README.txt Driver File Contents (pro1k53.exe)

Intel(R) Linux* LAN Adapters PROCfg Application

February 5, 2003

- Overview
- Prerequisites
- Supported Features
- Installation
- Running the PROCfg Client
- Known Issues
- Support


This file describes the Intel(R) Linux* LAN Adapters PROCfg Application,
version 1.7.x.

PROCfg is a reporting and configuration tool for Intel(R) PRO LAN adapters 
(10/100 and 1000) and Intel Advanced Network Services (iANS). It works with 
the Intel e100, e1000, and iANS drivers on Intel 32-bit architectures 
running Linux.

The tool consists of two parts: the daemon PROCfgd and the PROCfg command-
line tool. The daemon should be run on a managed machine. The command-line 
tool should be used on a managing machine. The managing machine can be either 
the same managed machine that is used for the daemon, or it can be a remote 


PROCfgd and PROCfg require the following minimal versions:

  - Linux 2.4.x kernels

  - Any combination of the following Intel drivers:

      - e100 version 2.2.x
      - e1000 version 5.0.x
      - iANS version 2.3.x

      NOTE: The non-Intel driver eepro100 must not be loaded on the managed

  - package - installed by default in Red Hat* 7.2
    and later

  - openssl* 0.9.6b or higher security package installed on the system.

      NOTE: openssl is installed with Red Hat* Linux 7.2 and above. If the 
            package is already installed, make sure the file
            is in /lib or any other directory in the path. If it is not 
            installed, see the instructions below for creating

            If you do not have openssl installed, download the package from 
   and configure openssl with 'config 
            shared' to create the shared library.

            To create under /usr/lib, you must copy 
   to /usr/lib and create a link named 

                cp /usr/lib
                cd /usr/lib
                ln -s 

Supported Features

PROCfg includes the following features for Intel adapters:
    - Bus, Slot, and IRQ numbers for physical adapters
    - Static driver info: name, version, path, date, size (base and iANS)
    - Adapter load-time parameters and their values (e100 only)
    - Dynamic information: link state, speed and duplex (Intel adapters 
      only), and statistical counters
    - Information for configuring iANS: teaming/VLAN support, adapter 
    - Interface information on loaded adapters and teams including:
       - Virtual interfaces (VLANs)
       - Aliases
    - The iANS topology (teams, members, VLANs)
    - Team and member parameter values	
    - Dynamic information regarding the state of a team and the state of its 

    - MAC, inet, mask, and broadcast addresses
    - MTU size
    - Interface state
    - Load-time parameters (e100 only -- when none of the PRO/100 adapters 
      are members of an iANS team or have VLANs)
    - Team settings: initial config, add members, change teaming mode, 
      change probes settings. Teaming modes include:
        - Adapter Fault Tolerance ("AFT")
        - Switch Fault Tolerance ("SFT")
        - Adaptive Load Balancing ("ALB"), includes Receive Load Balancing 
        - Intel Link Aggregation, Cisco*'s Fast EtherChannel* Technology or 
          static 802.3ad ("FEC", or "FEC/LA/802.3ad: static")
        - Gigabit equivalent of FEC ("GEC", or "GEC/LA/802.3ad: static")
        - IEEE 802.3ad: dynamic ("802.3ad")
    - VLAN settings: add/delete VLANs for a physical adapter or team 
      (adapters controlled by e100 or e1000 drivers only)
       NOTE: Once a physical adapter is a team member or has VLANs, any 
             operation issued by ifconfig on the individual network 
             interfaces of such an adapter may cause corruption. As a 
             precaution, Intel recommends using PROCfg to configure the 
             interfaces and ifconfig only for operations that PROCfg does not

    - Loading and unloading of drivers

  Special Functions:
    - Blink hardware LEDs to identify a specific adapter
    - Run diagnostics on adapters
    - Save and restore network configurations. The configuration is saved as 
      a text file in XML-format. It is possible to edit this file, but restore
      fails if either the file is in illegal XML format or if it contains
      invalid configuration data.

      NOTE: Restoring a configuration destroys the current PROCfg system 
            configuration. This includes unloading Intel drivers. Multi-vendor
            team(MVT) drivers are not unloaded, as they might control adapters
            that are not supported by PROCfg and iANS. To avoid MVT adapters 
            using names that are used in the saved configuration file, 
            manually unload the drivers before using the "restore" operation. 
            For additional information, see the Known Issues section.        

  Error messages:
    - User initiated operation failures 
    - Daemon initiated operation failures, usually polling failure

    NOTE: All error messages are printed to the console.

