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I217 support removed from the UEFI Ethernet Driver

I tried using the 20.7 UEFI Ethernet Driver E7006X3.EFI, but I see that I217 support has been removed. Why?

I need I217-LM support in this driver.

Going back I see the last time it was in the Driver was version 20.0, E6604X3.EFI.

Can I217 support please be added back into future builds?

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Hi Yahoo,

Thanks for contacting Intel. I'll check on this.

Sincerely,

Sandy

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Hi Sandy:

Any updates? It's been a week.

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Been over a couple of weeks.... feedback, please?

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Hi, sorry for taking some time, we're still checking the concern. Please share to us the error you've encountered with E7006X3.EFI when using on i217-LM. Thanks.

 

 

regards,

 

Vince
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Hi Vince:

Since there is no I217 support in the UEFI Driver, you cannot make use of the I217 during preboot, like at the UEFI Shell. You cannot do any networking at the UEFI Shell thru that port since the driver is ignoring the port.

So the failure is that the Ethernet port is simply "not there", whereas before we could see it and could do preboot networking to it (in the UEFI world).

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-- Bob

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Hi Bob, please download the latest driver package version 21 from our download center link below:

 

 

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/22283/Intel-Ethernet-Connections-CD

 

 

The UEFI driver for i217 should be in the E0013X7.EFI located in APPS\EFI\EFIx64

 

 

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Vince
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Hi Vince:

I see that the support seems to have been moved into a different driver.

From the Driver Download page I see this:

PREBOOT\APPS\EFI\ Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) drivers and files

..\DOCS\ User guide files for EFI

..\EFI64\EnnnnI4.EFI - UEFI IA64 10 gigabit driver (nnnn = version)

..\EFI64\EnnnnI2.EFI - UEFI IA64 PCI gigabit driver (nnnn = version)

..\EFI64\EnnnnI3.EFI - UEFI IA64 PCI-E gigabit driver (nnnn = version)

..\EFIx64\EnnnnX4.EFI - UEFI x64 10 gigabit driver (nnnn = version)

..\EFIx64\EnnnnX2.EFI - UEFI x64 PCI gigabit driver (nnnn = version)

..\EFIx64\EnnnnX3.EFI - UEFI x64 PCI-E gigabit driver (nnnn = version)

But, I don't see what Drivers of the format EnnnnX5.EFI or EnnnnX7.EFI are?

Can you please fill in the table for what Drivers of the form ExxxxX5.EFI and EnnnnX7.EFI are for?

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Hi Yahoo,

 

 

Sharing the exact version indicated in the file.

 

 

EFI64\E1815I5.EFI

 

EFI64\E5314I4.EFI

 

EFI64\E3522I2.EFI

 

EFI64\E7107I3.EFI

 

 

EFIx64\E0013X7.EFI

 

EFIx64\E1815X5.EFI

 

EFIx64\E5314X4.EFI

 

EFIx64\E3522X2.EFI

 

EFIx64\E7107X3.EFI

 

 

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Vince
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Vince:

You did not understand me.

Please fill in the missing ????? lines below with the correct type of driver.

..\EFIx64\E3522X2.EFI - UEFI x64 PCI gigabit driver

..\EFIx64\E7107X3.EFI - UEFI x64 PCI-E gigabit driver

..\EFIx64\E5314X4.EFI - UEFI x64 10 gigabit driver

..\EFIx64\E1815X5.EFI - UEFI x64 ????? driver

..\EFIx64\E0013X7.EFI - UEFI x64 ????? driver

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Hi Yahoo,

 

 

I'm currently checking for the requested information, will update this thread as soon as possible.

 

 

regards,

 

Vince
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Hi Yahoo,

 

 

x5 is for 40gb

 

all Intel PHY products 82579/ I217/ I218/ I219 should use x7.

 

 

regards,

 

Vince
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Vince:

I need I210 and I217 support in the same driver. Which one is supposed to support that?

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Hi Yahoo, based on the description, if your i210 and i217 are ethernet controller built-in to the system board, E0013X7.EFI should be the required driver. Let me confirm this and update this thread as soon as possible.

 

 

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Vince
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Hi Vince,

Yes, the I210 and I217 are ethernet controller built-in to the system board.

With the E0013X7.EFI driver I can now use the I217; however, I can not use the I210.

We need support for BOTH of these devices in the same driver (as was the case in drivers earlier than 20.0).

Thank You.

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Hi Yahoo,

 

 

We will have to build the driver for i210 support. What is it that you were trying to accomplish with EFI support?

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Sandy
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Hi Sandy:

I don't really understand the question....isn't it somewhat obvious?

I have a system that has I210 and I217 onboard. We use UEFI for our firmware. Out customers use FTP in the pre-boot space using the UEFI Network stack to accomplish this. We also do UEFI PXE boot.

This support "used to be built-in", until 20.0. Why did that have to change?

We have various other boards with other Intel Ethernet controllers onboard. Some of these are the X552, XL-710, and 82599. Can you please see if these would also be supported (by the same driver)? I think the XL-710 might not be able to be; but support for the others would be most helpful.

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Hello Yahoo,

 

 

Thank you for your information. We'll check on the available drivers for the built-in adapters and will update you on our findings.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Sandy
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Dear Bob,

 

 

If you have the adapter's driver version 21.0, please use the EFI driver below:

 

...\APPS\EFI\EFIx64\E7107X3.EFI

 

 

The changes in the UEFI driver supported adapters are due to the driver updates wherein some features are either added or removed.

 

 

Hope this help fix the issue.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Sandy
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Sandy:

It has been over 2 months since I submitted this question, and we are no further along now.

This image, the E7107X3.EFI from release 21.0, does NOT have I217 support built in!

As I mentioned before, I need I217 and I210 (and likely others) built into the same .EFI file (as these Ethernet devices are on my companies mainboard).

Can you please work with the people in your company to restore this functionality?

Thank You

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