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PowerEdge R710 Network Card Issue!!!

Hi,

I have around 17 Dell PowerEdgeR70 Servers It has Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet (4). when I put medium / heavy traffic on the Server the NICs would just die randomly when under heavy load, which required a network restart which is a problem in Production. i googled and got that this is a well known problem with this Dell NIC

http://lists.us.dell.com/pipermail/linux-poweredge/2010-May/042225.html

http://answerpot.com/showthread.php?290594-Dell%20Power%20Edge%20R710%20with%20CentOS/Page2

As per people,  some disabled their msi --> already disabled on my server

parm:           disable_msi:Disable Message Signaled Interrupt (MSI) (int)

some disabled C-state but this will increase power consumption of the server -- not doing that .

some upgraded the fireware + NIC drivers

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/servers/f/956/p/AddPost.aspx

Can someone send the link for the drivers / dkim for this issue (also the installation step if possible)

I am using CentOS 5.4 and RHEL 5.4

I really want Dell will come with some Fix for this.

 

Thanks in Advance.

Vimal

 

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