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    Need 2x 10GbE Ethernet PCI cards for my servers

    Hey guys,

    I have 2 servers which actually do get some serious action atm and some of the hard drives in there have been converted to SSD/NVMe's. So, I am considering using 10 Gigabit ethernet connections on both of these, and connect them both to a Netgear GS110MX switch I just bought.

    Question to you: which PCI network cards should I buy ? i.e. has anyone tested any of those with Fedora ?

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    Re: Need 2x 10GbE Ethernet PCI cards for my servers

    W000H000
    ok guys, success:
    Code:
    [root@rat SSD]# scp video* 192.168.0.217:/NVME1/STRIPPED_PIX_TEMP/
    root@192.168.0.217's password: 
    video1.mp4                                                                                                         100% 5092MB 101.1MB/s   00:50    
    video2.mkv                                                                                                         100% 3084MB  98.8MB/s   00:31    
    
    then I went and removed the video* files from the target box, and then tried the 10GbE lines:
    [root@rat SSD]# scp video* 192.168.100.217:/NVME1/STRIPPED_PIX_TEMP/
    root@192.168.100.217's password: 
    video1.mp4                                                                                                         100% 5092MB 433.8MB/s   00:11    
    video2.mkv                                                                                                         100% 3084MB 389.3MB/s   00:07 
    
    then pulling:
    [root@rat SSD]# rm -f video*
    [root@rat SSD]# scp 192.168.0.217:/NVME1/STRIPPED_PIX_TEMP/video* .
    root@192.168.0.217's password: 
    video1.mp4                                                                                                         100% 5092MB 108.5MB/s   00:46    
    video2.mkv                                                                                                         100% 3084MB 108.4MB/s   00:28    
    [root@rat SSD]# rm -f video*
    [root@rat SSD]# scp 192.168.100.217:/NVME1/STRIPPED_PIX_TEMP/video* .
    root@192.168.100.217's password: 
    video1.mp4                                                                                                         100% 5092MB 348.9MB/s   00:14    
    video2.mkv                                                                                                         100% 3084MB 333.3MB/s   00:09
    Both copies are going through the same Netgear GS110MX , the 2 boxes in question are plugged into the 2x 10GbE ports it has (and also to the "old" 1GbE ports with a different cable).
    I will now be "moving" the internal IPs of both boxes to the new 10GbE line, and ifconfigging down the old internal connection.

    The cards are reported as:
    05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Controller 10-Gigabit X540-AT2 (rev 01)
    05:00.1 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Controller 10-Gigabit X540-AT2 (rev 01)
    in one box, and:
    51:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Controller 10-Gigabit X540-AT2 (rev 01)
    51:00.1 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Controller 10-Gigabit X540-AT2 (rev 01)
    in the other.

    I did not have to install any driver at all, they were both recognized on boot.

    So, 3-4x quicker connection.
    Last edited by bobx001; 21st March 2019 at 07:10 AM.
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