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Broadcom NetXtreme issues part 2

Here’s a follow-up to my previous post about the Broadcom BCM570x Gig-E adapters on HP-DL380 servers. HP pointed us to the following advisory:

Advisory: Primary Port of Integrated NC7782 Gigabit Server Adapters with NFS protocol with Certain Firmware Versions Stops Transmitting under Linux, Resulting in Lost Network Connectivity

However, reading the advisory indicates that the problem only afflicts the primary port of the Ethernet adapter. We’ve been seeing problems on the secondary port, as well as an add-on card.

This has been raised with HP, so we’ll see what they say.

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