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AOC-SG-i4
User’s Guide
Revison 1.0a
AOC-SG-i4 Add On Card User’s Guide
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Safety Guidelines .......................................................... 1-1
1-1 ESD Safety Guidelines ..................................................................... 1-1
1-2 General Safety Guidelines ............................................................... 1-1
1-3 An Important Note to Users ............................................................. 1-1
Chapter 2 Card Components ......................................................... 2-1
2-1 Front Components ............................................................................ 2-1
2-2 Front Connectors, Jumpers and LEDs .......................................... 2-2
LAN Ports................................................................................................ 2-2
LAN Port LEDs........................................................................................ 2-2
Front Jumpers and Pin Definitions.......................................................... 2-2
Chapter 3 Installing the Drivers ................................................... 3-1
3-1 Updating iSCSI Option ROM Firmware ......................................... 3-1
3-2 Installing the Drivers in Microsoft Windows .................................. 3-1
3-3 Intel PROSet for Windows Device Manager ................................. 3-2
Installing Intel PROSet for Windows Device Manager ............................ 3-2
Tips for PROSet Users......................................................................... 3-2
Removing Intel PROSet for Windows Device Manager.......................... 3-2
Receive Side Scaling .............................................................................. 3-2
RSS Configuration ............................................................................... 3-3
Teaming................................................................................................ 3-3
3-4 Installing the Base Driver and Intel® PROSet via
the Command Line................................................................................... 3-3
Installation Methods ................................................................................ 3-3
Base Driver Installation ........................................................................... 3-3
Command Line Options ....................................................................... 3-3
Intel PROSet for Windows Device Manager Installation ......................... 3-4
Using the DxSetup.exe Utility............................................................... 3-5
Command Line Examples .................................................................... 3-6
msiexec.exe Command Line Options .................................................. 3-6
Command Line Switches ........................................................................ 3-7
Silent Install/upgrade Command Line Syntax ...................................... 3-7
Silent Uninstall Command Line Syntax ................................................ 3-7
Command Line Options Supported by PROSETDX.msi ........................ 3-8
Command Line Install Examples.......................................................... 3-8
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Command Line Uninstall Example ....................................................... 3-9
Command Line Reinstall/Repair .......................................................... 3-9
Chapter 4 Linux Base Driver for PRO/1000 Family of
Adapters ..................................................................................................... 4-1
4-1 Overview ............................................................................................. 4-1
4-2 Identifying Your Adapter ................................................................... 4-1
4-3 Building and Installation ................................................................... 4-2
4-4 Command Line Parameters............................................................. 4-3
Notes on InterruptThrottleRate ............................................................... 4-6
Speed and Duplex Configuration ............................................................ 4-7
4-5 Additional Configurations ................................................................. 4-9
Configuring the Driver on Different Distributions..................................... 4-9
Viewing Link Messages........................................................................ 4-9
Jumbo Frames ..................................................................................... 4-9
Ethtool ................................................................................................ 4-11
Enabling Wake on LAN* (WoL) .......................................................... 4-11
NAPI................................................................................................... 4-11
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Introduction
Introduction
About this Manual
This manual is written for system integrators, PC technicians and knowledgeable PC
users who intend to integrate SuperMicro's AOC-SG-i4 add-on card to their system.
Product Features
The AOC-SG-i4 add-on card offers the following features:
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Dual Intel 82576 LAN chips
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PEX 8518 PCI Bridge chip
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PCI-e x8 interface
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Low-profile, half-length PCI-e x8 standard card, dimensions (without end brackets):
(HxL): 6.4cm (2.5") x 14.7cm (5.8")
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Four RJ-45 connectors
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Jumbo frames support up to 9.5KB packets
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Intel's I/OAT accelerates I/O with higher throughput and lower CPU utilization
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Virtualization provides the platform with port density required for virtualized
environments
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Next generation VMDg with loopback functionality
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Direct cache access (DCA)
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Support Pre-boot Execution Environment (PXE)
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Wake on LAN (WOL) support
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RoHS 6/6
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Intel PROSet Utility for Windows supported network teaming
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Supports Category-5 cable and above
Operating Systems Supported
The AOC-SG-i4 add-on card supports the following Operating Systems (OS):
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Windows 2000/Windows XP/Windows 2003/Windows 2008/Windows Vista
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Linux
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VMWare
An Important Note to Users
All images and layouts shown in this user's guide are based upon the latest revision
available at the time of publishing. The card you have received may or may not look
exactly the same as the graphics shown in this manual.
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Contacting SuperMicro
Headquarters
Address:
Super Micro Computer, Inc.
980 Rock Ave.
San Jose, CA 95131 U.S.A.
Tel:
+1 (408) 503-8000
Fax:
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Email:
marketing@supermicro.com (General Information)
support@supermicro.com (Technical Support)
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Email:
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Introduction
Returning Merchandise for Service
A receipt or copy of your invoice marked with the date of purchase is required before
any warranty service will be rendered. You can obtain service by calling your vendor for
a Returned Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. When returning to the
manufacturer, the RMA number should be prominently displayed on the outside of the
shipping carton, and mailed prepaid or hand-carried. Shipping and handling charges will
be applied for all orders that must be mailed when service is complete.
For faster service, RMA authorizations may be requested online at:
http://www.supermicro.com/support/rma/
Whenever possible, repack the add-on card in the original Supermicro box, using the
original packaging materials. If these are no longer available, be sure to pack the add-on
card in an anti-static bag and inside the box. Make sure that there is enough packaging
material surrounding the add-on card so that it does not become damaged during
shipping.
