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/
Preparing for installation
If you are installing your operating system at this time, install your adapter before you install the
operating system. If you are installing only the device driver for this adapter, install your device driver
software before you install the adapter.
Installing the AIX device driver software
To install device driver software, follow the steps in "Installing the AIX device driver software" on page
Installing the adapter
For instructions about installing PCIe adapters, see Installing, removing, or replacing PCIe adapters
(http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/POWER9/p9hak/pciadapters.htm) and select the
system that you are working on.. Return here to verify the adapter installation.
Verifying the adapter installation
To verify that your system unit recognizes the PCI adapter, complete the following steps:
1. If necessary, log in as root user.
2. At the command line, type: lsdev -Cs pci
3. Press Enter.
A list of PCI devices is displayed. If the adapter is installed correctly, the status of available for each port
indicates that the adapter is installed and ready to use. If a message indicates that any of the ports are
defined instead of available, shut down your server and verify that the adapter was installed correctly.
PCIe2 4-port 1 GbE Adapter (FC 5899; CCIN 576F)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) 5899 adapter.
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 4-port 1 GbE Adapter is a full-height, 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 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:
Managing PCIe adapters