[Dell R710] How to run PXE on external NICs? (ANIL KARADA?)

ANIL KARADAĞ anil.karadag at gmail.com
Thu Jul 26 05:57:56 CDT 2012


Hi All,


I tested BootUtil on dell-R710 server with Intel 82576 Ethernet Adapter but
the utility does not enable PXE.



*Product                                                          Controller
*

Intel® Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter

             82576

Intel® Gigabit EF Dual Port Server Adapter

             82576

Intel® Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter

             82576

Intel® Gigabit ET2 Quad Port Server Adapter

             82576





BootUtil supports the below adapters and I marked in red my adapters





*[1] -> This applies to: *

Intel® 10 Gigabit AF DA Dual Port Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/10gbe/afdadualserver/>

Intel® 10 Gigabit AT Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/10gbe/atserver/>

Intel® 10 Gigabit AT2 Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/10gbe/at2server/>

Intel® 10 Gigabit CX4 Dual Port Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/10gbe/cx4dualserver/>

Intel® 10 Gigabit XF LR Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/10gbe/xflrserver/>

Intel® 10 Gigabit XF SR Dual Port Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/10gbe/xfsrdualserver/>

Intel® 10 Gigabit XF SR Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/10gbe/xfsrserver/>

Intel® Boot Agent<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/pro100/bootagent/>

Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter
X540-T1<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/x540t1server/>

Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter
X540-T2<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/x540t2server/>

Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter
I340-F4<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/i340f4server/>

Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter
I340-T4<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/i340t4server/>

Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter
I350-F2<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/i350f2server/>

Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter
I350-F4<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/i350f4server/>

Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter
I350-T2<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/i350t2server/>

Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter
I350-T4<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/i350t4server/>

Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520
Series<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/x520server/>

Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter
X520-DA2<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/x520da2/>

Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter
X520-LR1<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/x520lr1/>

Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter
X520-SR1<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/x520sr1/>

Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter
X520-SR2<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/x520sr2/>

Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter
X520-T2<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/x520t2server/>

Intel® Gigabit CT Desktop
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/1000ctdesktop/>

Intel® Gigabit EF Dual Port Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/1000efdual/>

Intel® Gigabit ET Dual Port Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/1000etdual/>

Intel® Gigabit ET Quad Port Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/1000etquad/>

Intel® Gigabit ET2 Quad Port Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/1000et2quad/>

Intel® PRO/100 M Desktop
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/pro100/pro100m/>

Intel® PRO/100 S Desktop
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/pro100/pro100sdesk/>


Intel® PRO/100 S Management
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/pro100/pro100sman/>

Intel® PRO/100 VE Desktop
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/pro100/pro100ve/>

Intel® PRO/100+
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/pro100/pro100plus/>

Intel® PRO/100+ Management
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/pro100/pro100man/>

Intel® PRO/100+ Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/pro100/pro100serv/>

Intel® PRO/1000 CT Network
Connection<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/1000ct/>

Intel® PRO/1000 F Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/1000fserver/>

Intel® PRO/1000 Gigabit Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/1000server/>

Intel® PRO/1000 MF Dual Port Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/1000mfdual/>

Intel® PRO/1000 MF Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/1000mfserver/>

Intel® PRO/1000 MF Server Adapter
(LX)<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/1000mfserverlx/>

Intel® PRO/1000 MT Desktop
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/1000mtdesktop/>

Intel® PRO/1000 MT Dual Port Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/1000mtdual/>

Intel® PRO/1000 PF Dual Port Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/1000pfdual/>

Intel® PRO/1000 PF Quad Port Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/1000pfquad/>

Intel® PRO/1000 PF Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/1000pfserver/>

Intel® PRO/1000 PT Desktop
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/1000ptdesktop/>

Intel® PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/1000ptdual/>

Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Low Profile Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/1000ptlquad/>

Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/1000ptquad/>

Intel® PRO/1000 PT Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/1000ptserver/>

Intel® PRO/1000 T Desktop
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/1000tdesktop/>

Intel® PRO/1000 T Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/1000tserver/>

Intel® PRO/1000 XF Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/1000xfserver/>

