JumpStart[TM]: How to disable ce Ethernet autonegotiation for boot net (Doc ID 1003458.1)

Last updated on JULY 11, 2017

Applies to:

Sun Swift PCI Adapter - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Quad GigaSwift Ethernet UTP Adapter - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Quad GigaSwift PCI-X Adapter - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Blade 1500 Workstation - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Blade 2500 Workstation - Version Not Applicable and later
All Platforms

Goal

 At Open Boot PROM (OBP) Level, all Ethernet interfaces default to use autonegotiation to connect with the highest possible speed/mode. Since most switches and interfaces use this default too, it is Sun's recommendation not to change it for regular use.

However, for a test or temporary workaround, is it possible to do it.  This document explains how.

Solution

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