Jul 18, 2020

My network NICS are Intel 82580 Gigabit running with the IGB network driver version 3.3.6 (firmware version 3.2-9). I tested the performance and I noticed massive packet drops. My test is simple: tcpreplay a file to the IGB interface and run tcpdump on the other side to verify that all packets have arrived. LINUX IGB DRIVER DOWNLOAD - Escrutgers Mar 08, 2020 VMware ESX Server 3.5 Update 3 Driver CD for Intel 82575

igb driver supports all 82575-, 82576-, 82580-, I350-, I210-, I211- and I354-based gigabit network connections. e1000e driver supports all PCI Express gigabit network connections, except those that are 82575-, 82576-, 82580-, and I350-, I210-, and I211-based*.

igb driver supports all 82575, 82576 and 82580-based gigabit network connections. The igbvf driver supports 82576-based virtual function devices that can only be activated on kernels that support SR-IOV. SR-IOV requires the correct platform and OS support. igb - man pages section 7: Device and Network Interfaces The igb Gigabit Ethernet driver is a multi-threaded, loadable, clonable, GLD-based STREAMS driver supporting the Data Link Provider Interface, dlpi(7P), on Intel 82575/82576 Gigabit Ethernet controllers. The igb driver functions include controller initialization, frame transmit and receive, promiscuous and multicast support, and error recovery and reporting. Linux ixgbe* Base Driver Overview and Installation

The IGB driver supports products based on the Intel 82575 and 82576 Gigabit Ethernet controller. For detailed information about ESX Server hardware compatibility, check the I/O Hardware Compatibility Guide Web application. Note: For products based on Intel 82576 Gigabit Ethernet Controller, the IGB driver does not support VLAN tagging

Binding NIC drivers¶ As DPDK uses its own poll-mode drivers in userspace instead of traditional kernel drivers, the kernel needs to be told to use a different, pass-through style driver for the devices: VFIO (Virtual Functio I/O) or UIO (Userspace I/O). Between the two, use VFIO if you can. VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0 Driver CD for Intel 82575 and 82576