Linux RPM packaged driver updates for NetXtreme I and NetXtreme II Broadcom Ethernet adapters for the 17.6.0 update.

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Linux Red Hat 5.X, 6.X and SLES 10/11 RPM driver updates for Broadcom NetXtreme I and NetXtreme II Adapters

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Fixes & Enhancements

- Display FCoE statistics in management
- 57800_1Gig ports displays FCoE boot version in HII
- 5720 DriverHealthProtocol status
- R720 - Broadcom 5719 PCI MAC address set to null 00-00-00-00-00-00 when using LAG in PCI slots 1-4
- NIC.FrmwImgMenu.1 is not displaying Controller BIOS Object.
- Broadcom 10 Gigabit Ethernet Driver fails EFI_DEVICE_ERROR with drvdiag
- Add ability to change TCP Delayed ACK setting on Broadcom 57711
- Add support for OOB WOL using virtual mac address
- Add support for BACS to Allow Simultaneous Multiple vPort Creation
- Broadcom 5720 NDC fail to support the VLAN tagging in UEFI
- Broadcom 57810S-k iSoE ESXi performance issue during large block Seq IO
- Remove additional MAC address displaying in device configuration menu
- Change BACS display string of 'iSCSI' to 'iSCSI HBA' in DCB menu
- Update BACs DCB description field to add details on where to enable DCB

- Added Nic Partitioning feature to new 57712 Ethernet controller chip.
- The drivers for NetXtreme II 1 Gb, NetXtreme II 10 Gb, and iSCSI offload are combined in the KMP RPM packages provided for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1.
- The Broadcom driver and management apps installer now provides the ability to select whether to enable the TCP Offload Engine (TOE) in Windows Server 2008 R2 when only the NetXtreme II 1 Gb device is present.
- Added Hyper-V Live Migration features with BASP teaming
- Added new Comprehensive Configuration Management to manage all MBA enabled adapters from a single banner popup.
- TCP/IP and iSCSI Offload performance improvement in a congested network.
- Added VMQ support for NetXtremeII 1G and 10G devices.
- EOL Windows 2003 support
- Added SR-IOV features support for 57712 and 578xx
- Added EEE support for 1G and 10G Base-T adapters
- Added FCoE support for 57800/57810 adapters
- No FCoE support for 57800/57810 10GBase-T adapters
- Added support for 57840 adapters
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Release date

10 Jun 2013

Download Type



Network, Ethernet & Wireless


Dell Technologies recommends reviewing this update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations or provides new features that may or may not apply to your environment.
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File Format: A gnu zip file for software installation
File Name: Bcom_LAN_17.6.4.5_Linux_Drivers_17.6.12.tar.gz
File Size: 45.01 MB
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Novell SuSE Linux ES 11
Suse Linux ES 10
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 6
Red Hat® Ent Linux 5
Broadcom NetXtreme I and NetXtreme II Driver Family
Untar and unzip the file to a local hard drive or other storage media using tar -xzvf [filename] /directory. Change to the directory where the archive was unpacked then change to the directory that corresponds to the Linux distribution to be used, then to the NetXtreme or NetXtremeII directory and then to the version of distribution if needed. Once the RPM is found for the driver install, execute the rpm program on the rpm file to install the drivers.

NetXtreme devices are typically 1 Gigabit devices. NetXtremeII devices are typically 10 Gigabit devices, but some NetXtremeII devices may be 1 Gigabit. Installing both RPMs may be necessary to ensure drivers are installed for your specific device.

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