Are Broadcom 5719 or 5720 devices supported?

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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Broadcom 5720 DP 1G ADAPTER
  • Broadcom 5720 QP rNDC 1G BASE-T
  • Broadcom 5719 QP 1G ADAPTER


  • Our system has a Broadcom BCM5720 NIC but it isn't detected.
  • What version of RHEL supports the Broadcom BCM 5719 or 5720?


  • Driver support for the above Broadcom BCM5719 & BCM5720 devices was added with the releases of RHEL 6.2 and RHEL 5.7, i.e. the following kernel versions:

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The article doesn't say whether the device is supported in RHEL7 or RHEL8.