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Sun Quad Port GbE PCIe 2.0 Low Profile Adapter, UTP

User's Guide

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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



Install the Adapter

The following instructions describe the basic tasks required to install the adapter. Refer to your system installation or service manual for specific PCIe installation instructions.

  1. Halt and power off your system.
  2. Power off all of the peripherals connected to your system.
  3. Open the system unit.
  4. Attach an antistatic wrist strap to the chassis of the server.
  5. Remove the slot cover from the chassis.
  6. Holding the adapter by the edges, align the adapter edge connector with the PCIe slot.
    image:How to install the adapter.
  7. Slide the adapter face plate into the small slot at the end of the PCIe opening.
  8. Applying even pressure at both corners of the adapter, push the adapter until it is firmly seated in the slot.


    Caution - Do not use excessive force when installing the adapter into the PCIe slot. You might damage the adapter's PCIe connector. If the adapter does not seat properly when you apply even pressure, remove the adapter, and carefully reinstall it.

  9. Detach the wrist strap and close the system unit.
  10. Connect the cables to the ports.
  11. Power on the system.
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