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Broadcom NICs, Cisco ASA and ARP request collisions

First of all I am sorry for my english mistakes. Help me please to solve the problem with ARP request collision incidents. I have IBM BladeCenter E chasis with blade servers are installed in this ...
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Why 10GbE card cannot negotiate 10Gbit with Windows 2012R2?

The Problem I've got four identical blade servers. I've got Windows Server 2012 R2 on one blade and Xen on all the others. On the Windows-hosted server (only) the 10GbE NICs cannot negotiate ...
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Dell 12G R720 Hyper-V host virtual/physical NIC stops working

On the host 1 physical adapter is plugged into our network, on host itself I have Hyper-V role. I have created a external switch and binded it to the physical Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet, box ...
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Dropped packets, on recieve only, Server 2008 only, and network speed is 100mb/s

I have a really strange one. I have packet loss with Excessive 'TCP Dup ACK' & 'TCP Fast Retransmission' when I download files (and only download) from two different Windows 2008 servers. Upload ...
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Windows Server 2003 DC hangs after network drivers update

Earlier today, we attempted to update the Broadcom BCM5716C network drivers on a Windows Server 2003. (Dell PowerEdge T310, FWIW). Since then we have not been able to boot the server in any normal ...
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Broadcom iSCSI HBAs missing in vSphere

I've got 4 Cisco UCS C210 M2 servers, each with a Broadcom NetXtreame II BCM5709 Quad-port adapter in it. They are all running vSphere 5.1 U1. On one the servers, the Broadcom ports show up as both ...
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iSCSI Storage with Broadcom BCM5709 Offload in XenServer 6.2

I'm in a process of migration from ESXi to XenServer. But we can't add our iSCSI Storage via Hardware HBA in XenServer 6.2. I've tried to manually load bnx2i and cnic modules via modprobe but it has ...
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How do I add a new driver to the debian installer in Debian Squeeze?

I am using a 10GB Broadcom NetExtreme II card in a supermicro system. As it turns out the Wheezy version of this driver has a nasty bug in it that has a race condition that causes the driver to panic ...
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Trying to boot a diskless server to Windows 2012 using iSCSI and Differencing VHDs

We are in the middle of a big VMware to Hyper-V migration at the moment. Part of this process is going to be changing some of our existing ESXi servers to Hyper-V. These ESXi servers don't have hard ...
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how to disable MSI on tg3 driver?

got some new HP DL380p G8 for Centos. What's the correct options to disable MSI for the onboard Broadcom NICs? I tried disable_msi in modprobe.conf.local and it doesn't work. Thanks Will
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Can't set NIC speed to 10Gbps using ethtool

We're using IBM Blade Center HS-22 servers with Broadcom NetXtreme II 10Gbps NICs to a Nortel 10Gbps switch. With one of the chassis the NICs can establish a 10G rate with the command "ethtool eth2 ...
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Mssql Server looses connection to domain; cannot access any shares until reboot

Server is Windows 2008R2. MSSQl Server 2008 is installed. 4 Broadcom Network Cards (3 active, 1 standbye) We had two time the same issue: Suddenly we cannot access any network shares on other ...
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How can I manage kernel modules built from source in Debian?

I am installing Debian squeeze on a brand-new Mac Mini, and the Broadcom NIC in it only works with the latest tg3 module from Broadcom. I can build this module easily enough, but performing a manual ...
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Broadcom NIC stays down in iPXE

I'm repurposing some old servers as budget compute farm diskless nodes and am trying to get iPXE to do iSCSI boot on an HP DL145 G3 which has an embedded Broadcom NetXtreme 5715 dual-ported NIC. ...
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Hyper-V R2 can't add a teamed NIC as External Network

I have a Dell PowerEdge R710 running Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter and which was part of a Hyper-V Failover Cluster. It has 8x Broadcom BCM5709C NICs and three are teamed together to be my ...
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What is the proper Hyper-V R2 with Teamed Broadcom BCM5709C NICs configuration (VMQ, TOE, LSO, CSO, etc.)?

I have a pair of Dell PowerEdge R710 servers (2x Xeon X5690s, 64GB, 8x BCM5709C NICs) running Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter. They're backed by a Dell PowerVault MD3200 with 3.6TB in RAID 10 ...
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Broadcom HT1100 SATA controller not working properly with 1TB drives

I've been using RHEL distro's for several years and always managed to find the answers until now. I know this is more of a hardware issue, but I've been working on this for over a week and trust Linux ...
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Broadcom Teamed Connections Fails if One NIC is Disconnected, Why?

