[Linux-PowerEdge] 10GbE for PE2900?

Steve Thompson smt at vgersoft.com
Thu Sep 26 12:21:29 CDT 2013


So, it appears that the Intel X520 dual-port 10GbE card will work in the 
PCIe x8 slot of the PE2900 (but obviously not at full wire speed on both 
ports simultaneously). The PE2900 has only a single x8 slot, and in my 
2900's this is occupied by a Perc 6/E. I do have a spare x4 slot, so if I 
move the Perc 6/E to the x4 slot and put the X520 in the x8 slot will it 
(a) work, and (b) compromise the stability or performance of the Perc in 
any way?

Steve



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