For details about the maximum number of adapters that are supported, see PCIe adapter
placement rules and slot priorities (http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/POWER9/
p9eab/p9eab_mtm_pciplacement.htm) and select the system that you are working on.
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
v IBM SSIC (System 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 4-port 1GbE Adapter (FC 5260; CCIN 576F)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) 5260 adapters.
FC 5260 and FC 5899 are both the same adapter with different feature codes. FC 5260 is a low-profile
adapter and the FC 5899 is a full-height adapter.
The PCIe2 LP 4-port 1GbE Adapter is a short, low-profile, generation-2 PCIe adapter. This adapter
provides four 1-Gb Ethernet ports that can be configured to run at 1000 megabits per second (Mbps) (or 1
gigabit per second (Gbps)), 100 Mbps, or 10 Mbps. The adapter connects to a network that uses
unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable for distances of up to 100 meters (328.08 feet). The adapter supports
AIX Network Installation Management (NIM) boot capability. The adapter conforms to the IEEE 802.3ab
1000Base-T standard. The adapter supports jumbo frames when running at the 1000 Mbps speed.
Each of the Ethernet ports can be connected by using:
v CAT5e (or later) UTP cables for 1000 Mbps network attachment
v CAT5 or CAT3 UTP cables for 100 Mbps or 10 Mbps network attachment
The cables are attached to the copper RJ45 connectors. Each port is independent of one another and
supports full-duplex or half-duplex. The half-duplex mode does not support a speed of 1000 Mbps.
The adapter provides the following features:
v Supports interrupt moderation to deliver increased performance while significantly reducing processor
v Supports dual port operation in almost any PCIe slot, except x1
v Supports auto-negotiation, full-duplex only
v Supports integrated media-access control (MAC) and physical layer (PHY)
Managing PCIe adapters