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Bundle Release Information:
Targeted Server Family (Machine Type): ThinkSystem ST558 (7Y15, 7Y16)
Targeted Operating System: RHEL6.10
YUM Repository Build Date: 2019_04_23

YUM Repository Release Version: 19A

Device:
Lenovo ThinkSystem OCe14104B-NX PCIe 10Gb 4-Port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter By Emulex

Device Product Guide

Part Number: 7ZT7A00493
Feature Code: AT7S
PCIe Sub Vendor ID: 0x10DF
PCIe Sub Device ID: 0xE871


Release History:
Release: 19A
Change History Documents
Firmware Firmware Name Version
Emulex OCe14xxx UCNA Firmware Update for Linux - 12.0.1169.21 - Release 18B 18b-oc14-12.0.1169.21-2
Drivers Driver Name Discreate Package Download Version
be2net
  kernel driver
kmod-be2net-12.0.1169.32- 1.rhel6u10.x86_64.rpm 12.0.1169.32

Release: 18D
Firmware Firmware Name Version
Emulex OCe14xxx UCNA Firmware Update for Linux - 12.0.1169.12 - Release 18B 18b-oc14-12.0.1169.12-2
Drivers Driver Name Discreate Package Download Version
be2net
  kernel driver
kmod-be2net-12.0.1154.1- 1.rhel6u10.x86_64.rpm 12.0.1154.1


Release 19A Change History Documents

Emulex OCe14xxx UCNA Firmware Update for Linux - 12.0.1169.21 - Release 18B



===============================================================================
                     Emulex OCe14xxx UCNA Firmware Package
===============================================================================

Firmware Version: 12.0.1169.21
Supported On: Lenovo System x Rack and Flex

Problems Fixed:
 - None

Incremental Interoperability:
 - Purley System Support
 - RHEL7 Update 3 Support
 - SLES12 SP2 Support
 - Windows 2016 Support
 - VMware ESXi 6.5 Support

Known Issues:
 - None

===============================================================================
Firmware Version: 11.4.1186.3
Supported On: Lenovo System x Rack and Flex

Problems Fixed:
 - [Lenovo 95350] Discovery Notify request not being sent after Discovered flag is cleared (202745)
 - Reported by VMW: [NPAR] No Traffic between partition nics sharing a same PF (205278) 
 - NC-SI requiremennt V1.01 support (203733)
 - Skyhawk firmware: excessive number of timeouts overflowing NAND (203927)

Incremental Interoperability:
 - SLES 12 SP3 Support
 - RHEL 7.4 Support

Known Issues:
- None

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

Firmware Version: 11.2.1193.39
Supported On: Lenovo System x Rack and Flex

Problems Fixed:
 * Virtual Addresses (MAC/WWWN) must be set to factory defaults when load defaults are applied
 * DMTF (upcoming DMTF standard for PLDM firmware download)
 * Xclarity can't select Gold (00AG570) add on Card to update FW on Apply/Activate page 
 * PLDM_FW_DOWNLOAD: Lenovo IMM code parsing incorrect header format
* PLDM_FW_DOWNLOAD: Lenovo upd header is not updated for all device ids supported for this feature
 * ReqID 7981: Lenovo IO CORE Monitoring Requirement involving 2 NC SI command and 2 pairs of statistics

Incremental Interoperability:
 - Windows 2016 Support
 - VMware ESXi 6.5 Support

Known Issues:
- Beginning with software release 11.2, Emulex LightPulse adapters and 
   OneConnect adapters have independent software kits. The "Broadcom Software 
   Kit Migration Guide" document provides special instructions and 
   considerations for using the driver kits for LightPulse and OneConnect 
   adapters.  https://docs.broadcom.com/docs/12378907

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

Firmware Version: 11.1.152.22
Supported On: Lenovo System x Rack and Flex

Problems Fixed:
 - Seeing links stay up when the passthru module is powered off (187974)
 - Windows 2012 (Hyper-V, windows 2012 teaming) failed to map to teaming
   interface correctly. (190282)
 - Initiator virtual WWPN and WWNN are blank in UCM configuration menu if no
   Virtual WWNs are pushed to HBA (186986)
 - FCoE UEFI does not force reboot on changing the boot parameters (191857)
 - UEFI inventory data is returning the permanent address for the network
   address instead of the virtualized value (193552)

Incremental Interoperability:
 - Implement "Factory Default" feature in OCe14 firmware (183875)
 - Flex System CN4052S 2-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter Advanced
 - Flex System CN4054S 4-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter Advanced
 - Emulex VFA5.2 ML2 2x10 GbE SFP+ Adapter and FCoE/iSCSI SW

Known Issues:
 - Downgrading to 10.6.x.y from 11.x.y.z when the Secure Firmware jumper is
   present requires a special build of 10.6.228 firmware. Contact Lenovo
   Customer support to obtain this firmware.  Another alternative is to
   remove the Secure Firmware jumper and then flash firmware from 11.x.y.z to
   10.6.x.y.

