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IBM 5721 10Gb Ethernet-SR PCI-X 2.0 DDR Adapter 80P6636 573A

IBM 5721 10Gb Ethernet-SR PCI-X 2.0 DDR Adapter 80P6636 573A

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    Product Description

    10 Gb Ethernet-SR PCI-X 2.0 DDR Adapter (FC 5721; CCIN 573A)

    Learn about the features, operating system requirements, and installation notes for the 10 Gb Ethernet-SR PCI-X 2.0 DDR Adapter.

    Overview

    The 10 Gb Ethernet-SR PCI-X 2.0 DDR Adapter is designed to provide a PCI-X based server connection. The adapter conforms to the IEEE 802.3ae 10 Gigabit Ethernet standard and supports jumbo frames.

    The 10 Gb Ethernet-SR PCI-X supports the following distances:

    • Up to 33m using 62.5 um multimode fiber with 200 MHz*km minimum modal bandwidth at 850 nm
    • Up to 300m using 50 um multimode fiber with 2000 MHz*km minimum modal bandwidth at 850 nm

    The adapter is designed to run in standard PCI-X v2.0 and PCI-X v1.0a compliant systems with 64-bit PCI-X BusMaster slots at 133 Mode 1 or Mode 2. The adapter draws power from the PCI-X 3.3 V supplies and is keyed to fit only into a 3.3 V slot. The adapter supports 1M x 8 bit boot FLASH ROM and has a 240 KB on-chip TX packet buffer and a 32 MB on-chip RX packet buffer.

    The FRU part numbers for the adapter are:

    • Adapter, 03N4590 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement.)
    • Wrap plug, 11P3847

    The adapter provides the following features:

    • Single-slot, short form factor, 6.6 by 4.2 inch, half-length PCI cards
    • 64-bit Direct Bus Mastering on the PCI-X bus
    • Dual Address Cycle for access to 64-bit addresses
    • PCI-X split transactions
    • DMA engine for movement of command, status, and network data across PCI-X
    • 240 KB on-chip TX packet buffer
    • 32 MB on-chip RX packet buffer
    • 1 MB Boot Flash ROM
    • Jumbo frames (9 KB)
    • Interrupts coalescing
    • 802.1q VLAN tagging and stripping (IBM® System i® models do not support VLANs)
    • Conforms to IEEE 802.3ae 10 Gigabit Ethernet standard

    Operating system or partition requirements

    AIX 5L™ Version 5.3 with the 5300-04 Technology Level

    AIX 5L Version 5.2 with the 5200-08 Technology Level

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 U2

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 SP3

    If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software required to support the new feature and that you determine if there are any existing prerequisites. To do this, use the IBM Prerequisite Web site at http://www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf Link outside information center.

    Preparing for installation

    This section helps you prepare to install your adapter. Preparing to install the adapter involves the following tasks:

    • Verifying your hardware requirements
    • Verifying your software requirements
    • Gathering tools and documentation

    If you are installing your operating system at this time, install your adapter before you install the operating system. See Installing the adapter for instructions.

    If you are installing only the device driver for this adapter, install your device driver software before you install the adapter. See Installing the device driver software for instructions.

    Verifying your hardware requirements

    The 10 Gigabit Ethernet-SR PCI-X 2.0 DDR adapter requires the following hardware:

    • A wrap plug for the multimode fiber connector, if you are running the total diagnostics package
    • Shortwave (850 nm) 50/62.5 micron multimode fiber network attachment

    The following table indicates the allowable cable lengths from the adapter to the gigabit Ethernet switch, including patch cables:

    Table 1. Adapter cable information
    Cable type Physical connector type Maximum range (meters)
    62.5 m MMF LC 33
    50 m MMF LC 300

    Verifying your software requirements

    Ensure that your operating system supports this adapter before you install it. See Operating system or partition requirements.

    Gathering tools and documentation

    To install the adapter, make sure you have access to the following items:

    • The 10 Gb Ethernet-SR PCI-X 2.0 DDR adapter
    • The operating system documentation
    • The system unit documentation
    • The PCI adapter placement information for the system unit
    • Wrap plug
    • A flat-blade screwdriver
    • AIX 5L Base Operating System CD, which includes the device driver, or the AIX 5L device driver CD-ROM

    Installing the device driver software

    This section explains how to install device driver software. The device driver is provided for the AIX 5L operating system.

