Linux* Base Virtual Function Driver for Intel(R) 10G Ethernet¶
Intel 10 Gigabit Virtual Function Linux driver. Copyright(c) 1999-2018 Intel Corporation.
Identifying Your Adapter
This driver supports 82599, X540, X550, and X552-based virtual function devices that can only be activated on kernels that support SR-IOV.
For questions related to hardware requirements, refer to the documentation supplied with your Intel adapter. All hardware requirements listed apply to use with Linux.
Identifying Your Adapter¶
The driver is compatible with devices based on the following:
Intel(R) Ethernet Controller 82598
Intel(R) Ethernet Controller 82599
Intel(R) Ethernet Controller X520
Intel(R) Ethernet Controller X540
Intel(R) Ethernet Controller x550
Intel(R) Ethernet Controller X552
Intel(R) Ethernet Controller X553
For information on how to identify your adapter, and for the latest Intel network drivers, refer to the Intel Support website: https://www.intel.com/support
SR-IOV requires the correct platform and OS support.
The guest OS loading this driver must support MSI-X interrupts.
This driver is only supported as a loadable module at this time. Intel is not supplying patches against the kernel source to allow for static linking of the drivers.
VLANs: There is a limit of a total of 64 shared VLANs to 1 or more VFs.
For general information, go to the Intel support website at:
or the Intel Wired Networking project hosted by Sourceforge at:
If an issue is identified with the released source code on a supported kernel with a supported adapter, email the specific information related to the issue to firstname.lastname@example.org.