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On-board i40e ports are not seen on SPARC S7-2L (Doc ID 2230785.1)

Last updated on JULY 09, 2018

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


After initial system installation from usb on-board network card became disabled on a SPARC S7-2L.

Network card is Quad port Intel XL710 Gigabit Ethernet Controller.
Driver: i40e
Driver version: 1.0.9

The driver is installed, but not working.

# pkg info i40e
Name: driver/network/ethernet/i40e
Summary: Intel(R) 40GbE PCIE NIC Driver
Description: Network device driver for Intel(R) 40Gigabit PCIE Ethernet NICs.
Category: Drivers/Networking
State: Installed
Publisher: solaris
Version: 0.5.11
Build Release: 5.11
Packaging Date: August 21, 2015 03:43:57 PM
Size: 454.03 kB
FMRI: pkg://solaris/driver/network/ethernet/i40e@0.5.11,5.11-

The version of Solaris 11.3 which was installed was lower than the one which we originally received with the system, 11.3 SRU1 :

# pkg list entire
entire 0.5.11- i—



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