Continuing progress on the use of IP Instances
on the full line of SPARC systems. The e1000g Intel PCI-X Gigabit Ethernet UTP and MMF adapters are now supported on the Sun Fire UltraSPARC servers. The NICs are:
- x7285a - Sun PCI-X Dual GigE UTP Low Profile. RoHS-6 compliant
- x7286a - Sun PCI-X GigE MMF Low Profile, RoHS-6 compliant
The NICs are supported on the V490, V890, E2900, E4900, E6900, E20K, and E25K systems. This is an alternative for those waiting for the GigaSwift (ce) NIC
to be supported, or who don't need quad-port cards. Since the driver used is the e1000g, which is a GLDv3 driver, full support for IP Instances is available using these cards.