This warranty only covers normal consumer use and does not cover damages incurred
in shipping or from failure due to the alteration, misuse, abuse or improper maintenance
of products.
During the warranty period, contact your distributor first for any product problems.
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Notes
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Chapter 1
Safety Guidelines
To avoid personal injury and property damage, carefully follow all the safety steps listed
below when accessing your system or handling the components.
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ESD Safety Guidelines
Electric Static Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. To prevent damage
to your system, it is important to handle it very carefully. The following measures are
generally sufficient to protect your equipment from ESD.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
•
Touch a grounded metal object before removing a component from the antistatic
bag.
•
Handle the add-on card by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral
chips, memory modules or gold contacts.
•
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
•
Put the card and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not in use.
1-2
General Safety Guidelines
•
Always disconnect power cables before installing or removing any components from
the computer.
•
Disconnect the power cable before installing or removing any cables from the
system.
•
Make sure that the add-on card is securely and properly installed on the
motherboard to prevent damage to the system due to power shortage.
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An Important Note to Users
All images and layouts shown in this user's guide are based upon the latest PCB
Revision available at the time of publishing. The card you have received may or may not
look exactly the same as the graphics shown in this manual.
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Notes
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Chapter 2
Card Components
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Front Components
Figure 2-1 shows the front components of the AOC-SG-i4 add-on card.
Figure 2-1. AOC-SG-i4 Add On Card Front Connectors and Jumpers
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1
3
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Table 2-1 lists the add-on card’s front components and their description.
Table 2-1. Front Connectors and Pin Definitions
Number Name
Description
1
LAN Connector Ports
Housing with four RJ45 connectors.
(4)
2
J2 Jumper: 3.3V
STBY
See table for jumper settings.
3
Intel 82576 chips (2)
Intel LAN chips
4
PEX 8518 PCI Bridge
PCI Bridge chip
Chip
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Front Connectors, Jumpers and LEDs
This section describes the front connectors, jumpers and LEDs found on the AOC-SG-i4
add-on card.
LAN Ports
LAN ports allow the add-on card to connect to a maximum of four network cables. These
are RJ45 connectors. Each LAN port provides up to one gigabit per second connection
speed which require CAT6 cables for maximum throughput.
The ports are designated LAN1, LAN2, LAN3 and LAN4.
LAN Port LEDs
Each LAN port includes two LEDs. The LEDs indicate connection speed and activity.
See Table 2-2 for definitions of these LEDs.
Table 2-2. LAN Port LEDs
LED
Color
Act
Amber (blinking)
LAN Activity
Orange
Link speed in Kb/s
Green
Link speed in 100 Mb/s
Off
No connection or link speed at 10 Kb/s
LNK
Definition
Front Jumpers and Pin Definitions
To modify the operation of the add-on card,
jumpers are used to choose between optional
settings.
Jumpers create shorts between two pins to
change the function of the connector. Pin 1 is
identified with a square pad on the printed
circuit board.
On two pin jumpers, “Closed” means the
jumper is on and “Open” means the jumper is
off the pins.
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2
1
3
2
1
Connector
Pins
Jumper
Setting
When properly configured, this add-on card allows Network Administrators to use STBY
enabled and STBY disabled settings. In addition to configurations required by your
motherboard and software, you must close the J2 jumper on the add-on card to enable
this feature.
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Table 2-3 lists the add-on card’s front jumpers and their pin definitions.
Table 2-3. Front Jumpers and Pin Definitions
Jumper
Jumper Settings
Description
3.3V STBY
On = Enabled
3.3V STBY enabled (Default)
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Chapter 3
Installing the Drivers
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Updating iSCSI Option ROM Firmware
If you need to update your add-on card’s firmware to use iSCSI option ROM, follow the
procedure below.
Updating iSCSI Option ROM Firmware
1. Download the iSCSI boot image BootIMG.FLB at ftp://ftp.supermicro.com/
CDR-NIC_1.22_for_Add-on_NIC_Cards/Intel/LAN/APPS/BootUtil/
2. Download the DOS flash utility BootUtil.exe at ftp://ftp.supermicro.com/
CDR-NIC_1.22_for_Add-on_NIC_Cards/Intel/LAN/APPS/BootUtil/DOS/
3. Copy both files into a bootable USB key and boot into DOS
4. Run “Bootutil” in DOS to show the available NIC by entering at the DOS prompt:
bootutil -nic=”NIC#” -up=iscsi - file=bootimg.fib
This supposes that the desired NIC number is 1.
5. Now run at the DOS prompt: bootutil - nic=1 -up=iscsi -file=bootimg.fib
6. Reboot your system.
This should update the iSCSI option ROM in your card’s firmware.
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Installing the Drivers in Microsoft Windows
These instructions apply to all versions of Microsoft™ Windows™ 2000, Windows XP
(including Windows XP x64 and Windows XP 64-bit Edition), Windows Vista™
(including Windows Vista x64), and Windows Server™ 2003 (including Windows Server
2003 x64 and Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition).
This driver installation updates the drivers for all supported Intel® PRO network
adapters in your system.
Before installing or updating the drivers, insert your adapter(s) in the computer and plug
in the network cable. When Windows discovers the new adapter, it attempts to find an
acceptable Windows driver already installed with the operating system. If found, the
driver is installed without any user intervention. If Windows cannot find the driver, the
Found New Hardware Wizard window is displayed.
Regardless of whether or not Windows finds the driver, it is recommended that you
follow the procedure below to install the driver. Drivers for all Intel adapters supported by
this software release are installed.
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Installing the Drivers
1. If you are installing drivers from the Product CD, insert the CD.
If you do not have the Product CD, download drivers from the support web site and
transfer them to the system.
