I have a PowerEdge 1950. Though the course of trying to troubleshoot some network issues after a physical move, I found that one of the PE1950's has one NIC that blinks both the green link and orange status codes in tandom about 12 (maybe 11) times, slower than a traffic indicator would blink. It pauses then starts again.
The other NIC on the same server is showing normal status lights.
I can ping to another server attached to the same VLAN it's on.
I've searched, but can't find anything referencing this type of indicator code.
Thanks in advance for any ideas.
The operating system is Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard.
The NIC cards are on-board Broadcom BCM5708C NetXtreme II Gige (LOM).. Device manager reports Broadcom BCM5708C NetXtreme II GigE (NDIS VBD Client) (drive 188.8.131.52)
They are connected via Gigabyte connection at the moment, but the interface will blink that even when the cable is not connected. So this doesn't appear to be any sort of link/switch issue.
According to OME, everything checks out and System Updates don't ask for updates.
I do notice however, even though they are the exact same onboard NIC, OME reports that NIC #0 has TOE capability, and is enabled, while NIC #1 (that is blinking) doesn't have TOE capability.
I'm not seeing where you can enable that in OMSA, but it says it's not TOE Capable - so I don't think I'd be able to enable it anyway since it'd have to be capable.
I did find the firmware versions in OMSA though:
#0 b8c2 7.4.0, UMP 1.1.9, ipmi 1.06, iSCSI v7.10.4
#1 b8c2 7.4.0, b8c2 7.4.0, ipmi 1.06 (missing the iSCSI like we see on #0)
Yeah, the TOE key would have to be installed ... I thought you said TOE was enabled on one port but not the other. On one machine but not the other maybe?