DRIVER UPDATE: CHELSIO N310E-CXA SERVER ADAPTER PXE OPTION ROM

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Press [F5] to show the driver update menu, and select Yes. Now proceed with the installation. Select the appropriate device from the list, and press [Enter] to proceed. Screenshot of SuSE installer reading the driver update disk. Screenshot of SuSE installer prompt for driver update disk device selection.

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Screenshot of SuSE installer alerting that the driver loaded successfully. Once the drivers have loaded successfully, the disk will be accessible for use during the installation.

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In the Installation summary, ensure that you select the iscsi disk, by selecting the Partitioning section, and creating the partitions on the iscsi disk, which is generally sdb or sdc. Screenshot of the SuSE installer, the installation settings page, switching to the Expert tab.

Click the Boot Loader Installation Details to ensure that the drive order is correct. The iscsi disk should appear as the first item on the list. Ensure that the Partitions and the Bootloader are installing to the iscsi disk. Now type the following command to ensure that the system does not bring down the NIC that is used for iscsi boot.

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This is due to the SuSE YaST configuration utility bringing down all network interfaces when saving the networking configuration of the system, after making changes. This causes loss of connectivity to the iscsi target, from the boot initiator driver. Ensure that you configure the NIC used for iscsi boot, to be activated on boot, and use the same IP configuration that is configured in the Option ROM configuration utility. Ensure that you configure the NIC Chelsio N310E-CXA Server Adapter PXE Option ROM used for iscsi boot correctly. If you do not specify the correct parameters for the NIC being used for iscsi boot, the OS networking scripts may mis-configure the interface during system boot.

Using NetworkManager with iscsi boot is not recommended. Disable the firewall to allow the iscsi boot connection to remain connected. After logging into the system, run the following command to ensure that the system is able to shutdown or restart safely from any run level.

When updating the chiscsi or cxgb3 drivers, run the mkinitrd command to ensure that the updated Chelsio Linux initiator and Chelsio NIC driver are in the initrd image. The driver update disk provided in the package, ensures that the driver is correctly loaded during the install and the final installed system.

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Then select the USB drive as the driver update medium. The cxgb3 driver will get loaded correctly, and the Chelsio adapter can be now used for iscsi boot. The installer may have loaded the driver prior to this step on its own, but that does not guarantee that the driver will get installed correctly for the iscsi boot scenario. Here, the Chelsio adapter needs to be identified and brought up on the network using the same settings or method used while configuring the Option Chelsio N310E-CXA Server Adapter PXE Option ROM based initiator. List the NIC interfaces available with the command ifconfig a. Now the installer may try to select the USB driver update disk to install to, or may warn you that there are no disks available to install to.

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Select the partitioning option and select the Custom Partitioning for experts option. Now highlight the Hard Disks menu option on the left. Click the Configure button at the bottom right corner, and select Configure iscsi.

Screenshot of the SLES 11 partitioning tool, listing the newly added iscsi drive. Click next through the wizard, and it should setup the iscsi connection to the target, and show the iscsi disk in the list. You would see two drives in the list, the USB drive and the newly added iscsi drive.

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Click Accept finally to finalize the partitioning settings, and the settings should show in the Installer summary page. Now click the Expert tab, and ensure that the boot loader is installing to the iscsi drive.

Here you can change the order of drives as required, if the iscsi drive, usually sdb or sdc is listed above the USB Chelsio N310E-CXA Server Adapter PXE Option ROM sda, click OK and return to the Installation summary page. Screenshot of the SLES 11 installation summary page, listing the correct drive for the boot loader installation. Now proceed with the installation as usual, and on reboot, configure the iscsi boot NIC interface with the same settings used in the Option ROM configuration utility. Connect the USB drive to the system. Do keep the following in mind for the Boot Options: Now the installer will load the Driver Update disk and automatically display the disks in the Installation Settings, if the drive is already partitioned.

In this case, follow the following settings:Sunnyvale, CA . Installation using Chelsio NIC DUD (PXE only). The T4 adapters can fully offload TCP, UDP, iSCSI, iWARP and FCoE over a. The OptionROM directory contains Unified Boot Option ROM image Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 kernel (SLES11SP1), NE-CXA. PXE Option ROM (v_bld1): Changes since v Build: Contains performance Server and ) - Open-iSCSI (RHEL5 U2, U3, U4) - Chelsio Linux.

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