2. If the FOUND NEW HARDWARE WIZARD screen is displayed, click CANCEL.
3. The SUPERMICRO window appears on the screen.
Click on the computer button next to AOC-SG-i4.
4. Click on INSTALL DRIVERS AND SOFTWARE.
5. Follow the prompts on screen to complete the installation.
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Intel PROSet for Windows Device Manager
Intel® PROSet for Windows™ Device Manager is an extension to the Windows Device
Manager. When you install the Intel PROSet software, additional tabs are automatically
added to Device Manager. You can install Intel PROSet on computers running Microsoft
Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server* 2003, including
64-bit and x64 versions.
NOTE: You must have administrator rights to install or use Intel PROSet for
Windows Device Manager.
Installing Intel PROSet for Windows Device Manager
Intel PROSet for Windows Device Manager is installed from the Product CD with the
same process used to install drivers. You can select Intel PROSet for Windows Device
Manager and Advanced Network Services from the Install Options dialog.
Tips for PROSet Users
If you have used prior versions of Intel PROSet, you should be aware of the following
changes with Intel PROSet for Windows Device Manager:
With PROSet:
•
There is no system tray icon.
•
The configuration utility is not accessible from the CONTROL PANEL or the START
menu.
•
All Intel PROSet features are now accessed from DEVICE MANAGER. To access
features, simply open the DEVICE MANAGER and double-click the Intel adapter you
would like to configure.
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Removing Intel PROSet for Windows Device Manager
Use ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS from the CONTROL PANEL to uninstall Intel PROSet for
Windows Device Manager.
Receive Side Scaling
RSS must be enabled for Intel® I/O Acceleration Technology to function. You must also
install Microsoft’s Scalable Networking Pack (SNP) for RSS to function. Intel® PROSet
will not display the RSS setting if SNP is not installed.
NOTE: The Scalable Networking Pack is part of Microsoft Windows Server
2003 Service Pack 2. It is not part of Service Pack 1, therefore it requires a
separate download. See http://www.microsoft.com for more information.
RSS Configuration
RSS is enabled on the Advanced tab of the adapter property sheet. If your adapter does
not support RSS, or if the SNP is not installed, the RSS setting will not be displayed.
Teaming
Some RSS teaming considerations are as follows:
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If RSS is not enabled for all adapters in a team, RSS will be disabled for the team.
•
If an adapter that does not support RSS is added to a team, RSS will be disabled for
the team.
•
If a non-Intel adapter is added to a team, RSS will be disabled for the team.
•
Non-Intel adapters with RSS enabled cannot be added to a team.
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Installing the Base Driver and Intel® PROSet via
the Command Line
Installation Methods
The base driver install utility (SetupBD.exe) allows unattended install of base drivers
from a command line.
Intel® PROSet for Windows* Device Manager is supported on Microsoft* Windows*
2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Microsoft Windows Server* 2003. Use
DxSetup.exe to Install PROSet for Windows Device Manager.
NOTE: Windows XP x64 and Windows Server 2003 x64 do not support
unattended driver installation.
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Base Driver Installation
Driver installation is started by running the SetupBD.exe file.
Command Line Options
SetupBD.exe supports the following command line switches and options as shown in
Table 3-1 and Table 3-2.
Table 3-1. SetupBD.exe Switches
Switch
Description
/s
Silent install with no boot
/r
Force reboot (must be used with the /s switch)
/nr
No reboot (must be used with the /s switch)
This switch is ignored if it is included with the /r switch
/u
Uninstall
/infdir directory_name
Search for INF and driver files only in the specified directory
Table 3-2. SetupBD.exe Options
Option
Description
SetupBD
Installs and/or updates the driver(s) and displays the GUI.
SetupBD /s
Installs and/or updates the driver(s) silently.
SetupBD /s /r
Installs and/or updates the driver(s) silently and forces a reboot.
SetupBD /s /r /nr
Installs and/or updates the driver(s) silently and forces a reboot (/nr is
ignored).
SetupBD /u
Uninstalls all drivers from the system.
SetupBD /infdir x:\infdir
Installs and/or updates the driver(s), looks for INF and driver files only in
the specified directory
NOTE: You must include a space between switches.
In addition, the following considerations should be noted when running SetupBD.exe for
the driver installation:
•
If you uninstall an adapter’s driver from Windows Device Manager, you must reboot
before using SetupBD.exe to install a new driver.
•
If you install drivers on a system based on the Intel® 5000 Series Chipset, the /s
switch (silent install) forces a reboot without the /r switch. If you do not want the
system to reboot, use the /nr switch.
•
For Intel® I/O Acceleration Technology to function properly, you must reboot after
driver installation.
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You can use the /r and /nr switches only with a silent install (such as with the “/s”
option).
Intel PROSet for Windows Device Manager Installation
This section describes how to install Intel PROSet for Windows Device Manager from
the command line.
NOTE: Intel PROSet can be installed with DxSetup.exe or msiexec.exe. Intel
recommends using DxSetup.exe. DxSetup.exe detects the system’s language,
searches for the appropriate transform file, and applies it to MSI package. The
transform file translates the installation instructions to the language associated
with your operating system.
Using the DxSetup.exe Utility
DxSetup.exe is a setup utility used for installing Intel PROSet. It detects the system
language, searches for the appropriate transform file in the same folder, and then
launches PROSETDX.msi in the language specific to the operating system. The
transform file translates the installation instructions to the language associated with your
operating system.
Table 3-3 displays and describes DxSetup.exe switches, while Table 3-4 describes its
public properties.
