Problems with 10GB Fiber drivers

  • Hi i recently got a Cisco nexus 5020 10GB switch that i want to put into my systems for vm storage network and ive been trying to get pfsense to detect a Mellanex Connectx-2 10GB fiber card. I have looked up ways to import the driver for it but i have had no luck. My first problem was getting the driver to compile and it was giving me error like "no such dir" so i looked for a download for pre-compiled drivers and i found some here:


    And i ssh into the pfsense server and placed the files into /boot/kernel and then edited the loader.conf and added the lines from the link as well and still no detection. I did true to load the driver live but it gave me a error "kldload: an error occurred while loading the module. Please check dmesg(8) for more details."

    Thanks for any help you can give!

  • You need to compile the drivers on the equivalent FreeBSD version. So for pfSense 2.4.2-RELEASE-p1 that would be FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p6. Often, that means that any FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE will do. When you are done compiling, you can then use the binaries on pfSense.

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