Tuesday, January 4, 2011

How do you manually configure the speed and duplex settings on a Proventia M?

This article explains how to manually configure the speed and duplex settings on a Proventia M.
This information applies to:
Proventia M Firmware 3.1
Fix Version:
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To hard code the speed and duplex settings on the Proventia M perform the following steps:
  1. Connect via SSH and login as root.
  2. Type vi /sbin/ifup-local to create a config file.
  3. Open the file and add a line using the following syntax:
    ethtool -s [Adapter] speed [Speed in Mbps] duplex [full/half] autoneg [on/off]

    Example: To set the external interface (eth1) to 10Mbps half duplex, use the following line:
    ethtool -s eth1 speed 10 duplex half autoneg off
  4. Save the file.
  5. Change the permissions of the file by using the following command:chmod x /sbin/ifup-local
  6. Restart the interfaces by running the following command:service network restart
Once the network interfaces have restarted, you can verify the settings have been updated by running the following command:mii-tool

This will display the current status of all links on the appliance.

1 comment:

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Could you please help me to find an answer to my following question regarding IBM ISS Proventia Implementation.
Is the IPS IBM Proventia support VLAN Bridging by changing the VLAN Tage?
your help will be appreciated very much