    Be sure you have read Preparing for installation to determine:

    • If you should install your device driver software first, go to step 1 of this section.
    • If you should install your adapter hardware first, go to Installing the adapter. When you install AIX 5L, your adapter device driver automatically installs.

    If you already have a supported level of AIX 5L installed, the device driver is already installed and you can go to Installing the adapter. Otherwise, install the device driver.

    To install device driver software, do the following steps:

    1. Log in to the system unit as root user.
    2. Insert the media containing the device driver software (for example; CD-ROM) into the appropriate media device.
    3. Type the following System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) fast path: smitty devinst
    4. Press Enter. The Install Additional Device Software screen highlights the INPUT device/directory for software option.
    5. Select or type your input device, and do the following steps:
      • Press F4 to display the input device list.
      • Select the name of the device (for example; CD-ROM) that you are using and press Enter.

      Or

      • In the entry field, type the name of the input device you are using and press Enter.
      • The Install Additional Device Software window highlights the SOFTWARE to install option.
    6. Press F4 to display the SOFTWARE to install window.
    7. Type the following to display the Find window: /
    8. For the adapter, type the following device package name: devices.pci.1410EB02
    9. Press Enter. The system finds and highlights this device driver software.
    10. Press F7 to select the highlighted device driver software.
    11. Press Enter. The INSTALL ADDITIONAL DEVICE SOFTWARE screen displays. The entry fields are automatically updated.
    12. Press Enter to accept the information. The ARE YOU SURE window displays.
    13. Press Enter to accept the information. The COMMAND STATUS screen displays.
      • The term RUNNING is highlighted to indicate that the installation and configuration command is in progress.
      • When RUNNING changes to OK, scroll to the bottom of the page and locate the Installation Summary.
      • After a successful installation, SUCCESS displays in the Result column of the Installation Summary at the bottom of the page.
    14. Remove the installation media from the drive.
    15. Press F10 to exit SMIT.
    16. Go to the adapter installation procedure, Installing the adapter.

    Verify AIX software installation

    To verify that the device driver for the adapter is installed, do the following steps:

    1. If necessary, log in as root user.
    2. At the command line, type: lslpp -l devices.pci.1410EB02.rte
    3. Press Enter.

    If the adapter device driver is installed, the following is an example of the data that displays on your screen:

    Fileset Level State Description
    Path: /usr/lib/objrepos devices.pci.1410EB02.rte 5.2.xx COMMITTED Ethernet adapter software

    Verify that the devices.pci.1410EB02.rte file sets are installed at the AIX 5L version 5.2 with the 5200-08 Recommended Maintenance package or later level. If this information displays but you continue to have problems, go to Installing the adapter.

    If no data displays on your screen, the adapter device driver did not install correctly. Try reinstalling the driver.

    Installing the adapter

    For instructions on how to install PCI adapters, refer to the PCI adapters topic.

    Verifying the adapter installation

    To verify that your system unit recognizes the PCI adapter, do the following steps:

    1. If necessary, log in as root user.
    2. At the command line, type: lsdev -Cs pci
    3. Press Enter.

    A list of PCI devices displays. If the adapter is installed correctly, an Available status for each port indicates that the adapter is installed and ready to use. If the message on your screen indicates that any of the ports is DEFINED instead of AVAILABLE, shut down your server and verify that the adapter was installed correctly.

    Connecting to an Ethernet network

    This section explains how to connect the adapter to the multimode fiber network. Refer to your local procedures for information about connecting the adapter to your Ethernet network.

    Note: Only one type of network can be attached to the adapter at one time.

    To connect the adapter to a multimode fiber network, do the following steps:

    1. Insert the male fiber LC connector of the fiber cable into the adapter LC connector.
    2. Insert the male fiber LC connector of the other end of the cable into the network switch.
    Notes:

    • If your switch has an SC receptacle, you need an LC-SC converter cable.
    • It is necessary to configure an IP network interface to enable the adapter to detect link and illuminate the LINK LED.

    Adapter LEDs

    The LEDs on the adapter provide information about the card’s operation status. The LEDs are visible through the card’s mounting bracket and, when lit, indicate the following conditions:

    Table 2. Adapter LEDs
    LED Light Description
    TX Off No activity
    Blinking green Transmit activity
    RX Off No activity
    Blinking green Receive activity
    Link Off No link
    Green Link established
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