Chelsio T520-SO-CR Drivers?



  • Hello,

    I recently built the equivalent to the pfSense XG-1541.

    My Setup:
    Supermicro SuperChassis SC505-203B
    Supermicro X10SDV-8C-TLN4F
    16GB Curcial ECC Ram
    …..
    .....

    I just purchased the Chelsio T520-SO-CR 10 GbE SPF+ adapter from the pfSenese store. My question is do I need to install the FreeBSD drivers provided by Chelsio or, is this simply a "plug and play" NIC? I think I need to install the drivers, but I hope I do not have to. The T520-SO-CR will be used for the LAN, connecting to a Cisco Switch.

    Thanks in advance,
    Josh



  • it should be plug and play.



  • I recently built the equivalent to the pfSense XG-1541.

    Not really, you did not run the ADI Image from Netgate and this is pre-tuned and so it might be much better
    matching then the ordinary CE-pfSense Image.

    Supermicro SuperChassis SC505-203B

    This is a 1U rack mount case and you might be thinking 
    about that you will be of the need of an additional 40 mm fan, to keep this card cool.

    Supermicro X10SDV-8C-TLN4F

    Nice board, but please try out the following steps;

    • install the latest BIOS for that Supermicro board
    • install 64Bit amd pfSense image version 2.4 BETA (better ix driver)
    • create the eth interfaces and a loader.conf.local and reboot

    16GB Curcial ECC Ram

    • Please set the mbuf size to 1000000
    • Turn on the Hyper threading in the BIOS
    • activate PowerD (high adaptive)
    • Enable TRIM or install on ZFS and TRIM gets automatically enabled for mSATA, SSDs and M.2 SSDs

    I just purchased the Chelsio T520-SO-CR 10 GbE SPF+ adapter from the pfSenese store.

    You will need an additional fan case for cooling that card perhaps! The driver should be inside of the pfSense OS.


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