 - To disable BFS after BOFM or IFM have been enabled, it must be done by
   setting BFS manually in the EFIBoot config utility or sending a BOFM default
   command to the port. This is working as expected and we are documenting it
   here.(159505)

 - Intermittently, 255 vPorts can not be created successfully in Windows with
   the error "ERROR: <127>: Not enough HBA or fabric resources. VPort not
   created!".  There is no known workaround other than to reduce the number
   of configured vPorts.(155807)

 - Target login will fail if you dynamically reconfigure the SAN after POST has
   executed. If you do, then reboot the system.(159121)

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

Firmware Version: 11.0.270.27
Supported On: Lenovo System x Rack and Flex

Problems Fixed:
 - NVGRE will stop working on a PF when other PF that does not use NVGRE is
   initialized later (164542)
 - DCC link notification missing on Emulex NIC firmware on ESXi 5.x (168844)
 - Ping Failed when configured in UFP NIC mode and Personality (183100)

Incremental Interoperability:
 - Support for Secure FW download feature
 - Avago branded transceivers no longer throw errors when plugged to Emulex
   NICs and CNAs (186957)

Known Issues:
 - Downgrading to 10.6.x.y from 11.x.y.z when the Secure Firmware jumper is
   present requires a special build of 10.6.228 firmware. Contact Lenovo
   Customer support to obtain this firmware.  Another alternative is to
   remove the Secure Firmware jumper and then flash firmware from 11.x.y.z to
   10.6.x.y.

 - To disable BFS after BOFM or IFM have been enabled, it must be done by
   setting BFS manually in the EFIBoot config utility or sending a BOFM default
   command to the port. This is working as expected and we are documenting it
   here.(159505)

 - Intermittently, 255 vPorts can not be created successfully in Windows with
   the error "ERROR: <127>: Not enough HBA or fabric resources. VPort not
   created!".  There is no known workaround other than to reduce the number
   of configured vPorts.(155807)

 - Target login will fail if you dynamically reconfigure the SAN after POST has
   executed. If you do, then reboot the system.(159121)

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

Firmware Version: 10.6.228.38
Supported On: Lenovo System x Rack and Flex

Problems Fixed:
 - Disable MCTP over PCIe for OCe1410xB based adapters. Solves hang with
   server BIOS that supports xClarity firmware download. (189936)
 - Cannot PXE boot server when under heavy IO load (188624)

Incremental Interoperability:
 - This software/firmware is only supported with Lenovo Branded System BIOS

Known Issues:
 - When running FCoE/NIC converged traffic, FCoE traffic will fail if the NIC
   traffic was running at line rate (around 9.5 GB/s). (161329)

 - To disable BFS after BOFM or IFM have been enabled, it must be done by
   setting BFS manually in the EFIBoot config utility or sending a BOFM default
   command to the port. This is working as expected and we are documenting it
   here.(159505)

 - Intermittently, 255 vPorts can not be created successfully in Windows with
   the error "ERROR: <127>: Not enough HBA or fabric resources. VPort not
   created!".  There is no known workaround other than to reduce the number
   of configured vPorts.(155807)

 - Target login will fail if you dynamically reconfigure the SAN after POST has
   executed. If you do, then reboot the system.(159121)

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

Firmware Version: 10.6.228.36
Supported On: Lenovo System x Rack and Flex

Problems Fixed:
 - FCoE initiator & target UCM settings are not shown in IMM web GUI (183090)
 - Logical link goes down for fn3 & fn4 when personality is changed from custom
   mode to single storage personality even with configured LPVID & BW (184375)
 - PLDM PDR for Numeric Sensors should have a u16 for SensorID (184848)
 - Removed PLDM state sensor if the board's PHY type is not SFP (185032)
 - WHQL NDK Logo test failure with OC14000B (182594)
 - Fixed a condition where the logical link shows down in the Linux OS in UFP
   NIC mode and personality (183100)

Incremental Interoperability:
 - None

Known Issues:
 - To disable BFS after BOFM or IFM have been enabled, it must be done by
   setting BFS manually in the EFIBoot config utility or sending a BOFM default
   command to the port. This is working as expected and we are documenting it
   here.(159505)

 - Intermittently, 255 vPorts can not be created successfully in Windows with
   the error "ERROR: <127>: Not enough HBA or fabric resources. VPort not
   created!".  There is no known workaround other than to reduce the number
   of configured vPorts.(155807)

 - Target login will fail if you dynamically reconfigure the SAN after POST has
   executed. If you do, then reboot the system.(159121)

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

Firmware Version: 10.6.228.13
Supported On: Lenovo System x Rack and Flex

Problems Fixed:
 - Removed QOS settings of MIN b/w to zero for link down case and retained
   outer vlan tag setting to zero. (183100)

