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Network flooding with 6108

Joeri Boeree
Occasional Contributor

Network flooding with 6108


I'm currenlty facing some big troubles with a DL380 G3 server which connect to a Procurve 6108. The problems which occur are wsimilar to this MS article: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=317249

The server performance breaks down and event id's 2021 and 2022 are logged. When we disconnect the cable the server immediatly pops up again and you are able to work normally again. then we conenct the cables and it works for one hour to a day and than the problems occur again.

Main errors in the event log are id 2021 and 2022 which refer to network load difficulties.

All the given solutions in the MS-doc are allready tried. Many other possible solutions are also tried like fixing speed (AUTO1000, 100 full), auto speed on both server and switch.

Right now one of the servers has been connected to a 2524 at 100 full duplex just to see how this works.

All firmwares are up to date (7.32 for 6108), all drivers are Smartstart 6.40.

Can this be a compatibility problem? Please help.

Thanks, Joeri.
Ron Kinner
Honored Contributor

Re: Network flooding with 6108

Check the port on the switch to see if it is building up a lot of errors. On most high end switches, if a port sees too many errors in a certain period of time it will shutdown the port. On a Cisco it is called errdisabled. May be something else on a Procurve. Usually this is caused by something like a duplex mismatch but can be a bad cable, NIC or switch port also use of Jumbo Frames or unexpected tagging.