Howdy, we have a project an intel X520 OCP card installed and as such we would like to disable the onboard/embedded i350 dual or quad port NICs (so that they are disabled at the PCI level so they don't show up in the BIOS). We could disable a single port (LAN0) from the x520 using as example: eeupdate /nic=1 /ww=0x192 2
However can we do the same for both or all 4 ports of the i350? I'm aware that you can't disable LAN0 from the i350; but maybe you could have it disabled at a PCI level but still keep the management function open? Would somebody has any guidance on this request using the eeupdate tool?
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Please refer to section 184.108.40.206.7 Internal PHY Power-Down State in the http://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/datasheets/ethernet-controller-i350-data... Intel® Ethernet Controller I350 Datasheet, and also section 6.2.21 Software Defined Pins Control (LAN Base Address + Offset 0x20).
The following register values:
0x0c0c -> disables PCI + management.
0x040c -> disables PCI, management may still operate.
In terms of eeupdate:
Disable port 0 : eeupdate /nic=1 /ww=0x20 0x040c
Disable port 1 : eeupdate /nic=1 /ww=0xa0 0x0c0c
Disable port 2 : eeupdate /nic=1 /ww=0xe0 0x0c0c
Disable port 3 : eeupdate /nic=1 /ww=0x120 0x0c0c
You can try it on port 0, but it's doubtful that it'll work.
According to the datasheet this port can't be disabled to avoid a bricked EEPROM.
Please let us know your results.