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Integrated NICS

 
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Integrated NICS

I have just installed a Proliant DL380 and am having probelms with the integrated NICs and the Nortel 8000 series switch to which it is connected.

The server is a PDC and during periods of high activity (start of day) users are not getting logged on.

During testing with large packet pings I have noticed a lot of timeouts.

I suspect some compatibity issues with the Intel NIC and Nortel Switch.

There is only one NIC installed in the server

Any idea's woul;d be appreciated

Regards

John
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Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Integrated NICS

If your NIC is set to default (autosense) you could have some problems. I'd recommend manually configuring the NIC to 100/Full Duplex AND the port on the Nortel switch to match. I've seen quite a few instances where the duplex mode get's mismatched unless it is manually set. Good luck.