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How can I reset the Fibre card? There's no link light...

 
SM_3
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How can I reset the Fibre card? There's no link light...

Have an N class 11i server recently setup, not live yet.

Cannot get the link light on the fibre card to light up.
Have set an IP address and netmask.

Card in ifconfig shows up as UP.
Cannot ping anything.

Does an "ifconfig unplumb", reset the fibre card?
Someone suggested resetting the fibre card with ndd.

Have you had a problem like this before?

Thanks in advance.
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RAC_1
Honored Contributor

Re: How can I reset the Fibre card? There's no link light...

fcmsutil /dev/tdx reset will reset the card. Before you do that, did you check the connections/cables??

Anil
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SM_3
Super Advisor

Re: How can I reset the Fibre card? There's no link light...

Yes.
Checked cables, GBIC, switch etc.
Cable works, GBIC works...since these work on another server.
Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: How can I reset the Fibre card? There's no link light...

If this is a fibre network card (Gigabit ethernet) then you should be able to do a reset via the lanadmin command.

Do a 'lanscan' to get the PPA number and then do a 'lanadmin -r 1' (where 1 is the appropriate PPA for your card).

SM_3
Super Advisor

Re: How can I reset the Fibre card? There's no link light...

ok
Will get back soon.
SM_3
Super Advisor

Re: How can I reset the Fibre card? There's no link light...

Looks like this fibre card was set at 1 gig full duplex.
Reset this to 1 gig auto negotiation and I get the link light on the fibre card.

thanks.

SM_3
Super Advisor

Re: How can I reset the Fibre card? There's no link light...

Forgot to mention; it's an ethernet gig card.
I reset the card parameters via the ndd command.
SM_3
Super Advisor

Re: How can I reset the Fibre card? There's no link light...

Used ndd to reset the fibre ether card.