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Intel Intel PCI-E 10Gig and 1Gig Family of Server Adapters, v.12.5.5, A00
Intel NIC Linux source code for RedHat and Novell SLES.
Release Date 5/18/2011
Importance: Recommended
Version: 12.5.5,A00 See Previous Versions

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Previous Versions

12.5.0, A01
<ul><li><b>Vendor Version :</b> 12.5.0</li><li><b>Dell Version :</b> A01</li></ul>
3/17/2011 1:04:28 PM


Intel NIC Linux source code for RedHat and Novell SLES.

Level of Importance:Recommended

Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).

Important Information

Driver version for Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT adapters: 1.1.19 Driver version for Intel(R) Gigabit ET adapters: 2.3.4 Driver version for Intel(R) 10 Gigabit adapters: 3.2.9 The only 2 cards that support FCoE with RHEL6.0 and SLES11SP1 are: Intel Ethernet Server Adapter X520-2 Intel Ethernet X520 10GBE Dual Port KX4-KR Mezz


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Operating Systems
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Applies to

  • PCI-E Dual Port Copper (Portville DT)
  • PCI-E Quad Port Copper (Portville QT)

Fixes & Enhancements

Added support for RHEL6.0

Installation instructions

Custom Instructions for Intel_LAN_12.5.5_Linux_Source_A00.tar.gz:

This archive contains the source code needed to compile binary driver e1000e, igb, and ixgbe modules for the Intel Family 12.5.5 of Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Adapters for use with Red Hat Linux RHEL6.0, RHEL5.5, Novell SLES10x64SP3, and Novell SLES11x64SP1.

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1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and extract the file using the following commands:  tar -xzvf Intel_LAN_12.5.5_Linux_source_A00.tar.gz

To install,please download the HTML User's Guide (file Intel_LAN_12.5.5_Manual_A00.exe) for detailed instructions on compilation            


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