Incremental Interoperability:
 - None

Known Issues:
 - To disable BFS after BOFM or IFM have been enabled, it must be done by
   setting BFS manually in the EFIBoot config utility or sending a BOFM default
   command to the port. This is working as expected and we are documenting it
   here.(159505)

 - Intermittently, 255 vPorts can not be created successfully in Windows with
   the error "ERROR: <127>: Not enough HBA or fabric resources. VPort not
   created!".  There is no known workaround other than to reduce the number
   of configured vPorts.(155807)

 - Target login will fail if you dynamically reconfigure the SAN after POST has
   executed. If you do, then reboot the system.(159121)

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

Firmware Version: 10.6.228.13
Supported On: Lenovo System x Rack and Flex

Problems Fixed:
 - Improved link negotiation with 1G switches

Incremental Interoperability:
 - This software/firmware is only supported with Lenovo Branded System BIOS
 - UFP mode and concurrent personality are now supported (175594, 176654)
 - Flex System CN4052 R 2-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter
 - Lenovo 00AG572 VFA5 2x10GbE SFP+ PCIe Adapter
 - Lenovo 00AG582 VFA5 2x10GbE SFP+ PCIe FCoE/iSCSI Adapter
 - Lenovo 00AG562 VFA5 ML2 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter
 - xClarity firmware download on specific server platforms (requires minimum
   IMM version-please consult Lenovo on the co-requisite)
   (limited to CN4052 R,00AG562,00AG572,00AG582)

Known Issues:
 - To disable BFS after BOFM or IFM have been enabled, it must be done by
   setting BFS manually in the EFIBoot config utility or sending a BOFM default
   command to the port. This is working as expected and we are documenting it
   here.(159505)

 - Intermittently, 255 vPorts can not be created successfully in Windows with
   the error "ERROR: <127>: Not enough HBA or fabric resources. VPort not
   created!".  There is no known workaround other than to reduce the number
   of configured vPorts.(155807)

 - Target login will fail if you dynamically reconfigure the SAN after POST has
   executed. If you do, then reboot the system.(159121)

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

Firmware Version: 10.4.303.14
Supported On: System x Rack

Problems Fixed:
 - Improved handling of ASU/UCM deployed configurations.

Incremental Interoperability:
 - Lenovo branded versions of formerly IBM branded products
 - Lenovo xHMC support for inventory management
 - Mixed and Concurrent Mode storage (refer to documentation at Emulex.com for
   more information on this functionality).
 - 16 total pf's per ASIC in UMC (vNIC2) Mode. Was previously limited to 8 pf's
   per ASIC.

Known Issues:
 - UFP mode and concurrent personality are not supported at this time. This
   will be resolved in the next release (175594, 176654)

 - Server hangs at "Scan for Fibre Devices", when port disable/enable performed
   on the Brocade Converged 10 Gb Ethernet Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter.
   Do not force the link down after POST has completed and then attempt a
   discovery of the SAN.  If you do a reboot is needed.(159125)

 - To disable BFS after BOFM or IFM have been enabled, it must be done by
   setting BFS manually in the EFIBoot config utility or sending a BOFM default
   command to the port. This is working as expected and we are documenting it
   here.(159505)

 - Intermittently, 255 vPorts can not be created successfully in Windows with
   the error "ERROR: <127>: Not enough HBA or fabric resources. VPort not
   created!".  There is no known workaround other than to reduce the number
   of configured vPorts.(155807)

 - Target login will fail if you dynamically reconfigure the SAN after POST has
   executed. If you do, then reboot the system.(159121)

 - IFM Boot target is consumed on a particular port even though the target is
   not accessible to that port. IFM/BOFM boot target configuration is not
   supported. This limitation has existed for several code releases and we are
   now documenting it here.(159226)

 - After making changes to any options in the sub-menus under 'controller
   configuration' in the Emulex UEFI NIC configuration utility and escaping
   to the prior menu, there is no prompt to save the changes.  Be sure to
   select 'Save' before exiting the configuration menu. Applies to some
   legacy rack servers.

 - Intermittently, when changing the multichannel mode, the system will not
   auto-reboot after exiting F1 UEFI setup and will continue through POST.
   Manually reboot the server to ensure all changes are applied. Applies to
   some legacy rack servers.

