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Supported OS and Compatibility Information for Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapters X520 Series

Last Reviewed: 02-Nov-2016
Article ID: 000007036

See compatibility information for the Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter -T2, -DA2, -SR2, -SR1, and -LR1.


Operating systems supported on the Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapters X520 Series

  • Windows Server 2016*
  • Windows Server 2012 R2*
  • Windows Server 8.1*
  • Windows Server 2012*
  • Windows 8*
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1*
  • Windows 7 SP1*
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2*
  • Windows Vista SP2*
  • Windows Server 2003 R2*
  • Windows Server 2003 SP2*
  • Linux* Stable Kernel version 3.x, 2.6.x
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5*, 6*
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10*, 11*
  • FreeBSD 9*
  • VMware* ESX/ESXi

PCIe* bus and slot type

  • PCI Express* 2.0 (5 GT/s).
  • Fits in x4 or x8 slot (Use x8 slot for best performance).

Supported cables and optical modules

Which SFP modules and cables can I use?
Cable lengths for Intel® Ethernet SFP Optics

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