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Enabling Intel 10G SFP+ X520 Series module on Centos 7

By default, Centos 7 doesn’t support Intel’s 10G SFP+ X520 module. When you look at the dmesg you find the following error: “failed to load because an unsupported SFP+ or QSFP module type was detected.” The workaround is to allow unsupported SFP modules in the kernel by enabling ixgbe kernel module. Let’s start by editing /etc/default/grub file and change the line : to Now, we create the new grub configuration with the new option. Next, the configuration file for the…