Configuring the Gigabit Ethernet controller

Use this information to locate the device drivers for the Gigabit Ethernet controller.

One dual-port Gigabit Ethernet controller is integrated on the blade server system board. The controller provides a 1000 Mbps full-duplex interface for connecting to one of the Ethernet-compatible I/O modules in I/O-module bays 1 and 2, which enables simultaneous transmission and reception of data on the Ethernet local area network (LAN). The Ethernet controller on the system board is routed to I/O-module bay 1 or bay 2. The logical link of each Ethernet port to an I/O-module bay is assigned by the operating system.

You do not have to set any jumpers or configure the controller for the blade server operating system. However, you must install a device driver to enable the blade server operating system to address the Ethernet controller. For device drivers and information about configuring the Ethernet controller, complete the following steps.

Note: Changes are made periodically to the IBM® Web site. The actual procedure might vary slightly from what is described in this document.
  1. Go to
  2. Under Select product or service type for support, select BladeCenter.
  3. Under Popular links, click Software and device drivers.
  4. From the IBM BladeCenter menu, select BladeCenter HS22V.
  5. From the download categories, click the Networking category.
  6. Find the device driver for your operating system; then, click on the version number to go to the download page for the device driver.