Table 3-3. DxSetup.exe Switches
Switch
Description
/q[r|n]
Silent install options:
• r - Reduced GUI install
• n - Silent install
/l[i|w|e|a]
Log file options:
• i - Log status messages
• w - Log non-fatal warnings
• e - Log error messages
• a - Log the start of all actions
Table 3-4. DxSetup.exe Public Properties
Switch
Description
BD
Property settings are:
• 0 - Deselect / do not execute SetupBD
• 1 - Execute SetupBD to install the drivers (default setting)
NOTE: BD should only be set to 0 if the Base Drivers have already been
installed prior to running DxSetup.exe.
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Table 3-4. DxSetup.exe Public Properties
Switch
Description
ANS1
Property settings are:
• 0 - Deselect / hide ANS
• 1 - Select ANS (default setting)
DMIX
Property settings are:
• 0 - Deselect / hide Intel PROSet feature
• 1 - Select Intel PROSet feature (default setting)
1. The ANS property should only be set to ANS=1 if DMIX=1 is set. If DMIX=0 and ANS=1, the ANS=1 is
ignored and only the base driver will be installed.
DxSetup.exe also takes the install options from the command line and applies them to
the PROSETDX.msi command line installation.
NOTE: Public properties are case sensitive. All characters are uppercase with
no white space between characters. For example:
DxSetup.exe /qn ANS=1
Any white space in “ANS=1” makes the setting invalid. “ans=1” is not a valid
setting.
Command Line Examples
You can modify the paths for different operating systems and CD layouts and apply the
following command line examples:
Launches a Typical Install Silently:
•
DxSetup.exe /qn /liew
•
C:\install.log
NOTE: BD, ANS and DMIX are selected by default.
Installing Components but Deselecting ANS, Setting ANS=0:
•
DxSetup.exe /qn ANS=0 /liew
•
C:\install.log
msiexec.exe Command Line Options
Refer to Microsoft’s web site (http://msdn.microsoft.com/library) for the most current
information on msiexec.exe command line options.
Please note though that:
•
Not all command line options Microsoft provides with msiexec.exe have been tested
or are necessarily supported for Intel PROSet installation.
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Msiexec also sets an error level on return that corresponds to system error codes.
For further details, see: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library on the Microsoft web site.
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Command Line Switches
Table 3-5. Command Line Switches
Switch
Description
/i
Install
/x
Uninstall
/q[r|n]
Silent install options:
• r - Reduced GUI Install
• n - Silent install
/l[i|w|e|a]
Log file options:
• i - Log status messages.
• w - Log non-fatal warnings.
• e - Log error messages.
• a - Log the start of all actions.
Transforms
A property used to apply transforms (a *.mst file) to an MSI package. The
following example applies a Chinese language transform to MSI package,
so the installer displays Chinese strings during installation:
TRANSFORMS=2052.mst
This section describes how to install Intel PROSet using PROSETDX.msi and
msiexec.exe from the command line. For more information on msiexec.exe command
line parameters, refer to the msiexec.exe command line options section.
Windows Installer Service is installed by default in Windows 2000, XP32 and XP64.
msiexec.exe is under System32 folder. When System32 is not in the current PATH, the
full path to msiexec.exe should be specified in the command line. For example:
•
C:\WINNT\System32\msiexec.exe /i
•
PROSETDX.msi /qn /liew
•
c:\temp\install.log
Most commonly used msiexec.exe command line options are silent install/upgrade
command line syntax and Silent Uninstall Command Line Syntax.
Silent Install/upgrade Command Line Syntax
The following launches a typical installation of PROSETDX.msi.
<Full path to msiexec.exe> /i <Full path to PROSETDX.msi> /qn
/liew <Full path to install.log>
Silent Uninstall Command Line Syntax
The following uninstalls all the Intel PROSet components. It can be used when the path
to PROSETDX.msi is available.
<path to msiexec.exe> /x <path to PROSETDX.msi> /qn /liew
<path to uninstall.log>
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Table 3-6. Property Settings
Property
Description
BD
Property settings are:
• 0 - Deselect / do not execute SetupBD.
• 1 - Execute SetupBD to install the drivers.
NOTE: In this release, it is set to “1” by default. It is always installed by
default in this release. BD should only be set to 0 if the Base Drivers have
already been installed prior to running PROSETDX.msi.
ANS
Property Settings are:
• 0 - Deselect / hide ANS.
• 1 - Select ANS.
NOTE: In this release, it is set to “1” by default. It is always installed by
default in this release.
The following uninstalls all the Intel PROSet components. It can be used when the path
to PROSETDX.msi is not available but the ProductCode of MSI package is known.
<path to msiexec.exe> /x <ProductCode of PROSETDX.msi> /qn /
liew <path to uninstall.log>
Command Line Options Supported by PROSETDX.msi
PROSETDX.msi provides public properties that can be used to change Intel PROSet
install selections from the command line.
By setting the properties in the command line, you can disable and hide some features
in PROSETDX.msi, or force some feature to be selected/displayed. This provides the
flexibility to install different components/features in Intel PROSet.
Following is the list of public properties provided by PROSETDX.msi:
•
The ANS property should only be set to ANS=1 if DMIX=1 is set. If DMIX=0 and
ANS=1, only the base driver will be installed.
•
Public properties are case sensitive. All characters are uppercase with no white
space between characters. For example:
msiexec.exe /i PROSETDX.msi /qn ANS=1
Any white space in “ANS=1” makes the setting invalid. “ans=1” is not a valid setting.
