Octeon II CN68XX Network Processor

  • Hello, I have a Cavium Inc CN6870C (CN6870C-210NV-M8-PR-G) dual 10GB NIC in my server and want to use it as a NIC for my pfSense box.

    Anyone have any ideas on how I could go about achieving that?

    pciconf -lv
    none66@pci0:4:0:0:	class=0x0b3000 card=0x0001177d chip=0x0091177d rev=0x0a hdr=0x00
        vendor     = 'Cavium, Inc.'
        device     = 'Octeon II CN68XX Network Processor'
        class      = processor


  • Netgate Administrator

    The chances of getting that device working with pfSense are very low to zero I would think. Mostly because that's not really a NIC it's a CPU and as such requires everything that goes with that. An OS to run independently of pfSense.
    It may have that already but getting pfSense/FreeBSD to talk to it as a network interface would be a massive task.


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