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

Firmware Version: 10.3.137.0
Supported On: Flex

Problems Fixed:
 - MAC/PHY loopback test intermittent failures
 - If BIOS enables "Above 4G decoding", Emulex iSCSI driver is not loaded
 - Error message appears when saving changes to minimum BW on run time FCoE
   configuration
 - Eighth NIC function doesn't come up in UMC mode when configured in PXESelect

Incremental Interoperability:
 - Lenovo branded versions of formerly IBM branded products

Known Issues:
 - Server hangs at "Scan for Fibre Devices", when port disable/enable performed
   on the Brocade Converged 10 Gb Ethernet Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter.
   Do not force the link down after POST has completed and then attempt a
   discovery of the SAN.  If you do a reboot is needed.(159125)

 - To disable BFS after BOFM or IFM have been enabled, it must be done by
   setting BFS manually in the EFIBoot config utility or sending a BOFM default
   command to the port. This is working as expected and we are documenting it
   here.(159505)

 - Intermittently, 255 vPorts can not be created successfully in Windows with
   the error "ERROR: <127>: Not enough HBA or fabric resources. VPort not
   created!".  There is no known workaround other than to reduce the number
   of configured vPorts.(155807)

 - Target login will fail if you dynamically reconfigure the SAN after POST has
   executed. If you do, then reboot the system.(159121)

 - IFM Boot target is consumed on a particular port even though the target is
   not accessible to that port. IFM/BOFM boot target configuration is not
   supported. This limitation has existed for several code releases and we are
   now documenting it here.(159226)

 - The server may hang at "Connecting Boot Devices and Adapters" if both FCoE
   ports have boot targets configured when using a 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru
   Module for IBM BladeCenter. The server will not hang if only a single port
   is configured with a boot target.(157137)

 - In FCoE configurations with BE3 in UFP mode on System x3690 X5 servers, a
   UEFI rescan is required to boot to the OS. This renders UFP not supportable
   in UFP/FCoE configurations(158669)

 - After making changes to any options in the sub-menus under 'controller
   configuration' in the Emulex UEFI NIC configuration utility and escaping
   to the prior menu, there is no prompt to save the changes.  Be sure to
   select 'Save' before exiting the configuration menu. Applies to some
   legacy rack and blade servers.

 - Intermittently, when changing the multichannel mode, the system will not
   auto-reboot after exiting F1 UEFI setup and will continue through POST.
   Manually reboot the server to ensure all changes are applied. Applies to
   some legacy rack and blade servers.

 - When using a Cisco Nexus 4001i Switch Module, intermittently the 10Gb link
   may come up as 1Gb link speed. An internal switch port bounce will typically
   establish a 10Gb link. Setting the switch port speed to fixed 10000 will
   also allow a guaranteed 10Gb connection. More info available in the Cisco
   Nexus 4001i Switch Module firmware release notes.

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

Firmware Version: 10.3.83.7

Supported On: Flex

Problems Fixed:
 - Ethtool shows “speed=unknown” sometimes for slave interface. (vNIC & UFP)
 - SVID values are not present under PXE select utility in vNIC1 mode
 - UMC Mode/Personality change using IBM ASU tool does not reflect in OCM

Incremental Interoperability:
 - Grantley based ITE
 - IBM Flex System CN4052 2-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter
 - IBM Flex System CN4058S 8-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter

Known Issues:
 - Server hangs at "Scan for Fibre Devices", when port disable/enable performed
   on the Brocade Converged 10 Gb Ethernet Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter.
   Do not force the link down after POST has completed and then attempt a
   discovery of the SAN.  If you do a reboot is needed.(159125)

 - To disable BFS after BOFM or IFM have been enabled, it must be done by
   setting BFS manually in the EFIBoot config utility or sending a BOFM default
   command to the port. This is working as expected and we are documenting it
   here.(159505)

 - Intermittently, 255 vPorts can not be created successfully in Windows with
   the error "ERROR: <127>: Not enough HBA or fabric resources. VPort not
   created!".  There is no known workaround other than to reduce the number
   of configured vPorts.(155807)

 - Target login will fail if you dynamically reconfigure the SAN after POST has
   executed. If you do, then reboot the system.(159121)

 - IFM Boot target is consumed on a particular port even though the target is
   not accessible to that port. IFM/BOFM boot target configuration is not
   supported. This limitation has existed for several code releases and we are
   now documenting it here.(159226)

 - The server may hang at "Connecting Boot Devices and Adapters" if both FCoE
   ports have boot targets configured when using a 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru
   Module for IBM BladeCenter. The server will not hang if only a single port
   is configured with a boot target.(157137)

 - In FCoE configurations with BE3 in UFP mode on System x3690 X5 servers, a
   UEFI rescan is required to boot to the OS. This renders UFP not supportable
   in UFP/FCoE configurations(158669)

 - After making changes to any options in the sub-menus under 'controller
   configuration' in the Emulex UEFI NIC configuration utility and escaping
   to the prior menu, there is no prompt to save the changes.  Be sure to
   select 'Save' before exiting the configuration menu. Applies to some
   legacy rack and blade servers.

 - Intermittently, when changing the multichannel mode, the system will not
   auto-reboot after exiting F1 UEFI setup and will continue through POST.
   Manually reboot the server to ensure all changes are applied. Applies to
   some legacy rack and blade servers.

