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Intel Intel PCI-E 10Gig and 1Gig Family of Server Adapters, v.12.5.5, A00

Intel NIC Linux source code for RedHat and Novell SLES.

Fixes & Enhancements

Added support for RHEL6.0


Version 12.5.5, A00



Release date

18 May 2011

Last Updated

07 Jul 2012


Available formats

File Format:Tar-Files
File Name:Intel_LAN_12.5.5_Linux_Source_A00.tar.gz
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File Size: 2 MB
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Other versions
12.5.0,A01 03 Jun 20113:55:27 PM
Supported Operating Systems
Novell SuSE Linux ES 11
Suse Linux ES 10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Red Hat Ent Linux 5
Applies to
PCI-E Dual Port Copper (Portville DT)
PCI-E Quad Port Copper (Portville QT)
Installation instructions
Custom Instructions for Intel_LAN_12.5.5_Linux_Source_A00.tar.gz:

This archive contains the source code needed to compile binary driver e1000e, igb, and ixgbe modules for the Intel Family 12.5.5 of Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Adapters for use with Red Hat Linux RHEL6.0, RHEL5.5, Novell SLES10x64SP3, and Novell SLES11x64SP1.

1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, click the "I agree" link to accept the agreement.
3. When the File Download window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.

1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and extract the file using the following commands: tar -xzvf Intel_LAN_12.5.5_Linux_source_A00.tar.gz

To install,please download the HTML User's Guide (file Intel_LAN_12.5.5_Manual_A00.exe) for detailed instructions on compilation

Important Information
Driver version for Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT adapters: 1.1.19
Driver version for Intel(R) Gigabit ET adapters: 2.3.4
Driver version for Intel(R) 10 Gigabit adapters: 3.2.9

The only 2 cards that support FCoE with RHEL6.0 and SLES11SP1 are:
Intel Ethernet Server Adapter X520-2
Intel Ethernet X520 10GBE Dual Port KX4-KR Mezz

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