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DL380 G5 - NIC issue

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DL380 G5 - NIC issue


I have Dl380 G5 - NC373i - w2003
when I assign static IP address to first NIC and I go to second NIC and assign a static IP too, the first NIC turns to DHCP..

latest drivers 4.1.5 - NCU 9.1

any idea?

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Re: DL380 G5 - NIC issue

Hi, please follow the steps in sequential order.

1) Update the Nic FW from the following link:

2) Download the latest driver for the NC373i and save it into a temporary folder for later use.

3) Download the latest NCU version and save it into a temporary folder for later use.

4) Uninstall NCU . How? Go to Control Panel - Network Conections - Rigth click on your network adapter/conection - Properties - Highlight HP Network Configuration Utility - Click Unistall

5) Go to the device manager and right click on the NIC device and select Uninstall
6) Go to Start > Programs > Accesories > System Tools > System Information.
7) On the left side click on the + sign to expand the menu > Click on the + sign to expand Network menu > click on adapter.
8) On the right page look for the HP NC31xx Fast Ethernet NIC Driver location. Copy the driver location and then go to the folder where the driver resides and manually delete it.
9) Reboot the server and stop windows driver installation. If it prompts for you to choose the new driver cancel all request and get into windows, once there install the driver from the .exe file that you downloaded.
10) Reboot the server. By now you should be able to use the NIC card.
11) Install the latest NCU.
12) Reboot and try assigning IPs again.

You heve a question... I have an aswer!!!
Saji Thomas
Occasional Advisor

Re: DL380 G5 - NIC issue


In addition to what RaMPanTe replied...I would suggest you to Uninstall NCU first, BIOS upgrade, Firmware for the NIC, Drivers for NIC and then NCU.

Let us know your observations.

Saji Thomas