Configuring the Gigabit Ethernet controller
The Ethernet controller is integrated on the system board. It provides an interface
for connecting to a 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, or 1 Gbps network and provides full-duplex
(FDX) capability, which enables simultaneous transmission and reception of data on
the network. If the Ethernet ports in the server support auto-negotiation, the
controller detects the data-transfer rate (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, or 1000BASE-T)
and duplex mode (full-duplex or half-duplex) of the network and automatically
operates at that rate and mode.
You do not have to set any jumpers or configure the controller. However, you must
install a device driver to enable the operating system to address the controller. For
device drivers and information about configuring the Ethernet controller, see the
Intel Ethernet Software CD that comes with the server. To find updated information
about configuring the controller, complete the following steps.
1. Changes are made periodically to the IBM Web site. The actual procedure might
2. To install the device driver for the Ethernet controller, you might need to use an
1. Go to http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/.
2. Under Product support, click System x.
3. Under Popular links, click Software and device drivers.
4. From the Product family menu, select System x iDataPlex dx340 server and
vary slightly from what is described in this document.
external USB CD-RW/DVD drive such as the IBM and Lenovo part number
73P4515 or 73P4516. See "Firmware updates" on page 57 for additional
instructions about using an external USB CD-RW/DVD drive.
Chapter 4. Configuring the dx340 server