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norman curley
Occasional Advisor

integrated lights-out NIC

I get this message on the System Management Homepage every time the system reboots. embedded NEC98431

had mother board and other boards replaced also did a download of all updates.

getting link status-Failed.

running window2003 on a Prolian dl380 g6.

also have another server that is the same type and looks to have the same problem. also this server got motherboard replace.
7 REPLIES
gregersenj
Honored Contributor

Re: integrated lights-out NIC

Is both NIC ports and ILO patched?

BR
/jag
norman curley
Occasional Advisor

Re: integrated lights-out NIC

am not sure if the downloading of all updates included the patches.

could i get the names of the patches your are referring too.

gregersenj
Honored Contributor

Re: integrated lights-out NIC

Sorry. I mean, did you put cables in all 3 ports?

BR
/jag
norman curley
Occasional Advisor

Re: integrated lights-out NIC

i have tried all the ports and get the same message. i rebooted the system each time i changed ports in hope this would solve the problem.

i have also deactived the ports in hopes this would help but it didn't.

i have tried different cables but no solution.
gregersenj
Honored Contributor

Re: integrated lights-out NIC

If I understand you correctly.

You have testet with a cable in both nic ports.
But only 1 cable at the time.

That will leave 1 port un-used. That will give a link failure.

Somewhere in the System Management Homepage, you can tick it to ignore unused ports.
I can't remember exactly where.

BR
/jag
norman curley
Occasional Advisor

Re: integrated lights-out NIC

yes i did use one cable and one port at a time.

i did disable the other ports and just using one port.

i have also used a new ip addresses on each port when testing.

Embedded NEC98431
Model: Embedded NEC98431
DNS Name: ILO2UX94306HZ.
Type: Embedded Ethernet IP Address: 0.0.0.0
Subnet Mask: 0.0.0.0 Gateway: 0.0.0.0
Status: Enabled Physical Address: 00 26 55 4B 5B 34
Link Status: Failed Speed: 10 Mbit/Sec
Duplex: Half Duplex Max Packet Size: 1500 Bytes

Receive Statistics
Transmit Statistics
Bytes: 474 Bytes: 49962538
Total Packets: 7 Total Packets: 84137
Unicast Packets: 0 Unicast Packets: 0
Non-Unicast Packets: 7 Non-Unicast Packets: 84137
Discarded Packets: 0 Discarded Packets: 0
Error Packets: 0 Error Packets: 84109
Unknown Protocols: 0 Queue Length: 1

this is what i get on the hp management software.
gregersenj
Honored Contributor

Re: integrated lights-out NIC

It's ok to use 1 port only.

But you will get a link down un the unused.

If you open the System Management Homepage.
You will also get a degraded status on the unused NIC port.
There's a tick box, on the SMH, to ignore.

In the old days Compaq used to ship a nic loopbackjumper with new servers, to put in unused ports.

But try this:
See if you can disable the unused nic in the RBSU (BIOS setup)
or Tick ingnore check box on the SMH.
Try to check the nic agents, it might pe possible to set igenore there also.
(Control Panel > Management agents > Nic agents).

I will be away next week.

BR
/jag