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Broadcom 1.60 driver for ESX/ESXi 4.1: Network problems (ping failed) - BL460c G6

chuckk281
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Broadcom 1.60 driver for ESX/ESXi 4.1: Network problems (ping failed) - BL460c G6

Kanwar was looking for some Braodcom driver clarification:

 

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I found the below link;

 

http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/2010/12/express-patch-rollback-for-bnx2x-driver.html

 

not sure if it is relevant.

 

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Steve responded and his last sentence is most relevant:

 

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So, to be clear on this does the 1.60 driver correct this issue?

 

The article refers specifically to “in-box driver version 1.54.1.v41.1-1vmw”

 

I’m not too keen on this article either as the writer has not proof the 1.60 drive don’t fit the issue…

 

http://www.wooditwork.com/2010/11/12/new-broadcom-bnx2x-nic-driver-1-60-is-out/

“Unfortunately there’s nothing out yet to indicate whether this does solve either of the two problems and what others may be introduced.  All I can hope is that VMware, Broadcom and HP worked together and have finally released a driver that doesn’t cause any PSODs and fully supports DDC/SmartLink for ESX 4.1 (as it did perfectly well with version 1.48 on ESX 4.0).”

 

 

I just went through this with a customer this week.  He is now fully up to date with fw and drivers, on ESXi 4.1, SmartLink, Link State fail-over etc. and ALL is working well.  With the 1.54 driver they were getting consistent PSOD.

 

Regards, Steve....

 

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Comments or suggestions? Are you using the new driver?