linux/Documentation/networking/ixgb.txt
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   1Linux Base Driver for 10 Gigabit Intel(R) Network Connection
   2=============================================================
   3
   4October 9, 2007
   5
   6
   7Contents
   8========
   9
  10- In This Release
  11- Identifying Your Adapter
  12- Building and Installation
  13- Command Line Parameters
  14- Improving Performance
  15- Additional Configurations
  16- Known Issues/Troubleshooting
  17- Support
  18
  19
  20
  21In This Release
  22===============
  23
  24This file describes the ixgb Linux Base Driver for the 10 Gigabit Intel(R)
  25Network Connection.  This driver includes support for Itanium(R)2-based
  26systems.
  27
  28For questions related to hardware requirements, refer to the documentation
  29supplied with your 10 Gigabit adapter.  All hardware requirements listed apply
  30to use with Linux.
  31
  32The following features are available in this kernel:
  33 - Native VLANs
  34 - Channel Bonding (teaming)
  35 - SNMP
  36
  37Channel Bonding documentation can be found in the Linux kernel source:
  38/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt
  39
  40The driver information previously displayed in the /proc filesystem is not
  41supported in this release.  Alternatively, you can use ethtool (version 1.6
  42or later), lspci, and ifconfig to obtain the same information.
  43
  44Instructions on updating ethtool can be found in the section "Additional
  45Configurations" later in this document.
  46
  47
  48Identifying Your Adapter
  49========================
  50
  51The following Intel network adapters are compatible with the drivers in this
  52release:
  53
  54Controller  Adapter Name                 Physical Layer
  55----------  ------------                 --------------
  5682597EX     Intel(R) PRO/10GbE LR/SR/CX4 10G Base-LR (1310 nm optical fiber)
  57            Server Adapters              10G Base-SR (850 nm optical fiber)
  58                                         10G Base-CX4(twin-axial copper cabling)
  59
  60For more information on how to identify your adapter, go to the Adapter &
  61Driver ID Guide at:
  62
  63    http://support.intel.com/support/network/sb/CS-012904.htm
  64
  65
  66Building and Installation
  67=========================
  68
  69select m for "Intel(R) PRO/10GbE support" located at:
  70      Location:
  71        -> Device Drivers
  72          -> Network device support (NETDEVICES [=y])
  73            -> Ethernet (10000 Mbit) (NETDEV_10000 [=y])
  741. make modules && make modules_install
  75
  762. Load the module:
  77
  78    modprobe ixgb <parameter>=<value>
  79
  80   The insmod command can be used if the full
  81   path to the driver module is specified.  For example:
  82
  83     insmod /lib/modules/<KERNEL VERSION>/kernel/drivers/net/ixgb/ixgb.ko
  84
  85   With 2.6 based kernels also make sure that older ixgb drivers are
  86   removed from the kernel, before loading the new module:
  87
  88     rmmod ixgb; modprobe ixgb
  89
  903. Assign an IP address to the interface by entering the following, where
  91   x is the interface number:
  92
  93     ifconfig ethx <IP_address>
  94
  954. Verify that the interface works. Enter the following, where <IP_address>
  96   is the IP address for another machine on the same subnet as the interface
  97   that is being tested:
  98
  99     ping  <IP_address>
 100
 101
 102Command Line Parameters
 103=======================
 104
 105If the driver is built as a module, the  following optional parameters are
 106used by entering them on the command line with the modprobe command using
 107this syntax:
 108
 109     modprobe ixgb [<option>=<VAL1>,<VAL2>,...]
 110
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