UCS M81KR Virtual Interface Card
Device Driver / Host Bus Adapter
Cisco Systems, Inc.
09 Nov 2010

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64 & Intel64     Service Pack 1 for SUSE® SLES 11

Product Description
The Cisco UCS M81KR Virtual Interface Card (VIC) is a virtualization-optimized Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) mezzanine card designed for use with Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers. The VIC is a dual-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet mezzanine card that supports up to 128 Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) standards-compliant virtual interfaces that can be dynamically configured so that both their interface type (network interface card or host bus adapter ) and identity (MAC address and worldwide name ) are established using just-in-time provisioning. In addition, the Cisco UCS M81KR supports Cisco VN-Link technology, which adds server-virtualization intelligence to the network: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10331/index.html

Primary Driver File(s):
File Name: fnic.koFile Version:
File Date: 01-Sep-2010File Size: 122288
Checksum: 497b4016316114e8efbaafe589812062
File URL:

Driver Support File(s)

Host Bus Adapter(s)
Product NameUCS M81KR Virtual Interface Card
RAID Level:
Bus Type:PCI Express X8

Tested Configuration:
Hard Disk Drive:2 EMC  SYMMETRIX , Firmware: 5573 , Interface: FibreChannel
Test Kit:DiskKit 5.01.29 - 2009-04-01

Config Notes
The listed HBA driver (fnic.ko) is delivered in PLDP conform KMP format. Please download and install it from http://drivers.suse.com/cisco/UCS-VIC/sle11-sp1/install-readme.html

The term YES CERTIFIED applies only to the exact configuration documented in this bulletin. For more information regarding the specific test configuration, please contact:

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