1955 blades in 1855 rack won't enable NICs

Ingvar Hagelund ingvar at linpro.no
Thu Mar 22 14:00:13 CST 2007


Stacked two 1955 blades in a 1855 rack. Updated PSUs and
firmware. Blades boot up nice, but won't connect to the switch. At
all. This goes for both eth0 and eth1, so nic ordering should not be a
problem.

[root at storm ~]# uname -r
2.6.9-42.ELsmp

[root at storm ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4 (Nahant Update 4)

[root at storm ~]# dmesg | grep bnx
Broadcom NetXtreme II Gigabit Ethernet Driver bnx2 v1.4.38 (February 10, 2006)
bnx2: eth0: using MSI

[root at storm ~]# ip link set dev eth0 up && echo ok
ok

[root at storm ~]# ethtool eth0
Settings for eth0:
        Supported ports: [ FIBRE ]
        Supported link modes:   1000baseT/Full 
        Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
        Advertised link modes:  1000baseT/Full 
        Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
        Speed: Unknown! (65535)
        Duplex: Unknown! (255)
        Port: FIBRE
        PHYAD: 2
        Transceiver: internal
        Auto-negotiation: on
        Supports Wake-on: d
        Wake-on: d
        Link detected: no

[root at storm ~]# ethtool eth1
Settings for eth1:
        Supported ports: [ FIBRE ]
        Supported link modes:   1000baseT/Full 
        Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
        Advertised link modes:  1000baseT/Full 
        Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
        Speed: Unknown! (65535)
        Duplex: Unknown! (255)
        Port: FIBRE
        PHYAD: 2
        Transceiver: internal
        Auto-negotiation: on
        Supports Wake-on: d
        Wake-on: d
        Link detected: no

Here is the switch status. The 1955 blades are port g9 and g10.

console> show interfaces status
                                             Flow Link          Back   Mdix
Port     Type         Duplex  Speed Neg      ctrl State       Pressure Mode
........ ............ ......  ..... ........ .... ........... ........ .......
g1       1G-Fiber     Full    1000  Disabled Off  Up          Disabled Off    
g2       1G-Fiber     Full    1000  Disabled Off  Up          Disabled Off    
g3       1G-Fiber     Full    1000  Disabled Off  Up          Disabled Off    
g4       1G-Fiber     Full    1000  Disabled Off  Up          Disabled Off    
g5       1G-Fiber     Full    1000  Disabled Off  Up          Disabled Off    
g6       1G-Fiber     Full    1000  Disabled Off  Up          Disabled Off    
g7       1G-Fiber     Full    1000  Disabled Off  Up          Disabled Off    
g8       1G-Fiber     Full    1000  Disabled Off  Up          Disabled Off    
g9       1G-Fiber       --      --     --     --  Down           --     --    
g10      1G-Fiber       --      --     --     --  Down           --     --    
g11      1G-Copper    Full    1000  Enabled  Off  Up          Disabled Off    
g12      1G-Copper    Full    100   Enabled  Off  Up          Disabled On     
g13      1G-Copper      --      --     --     --  Down           --     --    
g14      1G-Copper      --      --     --     --  Down           --     --    
g15      1G-Copper      --      --     --     --  Down           --     --    
g16      1G-Copper      --      --     --     --  Down           --     --    

(...)

Could switch firmware version be a problem?

console> show version
SW version      1.0.0.24 ( date  23-Sep-2004 time  19:31:17 )
Boot version    1.0.0.12 ( date  18-Aug-2004 time  13:54:42 )
HW version    00.00.02

Ingvar

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