So, I am getting to the point where I am needing some 10G stuff. I never have purchased any 10G stuff before so do not know much about them from a brand/model perspective. Generally I have always just picked up Intel NIC’s for 1G stuff since it they seem to always work with every OS out there.
So, what 10G NIC cards are pretty easy to find on Ebay that are good quality and not to crazy in price. I will need at least four. I would prefer RJ45, but if I can get a solid deal on SFP+ with adapters or direct attach cables, that is fine too.
The systems these will go into will have the following OS’s, in case of compatibility issues.
pfsense, TruNAS, Proxmox, Windows.
Any others that may crop up at some point will most likely be Linux based.