2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 1, 2012 9:57 AM by Lain Robertson

    Suitable card for a particular machine and intended usage.

    Lain Robertson

      Hi folks,


      I recently purchased a Dell Optiplex 9010MT (shown here, in particular the tech specs tab) which is acting as a Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V host and I'm looking for some clarification and/or advice on a suitable multi-port NIC. Essentially, it's a cheap virtualisation platform I use at home in conjunction with my Technet subscription as a means for keeping abreast of new releases, so requirements are fairly minimal.


      I'm currently looking at the Intel Gigabit ET or ET2 variants (shown here), but I'm looking for confirmation this is going to work, or a suitable alternative if it won't. I'm more interested in the dual port variant (ET), but I'm assuming the answer will be the same for both.


      I've found the card being sold on the Australian Dell site (shown here) where it mentions the card will operate in PCIe x16 slots, but I'm just paranoid that might not actually be the case - hence asking here for clarification.