Summary: Just plug, power and go. The card worked right-out-the-box with no driver installation required. 2012 R2 recognized the card instantaneously as an Intel Pro/1000 PT Quad and automatically installed the right driver. I teamed the 4 ports within a minute or so with no problem.
Summary: Is this card general purpose for all motherboards not limited to proliant? I am looking to use a 4 port gbit nic card to implement lacp 802.3ad to match the throughput of my smart switch, also on 802.4ad lacp. Does this card meet my needs?
Summary: Outstanding Device. I coupled this switch with a TP-Link TL-SG2224 Smart Switch and enable LAG/Active LACP. It allows my to have true Teaming and will support large packet sizes. I have four 802.3ad aggregate links on this switch...and it runs great.
Summary: I bought this because I wanted more NIC ports for my VMWare ESXi machine. This card is compatible with VMWare ESXi 6.0, so I love it. It works well, has the Auto MDI-X which means gone are the days of needing crossover cables. One port is a dedicated gig link between my main guest and my NAS.
Summary: Just a super easy install. Added these 4 interfaces to the 2 existing onboard NICs for a total of 6Gibps bonded interface on my FreeNAS. Did not seem to be (trivially) recognized by Windows 7 (tried it briefly before installing into the FreeNAS box) but that's not an issue for me.
Summary: Great card with out of the box support for ESXi 5.5. Just built a new home server and was able to disable the Realtek NIC the mainboard came with, and install this card to get ESXi 5.5 running. You can't beat this if you are doing a home ESXi lab.
Summary: Bought this NIC for my file server to be connected to a large NAS Data Store. It has been super fast once I figured out how to enable the advanced features... Windows recognized the NIC as an HP Server Nic and installed drivers.