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Sun Dual 10GbE SPF+ PCIe 2.0 Low Profile Adapter User’s Guide

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Understanding the Low Profile Adapter

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Product Description

Front Panel Connectors and LEDs

Physical Characteristics

Performance Specifications

Power and Environmental Requirements

Hardware and Software Requirements

OS Patches and Updates

Solaris Platform Installation Overview

Linux Platform Installation Overview

Microsoft Windows Platform Installation Overview

Installing the Driver

Verify the Driver Version on a Solaris Platform

Remove the Driver From a Solaris Platform

Download and Install the Driver on a Linux Platform

Remove the Driver From a Linux Platform

Download and Install the Driver on a Microsoft Windows Platform

Remove the Driver From a Microsoft Windows Platform

Installing the Low Profile Adapter

Install the SFP+ Transceivers

Install the Adapter in a System

Verify the Installation in a Solaris SPARC System

Verify the Installation in a Solaris x86 System

Verify the Installation in a Linux System

Verify the Installation in a Microsoft Windows System

Configuring the Network

Create /etc/hostname.ixgbe# Files

Configure the Network Host Files With the ifconfig Command

Boot Over the Network Using PXE

Boot Solaris x86 and Linux Systems Over a 10GbE Network

Install the Solaris OS Over a 10GbE Network on SPARC Systems

Configuring the Driver Parameters

Driver Parameters for the Solaris OS

Set ixgbe Driver Parameters in the Solaris OS

Solaris OS Performance Variables

Improve Performance in the Solaris OS

Driver Parameters for Linux

Set Driver Parameters in Linux

Configure Jumbo Frames in Solaris OS

Configure Jumbo Frames in Linux

Configuring Link Aggregation in a Solaris Environment

Link Aggregation Overview

Configure Link Aggregations

Display Information About Link Aggregations

Delete Link Aggregations

Configuring VLANs

VLAN Overview

VLAN Configuration

Configure Static VLANs in a Solaris Environment

VLAN Naming Format

Configure VLANs in a Linux Environment

Configure VLANs in a Microsoft Windows Environment

Configure Bonding for Multiple ixgbe Interfaces

Remove Bonding


Hardware and Software Requirements

Before using the Sun Dual 10GbE SFP+ PCIe 2.0 Low Profile Adapter, ensure that your system meets the hardware and software requirements in the following table.

Supported Hardware and Operating Systems
Supported Products
Hardware, Sun servers
Platforms supported include:
  • Sun Fire X4170 server

  • Sun Fire X4270 server

  • Sun Fire X4275 server

For the most up-to-date supported platforms, check the product web page for the specific server and its I/O options.

Optical transceivers
SFP+ transceiver (short haul)

SFP+ transceiver (long haul)

Operating systems
Operating systems supported include:
  • Solaris 10 5/09 OS and Solaris 10 10/09 OS

  • OpenSolaris 2009.06 OS

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.8 (32-bit and 64-bit) and 5.4 (32-bit and 64-bit)

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLSE) 9 SP5 (64-bit), 10 SP3 (64-bit), and 11 (64-bit)

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit)

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 (64-bit) and R2 (64-bit)

  • VMware ESX 3.5 and 4.0

For the most up-to-date supported operating systems, check the product web page for the specific server.

Note that hardware and software support changes over time. For the latest information concerning I/O options supported by your server, check:


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