Broadcom Linux BACS GUI and Command line application for managing Broadcom network devices in Linux Operating Systems for the 18.2 driver family update.

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Broadcom Linux BACS GUI and Command line application for managing Broadcom network devices in Linux Operating Systems.

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Fixes & Enhancements

- BACS crashes after repeated operations of add host, remove host refresh all hosts then remove all hosts.
- The iSCSI priority related changes does not take effect when the BACS is used to modify DCBX parameters.
- Incorrect maximum iSCSI offload engine settings.
- Link connection speed of cable diag does not reflect a change of link status.
- BACS does not display BASP statistics of NDIS adapters.
- BACS does not properly update Iface_num field.
- BACS Causes FCoE Disable when enabling TOE.
- BACS displays invalid warning message when iSCSI IP address is configured.
- Link connection speed of Network Test does not reflect a change of link status.
- Incorrect iSCSI priority is displayed as configured for a port in the BACS.
- BACS does not show up BASP statistics property after team created.
- In specific BFS config changing boot LUN Id corrupts FcoE boot block.
- Error message shown up while deleting a team with certain steps via Manage Teams feature.
- BACS does not show up BASP statistics property for standby adapter after team created.
- BACS shows 'Failed to commit team configuration' when attempting to remove standby adapter from a SLB (1 primary Intel + 1 BRCM standby).
- Filter Menu is not displayed properly.
- BACS GUI does not launch on SLES 11 SP3.
- Windows BACS display incorrect/inconsistent platform data.
- BACS Hangs and not able to kill the process even from command line.
- Vital signs and Driver information is blank in SLES11-SP3
- BACS 16.2.0 Linux: GUI does not display information for VBD device
- BACS: Unable to change MTU size of BRCM 10Gb iSCSI ports in RHEL6.4 OS
- Win2012 R2 OS crashes when diagnostics test is run from BACS with iSCSI offload engine enabled.
- BACS: FCoE Boot from SAN
- Diagnostics tab removed from BACS 16.3.2, but it is available when running from BACScli.

- DCBNL is supported for inbox drivers for RHEL6.2 and SLES11SP2 and later.
- Add LINUX SRIOV support.
- Add Storage Personality configuration.
- Enabling Diagnostics tab for NX1 cards on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.
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Release date

02 Dec 2013

Download Type



Network, Ethernet & Wireless


Dell Technologies recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains changes to maintain overall system health. It ensures that the system software remains current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers, and software) and may include other new features.
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File Format: A gnu zip file for software installation
File Name: Bcom_LAN_17.8.4.2_Linux_Apps_18.2.0.7.tar.gz
File Size: 90.35 MB
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BACS for Linux is not compatible with Dell OMSA or with OpenWBEM.
BACS for Linux requires OpenPegasus.
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]. 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 application install, execute the rpm program on the rpm file to install the drivers.

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