I have recently installed a server with CentOS 7, this was installed whilst the network card was present. The card is a Intel 82599ES 10Gb LC fiber NIC attached to the PCI slot of the server.
The device does appear on the system:
#lspci | grep -i gigabit 04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82599ES 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ Network Connection (rev 01) #dmesg | grep -i gigabit [ 1.247349] bnx2: QLogic bnx2 Gigabit Ethernet Driver v2.2.6 (January 29, 2014) [ 1.309813] ixgbe: Intel(R) 10 Gigabit PCI Express Network Driver - version 5.1.0-k-rh7.5 [ 1.474375] ixgbe 0000:04:00.0: Intel(R) 10 Gigabit Network Connection
However, when trying to bring the interface up with
ifup p1p1 I get the error:
Bringing up interface p1p1: Error: Connection activation failed: No suitable device found for this connection.
After some reading it looked as though this was potentially due to a driver fault therefore I have download the latest driver from the Intel website, specifically the 5.3.7 Driver for Linux.
I then followed the guide on Xmodulo to install the driver on the system. After following all the steps and doing a reboot the issue remained the same.
As the next step I removed the
ifcfg-p1p1 file and ran
nmtui. This has created a new file
ifcfg-Wired_connection_1. However, when restarting the network service or trying to bring the interface up I am still getting the error:
#ifup Wired_connection_1 Error: Connection activation failed: No suitable device found for this connection.
A few other bits of info that may be helpful
#lsmod | grep ixgbe ixgbe 314916 0 mdio 13807 1 ixgbe ptp 19231 1 ixgbe dca 15130 1 ixgbe #lspci | grep -i 82599 04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82599ES 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ Network Connection (rev 01) #cat /proc/cmdline BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.10.0-862.3.3.el7.x86_64 root=/dev/mapper/centos-root ro crashkernel=auto rd.lvm.lv=centos/root rd.lvm.lv=centos/swap rhgb quiet LANG=en_GB.UTF-8 #uname -a Linux test10g 3.10.0-862.3.3.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Jun 15 04:15:27 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux #cat /sys/module/ixgbe/version 5.1.0-k-rh7.5 #cat /etc/*-release CentOS Linux release 7.5.1804 (Core)
I am not sure but I believe I may have had this working before with CentOS 6.5, but this was quite a while ago. At this point I am not sure how to proceed and any pointers would be much appreciated before i try 6.5.
I have freshly installed the server (with the card present), with CentOS 6.5 and the card works straight away. I am still not sure how to resolve on CentOS 7 but this resolves my issue for the moment as the software is available under both versions.