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Dell 10Gb Ethernet Pass Through II for M1000e
Software User's Manual
Rev 1.00
This document is intended for administrators.

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    Dell and the Dell logo are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell 10Gb Ethernet Pass Through II for M1000e Software User’s Manual Rev 1.00 This document is intended for administrators.

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    © 2010 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell™, the DELL logo, and PowerEdge™ are trademarks of Dell Inc.;...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Dell 10Gb Ethernet Pass Through II Rev 1.00 Table of Contents About this Manual ..............4 Intended Audience .

  • Page 4: About This Manual

    Rev 1.00 Software User’s Manual About this Manual This manual describes the installation and basic use of the Dell 10Gb Ethernet Pass Through II for M1000e. Intended Audience This manual is intended for users and system administrators responsible for installing and setting up the I/O module.

  • Page 5: Chapter 1 Overview

    Dell 10Gb Ethernet Pass Through II Rev 1.00 Overview This manual explains the use of the embedded software management of the 10GbE PTM. It explains how to connect to the 10GbE PTM and to the CMC, and how to update the module and device firmware and software.

  • Page 6: Led Behavior

    Rev 1.00 Software User’s Manual • Downlink (server blade) does not support the link protocol of the port group to which it is attached • Uplink (remote peer) does not support the link protocol of the port group to which it is attached The following drawing demonstrates link protocol mismatch conditions: Figure 2: Link Protocol Mismatch Examples LED Behavior...

  • Page 7: 10gbe Ptm Status Lights

    Dell 10Gb Ethernet Pass Through II Rev 1.00 Table 3 - LED Behavior Condition Green LED Amber LED Description Link up Both the internal and external links are up Data activity blink Link is up and data packets are sent or received Section 1.3, “Link Protocol Mismatch...

  • Page 8: Chapter 2 Connecting To The 10gbe Ptm Cli

    Rev 1.00 Software User’s Manual Connecting to the 10GbE PTM CLI If you are connecting to the system over a network, you will need an SSH client that supports ZModem file transfer. The examples in this document use Secure CommNet v2.35 (download from www.radient.com).

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    Dell 10Gb Ethernet Pass Through II Rev 1.00 Figure 6: Setup > Terminal Settings 3. Select Emulation type => SCOANSI/ANSI and VT100. 4. Select Backspace Character => Control-H Figure 7: Set Emulation Type and Backspace Character 5. Go to Communications => Open SSH2 connection. This will open the SSH2 Connection dialog...

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    Rev 1.00 Software User’s Manual Figure 8: Communications > Open SSH Connection 6. Fill in the hostname or IP address of your system. 7. Fill in the user name and the password. Figure 9: Enter Hostname and Password 8. Your SSH connection will open. You will see a welcome banner and a user prompt (#) Figure 10: SSH Connected 9.

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    Dell 10Gb Ethernet Pass Through II Rev 1.00 Figure 11: getioinfo The 10GbE PTM is listed by the system as "DELL 10GbE XAUI PTM". 10.Run the following command to connect to the 10GbE PTM CLI: # connect Switch-3 Figure 12: 10GbE PTM Welcome Banner 11.Change privilege level if required.

  • Page 12: Chapter 3 Command Line Interface (cli) Reference

    Rev 1.00 Software User’s Manual Command Line Interface (CLI) Reference 10GbE PTM management is done via the 10GbE PTM CLI. You can use the commands described in this section after successfully connecting to the 10GbE PTM CLI according to the procedure described in Section 2, “Connecting to the 10GbE PTM CLI,”...

  • Page 13: Cli Command Reference Conventions

    Dell 10Gb Ethernet Pass Through II Rev 1.00 Table 5 - List of Commands Command name Short Description Reference Section 3.7.2, “show port module,” on show port module Shows uplink module parameters page 17 Debug Commands Section 3.8.1, “cr_read (ADMIN),” on...

