Networking Connectivity
Intel® PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter
Late breaking news

June 14, 2007

Overview:

This document includes recent news regarding the Intel® PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter.

User's Guide
Additional information is available in the User Guide on the CD included with the adapter.

Notes:

Intel recommends using the latest drivers and software.

The Intel® PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter is keyed to only fit into a 3.3 volt slot.

Installing a gigabit quad port server adapter in a Microsoft Windows* XP system may result in very low throughput.

Installing an Intel gigabit quad port adapter in a SCO* 5 system may result in very low throughput.

For best performance, this adapter should be installed in a 64-bit PCI-X slot. Refer to the detailed installation instructions in the User Guide for additional requirements.

Hot Plug operations are not supported by the Intel PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter.

Wake on LAN is not supported on the Intel PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter. Trying to enable this feature with IBAUTIL.EXE will not have any effect.

The Intel PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter supports Intel Boot Agent functionality on ports A and B, however it is disabled by default. To enable and use the Intel Boot Agent, refer to the User Guide and
other information in the \APPS\BOOTAGNT\ directory of the CD.

Known Issues:

Multiple Intel PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapters in one system
Installing more than two Intel PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapters in the same system is not recommended. Many systems are unable to support the power requirements for more than two of these adapters.

Use only in a PCI-X Slot
Reduced performance has been observed when the Intel PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter is installed in a slot other than a PCI-X slot.

Shared Interrupt Limitation
In some systems, the BIOS and OS assign the same interrupt number to two or more different ports on the Intel PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter. If this occurs, these ports do not function properly. To address this issue, reassign the system resources so that each port of the adapter has its own unique interrupt number or disable one of the ports sharing the same interrupt number.

Downshifting
When connecting to any Gigabit switch via a faulty CAT 5 cable where one pair is broken, the adapter does not downshift from 1 Gig to 100Mbps. For the adapter to downshift, it must identify two broken pairs in the cable.

Installing the Base Driver on systems running Windows XP or Windows Server 2003
After inserting the adapter in the system, you must install the base driver. This is true even if you previously installed base drivers for other Intel Ethernet adapters.

Intel PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter Not recommended for use on some systems
The Intel PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter does not function correctly in the following systems:
Dell* PowerEdge* 2500
Dell PowerEdge 6400
Dell PowerEdge 6450
Dell PowerEdge 6650SC
Intel Saber, Saber-R, and Saber-Rx Systems
SuperMicro 370DE6
SuperMicro P4DP6
IBM* eServer* xSeries* 365

Using the Intel PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter in the above systems is not recommended.

Heavy traffic may cause system reboot in some systems
Using an Intel PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter may cause a reboot in systems with the Intel Profusion chipset including: Intel OCPRF100 and SRPM8 server systems; Compaq* ProLiant* 8000, 8500, ML750, DL760; Dell PowerEdge 8450, 6300, 6350; IBM* x370. Using the Intel PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter in these systems is not recommended.

This applies to:

Intel® PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter

Solution ID: CS-009534
Last Modified: 07-Oct-2013
Date Created: 23-Feb-2004
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