 - When using a Cisco Nexus 4001i Switch Module, intermittently the 10Gb link
   may come up as 1Gb link speed. An internal switch port bounce will typically
   establish a 10Gb link. Setting the switch port speed to fixed 10000 will
   also allow a guaranteed 10Gb connection. More info available in the Cisco
   Nexus 4001i Switch Module firmware release notes.
===============================================================================

Firmware Version: 10.2.377.20 and 10.2.377.23

Supported On: System x and BladeCenter

Problems Fixed:
 - PXESelect showing incorrect MAC address, bandwidth & SVID values. This bug
   is a cosmetic issue and only impacts PXESelect. The values which are not
   displayed correctly in PXESelect can be viewed in UEFI, OCM, and on the
   switch.(151140)
 - "Configurations have changed" message seen in UEFI setup screen when no
   changes were made. This pop-up can be ignored and will be fixed in a future
   code release.(159086)
 - FCoE VLAN ID is being displayed incorrectly as hexadecimal in UEFI menu.
   This is a cosmetic issue only.  The correct VLAN is properly assigned, so
   there is no functional impact. The actual VLAN ID can be observed elsewhere.
   (159561)
 - UE seen while booting the system after a CoreDump
 - When NIC traffic has run on all the 8 vNICs of an ASIC, the vnics of first
   port are not honoring the assigned BW
 - SRIOV performance & Fairness for 16VMs is low on Linux and VMware
 - ML2 VFA5 device name is show "N/A" under IMM web and CLI of
   server management>Adapters
 - BW changes not getting updated with vNIC1 mode
 - Enable 100M/10M speed in set speed for SGMII interface
 - UCM/vNIC2, Ports/PCI functions supporting FCoE need to be differentiated to
   make it easier for the user
 - UCM/vNIC2 ability to program VirtWWN/WWPN independent of BFS Enable
 - iSCSI boot not working on higher order PCI functions (PF8 11)on 4 port
   controllers on ARI enabled systems
 - Can't install Windows2012 onto the iSCSI LUN whose LUN ID is not 0
 - Fixed several issues related to IBM Agentless inventory management
 - Under heavy bi-di traffic with XE102/XE104 network disconnects can occur
   during failover/switch side link bounce

Incremental Interoperability:
 - Grantley Rack Servers

Known Issues:
 - Server hangs at "Scan for Fibre Devices", when port disable/enable performed
   on the Brocade Converged 10 Gb Ethernet Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter.
   Do not force the link down after POST has completed and then attempt a
   discovery of the SAN.  If you do a reboot is needed.(159125)

 - To disable BFS after BOFM or IFM have been enabled, it must be done by
   setting BFS manually in the EFIBoot config utility or sending a BOFM default
   command to the port. This is working as expected and we are documenting it
   here.(159505)

 - Intermittently, 255 vPorts can not be created successfully in Windows with
   the error "ERROR: <127>: Not enough HBA or fabric resources. VPort not
   created!".  There is no known workaround other than to reduce the number
   of configured vPorts.(155807)

 - Target login will fail if you dynamically reconfigure the SAN after POST has
   executed. If you do, then reboot the system.(159121)

 - IFM Boot target is consumed on a particular port even though the target is
   not accessible to that port. IFM/BOFM boot target configuration is not
   supported. This limitation has existed for several code releases and we are
   now documenting it here.(159226)

 - The server may hang at "Connecting Boot Devices and Adapters" if both FCoE
   ports have boot targets configured when using a 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru
   Module for IBM BladeCenter. The server will not hang if only a single port
   is configured with a boot target.(157137)

 - In FCoE configurations with BE3 in UFP mode on System x3690 X5 servers, a
   UEFI rescan is required to boot to the OS. This renders UFP not supportable
   in UFP/FCoE configurations(158669)

 - After making changes to any options in the sub-menus under 'controller
   configuration' in the Emulex UEFI NIC configuration utility and escaping
   to the prior menu, there is no prompt to save the changes.  Be sure to
   select 'Save' before exiting the configuration menu. Applies to some
   legacy rack and blade servers.

 - Intermittently, when changing the multichannel mode, the system will not
   auto-reboot after exiting F1 UEFI setup and will continue through POST.
   Manually reboot the server to ensure all changes are applied. Applies to
   some legacy rack and blade servers.

 - When using a Cisco Nexus 4001i Switch Module, intermittently the 10Gb link
   may come up as 1Gb link speed. An internal switch port bounce will typically
   establish a 10Gb link. Setting the switch port speed to fixed 10000 will
   also allow a guaranteed 10Gb connection. More info available in the Cisco
   Nexus 4001i Switch Module firmware release notes.

