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  • Thu, Jan 10 2019 5:37 PM In reply to

    • NYnutz
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    Re: ISIS 10Gb optical adapters for clients

    the x710 cards have a bad reputation in the sysadmin and networking world for having severe driver and firmware issues. The x520 is generally seen as the more reliable option.   


    IMO, the myricom cards are stable, but the drivers are OLD and they don't perform as well as the intel adapters - they are also missing several features that all of the intel adapters have, like working PXE boot and WOL. the Intel adapters also work on vmware host machines, whereas support for myricom was dropped several versions ago.


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  • Thu, Jan 10 2019 7:31 PM In reply to

    • BobRusso
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    Re: ISIS 10Gb optical adapters for clients

    Myricom NICs are supported in a Windows host running VMWare; use the drivers that are installed by Windows and not the Myricom driver. The Myricom NICs are slow when running EXSi.

    The Mellanox ConnectX-3 NIC is supported for EXSi; see page 20 of the readme. [view my complete system specs]

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  • Fri, Jan 11 2019 6:06 AM In reply to

    • Geo77
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    Re: ISIS 10Gb optical adapters for clients

    Thanks for the info. Given that the Nexis nows supports ATTO 3102 Thunderlink using ATTO's driver rather than relying on the intel, is that the best way to go?

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