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3X-DEGXA-TA Broadcom

G-MAN
Frequent Advisor

3X-DEGXA-TA Broadcom

I have installed a 1 gig nic card in an ES40 running V5.1b not patched, anyway the card is not there when the OS comes up. At the SRM console it shows and in sysconfigtab I see the driver listed "bsm", yet I cannot see the interface. I have done a #sysconfig -c bsm which loads the bsm driver but I still cannot access the interface. Do I need to rebuild the kernel or just patch it?
5 REPLIES
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: 3X-DEGXA-TA Broadcom

Hi,

you need to boot genvmunix and build a new kernel.

greetings,

Michael
Vladimir Fabecic
Honored Contributor

Re: 3X-DEGXA-TA Broadcom

Hello
Like Michael said you will have to boot genvmunix and do doconfig.
But I think that you will have to install at least PK3 to make Broadcom NIC work OK (from my experience).
And why not install PK5?
Regards
In vino veritas, in VMS cluster
Johan Brusche
Honored Contributor

Re: 3X-DEGXA-TA Broadcom


First: There is no "bsm"-driver in Tru64, not even in the genvmunix of V5.1B+pk#5 (ie BL26).

Second: The DEGXA is supported by the "bcm"-driver since sept 2002 with V5.1A+pk#3(ie BL20)
Support for IEEE 802.1Q (VLAN)tagged packets in the bcm driver was added by pk#1 for V5.1B

You can save yourself the boot from /genvmunix by editing the file /sys/conf/HOSTNAME, and inserting the line :

config_driver bcm

Then run doconfig -c HOSTNAME, and reboot from the new kernel.

Enjoy,

___ Johan ./

_JB_
Vladimir Fabecic
Honored Contributor

Re: 3X-DEGXA-TA Broadcom

Johan is right. But I gess we all thinked "bcm".
Besides, there is a difference between 3X-DEGXA-TA and 3X-DEGXA-TB.
You can see this:
http://h18003.www1.hp.com/alphaserver/options/ases47/ases47_3x-degxa-ta.html
and this:
http://h18002.www1.hp.com/alphaserver/options/ases47/ases47_3x-degxa-tb.html
In vino veritas, in VMS cluster
G-MAN
Frequent Advisor

Re: 3X-DEGXA-TA Broadcom

Sorry I got the wrong driver name it is "bcm"