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Sun Quad Port GbE PCIe 2.0 Low Profile Adapter, UTP

User's Guide

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Product Notes

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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



Configure Static VLANs (Oracle Solaris 10)

  1. Create one /etc/hostname.igb# file for each VLAN that will be configured for each adapter on the server.

    See VLAN Naming Format.

  2. Use the ifconfig(1M) command to configure each VLAN virtual device.

    Include the IP address in the command you type. For example, if the IP address is, type:

    # ifconfig igb123002 plumb up
  3. Use the ifconfig -a command to see details about the VLAN devices.

    This example shows the output of ifconfig -a on a system having VLAN devices igb123002 and igb224002:

    igb123002: flags=201000843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4,CoS>\
     mtu 1500 index 4
    inet netmask ffffff00 broadcast
    ether 0:13:20:f5:f6:dc
    igb224002: flags=201000843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4,CoS>\
     mtu 1500 index 5
    inet netmask ffffff00
    ether 0:13:20:f5:f6:dc 

    Note - In the preceding examples, the second NIC output for igb224002 was plumbed and enabled (that is, used the up option), but had no IP address. By default, the netmask and broadcast addresses are set by the system, which uses IP class C to make that setting When the address is set, the ifconfig(1M) command by default does not display the broadcast address if the explicit IP address is not set.

    Refer to the documentation that came with your switch for specific instructions for setting VLAN tagging and ports.

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