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

Firmware Version: 10.2.261.41
Supported On: IBM System x

Problems Fixed:
 - Hit BSOD during VMQ overnight traffic test with cpu affinity change
 - IBM VFA5 Adapter causing software panic on IBM G8246 Switch in UFP mode
 - LPVIDs are not getting saved in vNIC2 mode if we change mode from vNIC1
   mode to vNIC2
 - In MC VINC1, VNIC2, UFP modes, user should see only 4 functions per port
   for 2 port card

Incremental Interoperability:
 - Emulex VFA5 2x10 GbE SFP+ Adapter and FCoE/iSCSI SW for IBM System x
 - Emulex VFA5 2x10 GbE SFP+ PCIe Adapter for IBM System x
 - Emulex VFA5 2x10 GbE SFP+ Integrated Adapter for IBM System x

Known Issues:
 - Server hangs at "Scan for Fibre Devices", when port disable/enable performed
   on the Brocade Converged 10 Gb Ethernet Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter.
   Do not force the link down after POST has completed and then attempt a
   discovery of the SAN.  If you do a reboot is needed.(159125)

 - To disable BFS after BOFM or IFM have been enabled, it must be done by
   setting BFS manually in the EFIBoot config utility or sending a BOFM default
   command to the port. This is working as expected and we are documenting it
   here.(159505)

 - Intermittently, 255 vPorts can not be created successfully in Windows with
   the error "ERROR: <127>: Not enough HBA or fabric resources. VPort not
   created!".  There is no known workaround other than to reduce the number
   of configured vPorts.(155807)

 - Target login will fail if you dynamically reconfigure the SAN after POST has
   executed. If you do, then reboot the system.(159121)

 - PXESelect showing incorrect MAC address, bandwidth & SVID values. This bug
   is a cosmetic issue and only impacts PXESelect. The values which are not
   displayed correctly in PXESelect can be viewed in UEFI, OCM, and on the
   switch.(151140)

 - IFM Boot target is consumed on a particular port even though the target is
   not accessible to that port. IFM/BOFM boot target configuration is not
   supported. This limitation has existed for several code releases and we are
   now documenting it here.(159226)

 - "Configurations have changed" message seen in UEFI setup screen when no
   changes were made. This pop-up can be ignored and will be fixed in a future
   code release.(159086)

 - The server may hang at "Connecting Boot Devices and Adapters" if both FCoE
   ports have boot targets configured when using a 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru
   Module for IBM BladeCenter. The server will not hang if only a single port
   is configured with a boot target.(157137)

 - FCoE VLAN ID is being displayed incorrectly as hexadecimal in UEFI menu.
   This is a cosmetic issue only.  The correct VLAN is properly assigned, so
   there is no functional impact. The actual VLAN ID can be observed elsewhere.
   (159561)

 - In FCoE configurations with BE3 in UFP mode on System x3690 X5 servers, a
   UEFI rescan is required to boot to the OS. This renders UFP not supportable
   in UFP/FCoE configurations(158669)

 - After making changes to any options in the sub-menus under 'controller
   configuration' in the Emulex UEFI NIC configuration utility and escaping
   to the prior menu, there is no prompt to save the changes.  Be sure to
   select 'Save' before exiting the configuration menu. Applies to some
   legacy rack and blade servers.

 - Intermittently, when changing the multichannel mode, the system will not
   auto-reboot after exiting F1 UEFI setup and will continue through POST.
   Manually reboot the server to ensure all changes are applied. Applies to
   some legacy rack and blade servers.

 - When using a Cisco Nexus 4001i Switch Module, intermittently the 10Gb link
   may come up as 1Gb link speed. An internal switch port bounce will typically
   establish a 10Gb link. Setting the switch port speed to fixed 10000 will
   also allow a guaranteed 10Gb connection. More info available in the Cisco
   Nexus 4001i Switch Module firmware release notes.

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

Firmware Version: 10.0.803.2202
Supported On: IBM System x

 - Initial Release

Known Issues:
 - None

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





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Emulex NIC (be2net) Device Driver for RHEL6 - 12.0.1169.32 - Release 18B



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                      Emulex NIC Device Driver for Linux
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Device Driver Version: 12.0.1169.32
Supported On: Lenovo System x Rack and Flex

Problems Fixed:
 - None

Incremental Interoperability:
 - Purley System Support
 - RHEL7 Update 3 Support
 - SLES12 SP2 Support

Known Issues:
 - None

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Device Driver Version: 11.4.1186.0
Supported On: Lenovo System x Rack and Flex

Problems Fixed:
 - Emulex be2net inbox driver delays the failover in bond after getting unrecoverable error in adapter (204427)
 - LPNIC driver installation failed through lpnic_install.sh installation script file (204826)

Incremental Interoperability:
 - RHEL7 Update 4 Support
 - SLES12 SP3 Support

Known Issues:
- None

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Firmware Version: 11.2.1193.31
Supported On: Lenovo System x Rack and Flex

Problems Fixed:
 * Support asymmetric RX/TX queues
 * Enhance be2net to support PASSTHRU mode of SET_HSW_CONFIG cmd on BE3

