Emulex NIC (be2net) device driver version v4.6.148.0 release IBM1212 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 - IBM BladeCenter and System x



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Emulex NIC (be2net) device driver for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Severity: Suggested

Device Driver Version: 4.6.148.0 (Supported on IBM System x & BladeCenter)

Problems Fixed:

  • Ethernet performance issues in a variety of workloads
  • Virtual functions are not displayed after driver re-load when attached to a VM
  • vLAN tagging in Switch Agnostic vNIC mode

Incremental Interoperability:

  • RHEL 5.9
  • RHEL 6.4
  • Network performance varies with workload. An ethernet driver tuning script and instructions is now included with the be2net driver.
  • Switch Independent Mode within hypervisor OS's

Known Issues:

  • Multi-channel is not supported in RHEL5.x XEN. This is a kernel limitation
  • Under certain conditions, performance issues may be seen with multi-channel in RHEL6.4 KVM configurations
  • Under certain conditions, performance issues may be seen with multi-channel in RHEL6.4 SR-IOV configurations
  • SR-IOV is not supported with RHEL5.x XEN

Note: See the change history file for more information.

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Document id:  MIGR-5092324
Last modified:  2013-06-27
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