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ASUS PEB-10G/SFP+ Series User Manual

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PEB-10G/SFP+
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10 Gigabit/s Ethernet card
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    PEB-10G/SFP+ Series 10 Gigabit/s Ethernet card User Guide...

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    Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    About this guide ..................iv How this guide is organized ..............iv Where to find more information ............iv Conventions used in this guide ............v Typography ..................v PEB-10G/SFP+ Series specifications summary ........vi Chapter 1: Product introduction Welcome! ..................1-2 Package contents ................. 1-2 System requirements ..............

  • Page 4: About This Guide

    Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates. ASUS websites The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information. Optional documentation Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer.

  • Page 5: Conventions Used In This Guide

    Conventions used in this guide To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used throughout this manual. DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to complete a task. CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to complete a task.

  • Page 6: Peb-10g/sfp+ Series Specifications Summary

    Red Hat Enterprise AS 6.1/6.2 SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.1/11.2 * Please refer to ASUS website for Approved Vendor List (AVL). ** The exact OS support would base on the OS support list of the motherboard. *** Specifications are subject to change without notice.

  • Page 7: Chapter 1: Product Introduction

    This chapter offers the PEB-10G/SFP+ Series Ethernet card features and the new technologies it supports. Chapter 1: Product introduction...

  • Page 8: Welcome

    10 pcs per carton If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer. System requirements Before you install the PEB-10G/SFP+ Series Ethernet card, check if the system meets the following requirements: • Server or workstation motherboard with a PCI Express 2.0 x8 or x16 card slot •...

  • Page 9: Card Layout

    LC Fiber Optic Connector 2 PCI Express Gen2 x8 interface LAN port LED indications Activity/ Link LED Speed LED Activity/ Link LED Speed link Status Description Status Description No link Green 10Gbps link Green Linked Blinking Data activity ASUS PEB-10G/SFP+ Series...

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    Replacing card bracket Take out the low profile bracket from the Ethernet card package. Remove the two screws that secure the high profile bracket on the rear end of the Ethernet card. Secure the low profile bracket using the two screws you removed earlier to the rear end of the Ethernet card.

  • Page 11: Chapter 2: Boot Agent Configuration

    This chapter provides instructions on setting the Broadcom NetXtreme Ethernet Boot Agent. Boot Agent Configuration...

  • Page 12: Broadcom Netxtreme Ethernet Boot Agent

    Broadcom NetXtreme Ethernet Boot Agent The Broadcom NetXtreme Ethernet Boot Agent provides hardware-based Ethernet card configurations. To start the Broadcom NetXtreme Ethernet Boot Agent and access the main screen: Turn on the system. During POST, press <Ctrl+S> when the following screen appears.

  • Page 13: Device Hardware Configuration Menu

    [←|→][Enter][Space]:Toggle Value; [↑|↓]:Next Entry; [ESC]:Quit Menu Current Adapter:Primary, Bus=03 Device=00 Func=00, MAC=C8:60:00:22:86:B7 Option ROM [Enabled] Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] Boot Protocol [Preboot Execution Environment (PXE)] Configuration options: [Preboot Execution Environment (PXE)] [Bootstrap Protocol (BOOTP)] [iSCSI] [FCoE] [None] ASUS PEB-10G/SFP+ Series...

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    Boot Strap Type [Auto] Configuration options: [Auto] [BBS] [Int18h] [Int19h] Hide Setup Prompt [Disabled] Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Setup Key Stroke [Ctrl-S] Configuration options: [Ctrl-S] [Ctrl-B] Banner Message Timeout [5 Seconds] Configuration options: [1 Second] – [14 Seconds] Link Speed [10Gbps] Configuration options: [10Gbps] [1Gbps] Pre-boot Wake On LAN [Enabled] Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]...

  • Page 15: Iscsi Boot Configuration

    [Disabled] The iSCSI boot host software does not attempt to boot from the iSCSI target after successfully connecting to it. The control will then return to the system BIOS so that the next boot device may be used. ASUS PEB-10G/SFP+ Series...

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    [One Time Disabled] On the first system boot, the iSCSI boot host software does not attempt to boot from the iSCSI target. On subsequent system reboots, the iSCSI boot host software will attempt to boot from the iSCSI target. This option is useful when doing a remote install of the OS to an iSCSI target.

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    Secondary Device Parameters Secondary Device 00:00:00:00:00:00 Use Independent Target Portal : Disabled Use Independent Target Name : Disabled Configure Secondary Device : Invoke Select Secondary Device [Enter]:Enter New Value; [↑|↓]:Next Entry; [ESC]:Quit Menu Current Adapter:Primary, Bus=03 Device=00 Func=00, MAC=C8:60:00:22:86:B7 ASUS PEB-10G/SFP+ Series...

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    Chapter 2: Boot Agent Configuration...

  • Page 19: Chapter 3: Driver Installation

    This chapter provides instructions for installing the Ethernet card drivers on different operating systems. Chapter 3: Driver installation...

