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dunstan
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Problem in changing the built in network card to 100FD.

Hello,
I am trying to change the lan card (built in) to 100fd (currently 100hd). when I use the SAM, it says that the driver or patches needed to change to 100FD.
When I use lanadmin command, it says, the NIC support 10HD or 100HD.
So can someone help me that, is it possible to change to 100FD and what patch or drivers I needed. Thanks.

The machine details:
HPUX 10.20
D Class
NIC - PCI(10110009) Built in 1
Driver - btlan4
what /stand/vmunix |grep btlan shows:
btlan4.c csc 100bt patch:PHNE_13940 Revision 3.10 date 98/2/23.
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Torsten.
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Re: Problem in changing the built in network card to 100FD.

AFAIR all built-in NICs on a D-class server are only 10 base T, so they cannot do 100HD/FD.

What card is it?

(lanscan / ioscan will probably tell you)

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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V. Nyga
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Re: Problem in changing the built in network card to 100FD.

Hi,

>NIC - PCI(10110009) Built in 1
Do you have a a built-in ethernet card?
Which one?

Some older cards only can support 100HD, so you should need an upgrade of your (no longer supported) server. This seems to be difficult ...

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Pete Randall
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Re: Problem in changing the built in network card to 100FD.

Torsten is absolutely correct. 10FD is the best that the D class built-in will do.


Pete

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V. Nyga
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Re: Problem in changing the built in network card to 100FD.

... also there are no patches available anymore for 10.20 ...
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dunstan
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Re: Problem in changing the built in network card to 100FD.

please see the lanscan and ioscan details:


lanscan:

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hardware Station Crd Hardware Net-Interface NM MAC HP DLPI Mjr
Path Address In# State NameUnit State ID Type Support Num
8/8/1/0 0x001083047698 6 UP lan6 UP 7 ETHER Yes 119

Extended Station LLC Encapsulation
Address Methods
0x001083047698 IEEE HPEXTIEEE SNAP ETHER NOVELL
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ioscan:
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
cri1:[/stand]#ioscan -fnC lan
Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
========================================================================
lan 6 8/8/1/0 btlan4 CLAIMED INTERFACE PCI(10110009) -- Built-in #1
lan 1 8/12.5 fcT1_cntl CLAIMED INTERFACE HP Fibre Channel Mass Storage Cntl
/dev/fcms1
lan 0 8/16/6 lan2 CLAIMED INTERFACE Built-in LAN
/dev/diag/lan0 /dev/ether0 /dev/lan0
lan 2 8/20/5/1 btlan0 CLAIMED INTERFACE EISA card INP0500
lan 4 8/20/5/8 btlan0 CLAIMED INTERFACE EISA card INP0500
lan 5 10/12.5 fcT1_cntl CLAIMED INTERFACE HP Fibre Channel Mass Storage Cntl
/dev/fcms5


Torsten.
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Re: Problem in changing the built in network card to 100FD.

The card at 8/16/6 is built-in, the other card is probably in slot 2.

It could be helpful if you can get the part or model number of this card - is there any sticker?

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Torsten.
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Re: Problem in changing the built in network card to 100FD.

Can you please post the contents of

/etc/rc.config.d/hpgsc100conf

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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dunstan
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Re: Problem in changing the built in network card to 100FD.

i am sorry, that the 8/8/1/0 is not built in.
The built in card is 8/16/6 which labeled as LAN 10 Base -T.

8/8/1/0 the only lable i can see is LNK 100 MBps. and the SAM shows the card type is Fast Ethernet.

Thanks.
dunstan
Frequent Advisor

Re: Problem in changing the built in network card to 100FD.



#####################################################################
# @(#) hpGSC100conf PHNE_13940 $Revision: 1.2 $ $Date: 98/01/29 12:00:01 $
# hpGSC100conf : contains configuration values for HP 100Mb interfaces
#
# HP_GSC100_INTERFACE_NAME Name of interface (lan0, lan1...)
# HP_GSC100_STATION_ADDRESS Station address of interface
# configured through lanadmin(1m)
# Prefixed with "0x".
# HP_GSC100_DUPLEX Half or full duplex mode (half is default)
#
# HP_GSC100_SPEED Manually set the driver's speed. Can be one
# of: 10HD, 10FD, 100HD, 100FD, auto_on
#
# The interface name, major number, card instance and nmid may be
# obtained from the lanscan(1m) command.
#
# The station address and duplex are set through the lanadmin(1m) command.
#
#####################################################################

HP_GSC100_INTERFACE_NAME[0]=lan6
HP_GSC100_STATION_ADDRESS[0]=
HP_GSC100_SPEED[0]=


###########################################################################
# The HP_GSC100_INIT_ARGS are reserved by HP. They are NOT user changable.

HP_GSC100_INIT_ARGS="HP_GSC100_STATION_ADDRESS HP_GSC100_DUPLEX"


# End of hpGSC100conf configuration file
HP_GSC100_DUPLEX[0]=


Torsten.
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Re: Problem in changing the built in network card to 100FD.

Try to set

HP_GSC100_INTERFACE_NAME[0]=lan6
HP_GSC100_STATION_ADDRESS[0]=
HP_GSC100_SPEED[0]=100FD

How about the settings on the switch?

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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dunstan
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Re: Problem in changing the built in network card to 100FD.

The switch is 100FD autoneg off.

