Please check on the https://downloadmirror.intel.com/15817/eng/README regarding the
Building and Installation note.
For certain distributions like (but not limited to) RedHat Enterprise
Linux 7 and Ubuntu, once the driver is installed the initrd/initramfs
file may need to be updated to prevent the OS loading old versions
of the e1000e driver. The dracut utility may be used on RedHat
# dracut --force
# update-initramfs -u
Sorry, I forgot to mention. I already did that, no effect.
Please check with the board vendor for customized driver for this onboard NIC on the system to see if this will make any difference.
Was this issue ever resolved? I am having the same issue but with a different board.