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Sun Quad Port GbE PCIe 2.0 ExpressModule, MMF

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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 EM

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 EM

Install the EM

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 EM

Analyze Why the Device Link Is Missing

Analyze a Port Hang

Analyze Slow Network Performance



Install Oracle Solaris 10 Over a Network (Oracle SPARC)

Before You Begin

The Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations describes the full procedure for installing Oracle Solaris 10 over the network.

  1. Prepare an installation server and a client system for installing Oracle Solaris 10 over the network.
    1. Create an installation server that contains an image of the Oracle Solaris 10 CD.
    2. Set up the client system to be installed over the network.

      The Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations describes how to create the installation server and set up the client systems

    Note - To install the client system over a network that is not part of the same subnet, you must also create a boot server. The Oracle Solaris Advanced Installation Guide describes how to create a boot server.

  2. On the client system, shut down and halt the system to get to the OpenBoot (ok) prompt.
    # shutdown -i0 -g0 -y. . .
    (shutdown command messages omitted)
    . . .
  3. At the ok prompt, display the device paths.

    You should see the full paths for all of the network devices, including the four EM ports, similar to this example.

    ok show-nets
    a) /pci@500/pci@0/pci@8/network@0,1
    b) /pci@500/pci@0/pci@8/network@0
    c) /pci@400/pci@0/pci@2/network@0,1
    d) /pci@400/pci@0/pci@2/network@0
    Enter Selection, q to quit: q
  4. Check the .properties output for each device.

    Note - Checking the .properties output for each device is the surest way to identify the EM device.

    The following examples assume that /pci@400/pci@0/pci@2/network@0,1 is a port on the EM.

    1. Move to the device directory.
      ok cd /pci@400/pci@0/pci@2/network@0,1
    2. Display the properties for the device.
      ok .properties

      The output should be similar to the following:

      ok .properties
      assigned-addresses       82050010 00000000 00500000 00000000 00100000
                               81050018 00000000 00001000 00000000 00000020
                               8205001c 00000000 00380000 00000000 00004000
                               82050030 00000000 00400000 00000000 00080000
      local-mac-address        a0 36 9f 02 33 cc
      version                  Sun Quad Port GbE PCIe 2.0 ExpressModule, MMF
                               Fcode 3.11 2/16/12
      phy-type                 pcs
      reg                      00050000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
                               02050010 00000000 00000000 00000000 00100000
                               0205001c 00000000 00000000 00000000 00004000
                               02050030 00000000 00000000 00000000 00080000
      board-model              7014763
      model                    SUNW,pcie-igb
      compatible               pciex8086,1522.108e.7b17.1
      address-bits             00000030
      max-frame-size           00002400
      network-interface-type   ethernet
      device_type              network
      name                     network
      fcode-rom-offset         00000000
      interrupts               00000001
      cache-line-size          00000010
      class-code               00020000
      subsystem-id             00007b17
      subsystem-vendor-id      0000108e
      revision-id              00000001
      device-id                00001522
      vendor-id                00008086

      If you do not see the EM device listed, check that the EM is properly seated. If necessary, reinstall the EM.

    3. Type the following when you finish looking at the .properties values.
      ok device-end
  5. At the ok prompt, boot the client system using the full device path of the 1-GbE device, for example:
    ok boot /pci@400/pci@0/pci@2/network@0,1

    The boot takes several minutes to complete. Then, you should see a menu for continuing to install the Oracle Solaris 10 OS.

  6. Proceed with Oracle Solaris 10 installation.

    Refer to the Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations for more information about installing Oracle Solaris 10 OS over the network.

  7. Install the EM software on the client system, if necessary.

    The software installed in Step 5 is required to boot the client system over the 1-GbE interface. You now must install the software in order for the operating system to use the client's 1-GbE interfaces in normal operation.

    Before installing the SUNWigb driver, ensure that the client system does not already have the driver installed.

    # pkginfo | grep SUNWigb*
    • If the software is installed, this command will return the package name you typed in. In that case, skip to Step 8.

    • If the software is not installed, install the software from the download center at:

  8. Confirm that the network host files have been configured correctly during the Oracle Solaris 10 installation.

    Although the Oracle Solaris 10 software installation creates the client's network configuration files, you might need to edit these files to match your specific networking environment. See Configure the Network Host Files (Oracle Solaris 10) for more information about editing these files.

  9. Display the configuration information for all datalinks or the specified datalink.

    By default, the system is configured to have one datalink for each known network device.

    # dladm show-dev
    e1000g0       link: up       speed: 1000  Mbps     duplex: full
    e1000g1       link: down     speed: 0     Mbps     duplex: half
    e1000g2       link: down     speed: 0     Mbps     duplex: half
    e1000g3       link: down     speed: 0     Mbps     duplex: half
    igb0          link: up       speed: 1000  Mbps     duplex: full
    igb0          link: up       speed: 1000  Mbps     duplex: full
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