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DL360G5+NC360T=RegularReboots

 
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DL360G5+NC360T=RegularReboots

Since I put an NC360T into a newly built DL360G5 (which already has an dual transceiver on-board NC373i) the server's rebooted itself three times. (The 373's and 360's ports were merged into separate teams, and each team member was plugged into a separate redundant switch.)

Windows recorded (102) Event 1003 in the event log and a stop code of 0x1000008e, kernel mode exception not handled: bad driver? Bad Ram? The server wasn't plugged into the Internet before this happened: so I don't think its i386p or the rootkit Microsoft mentions on their site.

Downloaded a fresh copy of the driver; between the second and third reboot and that didn't seem to help.

It's stayed up over the weekend, unplugged on the bench.

First day I plugged it in, it dumped twice, 7 AM and 11AM. So, I put in a different NC360T, and it dumped within the hour.

Been fine since August 28, so far.

I'm going to update the firmware with the fabulous HP CD.

Any ideas?

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Kedd Guyton
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Re: DL360G5+NC360T=RegularReboots

Is there anything in the IML (Integrated Management Log)?
Vague Assumption
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Re: DL360G5+NC360T=RegularReboots

Well, I'm seeing a couple of Stop Messages: Bugchecks codes 1A, D1 and 8E, and a slew of adapter link downs, grouped around certain dates. Unfortunately, some of those are today and yesterday
Kedd Guyton
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Re: DL360G5+NC360T=RegularReboots

Is the DL360 G5 running Windows Server 2003, x86 Edition or Windows Server 2003, x64 Edition?
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Re: DL360G5+NC360T=RegularReboots

Well, it's a G5 using an Intel 5150 64-bit processor but I've loaded Windows Server 2003 x86 web edition.

Sorry I've been away so long. I was out of the office.
Kedd Guyton
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Re: DL360G5+NC360T=RegularReboots

The next to last System BIOS contained critical fixes:
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/27754.html

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Re: DL360G5+NC360T=RegularReboots

I fixed my server up using the firmware CD 7.90 dated 3 Aug 2007. It updated the p400i SAS controller, but left the mobo's BIOS at P58 5/1/2007. Is the the card's firmware I should be looking at?
Kedd Guyton
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Re: DL360G5+NC360T=RegularReboots

It sounds like you've already updated the system BIOS to a suitable version. I glanced through the revision history of the NIC models firmware, but nothing jumped out at me. One other thing I checked was the rev history of the relevant NIC drivers and the NCU (Network Configuration Utility), but I saw nothing special.