Incremental Interoperability:
 - RHEL7 Update 3 Support
 - SLES12 SP2 Support

Known Issues:
- Beginning with software release 11.2, Emulex LightPulse adapters and 
   OneConnect adapters have independent software kits. The "Broadcom Software 
   Kit Migration Guide" document provides special instructions and 
   considerations for using the driver kits for LightPulse and OneConnect 
   adapters.  https://docs.broadcom.com/docs/12378907

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Device Driver Version: 11.1.152.18
Supported On: Lenovo System x Rack and Flex

Problems Fixed:
 - Perf enhancement - Added support to switch off/on CPU power and P states to
   perf_tune_benet.sh script (184130)

Incremental Interoperability:
 - None

Known Issues:
 - None

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Device Driver Version: 11.0.232.0
Supported On: Lenovo System x Rack and Flex

Problems Fixed:
 - SRIOV 4port: Dmesg shows Max VF's count as zero for PF's except PF0 (187192)
 - Fixed several issues related to SRIOV

Incremental Interoperability:
 - Support for Secure FW download feature

Known Issues:
 - None

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Device Driver Version: 10.6.228.32
Supported On: Lenovo System x Rack and Flex

Problems Fixed:
 - Not able to collect OneCapture Logs on RHEL 7.1 OS (183840)
 - Fixed race condition where repeated link toggle in promiscuous mode causes
   firmware to lock up (183575)
 - Fixed a memory leak in case of async firmware commands (184729)

Incremental Interoperability:
 - SLES 12.1
 - RHEL 6.7 & 7.2
 - Support for Secure FW download feature

Known Issues:
 - None

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Device Driver Version: 10.6.228.9
Supported On: Lenovo System x Rack and Flex

Problems Fixed:
 -

Incremental Interoperability:
 -

Known Issues:
 - None

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Device Driver Version: 10.4.301.0
Supported On: System x Rack

Problems Fixed:
 - Variety of performance improvements on small packet and UDP traffic

Incremental Interoperability:
 - Add support in perf_tune_benet.sh to change the processor C-state
   dynamically
 - Lenovo branded versions of formerly IBM branded products

Known Issues:
 - None

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Device Driver Version: 10.3.142.0
Supported On: Flex

Problems Fixed:
 - None

Incremental Interoperability:
 - SLES 12
 - RHEL 6.6, 7.1
 - Lenovo branded versions of formerly IBM branded products

Known Issues:
 - None

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Device Driver Version: 10.3.11.0
Supported On: Flex

Problems Fixed:
 - None

Incremental Interoperability:
 - Grantley based ITE

Known Issues:
 - None

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Device Driver Version: 10.2.363.0
Supported On: System x and BladeCenter

Problems Fixed:
 - Multiple performance improvements in virtualized environments (SR-IOV,UMC)
 - Resetting Transparent Vlan to Default Vlan is not working
 - Cleanup ethtool set settings code
 - ARI on IBM x3650M4: All functions are not displayed in Linux

Incremental Interoperability:
 - Grantley Rack Servers

Known Issues:
 - None

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Device Driver Version: 10.2.261.0
Supported On: IBM System x, BladeCenter, and Flex

Problems Fixed:
 - Provide link state control for VFs
 - ethtool shows port as fibre though copper cable is connected.
 - Multi channel config should be determined via port resource descriptor
 - Showing WoL supported in ethtool for BE3 where it is not supported
 - be2net driver crash when umc enabled
 - ip link show command shows vlan for vfs although vlan creation is failed on
   the vfs
 - Emulex be2net driver does not support IOMMU pass through mode

Incremental Interoperability:
 - PCI ARI support

Known Issues:
 - None

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

Device Driver Version: 10.0.800.0
Supported On: IBM System x

Problems Fixed:
 - Low bi-di throughput seen on 1g ports of HS-23 LOM
 - Multiple performance improvements
 - Bonding driver takes approx 20 seconds to be ready

Incremental Interoperability:
 - RHEL 5.10
 - RHEL 6.5
 - XE-102 and XE-104 ASIC (OCx14xxx)
 - Support for set and get channels ethtool operation

Known Issues:
 - SR-IOV is supported with the following Linux distributions:
      * RHEL 6.4 and above 64-bit with KVM
      * SLES11 SP3 and above 64-bit with KVM

   NOTE: Guest operating system support is dependent on the Emulex driver
   version installed in the guest.

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Device Driver Version: 4.6.267.4
Supported On: IBM System x, BladeCenter, and Flex

Problems Fixed:
 - Under certain conditions, performance issues may be seen with multi-channel
   in RHEL6.4 KVM configurations
 - Under certain conditions, performance issues may be seen with multi-channel
   in RHEL6.4 SR-IOV configurations
 - SR-IOV configuration section of the Linux NIC Driver Documentation has been
   modified to improve clarity

Incremental Interoperability:
 - S3 Resume on IBM Flex
 - SLES 11.3 on IBM System x and BladeCenter

Known Issues:
 - SR-IOV is supported with the following Linux distributions:
      * RHEL 6.3 and 6.4 64-bit with KVM
      * SLES11 SP2 and SP3 64-bit with KVM

   NOTE: Guest operating system support is dependent on the Emulex driver
   version installed in the guest.