  • Page 20: Windows ® Server Os Driver Installation

    Windows Server OS Driver ® Installation To update the Ethernet card driver for Windows Server OS: ® Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges. Insert the Ethernet card Support CD to the optical drive. The Support CD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.

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    Toggle I accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next to continue. Follow the screen instructions to complete the installation. If the Windows Security window appears during the driver installation, click Install this driver software anyway to continue. ASUS PEB-10G/SFP+...

  • Page 22: Checking Windows ® Server Os Firmware Version

    When finished, press Finish to exit the installation wizard. 3.1.1 Checking Windows Server OS firmware version ® To check the Windows Server OS firmware version: ® Insert the support CD to the optical drive. Go to Computer and double-click PEB-10G series. Go to Utilities and copy the FwUpg folder to your desktop.

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    Go to Win folder and select the platform. Follow the Readme.txt for installing winfwnx2. Ensure that the drivers are installed. Double-click winfwnx2.exe. ASUS PEB-10G/SFP+...

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    Key in the command dir . Check the version number in entry MFW1/2. Chapter 3: Driver installation...

  • Page 25: Linux Os Driver Installation

    -ivh netxtreme2-<version>.src.rpm For Red Hat Linux: For SuSE Linux: CD to the RPM path and build the binary driver for your kernel: cd /usr/src/{redhat,OpenLinux,turbo,packages,rpm ..} (For RHEL 6.0 and above, cd ~/rpmbuild) For Red Hat Linux: For SuSE Linux: ASUS PEB-10G/SFP+...

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    rpm -bb SPECS/netxtreme2.spec (For RPM version 4.x.x) rpmbuild -bb SPECS/netxtreme2.spec Note that the RPM path is different for different Linux distributions. The driver will be compiled for the running kernel by default. To build the driver for a kernel different than the running one, specify the kernel by defining it in KVER: rpmbuild -bb SPECS/netxtreme2.spec --define “KVER <kernel version>”...

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    3. Install the newly built package (driver and main page): rpm -ivh RPMS/<arch>/netxtreme2-<version>.<arch>.rpm For Red Hat Linux: ASUS PEB-10G/SFP+...

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    3-10 Chapter 3: Driver installation...

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    For SuSE Linux: ASUS PEB-10G/SFP+ 3-11...

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    where <arch> is the machine architecture such as i386: rpm -ivh RPMS/i386/netxtreme2-<version>.i386.rpm Note that the --force option may be needed on some Linux distributions if conflicts are reported. The drivers will be installed in the following path: 2.4.x kernels: /lib/modules/<kernel_version>/kernel/drivers/net/bnx2.o /lib/modules/<kernel_version>/kernel/drivers/net/bnx2x.o 2.6.0 kernels: /lib/modules/<kernel_version>/kernel/drivers/net/bnx2.ko...

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    To load the bnx2x driver for the BCM57710/BCM57711/BCM57711E/ BCM57712 devices: insmod bnx2x.o insmod bnx2x.ko (on 2.6.x kernels) modprobe bnx2x To load the cnic driver: insmod cnic.ko modprobe cnic To load the bnx2i driver: insmod bnx2i.ko ASUS PEB-10G/SFP+ 3-13...

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    modprobe bnx2i To load the bnx2fc driver for BCM57712 device: insmod bnx2fc.ko modprobe bnx2fc service bnx2fcd start Note that the inbox kernel may have an older version of bnx2, bnx2x and cnic driver. It is important for FCoE offload user to unload these inbox versions before attempting to load bnx2fc driver.

  • Page 33: Checking Linux Os Firmware Version

    Follow the Readme.txt for installing lnxfwnx2. Ensure that the drivers are installed. Key in the command to untar the lnxfwnx2 SDK package: tar -zxvf lnxfwnx2-{arch}.sdk.tgz Key in the command to untar the BMAPI library SDK package: tar -zxvf bmapilnx-{version}.sdk.tgz ASUS PEB-10G/SFP+ 3-15...

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    Key in the command ls . Then key in the command ln -sf $(BMAPI_LIB_NAME)-{version}$(BMAPI_LIB_NAME).so.6 Copy brcm_pci.ids to /usr/share directory. Key in the command dir . Check the version number in entry MFW1/2. 3-16 Chapter 3: Driver installation...

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    For Red Hat Linux: Repeat the steps and commands for SUSE Linux in installing Inxfwnx2. Follow the Readme.txt and ensure that the drivers are installed. ASUS PEB-10G/SFP+ 3-17...

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    Key in the command dir . Check the version number in entry MFW1/2. 3-18 Chapter 3: Driver installation...

  • Page 37: Asus Contact Information

    800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA +1-510-608-4555 Web site http://usa.asus.com Technical Support Support fax +1-812-284-0883 General support +1-812-282-2787 Online support http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Harkort Str. 21-23, 40880 Ratingen, Germany +49-2102-959911 Web site http://www.asus.de Online contact http://www.asus.de/sales Technical Support Telephone +49-1805-010923*...

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