Command Line Install Examples
Assume that C:\WINNT\System32 is in the system32 folder and PROSETDX.msi is
under the D:\Apps\PROSETDX\Win32 folder. You can modify the paths for different
operating systems and CD layouts and apply the command line examples.
Command Line Examples
Installing Intel PROSet Silently on Windows XP:
C:\WINNT\System32\msiexec.exe /i
D:\Apps\PROSETDX\Win32\PROSETDX.msi /qn /liew C:\ install.log
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Installing Intel PROSet Silently on Windows Server 2003 for Itanium®-Based
Systems:
C:\WINNT\System32\msiexec.exe /i
D:\Apps\PROSETDX\Win64\PROSETDX.msi /qn /liew C:\ install.log
Installing Components but Deselecting ANS:
Set the ANS=0 in the command line, for example:
C:\WINNT\System32\msiexec.exe /i
D:\Apps\PROSETDX\Win32\PROSETDX.msi /qn ANS=0 /liew C:\
install.log
Applying a Transform File to MSI Using msiexec.exe:
Set the TRANSFORMS=filename.mst in the command line. For example:
C:\WINNT\System32\msiexec.exe /i
D:\Apps\PROSETDX\Win32\PROSETDX.msi /qn TRANSFORMS=2052.mst /
liew C:\ install.log
NOTE: Intel recommends using DxSetup.exe to install Intel PROSet since it
detects the system’s language, searches for the appropriate transform file, and
applies it to MSI package.
Command Line Uninstall Example
NOTE: Do not use the “ANS” option when uninstalling Intel PROSet from a
command line.
First get the path of PROSETDX.msi in the local system or any other image path when
you installed Intel PROSet, then use msiexec.exe to uninstall Intel PROSet.
For example, assume System folder is C:\Windows\System, and PROSETDX.msi is in
d:\unattend, then the command line will be:
C:\Windows\System\msiexec.exe /x d:\unattend\ PROSETDX.msi /
qn /liew d:\unattend\uninst.log
Command Line Reinstall/Repair
If you need to repair an Intel PROSet installation, uninstall the application and then
reinstall it. See the uninstall and install examples above for more information.
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Chapter 4
Linux Base Driver for PRO/1000
Family of Adapters
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Overview
This file describes the Linux* Base Driver for the Intel® PRO/1000 Family of Adapters.
This driver supports the 2.4.x and 2.6.x kernels. This driver includes support for
Itanium® 2-based systems.
This driver is only supported as a loadable module. Intel is not supplying patches
against the kernel source to allow for static linking of the driver. For questions related to
hardware requirements, refer to the documentation supplied with your Intel PRO/1000
adapter. All hardware requirements listed apply to use with Linux.
This release includes support for Intel® I/O Acceleration Technology, Intel® I/OAT. This
is supported on systems using the Intel® 5000 Series Chipsets Integrated Device 1A38. You can find additional information on Intel I/OAT at:
http://www.intel.com/technology/ioacceleration/index.htm
The following features are now available in supported kernels:
•
Native VLANs
•
Channel Bonding (teaming)
•
SNMP
Channel Bonding documentation can be found in the Linux kernel source:
/documentation/networking/bonding.txt
The driver information previously displayed in the /proc file system is not supported in
this release. Alternatively, you can use ethtool (version 1.6 or later), lspci, and ifconfig to
obtain the same information. Instructions on updating ethtool can be found in the
Section 4-5: "Additional Configurations" on page 4-9.
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Identifying Your Adapter
For more information on how to identify your adapter, go to the Adapter & Driver ID
Guide at:
http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/pro100/21397.htm
For the latest Intel network drivers for Linux, refer to the following website. In the search
field, enter your adapter name or type, or use the networking link on the left to search for
your adapter:
http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df/support_intel.asp
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Building and Installation
To build a binary RPM* package of this driver, run
rpmbuild -tb <filename.tar.gz>
Replace <filename.tar.gz> with the specific file name of the driver.
NOTE: For the build to work properly, the currently running kernel MUST match
the version and configuration of the installed kernel sources. If you have just
recompiled the kernel reboot the system now.
NOTE: PM functionality has only been tested in Red Hat distributions.
Building a Binary RPM Package
1. Move the base driver tar file to the directory of your choice. For example, use
/home/username/e1000 or /usr/local/src/e1000.
2. Untar/unzip the archive, where <x.x.x> is the version number for the driver tar file:
tar zxf e1000-<x.x.x>.tar.gz
3. Change to the driver src directory, where <x.x.x> is the version number for the driver
tar:
cd e1000-<x.x.x>/src/
4. Compile the driver module:
make install
The binary will be installed as:
/lib/modules/<KERNEL VERSION>/kernel/drivers/net/e1000/
e1000.[k]o
The install location listed above is the default location. This may differ for various
Linux distributions. For more information, go to ldistrib.htm.
5. Load the module using either the insmod or modprobe command:
modprobe e1000
insmod e1000
Note that for 2.6 kernels the insmod command can be used if the full path to the
driver module is specified. For example:
insmod /lib/modules/<KERNEL VERSION>/kernel/drivers/net/
e1000/e1000.ko
With 2.6 based kernels also make sure that older e1000 drivers are removed from
the kernel, before loading the new module:
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rmmod e1000; modprobe e1000
6. Assign an IP address to the interface by entering the following, where <x> is the
interface number:
ifconfi g eth<x> <IP_address>
7. Verify that the interface works. Enter the following, where <IP_address> is the IP
address for another machine on the same subnet as the interface that is being
tested:
ping <IP_address>
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Command Line Parameters
If the driver is built as a module, the following optional parameters are used by entering
them on the command line with the modprobe command using this syntax:
modprobe e1000 [<option>=<VAL1>,<VAL2>,...]
