Intel NIC for 5018A-FTN4 (A1SRi-2758F Mainboard)
In our venue we got a Supermicro 5018A-FTN4 running pfsense fine for some years.
4 ports were just fine up to now, but as times change we could need at least 2 more network ports for the increasing amount of light, sound & video hardware the is controlled via LAN.
Thats why I'm looking for a NIC to expand our pfsense and create dedicated networks for every subsection.
What I have learned fro this board so far: Definitely an intel NIC, to be future proof 4 ports.
The supermicro Board has a PCI-E 2.0 x8 slot, so I am trying to find a fitting NIC for both, the "old" mainboard and pfsense.
By now I am overwhelmed by the sheer amount of cards google offers me.
I really could need some help and recommendations.
Supermicro have their own card that will definitely work in that, AOC-SGP-I4. That's the card we use, you can buy it from us even.
Are you looking for a new card only? If not there are some good guides out there for which OEM cards use which chipsets. I think the serve the home forum has one.