Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 463371
[LTC 6.0 FEAT] 201110:Broadcom iSCSI support - bnx2iscsi
Last modified: 2010-05-21 17:20:49 EDT
Emily J. Ratliff <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 2008-09-16 18:30 EDT
1. Feature Overview:
Feature Id: 
a. Name of Feature: Broadcom iSCSI support - bnx2iscsi
b. Feature Description
Broadcom recently submitted their iSCSI driver for 570x based controllers to the open source
community. Most System x servers have these controllers embedded on system boards. We are requesting
that this driver (bnx2iscsi) be integrated into distro releases. Please see:
2. Feature Details:
Arch Specificity: Purely Common Code
Affects Kernel Modules: Yes
Delivery Mechanism: Direct from community
Request Type: Driver - Feature from Upstream
d. Upstream Acceptance: Submitted
Sponsor Priority 1
f. Severity: High
IBM Confidential: no
Code Contribution: no
g. Component Version Target: 2.6.27
3. Business Case
Customers with System x servers containing planar-embedded Broadcom 570X NICs will be able to have
'built-in' iSCSI support.
Enable iSCSI support on network interfaces (bcm5706, bcm5708) prevalent on most System x servers.
4. Primary contact at Red Hat:
5. Primary contacts at Partner:
Project Management Contact:
Monte Knutson, email@example.com, 877-894-1495
Kevin Stansell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris McDermott, email@example.com
This driver does not appear to be upstream as of yet.
This is in RHEL 5.4 and 2.6.31, so it will be in RHEL 6. I'll close this, since it is not really a new feature. If 6.0 bugfixes are needed, open a BZ for that.
------- Comment From firstname.lastname@example.org 2010-05-21 17:18 EDT-------
Verified on snap4. I am able to log into an iscsi target and work with the filesystem.