[Linux-PowerEdge] Dell onboard Intel X520 not listed in PXE boot list on R730

Max Vernimmen m.vernimmen at comparegroup.eu
Tue Dec 20 00:25:46 CST 2016

Hi Mike,

It's been a few years since I set up the same card and I had the same problem you're having. If my memory serves my correctly there is a 'special' intel program that you can use to enable pxe for the card. It's from intel, not from dell. Unfortunately I don't remember where I found it or how to use it.
I hope that helps.

Best regards,


From: <linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com> on behalf of "Hanby, Mike" <mhanby at uab.edu>
Date: Tuesday, 20 December 2016 at 04:01
To: "linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com" <linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com>
Subject: [Linux-PowerEdge] Dell onboard Intel X520 not listed in PXE boot list on R730

Howdy, I have one of these (Intel X520) 10GBit onboard and can't for the life of me find a way to get it enabled as a PXE boot device (the lspci output for the NIC is at the end of the email) The X520 provides 2 x 1GbitE ports and 2 x 10GbitE ports on the motherboard.

According to the iDRAC view of the network interface, it supports PXE "Supported Boot Protocol ---- iSCSI, FCoE, PXE"

All firmware and BIOS are up to date. I have other R630's with this same NIC that I'm able to enable PXE boot.

In the System Setup boot menu under Device Settings the two 10Gbit ports aren't listed (which would allow me to enable them in boot order), however the 1Gbit ports for the x520 are.

01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82599ES 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ Network Connection (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Dell Ethernet 10G 4P X520/I350 rNDC
        Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 44
        Memory at 91d00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
        I/O ports at 2020 [size=32]
        Memory at 91e04000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Expansion ROM at 92300000 [disabled] [size=512K]
        Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable+ 64bit+
        Capabilities: [70] MSI-X: Enable- Count=64 Masked-
        Capabilities: [a0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
        Capabilities: [e0] Vital Product Data
        Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
        Capabilities: [140] Device Serial Number 36-a0-ff-ff-ff-9f-00-00
        Capabilities: [150] Alternative Routing-ID Interpretation (ARI)
        Capabilities: [160] Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV)

Any thoughts if there may be something in the BIOS that I'm missing that is preventing the 2 x 10Gbit ports from being configurable in Device Settings?



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