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ICS 7750 SPE 310 Ethernet interface disables


Has anyone ran into an issue with a SPE 310 where the onboard intel 8255x PCI based ethernet controller just gets disabled, stops working. In device manager under network interfaces the device has a Red x on it.

When trying to enable it the server blade locks up cold or saids performing system dump, then restarts after dump.

Removing interface, and adding back doesn't fix and same issue. Re-installing drivers also doesn't help.

This was all up and working fine, and just stopped. Nothing was changed, etc. Just wondering if anyone has any ideas on what may have happened.

We have it back working now on another SPE blade, same hard drive.


Re: ICS 7750 SPE 310 Ethernet interface disables

We've had an SPE lose an ethernet controller also. In our case, it was apparently fine from within the OS, but in no case would link come up. If swapping the hard drive to another SPE works, this would obviously confirm some sort of hardware problem. Contact TAC and get an RMA replacement. The SPE310s have a one-year hardware warranty, so you can get a replacement on one that's less than a year old even if you don't have Smartnet.

Re: ICS 7750 SPE 310 Ethernet interface disables

Jason, Thanks. Already did RMA thing. I really think somehow the original registry entries for the original ethernet got corrupted so was wondering maybe if there was an easy way to completely remove all those keys, reboot, and get the ethernet installed as new device without using existing registry keys, etc. A new ethernet on new SPE would have different MAC, etc so windows would build new registry entries, etc.

On another note, has anyone tried using a USB network adapter on a SPE when in a crunch? I know it wouldn't be supported.

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