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Validate Broadcom NICs for AMD on Dell R730 server

tony_anthonis
Dynatrace Guide
Dynatrace Guide

Hi,

My customer is about to order new DELL R730 servers to use them as AMDs.

My question is on whether the NICs below are ok to use for the AMDs ?

1) Broadcom 57810 Dual-Port 10Gb DA/SFP+

http://accessories.ap.dell.com/sna/productdetail.a...

2) Broadcom® 57810S from Dell™ 10GBASE-T Converged Network Adapter

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.a...

Extra info reg NICs :

Is one of the cards in the list of tested card or at
least the Controller/Chipset OK

Are both cards Broadcom?OK

Are both cards using the same Controller/Chipset?OK

Are both 10Gbps cards?OK

Are both cards supported by Redhat? I don’t
know how to verify

Thanks,

Tony

2 REPLIES 2

przemyslaw_tafe
Dynatrace Pro
Dynatrace Pro

Tony, both cards are based on the same Broadcom BCM57810S Converged Controller.

They're both OK to use with the AMD. These have not been tested in our QA, but we have no intention to test those, provided we have tested and certified other (similar) 10 gig cards based on the same chipset, but manufactured by Intel or HP. Both cards are supported by the same (native) driver in RHEL bnx2x

The custom driver in AMD, being an equivalent of bnx2x (with some optimizations in packets filtering) would also support these cards, except that before 12.3.6, some minor configuration change on AMD's end is required to be made (supported_devs.pm file).

Thanks ! The customer will deploy the latest DCRUM version.