Operating system or partition requirements
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether any prerequisites must be met for this feature and attaching
devices. To check for operating system and partition requirements, see one of the following links:
v The latest version of enabling libraries and utilities can be downloaded from Fix Central
v IBM Power Systems Prerequisites (https://www14.software.ibm.com/support/customercare/iprt/
v IBM SSIC (System Storage Interoperation Center)(http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/
v The latest version of the device driver or the IBM Power RAID adapter utilities (iprutils) can be
downloaded from the IBM Service and Productivity Tools website (http://www14.software.ibm.com/
v For more information on Linux support, see the Linux Alert website(www14.software.ibm.com/
PCIe2 LP 2x10 Gb FCoE 2x1 GbE SFP+ Adapter (FC EL59 and EL65; CCIN 2B93)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) EL59
FC EL59 and FC L65 are the same adapter with the same, but have different feature code numbers to
indicate different usage to IBM configurator tools. FC EL65 runs SAS LTO-5 or later tape drives and
DVDs, whereas FC EL59 runs HDD or SSD. Support of both tape/DVD and HDD/SSD on the same
adapter is not supported.
The PCIe2 LP 2x10 Gb FCoE 2x1GbE SFP+ Adapter is a PCI Express (PCIe) generation 2 (Gen2),
low-profile capable adapter. The adapter has four-ports and is a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
converged network adapter (CNA). This adapter provides a PCIe 2.0 host bus interface. The adapter is a
high-performance adapter that consolidates traffic for networking and Fibre Channel storage. The adapter
is optimized for cloud computing, virtualization, storage, and other data center applications. Both FCoE
and network interface controller (NIC) functions are available for both FCoE ports. Use of the FCoE
requires that you use convergence enhanced Ethernet (CEE) switches. The link aggregation and failover
features of the adapter make it suitable for critical network applications that require redundancy and
The four-port adapter provides two 10 Gb FCoE SR small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) ports and two 1
Gb RJ45 Ethernet ports. The two 10 Gb FCoE ports are connected by little connector-type (LC) connectors.
Each FCoE port provides Ethernet connectivity with a nominal data rate of 10 Gbps (gigabits per second).
Each of the 1 Gb ports provides Ethernet connectivity at a data rate of 1 Gbps and is connected with
Ethernet cables. A 10 Mb data rate is not supported.
Restriction: The 1 Gb Ethernet ports do not support data rates of 10 Mbps (megabits per second).
The adapter provides the following features:
v The adapter is a PCIe2 FCoE or NIC network convergence adapter.
v The 10 Gb SFP+ ports can function in the NIC or FCoE mode.
v The adapter supports the SR-IOV (Single Root I/O Virtualization) function.
v The adapter can function as a Boot adapter.
Managing PCIe adapters