 - Use of SR-IOV with the XEN hypervisor is not supported at this time.

 - Use of SR-IOV with the KVM hypervisor requires the use of macvlan network
   interfaces.

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Device Driver Version: 4.6.148.0
Supported On: IBM System x and BladeCenter

Problems Fixed:
 - Ethernet performance issues in a variety of workloads
 - VFs are not displayed after driver re-load when is VFs attached to VM
 - vLAN tagging in Switch Agnostic vNIC mode

Incremental Interoperability:
 - RHEL 5.9
 - RHEL 6.4
 - Network performance varies with workload. An ethernet driver tuning script
  and instructions is now included with the be2net driver.
 - Switch Independent Mode within hypervisor OS's

Known Issues:
 - Multi-channel is not supported in RHEL5.x XEN. This is a kernel limitation
 - Under certain conditions, performance issues may be seen with multi-channel
   in RHEL6.4 KVM configurations
 - Under certain conditions, performance issues may be seen with multi-channel
   in RHEL6.4 SR-IOV configurations
 - SR-IOV is not supported with RHEL5.x XEN

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Device Driver Version: 4.4.180.0
Supported On: IBM Flex

Device Driver Version: 4.2.389.0
Supported On IBM System x and BladeCenter

Problems Fixed:
 - Unloading the driver hangs the system after running IPv6 traffic
 - Link status messages cleaned up when in Switch Agnostic mode
 - Miscellaneous network performance issues to improve throughput
 - Miscellaneous problems related to SRIOV to improve usability
 - Ethtool wol command displays wol enabled even when disabled
 - Ethtool speed reported as 10000Mb/s for disabled devices in Switch Agnostic
  mode

Incremental Interoperability:
 - RHEL6.3 GA Kernel
 - Increase default B/W for SRIOV vf's to 10Gb from 100Mb

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

Device Driver Version: 4.1.440.0
Supported On: IBM System x and BladeCenter

Device Driver Version: 4.1.422.5
Supported On: IBM Flex

Problems Fixed:
 - Ethtool information missing with newest version of be2net

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Device Driver Version: 4.1.413.0
Supported On: IBM System x and BladeCenter

Problems Fixed:
 - WOL changes for Linux NIC driver as mentioned in Bug# 24543
 - SR IOV   UE when attempt to do multiple (3 times) driver load/unload
 - Speed is 10000Mb/s for Disabled devices in UMC Mode
 - Incorrect Duplex value is shown for unconnected port of NC552m in Rhel6.1
   32bit
 - SLES 11 SP2 GMC: Enable support for Lnx NIC Driver
 - SRIOV: When VGT is configured for a VF, ip link show doesn't display it
   for the VF configured.
 - RHEL 5.8 GA: Enable support for Lnx NIC Driver
 - ip link command with vlan = 4095 has toggling effect
 - ip link command with vlan =0 should remove guest VGT privilege

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Device Driver Version: 4.1.334.39
Supported On: IBM System x and BladeCenter

Problems Fixed:
 - SR-IOV: Can't load be2net driver in a VM after the VM has been rebooted
 - SR-IOV: Unload PF driver with VF driver loaded causes system instability
 - SR-IOV: VF MAC always gets Emulex OUI
 - SR-IOV: Partition the limited per port VLAN entries across VFs and PFs
 - Non Member VLAN packets not received in interface promiscuous mode in BE3
 - Avoid CQ full condition in HW
 - be2net: use RX_FILTER cmd to program multicast addresses
 - account for skb allocation failures in ethtool stats
 - Support 60 second delay to Linux NIC driver to allow FAT dump completion
   on recovery from EEH
 - Link status is up [ethtool and OCM] when the bandwidth is assign 0 for
   UMC configuration
 - Remove msix module parameter
 - Use V1 version of COMMON_NTWK_LINK_STATUS_QUERY for Lancer.
 - Emulex: Ethtool failing to update FW
 - Emulex: Panic in be2net driver in SLES11-SP2-B7 on adapter
 - TCP ACKs from different connections are getting received in single queue
 - Multicast filtering feature not working on PPC
 - Exit of mcast promiscous mode not working
 - VLAN promiscous mode cannot be set on Lancer
 - Can't communicate after changing MAC address via VLAN interface
 - Improper memory accounting in received packets
 - WOL changes for Linux NIC driver as mentioned in bug
 - Transparent VLAN tagging feature not working in SR-IOV

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Device Driver Version: 2.103.397.0
Supported On: IBM System x and BladeCenter

 - Initial Release

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