Networking Connectivity
Intel® Server Adapters
NetWare* command line keywords and parameters

The following NetWare* Keywords are applicable for the CE1000 driver.

Parameter Valid Range Default Value Description
Slot 1-valid slot# None This is a standard keyword parameter predefined by NetWare to specify the physical slot of the installed adapter. When multiple adapters reside in a system, the SLOT keyword is used to distinguish which physical adapter is being loaded. If multiple adapters do exist in a system and the command line does not contain the SLOT keyword, then a list of slots in which the adapter resides is built and the user is prompted to select which adapter is desired to be loaded.
Frametype 4 words 802.2 Values are ethernet_802.2, ethernet_802.3, ethernet_snap, ethernet_ii.
Speed 0, 10, 100 0 On copper-based adapters, forces the line speed to the specified value in Mbps. If this parameter is not specified or is set to 0, the adapter will auto-negotiate to the best possible link based on link partner. Gig speed can only be achieved by auto-negotiation. This setting has no effect on fiber adapters.
Forceduplex 0 - 2 0 On copper-based adapters, forces the duplex mode. 1 indicates half-duplex, 2 indicates full-duplex. If this parameter is not specified or is set to 0, the adapter will auto-negotiate to the best possible link. If it cannot auto-negotiate, it will default to half-duplex. This setting has no effect on fiber-based adapters.
Autoneg 0 - 255 0 Controls auto-negotiation on copper-based adapters. When this parameter is used, the Speed and Forceduplex parameters must NOT be specified. Please see the manual for values. This setting has no effect on fiber-based adapters.
FlowControl 0 - 3 3 Controls the ability of the adapter to advertise flow control capabilities. Default is to allow both TX and RX flow control. 0 is off, 1 is RX, 2 is TX, 3 is both.
Jumbo 0-16380 0 Enables jumbo frames and sets the maximum frame size. Setting this parameter to 0 disables jumbo frames and causes the adapter to use standard 1514 bytes frames.
XsumTX 0-1 0 When set to 1, the driver and hardware can offload the calculation of the TCP or UPD checksum values for transmitted TCP or UDP packets, when the stack supports such operation. When set to 0, the checksum is calculated normally by the TPC/UDP protocol layers. Non TCP/UPD packets (such as IPX) are not affected by this parameter. This option only works on supported OS versions. Unlike other keywords, this setting is tracked on a per-frame-type basis and only works on Ethernet II and Ethernet SNAP frame types.
XsumRX 0-1 0 When set to 1, the driver and hardware can offload the calculation of the TCP or UPD checksum values for transmitted TCP or UDP packets, when the stack supports such operation. When set to 0, the checksum is calculated normally by the TPC/UDP protocol layers. Non TCP/UPD packets (such as IPX) are not affected by this parameter. This option only works on supported OS versions. Unlike other keywords, this setting is tracked on a per-frame-type basis and only works on Ethernet II and Ethernet SNAP frame types.
WaitForLink 0-1 0 Controls whether or not the driver will wait for link before finishing initialization. The default value causes the driver to wait until auto-negotiation is complete before finishing initialization and returning to the command prompt. Setting this value to 0 may cause the driver to initialize faster, but also may cause it to display incorrect link information when it loads.
Poll 0-2 0 Controls whether or not the driver loads in polling mode. 0 means no polling (e.g. interrupt mode), 1 means polling is forced on, and 2 means auto-detect. In this case, the driver will query the OS to determine whether or not polling is supported and will enable polling support accordingly. If supported by the OS, polling can decrease CPU usage by the driver when under heavy network load.
Persist 0-2 2 Controls whether the driver remains persistent during a hot-plug event. Setting this parameter to 0 disables persistency; the driver will always unload during hot-plug. Setting this parameter to 1 forces the driver to remain persistent during hot-plug events. The default value 2 sets the driver in auto-persistency mode. In this mode, the driver will only remain persistent when it is used with iANS (teaming/VLANs).
TxDescriptors 8-65535 96 TX descriptors are used to tell the hardware where the fragments of a transmit packet are in host memory. A transmit packet can use 1 or more descriptors. Most transmits require 3 or 4 descriptors. Each descriptor is 16 bytes.
RxDescriptors 8-65535 64 RX descriptors tell the hardware where to DMA received packets. For each RX descriptor, the driver will also allocate a receive buffer. Each descriptor is 16 bytes and each buffer is 2048 bytes.
CoalesceBuffers 1-65535 96 Coalesce Buffers are used to copy fragments of a transmit packet into before assigning them a transmit descriptor. This reduces the number of transmit descriptors required for each packet transmission. Each Coalesce buffer is 2048 bytes.

Operating System:

NetWare *

This applies to:

Intel® PRO/1000 F Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 Gigabit Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MF Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MF Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MF Server Adapter (LX)
Intel® PRO/1000 MT Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MT Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 T Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 XF Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 XT Low Profile Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 XT Server Adapter

Solution ID: CS-009215
Last Modified: 07-Oct-2013
Date Created: 11-Feb-2004
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