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Sun Blade 6000 Virtualized 40 GbE Network Express Module

User's Guide

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Document Information

Using This Documentation

Related Documentation


Support and Accessibility

Understanding the NEM

Task Overview

Product Features

Understanding the Components

SAS Connections

Ethernet Connections

10GbE NIC Virtualization

Fabric Express Modules


Identifying Ports and LEDs

Connector Locations

External NEM Ports

RJ-45 Ethernet Connector Port LEDs

NEM Front Panel and LEDs

Performing Hot-plug Insertion and Removal

Performing PCIe Hot-plug

Understanding PCIe Hot-plug

Prepare the PCIe Interface for Hot-plug Removal

Performing SAS Interface Hot-plug

Prepare SAS Interfaces for Hot-plug Removal

Restoring SAS Configurations After NEM Installation

Saving the Zoning Configuration to a Backup File

Recovering Zoning Configurations

Installing or Replacing a NEM

Before Installing a NEM

Determine the CMM Part Number Using ILOM 3.0x Web Interface

Determine the CMM Part Number Using ILOM 3.1x Web Interface

Determine the CMM Part Number Using ipmitool

Find the CMM Part Number on the CMM Label

Install a NEM

Verifying NEM Installation

Verify Installation (CMM ILOM Web)

Verify Installation (CMM ILOM CLI)

Remove a NEM

Replace a NEM

Installing and Removing SFP+ Optical Transceiver Modules

Install an SFP+ Optical Transceiver Module

Remove an Optical Transceiver SFP+ Module

SFP+ Connector Cabling Options

Enabling Jumbo Frames

Configuring Jumbo Frames (Solaris)

Jumbo Frames Overview

Jumbo Frames Configurations and Driver Statistics

Enable Jumbo Frames (Solaris)

Check Layer 2 Configuration

Check Layer 3 Configuration

Configuring Jumbo Frames (Linux)

Temporarily Configure Jumbo Frames (Linux)

Permanently Enable Jumbo Frames (Linux)

Enable Jumbo Frames (Windows)

Configuring Jumbo Frames (VMware ESX)

Create a Jumbo Frames-Enabled vSwitch (VMWare)

Create a Jumbo Frames-Enabled VMkernel Interface (VMWare

Configuring Static Link Aggregation

Example (Oracle Solaris 11 OS)

Example (Oracle Solaris 10 OS)

Example (Linux OS)

Booting an x86 Server Over the Network

Booting the NEM on an x86 Blade Server Over the Network

Set Up the BIOS for Booting From the NEM

Use the F12 Key to Initiate the Network Boot

Use the F8 Key to Boot Off the PXE Server

Boot a SPARC Blade Over the Network

Installing Drivers on Oracle Solaris OS SPARC or x86 Platform

Download the sxge Driver

Configure the Network Host Files

Configure the sxge Device Driver Parameters

Installing Drivers on a Linux Platform

Downloading, Installing, and Removing Drivers

Download and Install the Drivers

Remove the Drivers

Configuring the Network Interface

Temporary Network Interface Configuration

Permanent Network Interface Configuration

Bring the Interface Online Manually

Configure the Network Interface File Automatically for Red Hat Linux

Configure the Network Interface Automatically for SUSE Linux

Device Checking and Testing

Configure the Syslog Parameter

Installing Drivers on a Windows Platform

Installing Drivers on a Windows Platform

Installing and Uninstalling the Network Controller

Installing and Uninstalling the Sun Blade 6000 40 GbE VLAN Driver (Optional)

Adding and Removing VLANs

Install the Enclosure Device on a Windows Server 2008 System

Dynamic and NIC Teaming

Installing Drivers on a VMware ESX Server Platform

Installing ESX Server Drivers

Install a NEM Driver for a New ESX4.0 Installation

Install a NEM Driver on an Existing ESX 4.0 Server

Install a NEM Driver on an ESX/ESXi Server

Configure the NEM Network Adapters

Uninstalling the Drivers

Configuring Blade and Port Parameters and Managing the NEM

Configuring and Viewing Parameters

Defaults and Options

Setting Blade Parameters

Setting Port Parameters

Saving User Configurations or Resetting to Defaults

Viewing Parameter Settings, Firmware Versions, and Configuration File

Configuring NEM for Oracle VM Para-Virtualization

Configure Para-Virtualization Without Live Migration

Configure Para-Virtualization With Live Migration

Managing the NEM Using CMM ILOM

ILOM Documentation and Updates


Updating the NEM Firmware

Configuring Hot Plug Service

Verify and Enable Hot Plug (Oracle Solaris OS)

Verify and Enable Hot Plug (Linux OS)

Disabling Interfaces

Updating Firmware (Web)

Obtain and Apply the Newest Firmware

Reset the NEM (Web)

Updating the Firmware (CLI)

Update NEM ILOM Firmware (CLI)

Reset the NEM (CLI)



RJ-45 Ethernet Connector Port LEDs

Each RJ-45 Ethernet port has two LEDs. The left LED is green and lights to show that a link has been established. It blinks on and off whenever there is network activity on that port.

On the RJ-45 connectors, the right LED is bi-color (amber and green) and indicates the speed of connection by the color it displays:

The green or amber color scheme varies from one server blade to another. The following table provides a chart for interpreting the link-speed relationships.

Sun Blade Server Model
10 MbE (Right LED)
100 MbE (Right LED)
1000 MbE (Right LED)
X6270 M2

When an Ethernet port is connected to an x86 server blade (server blades with a model number that starts with X) that has been put in WOL mode, the Link LED indicates when the system is in standby mode. It does this by blinking in a repeating, non-random pattern. It flashes ON for 0.1 second and OFF for 2.9 seconds. In standby mode, the system is functioning at a minimal level and is ready to resume full activity.

Note - SPARC-based server blades do not support the WOL mode. When an Ethernet port is connected to a SPARC server blade, the Link LED behaves as described in the table. SPARC-based blades are designated by a T in front of the server module number (for example, T6300).

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