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

Mon Apr 4 13:50:51 UTC 2011
John Hodrien <J.H.Hodrien at leeds.ac.uk>

On Mon, 4 Apr 2011, robert mena wrote:

> 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... (

I bought an Intel 82576 Quad port PCIe board for use with CentOS 5.  Works
flawlessly with the igb driver out of the box with no fiddling.  Far from
cheap, but avoids the headaches I was getting from a Broadcom chipset.