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Intel Corporation 82599ES 10-Gigabit SPF/SFP+ cannot be identified in Suse 11 even there is ixgbe driver


not able to see the card, and I've got message as below

[ 5.920756] ixgbe: Intel(R) 10 Gigabit PCI Express Network Driver - version 3.19.1-k

[ 5.920786] ixgbe: Copyright (c) 1999-2014 Intel Corporation.

[ 5.920873] ixgbe 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 40 (level, low) -> IRQ 40

[ 5.920908] ixgbe 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64

[ 5.938627] ixgbe 0000:03:00.0: failed to load because an unsupported SFP+ or QSFP module type was detected.

[ 5.938690] ixgbe 0000:03:00.0: Reload the driver after installing a supported module.

[ 5.938760] ixgbe 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A disabled

[ 5.938830] ixgbe 0000:03:00.1: PCI INT B -> GSI 44 (level, low) -> IRQ 44

and there is something I find out from lspci commnad that the flag is not marked as bus master, so I am wondering if they are related

I also set allow_unsupported_modules=1, it seemed fine, but the cards cannot see the traffic

291 03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82599ES 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ Network Connection (rev 01)

292 Subsystem: Intel Corporation Ethernet Server Adapter X520-2

293 Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 40

294 Memory at d9080000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=512K]

295 I/O ports at ecc0 [size=32]

296 Memory at d91f8000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=16K]

297 Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3

298 Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable+ 64bit+

299 Capabilities: [70] MSI-X: Enable- Count=64 Masked-

300 Capabilities: [a0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00

301 Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting

302 Capabilities: [140] Device Serial Number 90-e2-ba-ff-ff-c0-cb-68

303 Capabilities: [150] Alternative Routing-ID Interpretation (ARI)

304 Capabilities: [160] Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV)

305 Kernel modules: ixgbe

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Community Manager

Hi WesleyWei,



Just to double check if this is an onboard NIC on your system (what is the brand and model of the system?



What is the exact SFI/SFP+ modules used? Please provide the exact model.







Community Manager

Hi WesleyWei,



Please feel free to provide the information.