ASUS P9A-I/C2550/SAS/4L and 10GBe (SFP+) Network Cards

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  1. Kristian

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    I would like to know if someone is using a 10GBe NIC in this board.

    I tried one of the Brocade 1020 and it is not showing during boot up.

    Would be nice to know if someone found a reasonable priced card that would work together with this board.

    Brocade 1020 (not showing up during boot)
    HP 10GB Mellanox ConnectX-2 10GBe SFP+ (working)
    Intel X520
    Intel X540-T2



    Not verified by users, but according to ASUS HQ:
    (would wonder if they would not work, as those are Asus cards)

    ASUS PEB-10G
    ASUS PEB-10G/SFP+/DUAL
    ASUS PEB-10G/SFP+/Single


    Mellanox Infinband MCX353A-FCBT FDR (CX3)
    Mellanox Infinband MHQH19B-XTR


     
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    I would email Asus to see if they tested any 10Gbe nics in it.
    While that is probably outside the original use case scope... it is a server board and they should offer you support.

    Just make sure that card works in another server first.
     
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    Thank you for the idea. I will try that.
     
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    I can confirm Intel X520 and X540-T2s work, you'll just have a 5gbps bottleneck (due to the PCI-E 2.0 x4 slot, not due to the NIC).

    From Debian Wheezy:

    [ 1.770203] ixgbe 0000:03:00.0: irq 45 for MSI/MSI-X
    [ 1.770217] ixgbe 0000:03:00.0: irq 46 for MSI/MSI-X
    [ 1.770223] ixgbe 0000:03:00.0: irq 47 for MSI/MSI-X
    [ 1.770229] ixgbe 0000:03:00.0: irq 48 for MSI/MSI-X
    [ 1.770236] ixgbe 0000:03:00.0: irq 49 for MSI/MSI-X
    [ 1.770572] ixgbe 0000:03:00.0: Multiqueue Enabled: Rx Queue count = 4, Tx Queue count = 4
    [ 1.869977] ixgbe 0000:03:00.0: PCI Express bandwidth of 16GT/s available
    [ 1.869984] ixgbe 0000:03:00.0: (Speed:5.0GT/s, Width: x4, Encoding Loss:20%)
     
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