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ML370 G2 and Gigabit Cu NIC

 

ML370 G2 and Gigabit Cu NIC

Hello,

we try to install a new NIC (290563-B21,
HP NIC NC7771 1000 Copper 64bit 133MHz PCI-X)
in "old" machine (Proliant ML 370 G2).

If I look in the QuickSpec´s the new NIC should run with the server.

PCI-X Hot-Plug 133 MHz:
(PCI-X compatible with: 64/100, 64/66, 64/33
or 32/33 IO-Slot --> at lower performance)

... but the server doesn´t start after installing the NIC (we tried several ports).

Now we are looking for a solution:
- make it sense to try a Bios Upgrade on the server ?
- is the NIC o.k. or defect
- is the original intended NIC (only as spare-part available) the only solution

Thanks for any idea

Greatings
Tom
4 REPLIES
dms_1
Trusted Contributor

Re: ML370 G2 and Gigabit Cu NIC

Hi Thomas,

NC7771 is not listed in the quickspecks, which means it was not tested with this server.So nobody can guarantee that the NIC will work with the server. I dont think the NIC is defective its just not supported.

The list with supportet NICs according to quickspecs:

Compaq NC3123 Fast Ethernet NIC PCI 10/100 WOL
174830-B21

Compaq NC3134 Fast Ethernet NIC 64 PCI Dual Port 10/100
138603-B21

Compaq NC3135 Fast Ethernet Module Dual 10/100 Upgrade Module for NC3134 and NC3131
138604-B21

Compaq NC6132 Gigabit Module 1000 SX Upgrade Module for NC3134 and NC3131
338456-B23

Compaq NC6133 Gigabit Module 1000LX Upgrade Module for NC3134 and NC3131
338456-B24

Compaq NC3133 Fast Ethernet Module 100FX Upgrade Module for NC3134 and NC3131
338456-B25

Compaq NC7132 10/100/1000-T Upgrade Module for NC3134 and NC3131
153543-B21

Compaq NC6136 Gigabit Server Adapter, 64-bit/66-MHz, PCI, 1000 SX
203539-B21

Compaq NC7131 Gigabit Server Adapter, 64-bit/66-MHz, PCI, 10/100/1000-T

Regards
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: ML370 G2 and Gigabit Cu NIC

hi

dms is correct but, you know seeing here a lot people that use not supported configuration of course you can try.

- make it sense to try a Bios Upgrade on the server ?
yes try updating the BIOS

- is the NIC o.k. or defect
if the card does work in the server means that is bad, you have another server to test it

- is the original intended NIC (only as spare-part available) the only solution.
well those are the NIC card tested so they must work

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!

Re: ML370 G2 and Gigabit Cu NIC

Hello dms,

this answer doesn´t really help me.

But for what reason is the new NIC compatible:

PCI-X Hot-Plug 133 MHz:
(PCI-X compatible with: 64/100, 64/66, 64/33
or 32/33 IO-Slot --> at lower performance)

... when I always have to use the former parts.

Greatings
Tom
Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor

Re: ML370 G2 and Gigabit Cu NIC

Once again. The fact that the server has a PCI bus does not mean that you can connect any PCI card on it. Even if it's from HP.
The QuickSpecs are published with a reason, and that is to tell customers what works and what does not work.
If the device you purchase is NOT on QuickSpecs, it would probably not work, and, unless you have the means to modify firmware or hack the chips, there's no way to make it work.