Thank you for the reply. So my background is a computer science degree and I work in cybersecurity, mainly more software oriented, and while I understand the specs of hardware I'm not super knowledgeable about what's out there. The reason I was looking at this was even if I get that and put a sfp+ nic is that I see nothing else for that price that gets me that kind of power for firewalling. Firewalls that would be anywhere near it seem to be 500+. I can build this exactly how I want it for about 300. Do you have any suggestions as to where I should look to satisfy what I was looking for but where it would make more sense? Just another 1u server with the same chip but a sfp+ nic? Definitely willing to build something out but haven't done any hardware modification before as far as cases and installation goes. I'd greatly appreciate it.Nope the 10gb-t is integrated in the motherboard.
There is a pcie x16 slot so you could add a sfp nic... But the board doesn't make much sense if you don't want copper.
Awesome! Thanks! Quick question then... What is the main usage of the 6x10GbE? I guess I'm not seeing what makes this unit more valuable. Is it just having that level of accessablility directly on the unit without having to go to a switch? Also. When y'all are saying 10gbe, everything I saw shows those are 1000base-t? Or did I read that wrong? Each port is only gigabit?If you have no intention of utilizing the 6 x 10GbE NICs in this motherboard, it's a terrible choice. You can get far more compute power for less money and stick your NIC of choice in. Example: Supermicro CSE-815-5 X9SRW-F REV 1.02 1x E5-1620 @ 3.6GHz 16GB RAM 1x SAS NO HD | eBay
Agreed... I have already spent more than I wanted to in order to get this running and don't have another cpu to test with... IF the QVL memory doesn't fix it then definitely going to have to find another lga1150 to find out if its the cpu.Last memory problem that almost beat me to death was caused by a bad CPU.
oh yeah I had seem that same guide when googling.
I was able to pass through a "pair" (eno0 and eno1) of ethernet adapters to opnsense no problem. I don't remember if I Attempted to pass through one single jack or not.One thing I havent been able to do, probably because it's not possible, is pass one of the network adapters to a VM. They all seem to be tied together and if I pass, all 6 get passed? Because of the shared chip, does that mean it's impossible?