    - Configuration changes 
       - If found during periodic polling noted as "external events"
       - If user change noted as "events generated by session ID X"
    - Errors 
       - Errors that occur only in the daemon

       NOTE: Events are logged in /var/log/procfgd.log.


NOTE: The following instructions describe installing the PROCfg package 
      through the tar file; although, PROCfg may be installed through a 
      binary RPM* package. To build a binary RPM* package of this 
      application, run 'rpmbuild -tb <filename.tar.gz>'. Replace 
      <filename.tar.gz> with the specific filename of the package.


  1.  Copy the files to a directory of your choice. Put the following files 
      in the same directory: 

        procfgd-x.x.x.tar.gz    (x.x.x designates the version number)
        libxerces-c1_6_0.tar.gz (xerces XML-parser library. Needed only if it
                                is not already installed in the system). 

  2.  Untar the procfgd-x.x.x.tar.gz file:

        tar xzvf procfgd-x.x.x.tar.gz

      The procfgd-x.x.x directory should appear.

  3.  Change directories to the procfgd-x.x.x directory:

        cd procfgd-x.x.x

      The following files should be in the directory:


  4.  Enter:


      The INSTALL script untars necessary tar files and copies the following 
      files to the indicated location:

        procfgd (the server application) and procfgd_adduser to /usr/sbin
        procfgd.1.gz (the man page) to the default man directory
        the licenses, README, and ldistrib.txt files to 

  5.  After procfgd is installed, the INSTALL script asks if you want 
      procfgd to automatically run on boot. If you answer 'yes', a script 
      called 'procfgd' is placed in the directory containing the system's 
      boot scripts (usually in /etc/rc.d/init.d/). If you answer 'no' and 
      have later change your mind, you can always enter the 'procfgd-x.x.x'
      directory and run the command:

        ./INSTALL_BOOT install

      Likewise, if you no longer want procfgd to run on boot, use the 

        ./INSTALL_BOOT uninstall

  6.  To run the PROCfg server, first logon to the system as root. Enter:


      NOTE: To change the configuration for the PRO LAN adapters or iANS 
            PROCfgd requires a non-default username and password. To 
            configure a user, see the instructions in the next step.
      The daemon runs by default on port 58086. If this port is taken or if
      PROCfgd is already running on the default port, the following error 
      message is printed on the screen:

        init_master_agent: Invalid local port (Address already in use) 
        Server Exiting with code 1

      In order to run the server on an alternate port, use the -p option:

        procfgd -p <port number>

  7.  To add a new read/write-access user to the PROCfg server, first logon
      as root. Make sure PROCfgd is not running. Enter the following, where
      the password is at least 8 characters long:

        /usr/sbin/procfgd_adduser <username> <password>

      Multiple read/write users may be added. The new username(s)/
      password(s) are added to the /var/.procfgd/procfgd.conf file. After 
      running the server once, this file is encrypted, but the password is 
      visible while typing it.

      NOTE: A single read-only user is configured by default on the PROCfg 
            server. To simply view settings no username or password are 
            required, as long as the default username and password 
            (username=procfgd, password=pRoCfGdPaSs) have been left in 

  To Uninstall

  1.  To uninstall enter


      The UNINSTALL script will remove all files installed by INSTALL script
      (see step 4 above).


  1.  Copy the following file to a directory of your choice.

        procfg-x.x.x.tar.gz    (x.x.x designates the version number)

  2.  Untar the procfg-x.x.x.tar.gz file:

        tar xzvf procfg-x.x.x.tar.gz

      The procfg-x.x.x directory should appear.

  3.  Change directories to the procfg-x.x.x directory:

        cd procfg-x.x.x

      The following files should be in the directory:


  4.  Enter:


      The INSTALL script copies the following files to the indicated location:

        procfg (the server application) - to /usr/sbin
        procfg.1.gz (the man page) - to the default man directory
        the licenses, README, and ldistrib.txt files to 

      To configure a user in the PROCfg client (procfg), see the Switches 
      section below.

      NOTE: A single read-only user is configured by default on the PROCfg 
            server. To simply view settings no username or password are 
            required, as long as the default username and password 
            (username=procfgd, password=pRoCfGdPaSs) have been left in place.

  To Uninstall

  1.  To uninstall enter


      The UNINSTALL script will remove all files installed by INSTALL script
      (see step 4 above).

