Installing the Ethernet controller device driver for Linux operating systems

If you are using a Linux operating system, complete the following steps to install the device driver for your Ethernet controller. Before performing these steps, make sure that you are logged in as a root user, that the development tools packages have already been installed, and that the kernel source package or cross-compile utilities have already been installed.

  1. Obtain the latest version of the Ethernet controller device-driver source package for your blade server type from
  2. Update the blade server Ethernet controller device drivers, following the instructions that come with the device-driver source package that you downloaded.
  3. Configure the network interfaces for the Linux operating system. See the documentation for your operating system for information and instructions.