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Sun Quad Port GbE PCIe 2.0 ExpressModule, UTP

User's Guide

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Using This Documentation

Product Notes

Related Documentation


Support and Accessibility

Understanding the Installation Process

Installation Overview (Oracle Solaris 10)

Installation Overview (Oracle Solaris 11)

Installation Overview (Linux)

Installation Overview (Windows)

Understanding the EM

Shipping Kit Contents

Product Description

Configuration Options

Front Panel Connectors and LEDs

Physical Characteristics

Performance Specifications

Power and Environmental Requirements

OS Patches and Updates

Installing the Driver

Verify the Driver Version (Oracle Solaris 10)

Verify the Driver Version (Oracle Solaris 11)

Remove the Driver (Oracle Solaris OS)

Download and Install the Driver (Linux)

Remove the Driver (Linux)

Download and Install the Driver (Windows)

Remove the Driver (Windows)

Installing the EM

Install the ExpressModule

Verify the Installation (Oracle SPARC)

Verify the Installation (Oracle Solaris x86)

Verify the Installation (Linux)

Verify the Installation (Windows)

Configuring the Network

Create Driver Instance Files (Oracle Solaris 10)

Configure the Network Host Files (Oracle Solaris 10)

Boot Options

Boot Over the Network (PXE)

Boot Over a GbE Network (Oracle Solaris x86 and Linux)

Install Oracle Solaris 10 Over a Network (Oracle SPARC)

Administering Driver Parameters and Jumbo Frames

Driver Parameters (Oracle Solaris OS)

Set Driver Parameters (Oracle Solaris OS)

Driver Parameters (Linux)

Set Driver Parameters (Linux)

Configuring Jumbo Frames (Oracle Solaris OS)

Change the MTU Permanently

Change the MTU Temporarily (Oracle Solaris 10)

Change the MTU Temporarily (Oracle Solaris 11)

Configure Jumbo Frames (Linux)

Configuring Link Aggregation

Link Aggregation Overview

Configure Link Aggregations (Oracle Solaris 10)

Display Information About Link Aggregations (Oracle Solaris 10)

Delete Link Aggregations (Oracle Solaris 10)

Configuring VLANs

VLAN Overview

VLAN Configuration

VLAN Naming Format

Configure Static VLANs (Oracle Solaris 10)

Configure VLANs (Linux)

Configure VLANs (Windows)

Troubleshooting the EM

Analyze Why the Device Link Is Missing

Analyze a Port Hang

Analyze Slow Network Performance



Front Panel Connectors and LEDs

The front panel contains four ports with two port status LEDs assigned to each port. In addition, there is an Attention button (labeled ATTN) and two system-level LEDs located next to the ATTN button.

Figure 2 Front Face of the EM

image:Front face of the ExpressModule.

Figure Legend

1 Port 0

2 Port 1

3 Port 2

4 Port 3

5 ATTN (attention) button

6 Attention LED

7 OK (power status) LED

8 Link LED

9 Activity LED

The following table explains how to interpret the behavior the activity and link LEDs.

Link is down.
Activity is occurring on the link.
Steady on
No activity is occurring on the link.
Link is operating as a 10 Mbps oonnection.
Steady on
Link is operating as a 100 Mbps connection.
Steady on
Link is operating as a gigabit connection (1000 Mbps).

When you want to perform a hot-plug operation with an EM, press the ATTN button. This removes power from the slot the EM is in so it can be removed while the chassis remains powered up.

Note - Power remains present at the slot for a period of time after the ATTN button is pressed. This is referred to as the power transition period.


Caution - Do not insert or remove the EM during the power transition phase of a hot-plug operation. This power transition phase is the period just after the ATTN button is pressed when the EM might not be fully isolated from the power source.

In addition to the port status LEDs, there are two LEDs next to the ATTN button. The following table explains their meaning.

Allowed Action
OK (power status)
All supply voltages (except Vaux) have been removed from the slot, except those required for card removal.
EM can be removed from the slot.
Power transition/hot-plug operation is in progress.
EM cannot be removed.
Steady on
Power is present in the slot.
EM cannot be removed.
Slot is operational.
This is the normal status when the slot is operating correctly.
LED has been activated by a user.

Note - The Attention LED is not used to report problems detected while validating a request for a hot-plug operation.

Steady on
Slot needs attention.
The slot has an operational problem.
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