[OmniOS-discuss] best or preferred 10g card for OmniOS

Dan McDonald danmcd at omniti.com
Thu Mar 26 17:25:17 UTC 2015

Generally speaking the Intel ones are preferable, because Intel does the best job of keeping those drivers up to date for all open-source platforms.

Just pushed into illumos, and coming soon to r151014 is OPEN-SOURCE support for Broadcom NetXtreme II (now owned by QLogic) 10GigE  (the "bnxe" driver).  It's not nearly as good as Intel's code, or likely Intel's HW, but now that it is open-source, it becomes a viable alternative, because people can now fix the driver if there is a problem.

I'd still use Intel 10Gig where possible, but if you're stuck on HW with formerly-Broadcom 10GigE, your luck will be improving somewhat.


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