NIC benchmarks and selection criteria

Are there any available benchmarks by which the community measures NIC selection? I.E., How do others known which hardware baseline to choose for a given traffic volume while using Zeek.

What’s your expected throughput? For anything from 1Gbit up just use Intel X710 based cards.

The Suricata running guide we wrote a while ago applies to Zeek as well.

Gone are the days of Myricoms, etc. It’s rather unlikely you will need dedicated capture cards either.

Thanks, I was unaware of these two guides. Appreciate the extra detail about probably not needing a dedicated card.

I’ll dig into these and drop more questions as they come up.