[nycbug-talk] Looking for a good NIC

Brian McGonigle brian.mcgonigle at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 17:13:51 EDT 2007

On 3/14/07, Anthony Elizondo <anthony.elizondo at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/14/07, Brian McGonigle <brian.mcgonigle at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I'm trying to find a very good pci-express NIC. We've started buying
> > HP DL360G5's and we're running into problems with the bce NIC. We're
> > considering buying new NIC's but I'd like to find something with no
> > known issues. Also, has anyone worked with the DL360G5's or know of a
> > rock-solid NIC? We're using FreeBSD 6.2 on x86_64 Intel Xeons.
> What sort of problems are you having? We run a lot of 360G5s, but
> under RedHat, and they are pretty stable.
> For bge problems under FreeBSD, see
> http://www.mail-archive.com/freebsd-stable@freebsd.org/msg86660.html
> > Thanks,
> > Brian
> Anthony

We've just started seeing the connectivity drop on 5 new DL360G5's (bce
driver) we installed 2 weeks ago. We haven't had any problems on the linux
side. We've also experienced problems getting a dhcp address during
installation when using the bge driver. We use an Intel Pro/1000 CT for
installing with dhcp or a static IP with the bge drive. There's open issues
with both the bce and em drivers so we're looking to avoid them both.

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