1.3 Driver Updates

The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel supports a large number of hardware and devices. In close cooperation with hardware and storage vendors, Oracle has updated several device drivers. The list given below indicates the drivers whose versions differ from the versions in mainline Linux 3.8.13.

1.3.1 Storage Adapter Drivers

Broadcom

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

  • NetXtreme II iSCSI driver (bnx2i) version 2.7.6.1d.

Cisco

  • Cisco FCoE HBA Driver (fnic) version 1.5.0.45.

Emulex

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

  • Fibre Channel HBA driver (lpfc) version 0:8.3.7.26.2p.

LSI

  • LSI Fusion-MPT base driver (mptbase) version 4.28.20.03.

  • LSI Fusion-MPT ioctl driver (mptctl) version 4.28.20.03.

  • LSI Fusion-MPT Fibre Channel host driver (mptfc) version 4.28.20.03.

  • LSI Fusion-MPT IP Over Fibre Channel driver (mptlan) version 4.28.20.03.

  • LSI Fusion-MPT SAS driver (mptsas) version 4.28.20.03.

  • LSI Fusion-MPT SCSI host driver (mptscsih) version 4.28.20.03.

  • LSI Fusion-MPT SPI host driver (mptspi) version 4.28.20.03.

  • LSI Fusion-MPT SAS 2.0 driver (mpt2sas) version 17.00.00.00.

  • LSI Fusion-MPT SAS 3.0 driver (mpt3sas) version 03.00.00.00.

MegaRAID

  • MegaRAID SAS driver (megaraid_sas) version 06.600.18.00.

Mellanox

  • ConnectX Ethernet driver (mlx4_en) version 2.1.4.

    Handles Ethernet-specific functions and plugs into the netdev mid-layer.

QLogic

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

  • iSCSI driver (qla4xxx) version 5.03.00.03.06.02-uek3.

    Supports Open-iSCSI.

1.3.2 Network Adapter Drivers

Broadcom

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

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

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

  • Tigon3 Ethernet adapter driver (tg3) version 3.131d.

Emulex

  • Blade Engine 2 10Gbps adapter driver (be2net) version 4.6.63.0u.

Intel

  • Legacy (PCI and PCI-X*) Gigabit network adapter driver (e1000) version 7.3.21-k8-NAPI.

    The e1000 driver in UEK R3 is taken from the driver for the mainline Linux kernel. The version number for this driver appears to be lower than the Intel version (8.0.35-NAPI), but it incorporates fixes that have been made since Intel ceased supporting the driver.

  • PRO/1000 PCI-Express Gigabit network adapter driver (e1000e) version 2.4.14-NAPI.

  • Gigabit Ethernet network adapter driver (igb) version 4.3.0.

  • Base driver for Intel Ethernet Network Connection (igbvf) version 2.3.2.

  • 10 Gigabit PCI-Express network adapter driver (ixgbe) version 3.15.1.

  • 10 Gigabit Server Adapter virtual function driver (ixgbevf) version 2.8.7.

QLogic

  • 1/10 GbE Converged/Intelligent Ethernet Adapter driver (qlcnic) version 5.2.43.

  • QLE81xx network adapter driver (qlge) version v1.00.00.32.

Realtek PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller

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

Oracle

  • Sun Blade 40/10Gigabit Ethernet network driver (sxge) version 0.06202013.

VMware

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

1.3.3 Miscellaneous Drivers

InfiniBand

  • iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER) Protocol over InfiniBand (ib_iser) version 1.1.

  • InfiniBand SCSI RDMA Protocol initiator (ib_srp) version 1.2.

Oracle

  • Reliable Datagram Sockets driver (rds) version 4.1.

    RDS provides in-order, non-duplicated, highly-available, low-overhead, reliable delivery of datagrams between hundreds of thousands of non-connected endpoints.