I have a cluster of servers that are all running either with BCM5716C NetXtreme II cards or BCM5709C NetXtreme II cards. All servers have their cards teamed by the BACS3 software as: Smart Load ...
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Broadcom BCM5709C Jumbo Frames on Windows 2008R2

I have a broadcom bcm5709c quad port nic (gigabit netxtreme II); I download the broadcom utility from there site, I can setup teaming and all, but I can't seem to find the setting to enable jumbo ...
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NIC Teaming with Broadcom on HyperV 2008 R2

I have a HyperV cluster made up of 3 hosts. Each host is connected to both of my Nexus 5548 switches running in an etherchannel. LACP on the switch and NIC teaming using Broadcom 802.3ad on the server ...
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VMware - Broadcom 1000Gbps NIC does not link at 100Mbps to a Cisco switch port

Today we've stumbled on a very awkward situation with our VMWare Server. The server is with ESX 3.5 that has a 1Gbps NIC. We bought a brand new managed Cisco Linksys switch with 10/100Mbps interface ...
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Dell SBS 2008 losing connectivity

We have a Dell PowerEdge T300 with Intel Xeon X3323 2.50GHz and 16gig RAM runningWindows Server 2008 FE, SP 1 (SBS 2008) with a Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet. About once a week, usually when ...
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Debugging slow SMB packets from a specific desktop client

I'm having some serious problems locating a slowdown, and I hope you could assist me with this. We have an office network with ~50 clients and a main file server running Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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compile lastest bnx2 driver on debian squeeze

I want to upgrade the bnx2 network card driver in a Dell Power Edge R410. I downloaded the latest driver version from the broadcom website. If I want to compile the driver it fails with the following ...
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HP NC382i: Network controller failed to exchange interface with the bus driver

This morning we had an odd problem on a server running hyper-v. It was the second time we've seen the exact same problem int he last 6 months and I am a bit mystified as to the cause. The physical ...
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Mysteriously dropped packets

I have server with Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5706 Gigabit Ethernet chips, and 2.6.18-164.2.1.el5 kernel from Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.4 (Tikanga). During normal work day ...
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Broadcom BCM5716 Hangs on CentOS 6 Boot

I have a fresh CentOS 6 installation on a Dell R310 server with a Broadcom BCM5716. The onboard NIC is causing the boot to hang for some reason. Welcome to CentOS Linux Starting udev: udev: starting ...
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What network loads require NIC polling vs interrupts?

Does anyone have some data or basic calculations that can answer when frame coalescing (NAPI) is required and when a single interrupt per frame is sufficient? My hardware: IBM BladeServer HS22, ...
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Packet loss between Broadcom NetXreme NIC's on different hosts

I've got any interesting problem where I am getting packet loss between multiple servers in the same network. This is happening to about 15 hosts but I'll condense it to just three below. Firstly ...
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Number of TX and RX Buffers in Windows Server 2008 R2

I have noticed both broadcom and Intel NICs allow you tune the number of transmit and receive buffers (A Higher number of buffers will cause more memory usage). How do these buffers work: What is ...
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High Instances of Zero Window Messages

On my web servers I am seeing a high rate (106 over ~13 seconds or 300,000 packets) of zero window update messages sent form my web servers to my database servers during peak traffic. Firmware is ...
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BACS Statistics

There are two statistics from the BACS I am wondering if I should be concerned about: They are Out of Recv. Buffer and Rx. Packet Discarded. It looks like Out of Recv. Buffer is the cause of all the ...
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Missing Jumbo and MTU for Broadcom NIC?

I have two Broadcom BCM5708C NetXtreme II GigE NICs in my Dell Windows SBS 2008 server. I would like make one them them Jumbo Frames enabled so that I can add it to my SAN whose VLAN on the switch is ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 network adapter stops working, requires hard reboot

TL;DR version: Turns out this was a deep Broadcom networking bug in Windows Server 2008 R2. Replacing with Intel hardware fixed it. We don't use Broadcom hardware any more. Ever. We have been ...
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server 2008r1 slow file transfer in one direction

I have a problem of slow file transfer in one direction on a 3 of my servers with 2008 on them. the test i have done is to copy a 400Mb file from a PC to 1 server takes approx 30 secs if i then try to ...
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Broadcom NIC Teaming with Hyper-V R2

I have read a few contradictory articles regarding support or at least configuration with teaming of Broadcom NIC's and Hyper-V. I have a pair of Dell R805's with 4 Broadcom 5708 NIC's in them. I ...