First of all my 10 Gigabit connection is still working. Over the last year I used varying linux kernels between 3.18 and 4.0. But in terms of features those kernels are over 2 years old. Therefore this post deals with the issues from last time concerning kernel releases 4.1 and greater.
Finally I got my 10 Gigabit connection working. It took many hours scattered over two months. From the uncertainty that the used hardware may have a bug, over driver to linux kernel issues. But all in all is a 10 GBit home network worth it?
Today two Brocade 1020 network cards arrived. You may wonder, what’s special about them. They are capable of delivering data rates up to 10 Gbps per port. I plan to upgrade the connection from my PC to my home server. This link is currently limited by the 1 Gbit between them. But let me start at the beginning.