Broadcom bce interface problems
Diego F. Arias R.
dak.col at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 16:57:07 UTC 2009
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,
> >> an IBM BladeCenter HS21 machine. The machine uses the NetXtreme II
> >> 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
> >> 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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