[CentOS] Tips for motherboard with multiple PCI / PCI-e slots

Mon Apr 4 13:32:15 UTC 2011
robert mena <robert.mena at gmail.com>

Hi Brunner,

I need four network interfaces.  This can be in one or multiple cards.

The problem is just what you've described : lack of info regarding the
compatibility/stability of such card under CentOS.

And since some of those dual/quad cards cost more than the motherboard
itself I can't afford to buy one just to find out that it does not work or
need an exotic driver that I need to recompile myself every time a new
kernel ships.

I'll have a look into those.

In this list I've read something about intel pro mt but it seems to be
discontinued from intel's site... (

On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 9:11 AM, Brunner, Brian T.
<BBrunner at gai-tronics.com>wrote:

> centos-bounces at centos.org wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I need to fit at least three NICs and I was looking for
> > motherboard models that contain 3 or 4 CPI (or PCI-e) slots and works
> > with CentOS.
> You can get 4 etherports on one card...
> For 17 examples:
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100010064%20
> 600013873&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&Order=RATING&PageSize=20
> How many of those work well with Linux (of whatever variety) I don't
> know.  One board claiming RedHat compatibility with a loadable kernel
> module is
> http://www.supermicro.com/products/accessories/addon/AOC-UG-I4.cfm
> Another article that might give fast, cheap, albeit old answers is
> http://www.freelabs.com/~whitis/hardware/quartet.html
> Why do you need 3 network interface cards?  Would two NICs with 2
> etherports each, or 1 4-port card meet your need?
> > I had a problem in the past with some models that had a bug
> > and did not work well with linux (ok with windows) so that's
> > way I am asking this here.
> Are you building a desktop/personal machine, or a server?
> Are you picky about power/heat/noise factors of the Mobo?
> Sorry about your 5 options being narrowed down to 30, but the question
> asked was really imprecise.
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