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DL385 / DL585 NC7782 TCP Offload

 
MT19
Valued Contributor

DL385 / DL585 NC7782 TCP Offload

Hi, just wanted to check to see if we need to use a special driver to enable the TCP Offload capabilites for the embedded NC7782 NICs on a DL385G1 and DL585G1? The OS on both servers are Linux 4.
thanks!
mark
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Blazhev_1
Honored Contributor

Re: DL385 / DL585 NC7782 TCP Offload

Blazhev_1
Honored Contributor

Re: DL385 / DL585 NC7782 TCP Offload

Hi Mark,

both drivers you posted are the same one - bcm5700 , different version.

You should only install one of the drivers - either bcm5700 or tg3 - they are both for the same hardware.
In the install notes of both drivers is written that you uninstall the other one before proceeding(some kind of concurency between them)

Short explanation you can find e.g. :

http://lists.us.dell.com/pipermail/linux-poweredge/2003-January/005936.html

check the reply...it explains that there is some kind of conspiracy :)

Since the latest bcm5700 version is from 2006 and the tg3 is updated on HP.com, imho means that HP recommend the use of tg3...

In the release notes of tg3 driver there is an enhancement for the offloading capabilities...
Check tg3-3.81e-1.src.txt for install instructions if you decide

Regards
MT19
Valued Contributor

Re: DL385 / DL585 NC7782 TCP Offload

So I assume the tg3 driver is more recommended, correct?