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Gigabit Adapter questions

 
bgawert
Frequent Advisor

Gigabit Adapter questions

I know that HP-UX 11i 11.22 supports the following 1000BaseT network adapters:

A4929A, A6825A, A6794A, A8685A

What I want to know is what NIC Controllers (i.e. intel 82540, Broadcom..., etc) are used on these cards, and if the cards are eventually just relabeled Network adapters from intel, 3COM or any other manufacturer.

Benjamin
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Re: Gigabit Adapter questions

Hi Ben,

I have gone through same kind of problem recently where customer has refused to accept FC NIC as he felt that this card is just relabeled by HP and original manufature was 3COM and same card (look wise) was avaibale in the market in cheaper rate.
But there was difference in firmware.

Cheers ..

NAVID
bgawert
Frequent Advisor

Re: Gigabit Adapter questions

Thanks for Your answer! However, I don't think there is much difference in Ethernet NICs since they don't use firmware (You can use a Boot PROM if You want to boot from them, but that's not the same like firmware which is necessary to initialize and configure the hardware).

my problem is that I have an old HP i2000 running HP-UX 11.22, and an original HP NIC would cost me much more than the whole system is worth. It's just for experimental use, I don't need support or anything like that which would make an original HP part necessary.

Kind Regards from Germany

Benjamin