1.3. Driver Updates

The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel supports a wide range of hardware and devices. In close cooperation with hardware and storage vendors, several device drivers have been updated by Oracle.

Storage Adapter Drivers

ATA over Ethernet

  • ATA over Ethernet (AoE) driver (aoe) updated to 47q.

Broadcom

  • NetXtreme II iSCSI driver (bnx2i) updated to 2.7.6.1d.

  • NetXtreme II Fibre Channel over Ethernet driver (bnx2fc) updated to 2.3.4.

Cisco

  • Cisco FCoE HBA Driver (fnic) updated to 1.5.0.41.

Emulex

  • Blade Engine 2 Open-iSCSI driver (be2iscsi) updated to 10.0.467.0o.

  • Fibre Channel HBA driver (lpfc) updated to 0:8.3.7.10.4p.

LSI

  • LSI Fusion-MPT base driver (mptbase) updated to 4.28.20.01.

  • LSI Fusion-MPT ioctl driver (mptctl) updated to 4.28.20.01.

  • LSI Fusion-MPT Fibre Channel host driver (mptfc) updated to 4.28.20.01.

  • LSI Fusion-MPT IP Over Fibre Channel driver (mptlan) updated to 4.28.20.01.

  • LSI Fusion-MPT SAS driver (mptsas) updated to 4.28.20.01.

  • LSI Fusion-MPT SCSI host driver (mptscsih) updated to 4.28.20.01.

  • LSI Fusion-MPT SPI host driver (mptspi) updated to 4.28.20.01.

  • LSI Fusion-MPT SAS 2.0 driver (mpt2sas) updated to 16.05.01.00.

MegaRAID

  • MegaRAID SAS driver (megaraid_sas) updated to 06.505.02.00.

Mellanox

Note

These drivers were first released in UEK R2 Quarterly Update 3.

  • ConnectX core driver (mlx4_core) released at 1.0-ofed1.5.5 (x86_64 only). Handles low-level functions such as device initialization and firmware commands processing, and controls resource allocation so that the InfiniBand and Ethernet functions can share a device without interfering with each other.

  • ConnectX Ethernet driver (mlx4_en) updated to 1.5.10 (Jan 2013) (x86_64 only). Handles Ethernet-specific functions and plugs into the netdev mid-layer.

  • ConnectX InfiniBand driver (mlx4_ib) released at 1.0-ofed1.5.5 (x86_64 only). Handles InfiniBand-specific functions.

QLogic

  • Fibre Channel HBA driver (qla2xxx) updated to 8.05.00.03.39.0-k.

  • iSCSI driver (qla4xxx) updated to 5.03.00.02.06.02-uek2. Supports Open-iSCSI.

Network Adapter Drivers

Broadcom

  • NetXtreme II network adapter driver (bnx2) updated to 2.2.3n.

  • NetXtreme II 10Gbps network adapter driver (bnx2x) updated to 1.76.54.

  • Converged Network Interface Card core driver (cnic) updated to 2.5.16g.

  • Tigon3 Ethernet adapter driver (tg3) updated to 3.129d.

Emulex

  • Blade Engine 2 10Gbps adapter driver (be2net) updated to 4.6.62.0u.

Intel

  • PRO/1000 PCI-Express Gigabit network adapter driver (e1000e) updated to 2.3.2-NAPI.

  • Gigabit Ethernet network adapter driver (igb) updated to 4.1.2.

  • 10 Gigabit PCI-Express network adapter driver (ixgbe) updated to 3.14.5.

  • 10 Gigabit Server Adapter virtual function driver (ixgbevf) updated to 2.8.7. The kernel must support Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV).

QLogic

  • 1/10 GbE Converged/Intelligent Ethernet Adapter driver (qlcnic) updated to 5.2.29.45.

  • QLE81xx network adapter driver (qlge) updated to v1.00.00.32.

Realtek PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller

  • Realtek PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (r8169) updated to 2.3LK-NAPI.

VMware

  • VMware VMXNET3 virtual ethernet driver (vmxnet3) updated to 1.1.30.0-k.

Miscellaneous Drivers

HP

  • HP ProLiant Channel Interface Device Driver for iLO (hpilo) updated to 1.4.