Dell Power Edge R710 with CentOS

Tom Boland tom at
Tue May 18 08:18:07 CDT 2010

If you get the same problems as I did with mysql-mmm, which was 
detecting one of my mysql masters as being unavailable between 2 and 4 
times per minute, just for 2-8 seconds a time, then you'll have to 
update the drivers as well, unless you want to restart the network 
service every few days.  This was on a system with the msi workaround 
already in place.

Cheers.  Tom.

On 05/18/2010 12:46 PM, Stephan van Hienen wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Tapas Mishra [mailto:mightydreams at]
>> Sent: dinsdag 18 mei 2010 13:42
>> To: Stephan van Hienen
>> Cc: Tom Boland; linux-poweredge at
>> Subject: Re: Dell Power Edge R710 with CentOS
>> Do I need to have any driver for network to go before I erase every
>> thing and do a fresh install of CentOS on my server.
> Just install centos 5.5 and add  'options bnx2 disable_msi=1' to /etc/modprobe.conf after the first boot.
>  From the Red Hat knowledgebase:
> Stephan

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