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dl580 g5 and hot add nic´s

jusanz
Occasional Contributor

dl580 g5 and hot add nic´s

Hello,
i ´ve got 2 dl580 g5 with esx 4.0u2 per server.
could i add 2 new HP NC364T PCI-E Quad Port Gigabit "HOT ADD"

OR is it mandatory to shutdown the server?

Thanksa lot and regards.
3 REPLIES
Jan Soska
Honored Contributor

Re: dl580 g5 and hot add nic´s

hello,
I am afraid hot add PCI-e cards is nice way to dark. You have to schedule small downtime to place card and reconfigure networks...

Jan
jusanz
Occasional Contributor

Re: dl580 g5 and hot add nic´s

Hello,

but is it supported by the hw?
is it supported by the sw?

Thanks again
Jan Soska
Honored Contributor

Re: dl580 g5 and hot add nic´s

Hello, in theory bus is cabable of hotplug if cards support it as well. Your NC364T card has no mention in quickspecs regarding hot plug features, so do not try it.

Jan