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Sun Quad Port GbE PCIe 2.0 Low Profile Adapter, UTP

User's Guide

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Document Information

Using This Documentation

Product Notes

Related Documentation


Support and Accessibility

Understanding the Installation Process

Installation Overview (Oracle Solaris 10)

Installation Overview (Oracle Solaris 11)

Installation Overview (Linux)

Installation Overview (Windows)

Understanding the Adapter

Shipping Kit Contents

Product Description

Configuration Options

Front Panel Connectors and LEDs

Physical Characteristics

Performance Specifications

Power and Environmental Requirements

OS Patches and Updates

Installing the Driver

Verify the Driver Version (Oracle Solaris 10)

Verify the Driver Version (Oracle Solaris 11)

Remove the Driver (Oracle Solaris OS)

Download and Install the Driver (Linux)

Remove the Driver (Linux)

Download and Install the Driver (Windows)

Remove the Driver (Windows)

Installing the Adapter

Install the Adapter

Verify the Installation (Oracle SPARC)

Verify the Installation (Oracle Solaris x86)

Verify the Installation (Linux)

Verify the Installation (Windows)

Configuring the Network

Create Driver Instance Files (Oracle Solaris 10)

Configure the Network Host Files (Oracle Solaris 10)

Boot Options

Boot Over the Network (PXE)

Boot Over a GbE Network (Oracle Solaris x86 and Linux)

Install Oracle Solaris 10 Over a Network (Oracle SPARC)

Administering Driver Parameters and Jumbo Frames

Driver Parameters (Oracle Solaris OS)

Set Driver Parameters (Oracle Solaris OS)

Driver Parameters (Linux)

Set Driver Parameters (Linux)

Configuring Jumbo Frames (Oracle Solaris OS)

Change the MTU Permanently

Change the MTU Temporarily (Oracle Solaris 10)

Change the MTU Temporarily (Oracle Solaris 11)

Configure Jumbo Frames (Linux)

Configuring Link Aggregation

Link Aggregation Overview

Configure Link Aggregations (Oracle Solaris 10)

Display Information About Link Aggregations (Oracle Solaris 10)

Delete Link Aggregations (Oracle Solaris 10)

Configuring VLANs

VLAN Overview

VLAN Configuration

VLAN Naming Format

Configure Static VLANs (Oracle Solaris 10)

Configure VLANs (Linux)

Configure VLANs (Windows)

Troubleshooting the Adapter

Analyze Why the Device Link Is Missing

Analyze a Port Hang

Analyze Slow Network Performance



VLAN Configuration

You can create VLANs according to various criteria, but each VLAN must be assigned a VLAN tag or VLAN ID (VID). The VID is a 12-bit identifier between 1 and 4094 that identifies a unique VLAN. For each network interface (igb0, igb1, igb2, and so on), 4094 possible VLAN IDs can be selected for each port.

Tagging an Ethernet frame requires the addition of a tag header to the frame. The header is inserted immediately following the destination MAC address and the source MAC address. The tag header consists of two bytes of Ethernet Tag Protocol identifier (TPID, 0x8100) and two bytes of TCI. The TCI consists of a user priority, the CFI, and the VID.

By default, a single VLAN is configured for every port, which groups all ports into the same broadcast domain, just as if there were no VLANs at all. This means that VLAN tagging for the switch port is turned off.

Note - If you configure a VLAN virtual device for an Ethernet adapter, all traffic sent or received by that Ethernet adapter must be in VLAN-tagged format.

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