Intel® Network Adapter Driver for PCIe* Intel® 10 Gigabit Ethernet Network Connections under Linux*



Includes Linux*-based drivers version 5.5.5 for Intel® 10 Gigabit Ethernet Network Connections with PCI Express* (5.5.5).

Available Downloads

  • Linux*
  • Size: 457.3 KB
  • SHA1: 081B9F1068219BBEBCB88C2714378F46C0F1A0C8

Detailed Description


This is the most current release of the ixgbe driver for Linux*, which supports kernel versions 2.6.18 up through 4.20.

It also has been tested on the following distributions:

  • RHEL* 6.10
  • RHEL 7.6
  • SLES* 12SP4
  • SLES 15
  • Ubuntu* 18.04


Changes in this release:

  • Added support for 4.20 kernel version
  • Added support for SLES 12SP4
  • Added support for RHEL 7.6


Note that while we attempt to keep the driver version number (5.5.5) in sync with its counterpart in the Linux kernel that has similar functionality, this is far from authoritative. If you are using a newer kernel or distro, it's likely that its ixgbe driver is at least as up to date as the out of tree (OOT) driver found here.

What's new?

See the release notes for what is new, bug fixes, known issues, installation instructions, and supported hardware.

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