For example, with two PRO/1000 PCI adapters, entering:
modprobe e1000 TxDescriptors=80,128
loads the e1000 driver with 80 TX descriptors for the first adapter and 128 TX
descriptors for the second adapter.
The default value for each parameter is generally the recommended setting, unless
otherwise noted.
NOTE: For more information about the AutoNeg, Duplex, and Speed
parameters, see the Speed and Duplex Configuration section in this document.
For more information about the InterruptThrottleRate, RxIntDelay, TxIntDelay,
RxAbsIntDelay and TxAbsIntDelay parameters, see the application note at:
http://www.intel.com/design/network/applnots/ap450.htm
A descriptor describes a data buffer and attributes related to the data buffer.
This information is accessed by the hardware.
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Table 4-1. Command Line Parameter Settings
Parameter
Name
AutoNeg
Valid Range/
Settings
0x01-0x0F,
0x20-0x2F
Duplex
0-2
(0=auto-negotiate,
1=half, 2=full)
FlowControl
0-3
(0=none, 1=Rx
only, 2=Tx only,
3=Rx&Tx)
Interrupt ThrottleRate
(not supported on
Intel(R) 82542,
82543 or
82544-based
adapters)
Valid Range:
0,1,3,100-100000
(0=off,
1=dynamic,
3=dynamic
conservative)
Default
Description
0x2F
This parameter is a bit mask that specifies which
speed and duplex settings the board advertises.
When this parameter is used, the Speed and
Duplex parameters must not be specified.
This parameter is supported only on adapters using
copper connections.
NOTE: Refer to the Speed and Duplex section of
this readme for more information on the AutoNeg
parameter.
0
Defines the direction in which data is allowed to
flow. Can be either one or two-directional. If both
Duplex and the link partner are set to
auto-negotiate, the board auto-detects the correct
duplex. If the link partner is forced (either full or
half), Duplex defaults to half-duplex.
This parameter is supported only on adapters using
copper connections.
Read flow
This parameter controls the automatic
control
generation(Tx) and response(Rx) to Ethernet
settings from
PAUSE frames.
the EEPROM
3
Since 7.3.x, the driver has two adaptive modes
(setting 1 or 3) in which it dynamically adjusts the
InterruptThrottleRate value based on the traffic that
it receives. After determining the type of incoming
traffi c in the last timeframe, it will adjust the
InterruptThrottleRate to an appropriate value for
that traffic.
The algorithm classifies the incoming traffic every
interval into classes. Once the class is determined,
the InterruptThrottleRate value is adjusted to suit
that traffic type the best.
There are three classes defined:
• Bulk traffic – for large amounts of packets of
normal size
• Low latency – for small amounts of traffic and/
or a significant percentage of small packets
• Lowest latency – for almost completely small
packets or minimal traffic
In dynamic conservative mode, the
InterruptThrottleRate value is set to 4000 for traffic
that falls in class “Bulk traffic”. If traffic falls in the
“Low latency” or “Lowest latency” class, the
InterruptThrottleRate is increased stepwise to
20000. This default mode is suitable for most
applications.
See the Footnote1at the end of this table for more
information.
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Table 4-1. Command Line Parameter Settings (Continued)
Parameter
Name
RxDescriptors
RxIntDelay
RxAbsIntDelay
Speed
Valid Range/
Settings
Default
Description
80-256 for 82542
and 82543-based
adapters
256
80-4096 for all
other supported
adapters
This value specifies the number of receive buffer
descriptors allocated by the driver. Increasing this
value allows the driver to buffer more incoming
packets, at the expense of increased system
memory utilization.
Each descriptor is 16 bytes. A receive buffer is also
allocated for each descriptor and can be either
2048, 4096, 8192, or 16384 bytes, depending on
the MTU setting. The maximum MTU size is 16110.
NOTE: MTU designates the frame size, and it only
needs to be set for Jumbo Frames. Depending on
the available system resources, the request for a
higher number of receive descriptors may be
denied. In this case, use a lower number.
0-65535 (0=off)
0
This value delays the generation of receive
interrupts in units of 1.024 microseconds. Receive
interrupt reduction can improve CPU efficiency if
properly tuned for specific network traffic.
Increasing this value adds extra latency to frame
reception and can end up decreasing the
throughput of TCP traffic. If the system is reporting
dropped receives, this value may be set too high,
causing the driver to run out of available receive
descriptors.
WARNING: When setting RxIntDelay to a value
other than 0, adapters may hang (stop transmitting)
under certain network conditions. If this occurs a
NETDEV WATCHDOG message is logged in the
system event log. In addition, the controller is
automatically reset, restoring the network
connection. To eliminate the potential for the hang
ensure that RxIntDelay is set to zero.
128
This value, in units of 1.024 microseconds, limits
the delay in which a receive interrupt is generated.
Useful only if RxIntDelay is non-zero, this value
ensures that an interrupt is generated after the
initial packet is received within the set amount of
time. Proper tuning, along with RxIntDelay, may
improve traffic throughput in specific network
conditions.
This parameter is supported only on 82540, 82545
and later adapters.
0
Speed forces the line speed to the specified value
in megabits per second (Mbps). If this parameter is
not specified or is set to 0 and the link partner is set
to auto-negotiate, the board will auto-detect the
correct speed. Duplex must also be set when
Speed is set to either 10 or 100.
This parameter is supported only on adapters using
copper connections.
