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Ethernet controller: Onboard or not

amit mehta_2
Regular Advisor

Ethernet controller: Onboard or not

Hi,

The output of 'lspci' on one of my server
points to two broadcom controllers.
Just by looking at the lspci output,is it possible to determine if any of these controllers are on board or not ?

snip from lspci -m

04:00.0 "Ethernet controller" "Broadcom Corporation" "Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5708 1000Base-T" -r12 "Hewlett-Packard Company" "7038"


42:00.0 "Ethernet controller" "Broadcom Corporation" "Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5708 1000Base-T" -r12 "Hewlett-Packard Company" "7038"


~amit
6 REPLIES
Vitaly Karasik_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Ethernet controller: Onboard or not

it is very possible that you have two onboard controllers.
amit mehta_2
Regular Advisor

Re: Ethernet controller: Onboard or not

Hi vitaly,

i don't have access to the lab, and to get that
i'll have to go through a long procedure,therefore is it possible to come to a conclusion by just looking at output of 'lspci' or some other utils ?

~amit
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: Ethernet controller: Onboard or not

You can try dmidecode. Acording to the dmidecode documentation, it will report the DMI Type for the device, being 10 On Board Devices.

http://linux.die.net/man/8/dmidecode
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: Ethernet controller: Onboard or not

BTW amit, I see in your profile "I have assigned points to 63 of 143 responses to my questions.". Please keep asigning points =).
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Vitaly Karasik_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Ethernet controller: Onboard or not

if my version is right, you'll see sequential MAC addresses into "ifconfig -a" output.
amit mehta_2
Regular Advisor

Re: Ethernet controller: Onboard or not

Thanks Ivan,

The dmidecode output on my server indicates that i have no on-board devices.



[root@blr-km-cpd-101 root]# dmidecode |grep -i type\ 10
[root@blr-km-cpd-101 root]# echo $?
1




~amit