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Sun Dual 10 GbE PCIe 2.0 Fibre Channel Over Ethernet Software

User's Guide

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Document Information

Using This Documentation

Product Notes

Related Documentation


Support and Accessibility

Understanding the FCoE Software

Installation Overview (Linux)

Installation Overview (Windows)


System Requirements

OS Patches and Updates

Managing the Driver

Enabling the FCoE Software (Linux)

Enable FCoE During the Linux Installation

Enable FCoE After a Linux Installation

Set Up the Network Interfaces

Resolve SAN-Boot Errors (RHEL6.0/OL6.0)

Remove the FCoE Software Package (Linux)

Installing the FCoE Software (Windows)

Upgrade Guidelines for Software Release 15.4 (Windows)

Validation and Storage Certification

Hotfixes (Windows)

Download and Install the Driver (Windows)

Remove the Driver (Windows)

Verify the Functionality of the Network Interface

Booting Over a Network

Boot Over a 10GbE Network (Linux)

Set Up the FCoE Boot Option ROM (Windows)

Configuring the Switch

Configure the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch

Configure the Brocade 8000 Series Switch

Configuring Driver Parameters (Linux)

Set Driver Parameters (Linux)

Driver Parameter Settings (Linux)

Configure Jumbo Frames (Linux)


System Requirements

Before installing the FCoE driver, check your system for the following minimum configuration requirements. If you are using an Intel FCoE-capable OEM server system, refer to the instructions provided from the OEM to enable Intel FCoE Remote Boot.

System Hardware Compatibility for Network Adapters

The following list describes the general requirements for network adapters:

Supported 64-Bit Operating Systems

The Intel Ethernet FCoE Protocol Driver and Intel FCoE Remote Boot are supported on the following Intel 64 operating systems:

A platform that supports Intel 64 will run in either 64-bit mode or 32-bit compatibility mode. For the platform to run in 64-bit mode, the following requirements must be met:

The installer for the adapter driver lists only the drivers that are compatible with the currently running operating system. If the system is running in compatibility mode, only IA-32 drivers are available. If the system is running in 64-bit mode, only Intel 64 drivers are available.

Jumbo Frames

The base driver supports FCoE mini-jumbo frames (2.5k bytes), independent of the LAN jumbo frames setting.

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