A typical question that I get goes something like this:  “I love feature X but was wondering if was available on (insert O/S name here).”   So here is a cheat sheet on the big guns of both features and O/S.   If it is supported in only one version, it will be in the cell.  It’s going to be an HTML table, so consider yourself format warned.


 

Windows*

Linux*

FreeBSD*

VMware*

Fiber Channel over Ethernet

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Teaming

Yes via Intel ANS

Yes via Channel Bonding

Yes,   via lagg

Yes

iSCSI

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

VMDq

Hyper-V

Yes

No

Yes

SR-IOV

No

KVM

Driver willing, but the kernel is missing

No

Intel® PROSet

Yes

No

No

No

RSS

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

IOAT

Yes

Yes

No

No

Multiple Queue Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Some of the features (like iSCSI) are built into the O/S.  Some (like PROSet) are built into the Intel software.  Some features are only available on some products (like FCoE).


Thanks for using Intel® Ethernet.

 

(updated: tried to fix the cell wall colors, hopefully it worked.)