Broadcom bce interface problems
bjmccann at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 17:58:51 UTC 2009
On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 12:24 PM, Diego F. Arias R. <dak.col at gmail.com> wrote:
> do you double-check the internal por assignement? How many switchs has that
> blade1 or 2?
> You can try running a linux live-cd or maybe Windows to discard a FreeBSD
> trouble with the nic. does Freebsd detects 1 or 2 nics, and how many does
> the blade have?
> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 10:49 AM, Brian McCann <bjmccann at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 8:18 AM, H.Fazaeli <fazaeli at sepehrs.com> wrote:
>> > what type of blade switch you are using?
>> > Are you using HS21 onboard ports or an expansion card?
>> > Make sure the corresponding internal ports of
>> > the blade switch are at 'no shutdown' state.
>> > Brian McCann wrote:
>> >> I'm having problems with the bce interface on a FreeBSD 7.2 install,
>> >> using
>> >> an IBM BladeCenter HS21 machine. The machine uses the NetXtreme II
>> >> card.
>> >> The really strange thing here is, the switch shows a link, but the
>> >> card
>> >> shows no carrier in the setup. It started working for a few seconds at
>> >> one
>> >> point when I reset the switch (at least, I think that's what I did),
>> >> and
>> >> it
>> >> detected 1000BaseSX as the media and showed a status of active, but
>> >> promptly
>> >> went away. If I try setting the media type manually, that doesn't
>> >> appear
>> >> to
>> >> work.
>> >> Has anyone seen this or have any ideas?
>> >> Thanks!
>> >> --Brian
>> > --
>> > Best regards.
>> > Hooman Fazaeli
>> Yes, I'm using an HS21 onbaord card...the Broadcom. The internal
>> ports show a link (using the Nortel manager...it's got a the Nortel
>> L3-7 switch in it).
>> I found http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=118238 last
>> night...it looks like that change was never commited by anyone...I'm
>> working on recompiling that into 7.1 now and plan on trying it once
>> it's done. I'll post the results up here (and to freebsd-net as well
>> if it works).
>> I'm really hoping that works...since I really would like to avoid
>> installing VMWare ESXi on 14 blades just to run 1 VM in each of them
>> and loose performance. I'll keep y'all posted.
>> Brian McCann
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> mmm, interesante.....
Windows runs fine on them. I applied the changes mentioned the patch
I just posted, and that fixed the problem...no throughput hit as a
result. Thanks to all for the help!
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people waiting to abuse me."
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