Running the PROCfg Client

The following parameters are used by entering them on the command line with 
the procfg command. When issuing a command, the following syntax must be 

       procfg [<switch(es)>] <command> [<object(s)>] [<option(s)>]

Object(s) can be an interface name (ethx), team name, or list of interfaces 
or team names (eth0 eth1 ...).

Each switch has a long name as well. See the man page for a more detailed 
description of the command options.

CAUTION: The PROCfgd daemon must be running before issuing a command.


   -p <port>
       If the PROCfgd daemon is not using the default port, you must set the 
       PROCfg application to the same port. If a port number is not specified, 
       the default port (58086) is used.

   -h <hostname>
       Hostname or IP address of the managed machine (the one that runs the
       PROCfgd server). If not specified, the default hostname (localhost) is 

   -U <username> -P <password>
       Set the username and password to access the server application. The 
       username and password must be pre-configured in the server (see the 
       Installation section). If you do not specify a username or password, 
       the defaults are used (username: procfgd, password: pRoCfGdPaSs).

       NOTE: The default username is authorized for 'get' operations only.

   -t <num_seconds>
       This parameter specifies how long, in seconds, the PROCfg application
       waits for response from PROCfgd. The default is 4 seconds and should 
       only be increased for a highly stressed server.

       "Force mode". Commands do not issue warning to the user.

   To allow a non-default User to write without having to input the username
   and password on each command, or to save changes to any of these values
   create a configuration file named procfg.conf. Place it in your home 
   directory under a procfg directory (~/.procfg/procfg.conf). This file may
   contain the new username, password, port, hostname, force-mode or timeout. 
   The new settings are retained across reboots. An example of the procfg.conf file:

       username anyone
       password anyonepassword
       port 1012
       hostname localhost
       timeout 20

   NOTE: The configuration file must not contain any white spaces following 
         any of the switches.

   Commands - Informational
   help [<command_in-question> [-a]]
       Displays command usage. Use -a for advanced information.

   adapters [<ethx(s) or lspci_adapter_name(s)>]  [-a -v -i -h -p[d] -g]
       Displays general information on adapters in the system including: 
       unique name, system name, link state, speed, duplex, team membership, 
       type (Intel100 for Intel adapters using e100, Intel1000 for Intel
       adapters using e1000, vendor names otherwise), VLANs, interfaces, 
       hardware info, adapter load time parameters, and GVRP parameters.
       NOTE: Link state, speed, and duplex are not supplied for non-Intel 
             adapters. Non-Intel adapters are shown only if they are
             supported by iANS. For specific switches see the man page.

   adpdiag [<ethx(s)>] [-d <diagnostic_name1> [-p <parameter_value1>]]
           [-d <diagnostic_name2> [-p <parameter_value2>]] ...
       Runs diagnostics on adapters. If no adapter names are given the 
       command displays a list of adapters and their driver, on which a 
       diagnostic can be run. If one adapter name is given without any 
       diagnostic names the command displays a list of diagnostics that can 
       be run on the adapter. If both adapter names and diagnostic names are 
       given the command runs the specified diagnostics on the specified 
       adapters. Specify -p for diagnostics that expect a parameter.

   blink ethx [-t <num_seconds>]
       Identifies adapter by blinking hardware LED. Default blink time is 10 

       NOTE: procfgd blocks all other network configuration while the blink 
             operation is running.

   interfaces [<ethx(s)>]   [-a -d -s -x]
       Displays general information on all interfaces in the system 
       including: interface name, inet address, broadcast address, netmask, 
       VLAN ID, MTU size, driver info, and statistics.  		       	
   teams [<team_name(s)>]  [-m -p -v -i -g]  
       Displays information on the teams in the system including: teaming 
       mode, team current primary, team state, team link state, team speed, 
       team members table, team VLANs table, team hwaddr, team probe 
       parameters, forward delay, interface table, RLB state, and GVRP 

       Teams probe parameters are: addressing mode, check time out, send 
       time, max retry count, receive time out, receive back cycles, probe 
       burst size.

       Team speed is defined differently for the different teaming modes. For
       AFT, SFT, and ALB team speed = primary speed. For FEC and GEC team
       speed = sum of speeds of all members.

       Demonstrates the topology of the system. Gives a non-detailed listing 
       of all stand-alone adapters and their VLANs, teams and their VLANs, 
       and members.

       Example of the output of the tree command:
          - adapter eth0
                  veth0_2    2
                  veth0_4    4
          -adapter eth1
          -team t0
                  vt0_5    5
                  vt0_8    8

       Displays information on VLANs including: interface name, VLAN name and 

   Commands - Save and Restore

   restore [<file_name>] [-c -i -b]
       Restore a network configuration from the host. The configuration is 
       restored from a file in the /etc/procfgd directory. The default file 
       name is saved_conf.procfgd.

