Installing the LAN over USB Linux device driver

Versions of Linux since RHEL5 Update 3 and SLES10 Service Pack 2 support the LAN over USB interface by default. This interface is detected and displayed during the installation of these operating systems.

See the list in Accessing the IMM2 using the LAN over USB interface for information about the IP addresses.

Note: Older Linux distributions might not detect the LAN over USB interface and might require manual configuration. For information about configuring LAN over USB on specific Linux distributions, see Introducing UEFI-Compliant Firmware on Lenovo System x and BladeCenter Servers.
The IMM2 LAN over USB interface requires that the usbnet and cdc_ether device drivers be installed. If the drivers have not been installed, use modprobe to install them. When these device drivers are installed, the IMM2 USB network interface is shown as a network device in the operating system. To discover the name that the operating system has assigned to the IMM2 USB network interface, type
dmesg | grep -i cdc ether