Intel® Network Adapter Driver for PCIe* Intel® 10 Gigabit Ethernet Network Connections under Linux*



Includes Linux*-based drivers version 5..6.5 for Intel® 10 Gigabit Ethernet Network Connections with PCI Express*.

Available Downloads

  • Linux*
  • Size: 483.7 KB
  • SHA1: 0E5375745A930EB0FE0A9814F6A415461694C71D

Detailed Description


This is the most current release of the ixgbe driver for Linux*, which supports kernel versions 2.6.18 up through 5.3. It also has been tested on the following distributions:

  • RHEL* 7.7
  • RHEL 8.0
  • RHEL 8.1
  • SLES* 12SP4
  • SLES 12SP5
  • SLES 15
  • SLES 15sp1
  • Ubuntu* 18.04
  • Ubuntu 19.04

Changes in this release

  • Added support for 5.3 kernel version
  • Added support for RHEL 8.1
  • Added support for SLES 12SP5

Note that while we attempt to keep the driver version number (5.6.5) 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 is likely that its ixgbe driver is at least as up to date as the out of tree (OOT) driver found here.


This release includes ixgbe Linux* Base Drivers for Intel® Ethernet Network Connections.

The ixgbe driver supports devices based on the following controllers:

  • Intel® Ethernet Controller 82598
  • Intel® Ethernet Controller 82599
  • Intel® Ethernet Controller X520
  • Intel® Ethernet Controller X540
  • Intel® Ethernet Controller x550
  • Intel® Ethernet Controller X552
  • Intel® Ethernet Controller X553

- The ixgbevf driver can only be activated on kernels that support SR-IOV. It supports all of the above devices except for the Intel® Ethernet Controller 82598.


What's new?

See the release notes for what is new, bug fixes, known issues, installation instructions, and supported hardware.