       The -c option forces the client to restore the configuration on the 
       server(s). When using this option, you must have a configuration file 
       that contains the server list and hostname (or IP address) for each 
       host on which the configuration should be restored. If you have 
       multiple servers, they must be copy-exact of each other; they must 
       have the same kernel version, same types and number of adapters, and 
       same driver versions. When the -c option is used the path to the 
       configuration file may be either relative to the current directory or

       The -i option restores the IP addresses for the server(s) from the 
       restore IP file. This feature is recommended to prevent connection 
       losses. To use this option, you must first create a restore IP file 
       that contains, for each hostname or IP address in the configuration 
       files described above, a list of interface names and their IP 
       addresses. The restore IP file must be located in the same directory 
       as the configuration file, and this file must be in the directory from
       which the procfg command is run. When the -i option is not used, the 
       IP addresses are as defined in the configuration file.

       The -b option is used for restore on boot.

       For examples of the configuration and restore IP files, see below.

   save [<file_name>] [-c]
       Save the current network configuration on the host. The file is saved 
       in the /etc/procfgd directory. The default file name is 

       The -c option saves the configuration on the client that is configuring
       the server. When the -c option is used the path to the configuration 
       file may be either relative to the current directory or absolute.

   To ensure network configuration is restored:

   1. Ensure that you have installed procfgd with the option to automatically
      run on boot. For instructions, see the PROCfgd Installation section.

   2. Ensure that procfg is installed on the server where procfgd is 
      installed before implementing the following procedure.

   3. Save the current configuration as the default saved configuration:

          procfg -f save

      The default file name is /etc/procfgd/saved_conf.procfgd.

      NOTE: You can run 'procfg -f save' once or multiple times. You can also 
            save multiple configurations to different files using 
            '/usr/sbin/procfg save <file_name>'. Then, copy the configuration 
            file you want to restore on boot to the default restore file 
            location (/etc/procfgd/saved_conf.procfgd). The file must be 
            saved to /etc/procfgd or any subdirectory under this location.

   During the next reboot, the default configuration will load and restore 
   your network configuration. 

   NOTE: Saving a configuration on boot does not save operating system-specific 
         network settings, such as an IP address or bound protocols.

   Definition of multi server conf_file:
       username user
       password password
       port <n>
       timeout <n>
       hostname <ip_address>
       hostname <ip>

   Definition of restore_ip.procfgd:
       [name(as in hostname from conf file)]
       <interface_name> <ip_addr> [-b <broadcast>] [-n <netmask>] [-d] 
           [-a <ipv6_address>] [-a <other_address>]
       [other name]

     NOTES: -d is used for removing the default IPv6 address.
            -a is used to add IPv6 addresses (many -a flags may appear).

            The management adapter's IP address (hostname IP address) in the 
            above examples must be an IPv4 address.

   Commands - Team/VLAN Configuration

   addmem <team_name> <ethx> [-p <priority>] <ethx> [-p <priority>] ...
       Add adapter to team. Default priority is none.

   addteam <team_name> eth0 eth1 ... [-M <mode>] [-e/-d] [-a <addrmode>] 
          [-c <num>] [-s <num>] [-m <num>] [-t <num>] [-r <num>] [-b <num>]
          [-g <aggregation mode>] [-R <on|off>] [-f <num>]
       Add team. <team_name> must be no longer than 8 characters, must start 
       with a letter, and must NOT start with the letters "eth". The default 
       teaming mode is AFT. For other default values, see the man page.

   addvlans <ethx>/<team_name> -i <VLAN_ID(s)> [-n <VLAN_name>] -i 
          <VLAN_ID(s)> [-n <VLAN_name>] ...
       Add VLANs to a team or a physical adapter. Each set of VLAN IDs can be 
       tagged with a VLAN name. The VLAN ID range is 0 - 4094.

       NOTES: If a VLAN ID appears twice in the list an error occurs.

              Due to a third-party limitation, adding VLANs when the IPv6 
              module is loaded might cause a network connectivity failure.

   delmem <team_name> <member_names_list>
       Delete members from team.

   delteam <team_name> 
       Delete team.

   delvlans <ethx>/<team_name> -i <VLAN_ID(s)>
       Delete VLANs from a team or physical adapter. If a VLAN ID appears 
       twice in the list an error occurs. delvlans will not remove VLANs if 
       their interface is up.

