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Onboard Broadcom NIC negotiates 100mbps only

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Onboard Broadcom NIC negotiates 100mbps only

Hi guys,


I have been having some strange link speed problems with some of the ProLiant servers. It seemed to have started after some recent firmware updates but I can't pin-point them exactly.


Basically on some of my ESXi 5 hosts, the onboard Broadcom gigabit NIC only negotiates 100 mbps link speed. I have tried different cables, switches etc but same thing happens. I have noticed this problem on the following servers:


1 x ProLiant ML150 G6 (NetXtreme BCM5723)

2 x ProLiant ML115 G5 (NetXtreme BCM5722)


I have just used HP Firmware Maintenance DVD 10.10 to update firmware and the problem stays. 


Has anyone else encountered this problem? Any tips/advice would be greatly appreciated.






Re: Onboard Broadcom NIC negotiates 100mbps only

ML150 G6 with ESXi v5 and I am stuck at 100 too.  Ran fine in VMware Server 1 and 2.

Using the HP branded ESXi ISO even... sad.