0-65535 (0=off)
0, 10, 100, 1000
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Table 4-1. Command Line Parameter Settings (Continued)
Parameter
Name
Valid Range/
Settings
TxDescriptors
80-256 for 82542
and 82543-based
adapters
80-4096 for all
other supported
adapters
TxIntDelay
TxAbsIntDelay
XsumRX
0-65535 (0=off)
0-65535 (0=off)
0-1
Default
Description
256
This value is the number of transmit descriptors
allocated by the driver. Increasing this value allows
the driver to queue more transmits. Each descriptor
is 16 bytes.
64
This value delays the generation of transmit
interrupts in units of 1.024 microseconds. Transmit
interrupt reduction can improve CPU efficiency if
properly tuned for specific network traffic. If the
system is reporting dropped transmits, this value
may be set too high causing the driver to run out of
available transmit descriptors.
64
This value, in units of 1.024 microseconds, limits
the delay in which a transmit interrupt is generated.
Useful only if TxIntDelay is non-zero, this value
ensures that an interrupt is generated after the
initial packet is sent on the wire within the set
amount of time. Proper tuning, along with
TxIntDelay, may improve traffic throughput in
specific network conditions.
This parameter is supported only on 82540, 82545
and later adapters.
1
A value of ‘1’ indicates that the driver should enable
IP checksum offload for received packets (both
UDP and TCP) to the adapter hardware.
This parameter is not supported on the
82542-based adapter.
1. InterruptThrottleRate takes precedence over the TxAbsIntDelay and RxAbsIntDelay
parameters. In other words, minimizing the receive and/or transmit absolute delays does
not force the controller to generate more interrupts than what the Interrupt Throttle Rate
allows.
Notes on InterruptThrottleRate
Since 7.3.x, the driver has two adaptive modes (setting 1 or 3) in which it dynamically
adjusts the InterruptThrottleRate value based on the traffic that it receives. After
determining the type of incoming traffic in the last time frame, it will adjust the
InterruptThrottleRate to an appropriate value for that traffic.
The algorithm classifies the incoming traffic every interval into classes. Once the class is
determined, the InterruptThrottleRate value is adjusted to suit that traffic type the best.
There are three classes defined: “Bulk traffic”, for large amounts of packets of normal
size; “Low latency”, for small amounts of traffic and/or a significant percentage of small
packets; and “Lowest latency”, for almost completely small packets or minimal traffic.
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In dynamic conservative mode, the InterruptThrottleRate value is set to 4000 for traffic
that falls in class “Bulk traffic”. If traffic falls in the “Low latency” or “Lowest latency”
class, the InterruptThrottleRate is increased stepwise to 20000. This default mode is
suitable for most applications.
For situations where low latency is vital such as cluster or grid computing, the algorithm
can reduce latency even more when InterruptThrottleRate is set to mode 1. In this
mode, which operates the same as mode 3, the InterruptThrottleRate will be increased
stepwise to 70000 for traffic in class “Lowest latency”.
Setting InterruptThrottleRate to 0 turns off any interrupt moderation and may improve
small packet latency, but is generally not suitable for bulk throughput traffic.
WARNING: If you are using the Intel(R) PRO/1000 CT Network Connection
(controller 82547), setting InterruptThrottleRate to a value greater than 75,000,
may hang (stop transmitting) adapters under certain network conditions. If this
occurs a NETDEV WATCHDOG message is logged in the system event log.
In addition, the controller is automatically reset, restoring the network
connection. To eliminate the potential for the hang, ensure that
InterruptThrottleRate is set no greater than 75,000 and is not set to 0.
NOTE: When e1000 is loaded with default settings and multiple adapters are in
use simultaneously, the CPU utilization may increase non-linearly. In order to
limit the CPU utilization without impacting the overall throughput, we
recommend that you load the driver as follows:
modprobe e1000 InterruptThrottleRate=3000,3000,3000
This sets the InterruptThrottleRate to 3000 interrupts/sec for the first, second,
and third instances of the driver. The range of 2000 to 3000 interrupts per
second works on a majority of systems and is a good starting point, but the
optimal value will be platform-specific. If CPU utilization is not a concern, use
RX_POLLING (NAPI) and default driver settings.
Speed and Duplex Configuration
Three keywords are used to control the speed and duplex configuration. These
keywords are Speed, Duplex, and AutoNeg.
If the board uses a fiber interface, these keywords are ignored, and the fiber interface
board only links at 1000 Mbps full-duplex.
For copper-based boards, the keywords interact as follows:
The default operation is auto-negotiate. The board advertises all supported speed
and duplex combinations, and it links at the highest common speed and duplex
mode IF the link partner is set to auto-negotiate.
If Speed = 1000, limited auto-negotiation is enabled and only 1000 Mbps is
advertised (The 1000BaseT spec requires auto-negotiation.)
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If Speed = 10 or 100, then both Speed and Duplex should be set. Auto-negotiation is
disabled, and the AutoNeg parameter is ignored. Partner SHOULD also be forced.
The AutoNeg parameter is used when more control is required over the auto-negotiation
process. It should be used when you wish to control which speed and duplex
combinations are advertised during the auto-negotiation process. The parameter may
be specified as either a decimal or hexadecimal value as determined by Table 4-2
below.
