The principles described in this section are fundamental to using any Ethernet network adapters securely.
These cards ship with all of the firmware installed. Installation is not required in the field.
Software updates for Oracle Solaris drivers are available through Oracle Solaris patches and updates. Software updates for drivers for all other operating systems are available from Intel.com. If firmware updates are ever needed, contact Oracle support to arrange for support or check my.oracle.suport for the latest updates and procedures for this particular product.
Refer to the product notes provided with your adapter for late-breaking news or information about firmware update requirements or other security information.
All operating systems in general and Oracle Solaris in particular require you to log in with root credentials to administer the cards and to upgrade the drivers or firmware.
All software and firmware running on the networking cards are provided by Oracle. Customers cannot develop their own software to run on these cards.