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



Includes Linux*-based drivers version 5.16.5 for Intel® 10 Gigabit Ethernet Network Connections with PCI Express*.

Available Downloads

  • Linux*
  • Size: 513.3 KB
  • SHA1: 485495289F7C46AD815FA7607FD61AF61467B596

Detailed Description


This is the most current release of the ixgbe driver for Linux, which supports kernel versions 2.6.18 up through 5.18. It also has been tested on the following distributions:

  • RHEL* 8.5
  • RHEL 8.6
  • RHEL 9.0
  • SLES* 12sp5
  • SLES 15sp3
  • SLES 15sp4
  • Ubuntu* 19.04
  • Ubuntu 20.04
  • Ubuntu 22.04

Changes in this release:

  • Added support for RHEL 9.0
  • Added support for Ubuntu 22.04
  • Various bug fixes

Note that while we attempt to keep the driver version number (5.16.5) 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.

What's new?

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

Product and Performance Information


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