Intel® PRO/1000 XT Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/1000xtserver/>

Intel® PRO/100B
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/pro100/pro100b/>

Intel® PRO/10GbE CX4 Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/pro10gbe/pro10gbecx4/>

Intel® PRO/10GbE LR Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/pro10gbe/pro10gbelr/>

Intel® PRO/10GbE SR Server
Adapter<http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/pro10gbe/pro10gbesr/>








[root at trdellr710-2 Linux_x64]# ./bootutil64e



Intel(R) Ethernet Flash Firmware Utility

BootUtil version 1.3.27.0

Copyright (C) 2003-2012 Intel Corporation



Type BootUtil -? for help



Port Network Address Series  WOL Flash Firmware                    Version

==== =============== ======= === ================================= =======

  1   001B218E7808   Gigabit NO  FLASH Disabled

  2   001B218E7809   Gigabit N/A FLASH Disabled

  3   001B218E7808   Gigabit NO  FLASH Disabled

  4   001B2177AEF9   Gigabit N/A FLASH Disabled

[root at trdellr710-2 Linux_x64]# ./bootutil64e -FLASHENABLE -ALL



Intel(R) Ethernet Flash Firmware Utility

BootUtil version 1.3.27.0

Copyright (C) 2003-2012 Intel Corporation



Enabling boot ROM on port 1...Unsupported feature



Enabling boot ROM on port 2...Unsupported feature



Enabling boot ROM on port 3...Unsupported feature



Enabling boot ROM on port 4...Unsupported feature



Port Network Address Series  WOL Flash Firmware                    Version

==== =============== ======= === ================================= =======

  1   001B218E7808   Gigabit NO  FLASH Disabled

  2   001B218E7809   Gigabit N/A FLASH Disabled

  3   001B218E7808   Gigabit NO  FLASH Disabled

  4   001B2177AEF9   Gigabit N/A FLASH Disabled

[root at trdellr710-2 Linux_x64]#



[1]
http://www.intel.com/support/network/adapter/pro100/bootagent/sb/cs-008362.htm





*Does anyone know why the tool returns "Unsupported feature" although the
card supports PXE? *

*
*

Intel 82576 GbE.



*Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) flash                          *

*
*

*• Enables system boot up via the LAN (32-bit and 64-bit)


               *

*interface support
           *

* • Flash interface for PXE image*




On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 3:45 PM, ANIL KARADAĞ <anil.karadag at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi Brent,
>
>
> thanks for reply, my card is Intel 82576 GbE.  I found something [1].
> According to the below Harald's message, If I enable boot agent on the pci
> nic, the nic can be configured to boot from network.
>
>
>
> "This is possible if the PCI NIC supports PXE.
> However in many cases the Boot Agent on PCI NICs are disabled, depending
> on the NIC vendor you need to boot the system to DOS/Linux/Windows and run
> NIC configuration utility to enable the NIC boot agent.
>
> Once you have enabled the boot agent on the PCI NIC the BIOS should pick
> it up and you can configure the BIOS boot order to boot from the NIC."
>
>
>
> [1]
> http://www.intel.com/support/network/adapter/pro100/bootagent/sb/cs-008212.htm
>
>
>
> On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 3:22 PM, Brent Kimberley <
> Brent.Kimberley at durham.ca> wrote:
>
>> Which NIC brand(s) are you using and how did you configure them?
>> For example, some Broadcom NICs get configured with uxdiag.exe and/or
>> uediag.exe.
>>
>>
>> https://support.dell.com/support/edocs/network/BroadCom/71921/NetXtremeII/en/userdiag.htm
>>
>> Rgs.
>> Brent
>> —-------------
>> From: ANIL KARADA? <anil.karadag at gmail.com>
>> To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
>> Hi,
>>
>>
>> I am searching how to run PXE on external NIC to boot a dell r710
>> server
>> from network. I found [1], which explains pxe configuration
>> for embedded NICs.
>>
>> Is my scenario possible?
>>
>> [1]
>>
>> http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ssabrepe/en/ts/pxe/7H056a1.pdf
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>



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