Timothy Hall

Anyone have experience with 40Gbit fiber cards for 15000/23000?

Discussion created by Timothy Hall Champion on Oct 11, 2017
Latest reply on Oct 16, 2017 by Vladimir Yakovlev

An option on the new 15000 and 23000 series appliances is a 4x10Gbit fiber card:

4 Port 10GBase-F SFP+ interface card  - CPAC-4-10F-B-INSTALL

Does anyone have experience (good or bad) working with this relatively new NIC?  Other than being mentioned in SecureKnowledge as the first non-Intel NICs to support multi-queue, there really isn't much other info available about them.  I'm asking because these seem to be one of the very few non-Intel NIC cards that Check Point has made available for its appliances in recent years.  It appears the manufacturer of these is Mellanox and the driver name displayed by ethtool -i is "mlx5_core".  Thanks!


My book "Max Power: Check Point Firewall Performance Optimization"
now available via http://maxpowerfirewalls.com.