Intel 82598EB twinax cables
robroy at bigbuckingunicorn.com
Tue Mar 20 22:43:21 UTC 2018
Good day Dean!
On Tue, 20 Mar 2018, Dean E. Weimer wrote:
> Adapters are Intel 8259EB 10Gigabit AF Dual Port Adapters
> We have Cisco Twinax Cables connecting them to an Avaya VSP 7000 series
> However I have been unable to get the interfaces to show any status other
> than no carrier.
> Am I missing something or is the FreeBSD Driver just not compatible with
> these Twinax Cables?
Dean, I'll offer a data point which may be helpful.
I have access to a computer with NICs which show up in pciconf -lv as,
"82599ES 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ Network Connection," and whose ports attach
to a switch using Twinax cabling.
I booted the computer from an 11.1-RELEASE amd64 ISO just now, and I was
able to bring ix0 up with no problems.
I'm not sure which switch this computer's attached to, but I could find
out this coming week and report back if that seems like valuable info for
you (I know that it's either a Cisco or Brocade, so it's different from
what you're using).
Happy days to you Dean.
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