  • Page 14: Software Update Commands

    Rev 1.00 Software User’s Manual Commands list: Show this help message help Show this help message copy image from-file Upload new software image to the PTM 3.4.2 exit Synopsis: exit Description: Exit from the 10GbE PTM CLI and return to CMC session. Example: # exit 3.4.3...

  • Page 15: Device Commands

    Dell 10Gb Ethernet Pass Through II Rev 1.00 # login admin & show image ver Software image version: X.X.XXX-<date stamp> Component #1 firmware version: Y.Y.YYY Component #2 firmware version: Y.Y.YYY Component #3 firmware version: Y.Y.YYY & login user 3.5.2 copy image from-file...

  • Page 16: Port Commands

    Rev 1.00 Software User’s Manual Port Commands 3.7.1 show port link Synopsis: show port link [port_number] Description: This command displays detailed port information. If a front (uplink) port number is speci- fied ([port_number]), then the command displays information only for this port; other- wise, the command displays information for all the ports.

  • Page 17: Debug Commands

    Dell 10Gb Ethernet Pass Through II Rev 1.00 SFP SX # show port link 7 Port Group Connect Downlink Uplink -------------------------------------------------------- down down SFP+ SR 3.7.2 show port module Synopsis: show port module port_number Description: Show the transceiver module information for the specified uplink port.

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    Rev 1.00 Software User’s Manual 3.8.2 cr_write (ADMIN) Synopsis: cr_write device_number 0xaddress 0xdata Description: Write data to an internal register on a PhyX device. This command accepts the following parameters: >device_number – the device to which memory the data should be written >address –...

  • Page 19: Chapter 4 Operating Procedures

    CPU SW & PhyX® FW using a single .pfw binary file. The 10GbE PTM is delivered with the latest firmware available at the time of production. New fir- mare versions will be posted on the Dell support page. The latest firmware can be found at: http://support.dell.com/support/ Step 1.

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    You will be able to view the progress of the SW update. Step 9. At the end of a successful SW update process, the following message will be displayed: FW updated successfully! Welcome to the Dell 10GbE PTM Management Console firmware X.X.XXX-<date stamp>...

  • Page 21: Cpu Software Update

    Note Press any key before the 15-second countdown expires in order to get to the boot loader command line. You should see the banner “Welcome to Dell PTM Boot loader console”. Note that the banner displays the current CPU FW build. If you do not succeed, then you need to exit the 10GbE PTM CLI (enter "exit"), and then go back to Step 1 of this section.

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    Rev 1.00 Software User’s Manual Figure 14: Bootloader The system is now waiting for the file to be transferred from the SSH client. Step 5. In your SSH client, initiate file transfer by clicking Transfers and then providing the path to the SW binary file.

  • Page 23: Firmware Update

    Dell 10Gb Ethernet Pass Through II Rev 1.00 Firmware Update You can either update the firmware for all three devices at once, or you can update it for a single device that you specify. 4.3.1 Updating Firmware for All PhyX Devices Together Step 1.

  • Page 24: 4.3.2 Updating Firmware For A Single Phyx Device

    Rev 1.00 Software User’s Manual # exit Step 5. Power cycle the 10GbE PTM for the firmware to take effect. From the CMC command line type the following command: $ racadm chassisaction -m switch-<n> powercycle Step 6. Wait for 20 seconds, and then connect to the 10GbE PTM. Run: $ connect switch-<n>...

  • Page 25: Chapter 5 Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting This section provides troubleshooting information for common error conditions. If the described procedure does not solve the problem, please contact your Dell representative for assistance. Please use the following table to identify the required correctional operation: Table 6 - Error Conditions and Correctional Operation...

  • Page 26: Resolving A Link Protocol Mismatch

    Rev 1.00 Software User’s Manual chassisaction –m switch-<n> powercycle where <n> is the switch number [1-6]. Resolving a Link Protocol Mismatch Log in to 10GbE PTM CLI and run the “show port link” command. Check the status of the down- link and uplink in the relevant port to identify the mismatch –...

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