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.
v Two RJ-45 ports
v Two LED adapter status indicators per port, for link activity and speed
4-pair, CAT5e, UTP cables are connected to copper RJ45 connectors.
v PCIe x4, generation-1 or generation-2
v 4-Port machine access code (MAC)
v High performance IPV4/IPV6 checksum offload
v Supports large send and large receive
v Multiple queues
Adapter LED states
The LEDs on the adapter provide information about the operation status of the adapter. The LEDs are
visible through the mounting bracket. Figure 2 on page 14 shows the location of the LEDs. Table 9
describes the different LED states and what those states indicate.
Table 9. Adapter LEDs and descriptions
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/
10 Mbps or 100 Mbps
1000 Mbps or 1 Gbps
Active link or data activity
The absence of a link can indicate a defective cable,
defective connector, or a configuration mismatch.
Managing PCIe adapters