I am trying to ascertain the part number for the ethernet controllers on NUCs.
For instance, I have a Nuc8i5BEH. The page:
Says that it has an Intel® Ethernet Connection I219-V.
Looking at that page:
the datasheet http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/embedded/products/networking/ethernet-connection-i219-datashe... (note it doesn't say -V)
Says the Vendor ID is 8086 and the Device ID is 10D4.
On my Nuc8 box itself:
nuc8% lspci -nn | grep Ether
00:1f.6 Ethernet controller : Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (6) I219-V [8086:15be] (rev 30)
Likewise the Nuc10 also says it has an I219-V but the PCI Device ID is different:
nuc10% lspci -nn | grep Ether
00:1f.6 Ethernet controller : Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (10) I219-V [8086:0d4f]
So my questions:
Are there multiple revisions of the I219-V?
Am I looking at the wrong datasheet or device ID for the Nuc 8?
Is the response to lspci coming from something other than the I219-V?
Is there a way I can tell from the online specifications/datasheets/ordering information exactly what ethernet controller (down to the PCI ID) is on a specific Nuc8/9/10/11 and how it well self identify?
Thank you for posting on the Intel® communities.
In order to check this request further, could you please provide the following information?
1- For reference purposes, what is the full/exact model of the Intel® NUC 10th Gen?
2- Why do you need this information? Are you a system integrator or are you performing any specific task or upgrade process? Please provide details.
3- Are you experiencing any issue with the Intel® NUC and/or its Ethernet Controller/port/driver?
4- BIOS versions for both Intel® NUC 8th Gen and Intel® NUC 10th Gen:
5- Operating System version/build number/Kernel version, etc:
Intel Customer Support Technician
Hi Andrew- Thanks for the reply.
1) Nuc10 is BXNUC10i5FNH1
2,3 and 5) We're a systems integrator and trying to make sure we are ordering NUCs which match the capabilities of our kernel.
We tried with our current kernel (CENTOS 7.7, version 3.10) and were unable to make the NUC 10's ethernet controller (8086:0d4f) work. Apparently that was added in the 5.3 kernel. If we need a new kernel we want to make sure we're going to get the same ethernet controller with each Nuc and be able to check the kernel sources are compatible.
4) Nuc8 BIOS is BECFL357.86A.0073.2019.0618.1409
Nuc10 BIOS is FNCML357.0047.2020.1118.1629
The overall Ethernet solution consists of an interface-independent MAC and an interface-specific (Ethernet) PHY. The MAC is actually built into the chipset (the PCH component) and it is the MAC that you communicate with. From one chipset generation to another, the address of the MAC changes, so it appears that the overall solution - even though using (and identifying as) the same Ethernet PHY - will have a different address.
AFAIK, the drivers for Windows and Linux will handle this difference in stride.