Was torn whether to post here or in servers and infrastructure.
Second post on my attempt to build a 10G pfSense box (local ISP offers up to 8 GBit residential).
Found myself a refurbished Dell R330, and separately an Intel X710 2 port SFP+ NIC
Updated iDRAC, FW etc etc (but not the Intel NIC FW as iDRAC doesnt like that its a non-Dell card). I posted previously on the FW issue but not sure that’s the cause of my current issue (FW version seems compatible with the FreeBSD driver for the card).
I’m having trouble getting the SFP+ ports working (using Dell/Intel compatible FS.com SFP+ 10GBase-T modules). I install pfSense (on a separated test VLAN behind my production pfSense box) and setup WAN and LAN using the onboard 1GBE ports on the server - all good so far, can get to the UI and out to the internet etc.
I swap the LAN to one of the SFP+ ports (and interface) but pfSense never sees the port as ‘up’, and now I cant access the UI.
Pulling my hair out a little on this one. Not sure what to try next so any suggestions very welcome.
I did wonder whether there may be a need to manually (somehow) set the SFP+ module down to 1GB (no idea how one might do that from the console though). The port is 1GBE on the switch side.
If I reset the cables back to the 1GBE ports and update the interfaces everything starts working again.