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HP DL380 network adapter

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HP DL380 network adapter

I have a problem with one server HP DL380.
This server has two HP NC7781 LOM network adapters.
I have installed Proliant Support Pack for NIC teaming between the two available adapters but this software doesn't recognize them (the error is "[?]HP NC7781 ").

The version installed are:
1)driver NC7781 version 8.39.0.1
2)management network utility version 8.15.0

Any suggestion?

Thanks for your help.

15 REPLIES
Honored Contributor

Re: HP DL380 network adapter

Hi:

If you're running W2K3 32-bit, go here and get the latest downloads:

http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/networking/us/locate/69_5911.html

Otherwise, go here and click on your OS to get the latest drivers, etc:

http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/networking/us/family/model/5911.html?lang=en&cc=us

Make a great day!

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger
Occasional Advisor

Re: HP DL380 network adapter

Thank you very much, Roger.
The latest management utility is the 8.20.0.0 and yesterday I have dowloaded and installed the version 8.15.0.0.
I hope this new version support my network adapter NC7781 LOM version driver 8.39.0.1.

Later I'll try to change the management network utility...

Another question is:
need I reboot the server after installing the new network utility?
(maybe the network utility software recognize the network adapters only rebooting the system).

Any idea?...suggestion?
Thanks.


Nicola75

Honored Contributor

Re: HP DL380 network adapter

I don't know the answer to your reboot question for sure but I would think a reboot would NOT be necessary. Also, did you notice the newer driver (8.48.0.0)?

Make a great day!

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger
Occasional Advisor

Re: HP DL380 network adapter

Hi Roger,

I'll try with the latest network adapter driver and network utility.

Thanks

Nicola75
Occasional Advisor

Re: HP DL380 network adapter

Hi Roger,
I have installed the newer driver and network utility but I have always the same message in the network config. utility (for teaming the two adapters in NFT team): "[?]NC7781".

I have actually one adapter enabled on local network and the other one is not phisically connected yet to the switch.
Maybe the problem is this?...
...but I have another server (for our tests) with only one network adapter and the HP network utility installed on it. In this case the network adapter (NC7760) is OK.

I don't know which could be the problem.

Regards

Nicola75
Honored Contributor

Re: HP DL380 network adapter

Hi:

I would think both NICs should be connected to the switch to get satisfactory results.

Make a great day!

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger
Occasional Advisor

Re: HP DL380 network adapter

Hi Roger,

I'll connect the second adapter to switch in a second time because the two servers are located in the customer data center.
I hope with this operation to solve the problem.
I'll keep you informed later.

Thanks

Nicola
Honored Contributor

Re: HP DL380 network adapter

Nicola:

I'm getting confused. I thought we were talking about teaming 2 NICs in the same server. Is that not the case?

Make a great day!

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger
Occasional Advisor

Re: HP DL380 network adapter

Hi,
you are right, I want two NICs teamed (NFT team) but in this moment one network adapter is not connected to the switch and it is used only one adapter.
Now I cannot connect the second adapter because the server is in the customer data center and the customer don't want I connect the adapter to the network...so I'll think the problem is this.

In the future the two NICs teamed of one server there will be in Network Load Balancing Windows 20003 with the another two NICs teamed of the second server.
For you is possible to have two NFT team in NLB Windows 2003 (IP NLB)...the goal is fault tolerance on two network adapters and IP load balancing with Windows 2003.

Best regards,

Nicola
Honored Contributor

Re: HP DL380 network adapter

Nicola:

I'm sorry I don't know the answer to that question. Let's hope someone else reads this and can answer your question.

Make a great day!

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger
Honored Contributor

Re: HP DL380 network adapter

Nicola:

You may want to post the question in the Proliant servers forum also:

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/categoryhome.do?categoryId=264

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger
Occasional Advisor

Re: HP DL380 network adapter

Thank you, Roger.

When I'll try the solution (I hope this) I'll tell you.

Regards.

Nicola
Occasional Advisor

Re: HP DL380 network adapter

Hi:
Finally I have found the solution for my problem.
It is necessary only renaming the network adapters in Local Area Connection and Local Area Connection 2.
With this Microsoft convenction the HP Network Utility recognize the adapters for teaming, deleting the question mark on the specified adapter.

Bye

Nicola
Honored Contributor

Re: HP DL380 network adapter

Nicola:

That's great news!

Thanks for updating us.

Make a great 2006!

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger
Occasional Advisor

Re: HP DL380 network adapter

Roger:

Have a great 2006 you too!

Bye,

Nicola
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