My server has two 1-Gbit and two 10-Gbit onboard network cards.
I need to disable the 1-Gbit network cards completely, so that
ifconfig -a does not show them.
The network cards use different kernel modules. The 10-Gbit use
ixgbe, and the 1-Gbit use
01:00.1 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82599ES 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ Network Connection (rev 01)
Subsystem: Dell Ethernet 10G 4P X520/I350 rNDC
Kernel driver in use: ixgbe
05:00.1 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation I350 Gigabit Network Connection (rev 01)
Subsystem: Dell I350 Gigabit Network Connection
Kernel driver in use: igb
igb are compiled statically in the kernel (not as a loadable module). I need to disable the module using the kernel boot parameters.
I have tried appending the following to my kernel, but it has no effect:
the igb network cards are still showing
How can I disable igb completely ?