   NOTE: After configuring teaming and VLAN settings, you must save the 
         configuration as the default to make sure it is restored after the 
         next reboot. To ensure network configuration is restored, see the 
         instructions under the Save and Restore commands.

   Commands - Setting Parameters

   NOTES: Enter 'procfg <command>' for a list of the objects that can be 
          configured by the specfied command.

          Enter 'procfg <command> <object>' for a list of parameters that
          can be set by the specfied command and the current values of those

   adpcfg [<ethx>] [-h <hwaddr>] 
          [-s <10_full|10_half|100_full|100_half|1000_full|autoneg>] 
       Sets adapter hardware address, speed, and duplex.

   adpsetp [<ethx(s)>] [-p <parameter_name1> = <val1>] 
          [-p <parameter_name2> = <val2>] ...
       Sets load time parameters for adapters that are not in a team or VLAN 
       and that are using the e100 driver. This operation downs any existing 
       ethx that is using the e100 driver and unloads the driver. Then, the 
       driver is reloaded with the new parameters, and the previous 
       configuration is saved and restored.

       NOTE: This operation is currently not available for PRO/1000 adapters.

   ifcfg [<ethx(s)>] [-i <addr>] [-n <mask>] [-b <addr>] [-u <pktsize>] 
          [-s <up/down>] [-a <inet6_address>] [-d <inet6_address>]
       Sets interfaces (all in list set to same value).

       NOTES: Setting aliased interfaces to the same IP address should fail. 
              "ifcfg ethx:i -i" removes the alias i from ethx.
              "ifcfg ethx:i -s down" also removes the alias. 

   memcfg <member_name> -p <priority>
       Sets member priority.

   teamcfg [<team_name>] [-h <addr>] [-M <mode>] [-e/-d] [-a <addrmode>] 
          [-c <num>] [-s <num>] [-m <num>] [-t <num>] [-r <num>] [-b <num>] 
          [-g <aggregation mode>] [-R <on|off>] [-f <num>]
       Configures team.

   vlancfg <ethx>/<team_name> [-g <on|off> [-t <num>] ]
       Set GVRP information.

   Commands - Drivers

   loaddrv [<driver_name> [-c <insmod_command_parameters>]] 
       Loads a driver. If no arguments are given, the operation lists the 
       loadable drivers. If a driver name is given, the operation executes the
       insmod command to load the driver. Users may specify additional 
       parameters to pass to the insmod command.

       See the insmod manpage for a description of the parameters insmod can 
       receive. insmod must include the module name, even if it is identical 
       to the <driver_name> given in the loaddrv command.

   unloaddrv [<driver_name> [-c <rmmod_command_parameters>]] 
       Unloads a driver. If no arguments are given, the operation lists the 
       removable drivers. If a driver name is given, the operation executes 
       the rmmod command to unload the driver. Users may specify additional 
       parameters to pass to the rmmod command. 

       See the rmmod manpage for a description of the parameters rmmod can 
       receive. rmmod must include the module name, even if it is identical to 
       the <driver_name> given in the unloaddrv command.

Known Issues

NOTE: For Linux distribution-specific information, see the ldistrib.txt file
      included in the PROCfg tar file.

1.  An error message, "procfg: Unknown engine id, Unable to connect to host", 
    may be seen for every PROCfg command.

    Since PROCfg is a client-server application, the loopback interface in the 
    system (lo) must be up, and it must contain an IP address. Configure the 
    loopback interface up by entering:

      ifconfig lo <IP_address>

2.  Restoring a configuration destroys the current PROCfg system 

    The restore operation might fail in the following cases:

    - Adapters in the system on which the restore is done are of a different
      type or have different capabilities than the adapters in the system on
      which the configuration was saved.

    - The adapter names in the configuration file are being used by other

    - The system is in a state that does not allow loaded drivers to occupy 
      the adapter names that are specified in the configuration file (adapter 
      names are determined when loading the drivers).

    In order to overcome these situations either edit the configuration file
    and change the adapter names to match the system state and the adapter
    capabilities, or change the system state and/or its adapters in a way
    which will allow restoring the configuration.

3.  Restoring a configuration does not restore the machine's routing table. 
    Therefore, when issuing a restore operation from a remote machine through 
    a gateway defined on the "restored" machine, communication could stop.

    If you have local access to the managed machine, try rebuilding that 
    machine's routing table.

4.  When running PROCfg commands in a script, some commands may fail because 
    of timing issues (some commands take longer than script allows). As a 
    workaround run the script again or insert pauses between the commands in 
    the script.


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