Intel® Network Adapter Virtual Function Driver for Intel® 10 Gigabit Ethernet Network Connections



The ixgbevf driver version 4.5.3 supports 82599, X540, and X552-based Intel® 10 Gigabit Ethernet Network Connection virtual function devices that can only be activated on kernels that support SR-IOV.

Available Downloads

  • Linux*
  • Size: 190.6 KB
  • SHA1: 8EF708A0D5D640405A50B6FA6A924800441B2D4C

Detailed Description


This is the most current release of the ixgbevf 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: Fixed issue with setting MTU on VF and passing jumbo frames

Note that while we attempt to keep the driver version number (4.5.3) 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 ixgbevf 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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