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10GigEthr-05 (itxgbe) 10 Gigabit Ethernet Driver for HP-UX

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The 10GigEthr-05 bundle contains the itxgbe driver for HP-UX 11i v3, which supports the HPE PCIe 10GBase-T Dual-port Adapter (B9F25A), part number 716589-001.

To download and install the 10GigEthr-05 Software Bundle, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the server as root.
  2. Back up the server before installing the product.
  3. Download the 10GigEthr-05 Software Driver Bundle depot file. After you have downloaded the depot file, move it to the /tmp directory.
  4. To verify that the 10GigEthr-05 depot downloaded correctly, use the following command:

    swlist -d -s /tmp/<depot_filename>

    For example:

    # swlist -d -s /tmp/10GigEthr-05_B.11.31.1905_HP-UX_B.11.31_IA.depot
    # 10GigEthr-05 B.11.31.1905 PCIe 10 Gigabit Ethernet; Supptd HW=???

  5. To install the 10GigEthr-05 bundle on the server, use the swinstall tool:

    swinstall -s /tmp/<depot_filename>

      Important: Use this command on the server where the product is to be installed, running stand-alone; do not perform this step over the network.

    For example:

    # swinstall -s /tmp/10GigEthr-05_B.11.31.1905_HP-UX_B.11.31_IA.depot

    When installation is complete, the server reboots.

  6. To verify that the 10 Gigabit Ethernet driver installation was successful, use this command:

    what /stand/vmunix /stand/current/mod/* | grep itxgbe

    If the command output does not contain the string itxgbe, then the installation has failed. One common reason for the failure is insufficient disk space. If that is the reason, free enough disk space, and try the installation procedure again.  If the installation still fails, contact your HPE representative.

For more information
For information about installing Ethernet drivers, see Ethernet Configuration and Verification.

For information about enhancements and known problems included in this driver release, see the 10GigEthr-05 (itxgbe) Ethernet Driver Release Notes for your bundle version.

These documents are available on the HPE website at

Release notes are listed alphabetically in the "Getting started" section.

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