debian 4.0 on poweredge 2950

matteo filippetto matteo.filippetto at gmail.com
Mon Feb 23 02:14:08 CST 2009


After one week I made the changings, servers never stops and don't
give me problems.

So that solution works also for me.

Thank you veru much
Best regards

Matteo

2009/2/19 matteo filippetto <matteo.filippetto at gmail.com>:
> Thank you. I create a cd with freedos iso, boot the server and then
> insert Broadcom utilities cd.
> I disable firmware management so I let you now if this workaround
> solves also my problems.
>
> Thank you very much
>
> Matteo
>
>
> 2009/2/18 AndydnA <andydna at andydna.net>:
>> Generally I use a bootable cd-rom with dos (for example you can use freedos
>> with usb support) and after boot I use an usb key with Broadcom tools.
>> But you can try also with this bootable iso file:
>>
>> http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/netxtreme_desktop.php
>>
>> It is a bootable cd-rom iso with already inside the Broadcom tools directly
>> from Broadcom web site.
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> AndydnA
>>
>>
>> On Feb 18, 2009, at 10:55 PM, matteo filippetto wrote:
>>
>>> Ok, I follow the how to. I burn the dos iso image and than boot the system
>>> from cd rom. The system boots correctly but I can't see a valid cd rom
>>> drive?
>>>
>>> I will try with a different boot image ...
>>>
>>> Thank you very much.
>>>
>>> Matteo
>>>
>>> 2009/2/18 AndydnA <andydna at andydna.net>:
>>>>
>>>> YES! That workaround work! :)
>>>>
>>>> I have had many problems with Debian and Xen with Broadcom embedded NIC.
>>>> The Broadcom embedded NIC doesn't work at all (zero received/transmitted
>>>> packets) with the Xen Kernel and the pe1950 and pe2950 server.
>>>> The problem is not the Broadcom NIC, but the DELL management function. I
>>>> hate this function! I spent one week and hundred coffee mug for find the
>>>> follow work around! :)
>>>> You can search for: "How to disable the management function on Broadcom
>>>> NetXtreme II BCM5708 NIC" at xensource.
>>>>
>>>> http://kb.xensource.com/entry.jspa?externalID=66
>>>>
>>>> From 2005 and after the workaround above, the Broadcom NIC on all my DELL
>>>> servers, that are running Xen 3, are working without any network problem!
>>>> :)
>>>>
>>>> AndydnA
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Feb 18, 2009, at 12:17 PM, matteo filippetto wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>
>>>>> I just subscribe to this list because I need help about some problems
>>>>> I'm having with my poweredge 2950.
>>>>>
>>>>> It happens randomly that I can't connect to my server using ssh and I
>>>>> can't ping it. After reboot all is ok, up and running.
>>>>>
>>>>> The s.o. installed is a Debian 4.0 with kernel 2.6.18-5-xen-686.
>>>>>
>>>>> The NIC is (# dmesg | grep 'Broadcom')
>>>>>
>>>>> Broadcom NetXtreme II Gigabit Ethernet Driver bnx2 v1.4.44 (August 10,
>>>>> 2006)
>>>>>
>>>>> eth0: Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5708 1000Base-T (B2) PCI-X 64-bit
>>>>> 133MHz found at mem f4000000, IRQ 16, node addr 001c23d70fa6
>>>>>
>>>>> eth1: Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5708 1000Base-T (B2) PCI-X 64-bit
>>>>> 133MHz found at mem f8000000, IRQ 16, node addr 001c23d70fa4
>>>>>
>>>>> I read this link
>>>>> http://mywiki.ncsa.uiuc.edu/wiki/Dell_PE1950_NIC_Firmware_Workaround
>>>>> Do you think I should try?
>>>>>
>>>>> Have you some ideas about this matter?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thank you very much.
>>>>> Best regards
>>>>> --
>>>>> Matteo Filippetto
>>>>>
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>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Matteo Filippetto
>>
>>
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> --
> Matteo Filippetto
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