Also the lanadmin description shows the card details below:

Hewlett-pACKARD 10/100 TX Half-Duplex HW.Rev.0 TT=512

thanks.
Andrew Rutter
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Re: Problem in changing the built in network card to 100FD.

hi,

well there where 2 types of cards for the D class, EISA and HSC lan cards available aprt from the onboard nic.

If you have the Eisa (A4308A) which it looks like from ioscan then these only ever supported 100HD not 100FD.

If you have the HSC (J3515A) then this worked at 100FD, and to set it manually you had to have this patch installed, PHNE_17000.

however, you could have both types of cards looking again at the ioscan, the PCI one could be the HSC type card

so see if you have this patch if not its here

ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/archived_patches/hp-ux_patches/s800/10.X/PHNE_17000

ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/archived_patches/hp-ux_patches/s800/10.X/PHNE_17000.txt

and the manual for the card is here

http://g4u0420c.houston.hp.com/en/J3622-90011/J3622-90011.pdf

Andy

dunstan
Frequent Advisor

Re: Problem in changing the built in network card to 100FD.

Thanks Andy.
The PHNE_17000 is not installed. I will download soon.
Also the swlist shows the following details.

J2780BA B.10.20.05 EISA 100BT LAN/9000/800
J3623BA B.10.20.05 100 BT/9000 GSC FOR D- Series.

Any ideas?

Regards, Dunstan.
Andrew Rutter
Honored Contributor

Re: Problem in changing the built in network card to 100FD.

hi,

the swlist output confirms that you have both the software packages installed for the two types of interface, which can be seen in ioscan

lan 2 8/20/5/1 btlan0 CLAIMED INTERFACE EISA card INP0500
lan 4 8/20/5/8 btlan0 CLAIMED INTERFACE EISA card INP0500

these two use this s/w
J2780BA B.10.20.05 EISA 100BT LAN/9000/800

and
lan 6 8/8/1/0 btlan4 CLAIMED INTERFACE PCI(10110009) -- Built-in #1

uses this one
J3623BA B.10.20.05 100 BT/9000 GSC FOR D- Series

I think it says built in no1 in your ioscan as there was a dual port card as well, which built in no2 as well.

This card uses the config file torsten mentioned, did you try and manually edit this config file to 100FD as he said?

then stop and start the networking

Andy
dunstan
Frequent Advisor

Re: Problem in changing the built in network card to 100FD.

Sorry for the late reply.

As i am not allowed to to test this on the Live system, i will test this on the UAT system when I get the new network card soon.

Thanks.
dunstan
Frequent Advisor

Re: Problem in changing the built in network card to 100FD.

Hello,
I have managed to open the box and found the network card details.
The lable shows as
J3515A-60034

So I have to order this card for the test machine and will test.

Still, do i need the patch PHNE_17000 to set to 100FD?

thanks.
Andrew Rutter
Honored Contributor

Re: Problem in changing the built in network card to 100FD.

hi,

well according to the manual for the card that i sent the link for it states you do

Did you look at the recquired patches list in it?

there are actually a couple of others for it to work, but you probably have them

Andy
dunstan
Frequent Advisor

Re: Problem in changing the built in network card to 100FD.

Thanks Andy. I will check.
dunstan
Frequent Advisor

Re: Problem in changing the built in network card to 100FD.

Hi,
According to the manual we need the following patches.
PHCO_17871, PHKL_16751, PHNE_17000

I have all this patches in my TEST machine but no NIC card. (I have ordered now).

In our Live machine, we have a correct NIC card. But patches PHCO_17871 and PHKL_16751 are missing.
But both machine got J3623BA.

So, for the live machine, where can I get those missing patches? is there any way to copy these from my test machine and put into Live?

Thanks, dunstan.
Andrew Rutter
Honored Contributor

Re: Problem in changing the built in network card to 100FD.

Dunstan,

all the patches are avauilable still from the archived ftp site.

PHCO_17871

ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/archived_patches/hp-ux_patches/s700_800/10.X/PHCO_17871

PHKL_16751

Also has some dependencies on other patches see
ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/archived_patches/hp-ux_patches/s800/10.X/PHKL_16751.txt

All the patches can be found here for PHKL_16751 and PHKL_17858

and PHKL_16957/17013/17254/23419

ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/archived_patches/hp-ux_patches/s800/10.X/

read the notes first and see if you have these already installed. They may not be relevent to your card but they are dependencies?

Andy






dunstan
Frequent Advisor

Re: Problem in changing the built in network card to 100FD.

Thanks Andy, it is really helpfull.
dunstan
Frequent Advisor

Re: Problem in changing the built in network card to 100FD.

Finaly I have resolve the issue with all of your helps.

Fitted the new NIC card and installed the PHNE_17000. Then manually set the speed to 100FD using landadmin.
Also updated the hpgsc100conf accordingly.

I did a test using ftp, and the 5MB file take less than 4 second to tranfer. The same file took 385.75 seconds previousley.

Thanks you very much for the support.
dunstan
Frequent Advisor

Re: Problem in changing the built in network card to 100FD.

The EISA card will not support 100FD. So We bought a HSC card (cost only £60 )and installed the application (J3623BA from 2nd application CD) and installed the patch PHNE_17000.
Then Manually change the speed to 100FD using landadmin.
Everything is successfull.

Without your help we would not be achived this.
Thanks for all your support.