Chapter 2. New Packages

New Packages

2.1. RHEA-2011:0944: new packages: bnx2x-kmod, bnx2i-kmod, bnx-kmod, cnic-kmod

New bnx2x-kmod, bnx2i-kmod, bnx2-kmod and cnic-kmod packages are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
These packages provide kernel modules for controlling Broadcom NetXtreme II network devices. Beyond what was delivered in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, temporary drivers are now available for the following hardware:
Broadcom NetXtreme II 5771x 10Gigabit Ethernet Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5706/5708/5709/5716 Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5706/5708/5709/57710/57711/57712 iSCSI Broadcom NetXtreme II CNIC
This update adds the following enhancements:
The bnx2x-kmod-1.62.00_6-1.el5_6 package is a temporary driver update released as part of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Driver Update Program (DUP). (BZ#707448)
The bnx2i-kmod-2.6.2.3-2.el5_6 package is a temporary driver update released as part of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Driver Update Program (DUP). (BZ#712473)
The bnx2-kmod-2.0.21-2.el5_6 package is a temporary driver update released as part of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Driver Update Program (DUP). (BZ#712470)
The cnic-kmod-2.2.13-2.el5_6 package is a temporary driver update released as part of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Driver Update Program (DUP). (BZ#712475)
Only users requiring temporary driver support for the specific hardware noted above should install these packages. Unless a system contains the exact hardware the above packages explicitly support, these packages must not be installed.