I think most have upgraded their kernel instead of compiling ixgbe for their kernel.So to be clear no one has successfully updated the ixgbe driver version to other than the default on linux kernels 4.x ?
Sorry all, its been a terrible week for me so far.... some older pbx failing... and some pdc RAID1 failing... I just do not have to time to do the test.... I am actually more eager to do the testing then anyone else... lets someone can carry on the test https://forums.servethehome.com/index.php?threads/sm-5028d-tn4t-x10sdv-tln4f-x557-sr-iov-issue.7309/ where I left off..
It was too late!Thanks @EluRex
So a short update on this SR-IOV topic, and no I still didn't have the time to test it fully.
Requirements for Enablement of SR-IOV on both i350 and X520 eths:
-Linux Kernel 4.2.+ (as EluRex already proved)
-DO NOT UPGRADE BIOS to 1.0b because there is some kind of bug/error where in this version the SR-IOV option (or ASPM as Supermicro references it on their newest board BIOS) vanishes. I have been in talks with SM about this and already received a custom 1.0b BIOS which has the option reenabled. I am waiting for their response on the GA for this.
Meanwhile I have also reported the warning some of you already noticed on the PCIe bandwidth an waiting for their response.
[ 14.825404] ixgbe 0000:03:00.1: PCI Express bandwidth of 2GT/s available
[ 14.869386] ixgbe 0000:03:00.1: (Speed:2.5GT/s, Width: x1, Encoding Loss:20%)
[ 14.912905] ixgbe 0000:03:00.1: This is not sufficient for optimal performance of this card.
[ 14.998712] ixgbe 0000:03:00.1: For optimal performance, at least 20GT/s of bandwidth is required.
[ 15.087831] ixgbe 0000:03:00.1: A slot with more lanes and/or higher speed is suggested.
I will try soon to attach VFs (from different PFs, since there seems to be a bug even on the latest ixgbe/ixgbevf drivers that doesn't allow communication between VFs on the same PF) to different VMs and perform a simple ping test.
I have the 5028 case. Quiet to me is basically hear nothing. That is how my office PC is. This thing definitely makes some noise but is not crazy loud. I keep mine upstairs behind the TV and the dogs still manage to sleep at nightHow quiet are these 1540-boards?
I'm contemplating buying one for a new home-lab build, but it will run in a Node 304 which sits in my office.
If they are noisy I'd rather wait for the E3 v5 CPU's, and put on a liquid cooler or something.