Table 4-2. AutoNeg Parameter Values
Bit Position
7
Decimal Value
Hex Value
128
80
Speed (Mbps)
N/A
Duplex
–
6
64
40
N/A
–
5
32
20
1000
Full
4
16
10
N/A
–
3
8
8
100
Full
Half
2
4
4
100
1
2
1
10
Full
0
1
1
10
Half
Some examples of using AutoNeg:
modprobe e1000 AutoNeg=0x01 (Restricts autonegotiation to 10 Half)
modprobe e1000 AutoNeg=1 (Same as above)
modprobe e1000 AutoNeg=0x02 (Restricts autonegotiation to 10 Full)
modprobe e1000 AutoNeg=0x03 (Restricts autonegotiation to 10 Half or 10 Full)
modprobe e1000 AutoNeg=0x04 (Restricts autonegotiation to 100 Half)
modprobe e1000 AutoNeg=0x05 (Restricts autonegotiation to 10 Half or 100 Half)
modprobe e1000 AutoNeg=0x020 (Restricts autonegotiation to 1000 Full)
modprobe e1000 AutoNeg=32 (Same as above)
Note that when this parameter is used, Speed and Duplex must not be specified.
If the link partner is forced to a specific speed and duplex, then this parameter should
not be used. Instead, use the Speed and Duplex parameters previously mentioned to
force the adapter to the same speed and duplex.
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Additional Configurations
Configuring the Driver on Different Distributions
Configuring a network driver to load properly when the system is started is distribution
dependent. Typically, the configuration process involves adding an alias line to
/etc/modules.conf or /etc/modprobe.conf as well as editing other system startup scripts
and/or configuration files. Many popular Linux distributions ship with tools to make these
changes for you. To learn the proper way to configure a network device for your system,
refer to your distribution documentation. If during this process you are asked for the
driver or module name, the name for the Linux Base Driver for the Intel® PRO/1000
family of adapters is e1000.
As an example, if you install the e1000 driver for two PRO/1000 adapters (eth0 and
eth1) and set the speed and duplex to 10full and 100half, add the following to
modules.conf or /etc/modprobe.conf:
alias eth0 e1000
alias eth1 e1000
options e1000 Speed=10,100 Duplex=2,1
Viewing Link Messages
Link messages will not be displayed to the console if the distribution is restricting system
messages. In order to see network driver link messages on your console, set dmesg to
eight by entering the following:
dmesg -n 8
NOTE: This setting is not saved across reboots.
Jumbo Frames
Jumbo Frames support is enabled by changing the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU)
to a value larger than the default value of 1500. Use the ifconfig command to increase
the MTU size. For example:
ifconfig eth<x> mtu 9000 up
This setting is not saved across reboots. The setting change can be made permanent by
adding MTU=9000 to the file: /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth<x> (Red Hat
distributions). Other distributions may store this setting in a different location.
NOTE: To enable Jumbo Frames, increase the MTU size on the interface
beyond 1500.
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NOTE: The maximum MTU setting for Jumbo Frames is 16110. This value
coincides with the maximum Jumbo Frames size of 16128.
Some Intel gigabit adapters that support Jumbo Frames have a frame size limit of 9238
bytes, with a corresponding MTU size limit of 9216 bytes. The adapters with this
limitation are based on the Intel® 82571EB, 82572EI, 82573L and 80003ES2LAN
controllers. These correspond to the following product names:
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Network Connection
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Network Connection
Intel® PRO/1000 PF Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PF Network Connection
Intel® PRO/1000 PF Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PB Server Connection
Intel® PRO/1000 PL Network Connection
Intel® PRO/1000 EB Network Connection with I/O Acceleration
Intel® PRO/1000 EB Backplane Connection with I/O Acceleration
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Server Adapter
WARNING: Using Jumbo Frames at 10 or 100 Mbps may result in poor
performance or loss of link.
Adapters based on the Intel® 82542 and 82573V/E controller do not support Jumbo
Frames. These correspond to the following product names:
Intel® PRO/1000 Gigabit Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PM Network Connection
The following adapters do not support Jumbo Frames:
Intel® 82562V 10/100 Network Connection
Intel® 82566DM Gigabit Network Connection
Intel® 82566DC Gigabit Network Connection
Intel® 82566MM Gigabit Network Connection
Intel® 82566MC Gigabit Network Connection
Intel® 82562GT 10/100 Network Connection
Intel® 82562G 10/100 Network Connection
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Ethtool
The driver utilizes the Ethtool interface for driver configuration and diagnostics, as well
as displaying statistical information. Ethtool version 1.6 or later is required for this
functionality.
The latest release of Ethtool can be found at: http://sourceforge.net/projects/gkernel.
NOTE: Ethtool 1.6 only supports a limited set of ethtool options. Support for a
more complete Ethtool feature set can be enabled by upgrading Ethtool to
Ethtool-1.8.1.
Enabling Wake on LAN* (WoL)
WoL is configured through the Ethtool utility. Ethtool is included with all versions of Red
Hat after Red Hat 7.2. For other Linux distributions, download and install Ethtool from
the following website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/gkernel.
For instructions on enabling WoL with Ethtool, refer to the website listed above.
WoL will be enabled on the system during the next shut down or reboot. For this driver
version, in order to enable WoL, the e1000 driver must be loaded prior to shutting down
or suspending the system.
NOTE: Wake On LAN is only supported on port A for the following devices:
* Intel® PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Network Connection
* Intel® PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Connection
* Intel® PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter
* Intel® PRO/1000 PF Dual Port Server Adapter
* Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Server Adapter
NAPI
NAPI (Rx polling mode) is supported in the e1000 driver. NAPI is enabled or disabled
based on the configuration of the kernel. To override the default, use the following
compile-time flags.
To enable NAPI, compile the driver module, passing in a configuration option:
make CFLAGS_EXTRA=-DE1000_NAPI install
To disable NAPI, compile the driver module, passing in a configuration option:
make CFLAGS_EXTRA=-DE1000_NO_NAPI install
See http://www.cyberus.ca/~hadi/usenix-paper.tgz for more information on NAPI.
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