Network stability problems on R710 servers and BCM5709

Evangelos Souglakos evansg at otenet.gr
Sun Sep 27 09:57:14 CDT 2009


Hello,

We are experiencing network problems on i/o and network loaded R710
Poweredge servers. Network connectivity dies after some time.
The systems needs to be powered down to bring the NICs back to life.

BIOS Information
	Vendor: Dell Inc.
	Version: 1.1.4
	Release Date: 05/08/2009
	Address: 0xF0000

The system is running centos 5.3 x64

uname -a 

Linux 2.6.18-164.el5 #1 SMP Thu Sep 3 03:28:30 EDT 2009 x86_64 x86_64
x86_64 GNU/Linux

lspci:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation X58 I/O Hub to ESI Port (rev 13)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port
1 (rev 13)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port
3 (rev 13)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port
4 (rev 13)
00:05.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port
5 (rev 13)
00:06.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port
6 (rev 13)
00:07.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port
7 (rev 13)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port
9 (rev 13)
00:14.0 PIC: Intel Corporation X58 I/O Hub System Management Registers
(rev 13)
00:14.1 PIC: Intel Corporation X58 I/O Hub GPIO and Scratch Pad
Registers (rev 13)
00:14.2 PIC: Intel Corporation X58 I/O Hub Control Status and RAS
Registers (rev 13)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI
Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI
Controller #5 (rev 02)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI
Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI
Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI
Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI
Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 92)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801IB (ICH9) LPC Interface
Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801IB (ICH9) 2 port SATA IDE
Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5709
Gigabit Ethernet (rev 20)
01:00.1 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5709
Gigabit Ethernet (rev 20)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5709
Gigabit Ethernet (rev 20)
02:00.1 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5709
Gigabit Ethernet (rev 20)
03:00.0 RAID bus controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 1078
(rev 04)

Thanks a lot,
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Evangelos Souglakos           OTE S.A Internet Service Provider 
Unix Systems Engineer         Systems Design Department
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