ixgbe failed to load because an unsupported SFP+ module type was detected


In order to get this working do the following for CentOS7 machines:

Edit /etc/default/grub and append to the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=”….” the following ixgbe.allow_unsupported_sfp=1

Run the following command:

grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

Reboot to confirm that the device shows up on boot via the command ip addr ( Here you should see two new devices )

You can now setup networking on those new devices.

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