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Adapter-FEX

By Cisco Infromation Broadcom Ethernet card 57712 can be  use on the 3th party servers as adapter-fex (802.1br / 802.1bh ). I try to use BroadCom Card 57712 (Cisco P/N  UCSC-PCIE-BSFP=) on the IBM Servers, As standard ethernet card it works properly on the IBM servers.

The problem begin when I try to enable NIV (Network intervace Virtualization) feature on  the BIOS Ethernet card ( this is requrement of Adapter-FEX configuration  ). I can't to found this option under Brodcom BIOS Device Hardware Configuration.

This menu contains onlt two filed:

  • Muti-Function Mode - SF
  • DCB protocol Enable.

Does any one know how to enable NIV feature under this card.

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Adapter-FEX

You need to first enable and configure port on ToR Nexus 5500 switch with Adpter FEX.

1.    configure terminal  2.    install feature-set virtualization  3.    feature-set virtualization  4.    vethernet auto-create 5.    interface Ethernet1/10 6.     switchport mode vntag Then to enable NIV you need to refer Broadcom BCM57712 documentation. http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/datacenter/nexus5000/sw/adapter-fex/513_n1_1/b_Configuring_Cisco_Nexus_5000_Series_Adapter-FEX_rel_5_1_3_N1_chapter_010.html#task_BC62672C707A434992A24C26A53BBCF2

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Adapter-FEX

1.Sure at first I define ToR Nexus 5548

install feature-set virtualization

feature-set virtualization

vethernet auto-create

port-profile type vethernet user_data1

  switchport mode trunk

  switchport trunk native vlan 106

  state enabled

port-profile type vethernet user_data2

  switchport mode trunk

  switchport trunk native vlan 107

port-profile type vethernet user_access

  switchport access vlan 106

  state enabled

interface Ethernet1/7

  switchport mode vntag

2.But I can't found how to enable NIV on BroadCom 57712. As I understood from broadcom site - NIC partitining have to enable NIV. But this feature is not available on the Card BIOS configuration .

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