation

Set Up the Network Interfaces

Resolve SAN-Boot Errors (RHEL6.0/OL6.0)

Remove the FCoE Software Package (Linux)

Installing the FCoE Software (Windows)

Upgrade Guidelines for Software Release 15.4 (Windows)

Validation and Storage Certification

Hotfixes (Windows)

Download and Install the Driver (Windows)

Remove the Driver (Windows)

Verify the Functionality of the Network Interface

Booting Over a Network

Boot Over a 10GbE Network (Linux)

Set Up the FCoE Boot Option ROM (Windows)

Configuring the Switch

Configure the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch

Configure the Brocade 8000 Series Switch

Configuring Driver Parameters (Linux)

Set Driver Parameters (Linux)

Driver Parameter Settings (Linux)

Configure Jumbo Frames (Linux)


Set Up the FCoE Boot Option ROM (Windows)

Before You Begin

You can use FCoE to boot an operating system only in legacy BIOS mode. Upgrades for Windows OS Release 16.2 are supported when FCoE Boot is enabled or when the Windows paging file is on an FCoE target. You must upgrade an FCoE-booted system only through the Intel PROSet for Windows Device Manager. A reboot is required to complete the upgrade.

  1. Power on, or reset, the system.
  2. Press Ctrl-D when the Press <Ctrl-D> to run setup... message is displayed.

    After you press Ctrl-D, the Intel Ethernet FCoE Boot Port Selection menu is displayed.

    image:Screen capture of the FCoE Port Selection Menu.

    This screen displays a list of Intel FCoE Boot-capable adapters. For each adapter port, the following fields are displayed:

    • Associated SAN MAC address

    • PCI device ID

    • PCI bus, device, and function location

    • FCoE Boot status

    Up to 10 FCoE Boot-capable ports can be displayed within the Port Selection menu. If there are more Intel FCoE Boot-capable adapters, these are not listed in the Selection menu.

  3. Highlight the desired port, and press Enter to display the FCoE Boot Targets Configuration menu.
    image:Screen capture of the FCoE Boot Targets Configuration Menu.

    Discover Targets is highlighted by default. If the Discover VLAN value that is displayed is not correct, enter the correct value.

  4. Highlight Discover Targets, and press Enter to show the targets that are associated with the Discover VLAN value.

    Note - Under Target WWPN, if you know the desired WWPN, you can manually enter it or press Enter to display a list of previously discovered targets.

    image:Screen capture of the FCoE Target Selection menu.
  5. Highlight the desired target from the list, and press Enter.
    image:Screen capture of FCoE Boot Targets Selection menu.
  6. Manually fill in the LUN and Boot Order values.

    The valid values for the boot order are 0-4. A 0 value means that no boot order is followed or that the target is ignored and that this port should not be used to connect to the target. Boot order values of 1-4 can only be assigned once to a target across all of the FCoE Boot enabled ports.The VLAN value is 0 by default. If the displayed VLAN is correct, you can enter the VLAN manually and execute the Discover Targets tool on that VLAN.

  7. Click Save.

    After the Discover Targets function is executed, the Option ROM attempts to remain logged into the fabric until the FCoE Boot Targets Configuration menu is exited.

  8. Press Esc to leave the screen.