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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


Install the SFP+ Transceivers

The Sun Dual 10GbE SFP+ PCIe 2.0 Low Profile Adapter requires one small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) optical transceiver in at least one port to create an Ethernet connection. The optical transceivers are available from Sun Microsystems. Check the Sun Dual 10GbE SFP+ PCIe 2.0 Low Profile Adapter product web page for available transceivers.

Note - Install the optical transceivers into the SFP+ connectors before installing the adapter into the system.

  1. Pull the locking handle into the full horizontal position until you feel the handle click into position.

    Illustration of inserting an optical transceiver into a slot on the Low Profile Adapter.
  2. Holding the optical transceiver by the edges, align the transceiver with the slot in the adapter and slide the transceiver into the opening.

  3. Applying even pressure at both corners of the transceiver, push the transceiver until it is firmly seated in the slot.

  4. Lift the locking handle up and push the handle closed to lock the optical transceiver in place.

    Note - If you pull the locking handle down when the optical transceiver module is installed, you must remove the module entirely and reinstall it. Pulling the handle down can disconnect the optical transceiver module, even though it might appear to be connected.

    Illustration of closing the handle on the optical transceiver.
  5. Repeat Step 1 through Step 4 to install the second optical transceiver.

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