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How to enable GigabitEthernet flow between SN5420 and Sun Adapter ?

When Solaris is using a Sun Gigabit Ethernet

Adapter to connect to an SN5420, GigabitEthernet flow

control must be enabled to ensure maximum SN5420

performance. Versions: SN5420 and 1.8x iSCSI driver

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Re: How to enable GigabitEthernet flow between SN5420 and Sun Ad

By default, receive flow control is disabled for the Sun Gigabit

Ethernet Adapter (i.e. it does not send pause frames).

To enable flow control:

(1) add the following line to /kernel/drv/ge.conf (this file does not

exist by default): adv_pauseTX=1;

(2) Reboot Solaris.

(3) Verify adv_pauseTX is set properly with the following cmd: ndd /dev/ge

adv_pauseTX (it should respond with a value of 1).

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Flow control (pause frames) must also be enable in the GbE switch.

They are disabled by default in the Cisco 6500

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Re: How to enable GigabitEthernet flow between SN5420 and Sun Ad

Useful information for Sun Gigagit Ethernet adapters:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/741/5.html

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