Oracle Audio Technologies Sun Oracle SunDual 10GbE XFP User Manual

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Chapter 2

Installing and Setting Up the Driver


Note –

In RHEL5.0 and later releases, the driver is packaged in the kmod driver

binary package format. This packaging allows forward and backward driver binary
compatibility within the same flavors of RHEL5 releases. Driver packages nxge
version 2.0.0 and later are not compatible with the earlier nxge-1.x-x releases. To
upgrade from 1.x-x to 2.x.x rpm package, it is necessary to remove nxge-1.x-

package before installing the 2.x.x package.

The RHEL5 nxge 2.x.x kmod package contains two separate packages: One for
the driver and another one for applications like nxge_config. You must install
both of the following packages:

To install the complete package, enter the following:

To ensure that the driver is loaded after the rpm installation, enter the following:

5. Verify the new network interface instances corresponding to the Sun x8 Express

Dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fiber XFP Low Profile Adapter:

The Sun x8 Express Dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fiber XFP Low Profile Adapter
instances, eth4 and eth5, are shown in bold italics.

6. Add the nxge interfaces to the /etc/modules.conf file to automatically load

the driver after system reboot:

kmod-nxge-rhel-2.0-1.x86_64.rpm (

driver binary package)

nxge-apps-rhel-2.0-1.x86_64.rpm (

application package)

# rpm -ivh nxge-apps-rhel-2.0-1.x86_64.rpm kmod-nxge-rhel-2.0-1.x86_64.rpm

# modprobe nxge

# ifconfig -a |grep eth

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:14:4F:20:F1:DC

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:14:4F:20:F1:DD

eth2 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:14:4F:20:F1:DE

eth3 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:14:4F:20:F1:DF

eth4 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:14:4F:6C:78:E8

eth5 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:14:4F:6C:78:E9

alias eth4 nxge

alias eth5 nxge