Intel® Ethernet Fabric Suite Basic Package



IntelEth-Basic.[OS Distribution]-x86_64. installation package installs the Intel® Ethernet Host Software components needed to set up compute, I/O, and Service nodes with needed tools.

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Detailed Description

The IntelEth-Basic.DISTRO. installation package (where DISTRO is the OS distribution) installs the Intel® Ethernet Host Software components needed to set up compute, I/O, and Service nodes with drivers, stacks, and basic tools for local configuration and monitoring.

The installation package includes the following components:

  • Intel® EFS Basic Tools
  • PSM3
  • Eth Module
  • Eth RDMA
  • Open MPI (ofi, gcc)
  • MPI Source
  • OFA Debug Info


A separate Intel® Ethernet Host Software installation package is available for each of the supported Linux* distributions. Refer to the release notes of the package version being installed for a list of supported Linux* distributions.

Supported hardware

  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors
  • 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors
  • 3nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors
  • Intel® Ethernet 800 Series PCIe* Adapter

Supported Intel® Ethernet 800 Series PCIe* Adapter Software

  • Intel® Ethernet Adapter Complete Driver Pack (version 27.1.1)
  • Intel® Network Adapter Driver for E810 Series Devices under Linux* (version 1.8.6)
  • Linux* RDMA Driver for the E810 and X722 Intel® Ethernet Controllers (version 1.8.45)


At time of release, the above versions are not compatible with Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* 8.6. However, the E810 series drivers that are part of the RH 8.6 distribution are compatible with Intel® Ethernet Fabric Suite 11.3

Supported operating systems

  • Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* (RHEL*) 7.9 X86_64 - kernel version 3.10.0-1160.el7.x86_64
  • Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* (RHEL*) 8.5 X86_64 - kernel version 4.18.0-348.el8.x86_64
  • Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* (RHEL*) 8.6 X86_64 - kernel version 4.18.0-372.9.1.el8.x86_64
  • CentOS*-7 (2009) X86_64 (corresponds to RHEL* 7.9) - kernel version 3.10.0-1160.el7.x86_64
  • CentOS*-8 (2111) X86_64 (corresponds to RHEL* 8.5) - kernel version 4.18.0-348.el8.x86_64
  • Rocky Linux* 8.5 (corresponds to RHEL* 8.5) 8.5 4.18.0-348.el8.x86_64
  • Rocky Linux* 8.6 (corresponds to RHEL* 8.6) 8.6 4.18.0-372.9.1.el8.x86_64
  • SUSE* Linux* Enterprise Server (SLES*) 15.2 X86_64 - kernel version 5.3.18-22-default
  • SUSE* Linux* Enterprise Server (SLES*) 15.3 X86_64 - kernel version 5.3.18-57-default

The IFS packaging consists of many individual RPM and SRPM components. Each component is provided with its own license file. The following is an example list (not a complete listing) of the various licenses:

  • Common Public License
  • BSD 3-clause
  • Dual BSD/GPLV2
  • GNU General Public License v2.0 (Kernel modules only, does not link to any other component)

In addition, a “Third party Copyright Notices and Licenses” document is included which provides copies

of all third party licensing that may have been used in the development of the software contained in the

package. These are not outbound licenses for any item in this package and are provided for reference




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