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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


Configure Static VLANs in a Solaris Environment

  1. Create one /etc/hostname.ixgbe# file for each VLAN that will be configured for each adapter on the server.

    See VLAN Naming Format.

  2. Use the ifconfig command to configure each VLAN virtual device.

    Include the IP address in the command you type. For example, if the IP address is, type:

    # ifconfig ixgbe123002 plumb up
  3. Use the ifconfig -a command to see details about the VLAN devices.

    This example shows the output of ifconfig -a on a system having VLAN devices ixgbe123002 and ixgbe224002:

    ixgbe123002: flags=201000843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4,CoS>\
     mtu 1500 index 4
    inet netmask ffffff00 broadcast
    ether 0:13:20:f5:f6:dc
    ixgbe224002: flags=201000843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4,CoS>\
     mtu 1500 index 5
    inet netmask ffffff00
    ether 0:13:20:f5:f6:dc 

    Note - In the preceding examples, the second NIC output for ixgbe224002 was plumbed and enabled (that is, used the up option), but had no IP address. By default, the netmask and broadcast addresses are set by the system, which uses IP class C to make that setting When the address is set, the ifconfig command by default does not display the broadcast address if the explicit IP address is not set.

    Refer to the documentation that came with your switch for specific instructions for setting VLAN tagging and ports.

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