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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
By: James T Snell
- Intel NIC = very good support across platforms - Strong performance - Inexpensive
- Not well supported by FreeBSD before version 9.x
I use two of these nics in BSD-based servers, pfsense and freebsd. It's poorly supported before FreeBSD 9.X. Current builds of my server applications use FreeBSD 9.x, so it's all good. I long-since have preferred Intel hardware as it seems they prioritize stability over performance, which I value. I've had very rare hardware problems with Intel.
Friday, July 19, 2013
By: Nicholas Bohaychuk
Incompatible with BSD-based OSs. I am trying to build a pfSense firewall, and this card isn't compatible with it. It also isn't compatible with Smoothwall or m0n0wall.
I'm very surprised that Intel made an ethernet card that isn't compatible with BSD seeing how all common firewall OSs are BSD-based.
Friday, May 04, 2012
I am using this card everywhere. Win7 x64, Proxmox VE (2 NIC's in pairing mode), Win2008 SBS x64. I have tried this card with XenServer. It works flawless and is fast. It is worth every penny and a good investment.
If you are looking for a great card, that has a good price point, than get this one! Do not waste your money on other brands, Intel is the best.
Monday, February 06, 2012
Hassle-free installation into VMware ESXi/vSphere 5 Server. Fast card, no nonsense, no d(u)cking around with drivers.
None that I have found yet.
Drop-In replacement for the built-in NIC on my Asus P5Q Turbo so that I could build a white-box VMware vSphere server out of my older system. Disabled the Onboard Atheros LAN and installed this card. Worked out-of-the box the first time, and seems to be faster than the onboard LAN.