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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)


Validation and Storage Certification

The software components for FCoE are composed of two major components, the Ethernet base driver and the FCoE driver. The components are developed and validated as an ordered pair. Avoid scenarios, either through upgrades or Windows updates, in which the Ethernet driver version is not the version released with the corresponding FCoE driver.

Note - Individually upgrading or downgrading the FCoE driver does not work. The entire FCoE package must be the same version. Upgrade the entire FCoE package using Intel Network Connections only.

If you uninstalled the Intel Ethernet Virtual Storage miniport driver for FCoE, you must find the same version that you uninstalled and reinstall the driver. Otherwise, you must uninstall and then reinstall the entire FCoE package.

Intel and the storage vendors try to ensure that their respective products operate with each other as expected for every version that is released. However, given the large number of releases, you must use your storage vendor's support matrix to ensure that the versions deployed for the Intel Ethernet Protocol driver have been tested as an integrated set.

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