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Does IPFire support Dual Port 10GB NIC?

Posted: March 11th, 2016, 8:38 pm
by ramses2010
Hello and Aloha,

I'm planning to put the new 10GB dual port NIC at the PCI express slot. Will IPFire see it?

Do I need to make any changes or settings for it to see it? or it is just a standard setup, assign an interface to the card?

Thanks! O0

Re: Does IPFire support Dual Port 10GB NIC?

Posted: March 12th, 2016, 9:02 am
by MichaelTremer
It depends on the NIC if it is supported or not. Broadcom or Intel should be fine.

10G is running awesome in the IPFire Premium Appliance. You will need some processor power to utilise the bandwidth and many PCIe lanes.

Assignment works like any other NICs too.

Re: Does IPFire support Dual Port 10GB NIC?

Posted: March 13th, 2016, 4:51 am
by ramses2010
Hi Michael,

Just to clarify: You are positive that an Intel 10Gb NIC with dual port seated in PCIe will be detected by IPfire? Will it show up as two ports in the assignment screen?

Thank you!
MichaelTremer wrote:It depends on the NIC if it is supported or not. Broadcom or Intel should be fine.

10G is running awesome in the IPFire Premium Appliance. You will need some processor power to utilise the bandwidth and many PCIe lanes.

Assignment works like any other NICs too.

Re: Does IPFire support Dual Port 10GB NIC?

Posted: March 13th, 2016, 1:36 pm
by MichaelTremer
Hey,

without knowing the exact model I cannot guarantee anything. Although it is very likely. Check out if you find it on this list of supported Intel devices: http://fireinfo.ipfire.org/device/pci/8086

A dual NIC will show up as two interfaces.

-Michael

Re: Does IPFire support Dual Port 10GB NIC?

Posted: March 30th, 2016, 8:48 am
by ramses2010
Hi Michael,

You are correct it does recognize it. The only trouble is I bought the wrong type, I actually need a Fiber NIC instead of Copper. Which bring me to my question- Will IPFIRE recognize an 10GB NIC SPF type (fiber) in PCIe?

Thank you again!
MichaelTremer wrote:Hey,

without knowing the exact model I cannot guarantee anything. Although it is very likely. Check out if you find it on this list of supported Intel devices: http://fireinfo.ipfire.org/device/pci/8086

A dual NIC will show up as two interfaces.

-Michael