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Q57.LAN - Strange behavior - SPEED

Netware 6.5 sp6

Using HP 380 G4 with Q57.LAN (broadcom) adapter
Our HP PRocurve is set to AUTO on all Port where the Novell 6.5 Servers are
connected.
IF we set the Q57.lan to AUTO we running in big trouble. So we use 100FD
right Now.
The Driver Q57.LAN is 9.42 dated may 20 2006

Anyone a clue on this ?

Regards

/Joe


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Re: Q57.LAN - Strange behavior - SPEED

jvrg wrote:

>IF we set the Q57.lan to AUTO we running in big trouble.


Could you more closely describe your trouble?

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Hi
When we change the speed settings to "Auto" on the Novell Server we loose
connection completly.
Just cut the connection. So i am wondering if the Core Switch (ProCurve) is
the problem.
No Ping nothing,
With 100MB/FD --- no problems.
Sounds strange or ??


#!BEGINBOARD DRVR=Q57 NAME=Q57_2_EII STATUS=ENABLED NUMPORTS=1 DRVRTYPE=LAN
VARIABLEPORTS=NO PORTPARAM=CHANNEL SLOT=10015 Speed=100FD
#Transferred from AUTOEXEC.NCF
#!BEGINPORT NAME=Q57_2_EII NUMBER=1 STATUS=ENABLED FRAMES=YES NUMLINKS=1
MEDIA=EtherTsm WANFRAME=UNCONFIGURED
#Transferred from AUTOEXEC.NCF
#!REFCOUNT=0
LOAD Q57 NAME=Q57_2_EII_E82 FRAME=Ethernet_802.2 SLOT=10015 Speed=100FD
#!REFCOUNT=1
LOAD Q57 NAME=Q57_2_EII_EII FRAME=Ethernet_II SLOT=10015 Speed=100FD
#!END
#!END
#!
#!BEGINBOARD DRVR=Q57 NAME=Q57IPX STATUS=ENABLED NUMPORTS=1 DRVRTYPE=LAN
VARIABLEPORTS=NO PORTPARAM=CHANNEL SLOT=10015 Speed=AUTO RxBuffers=200
#
#!BEGINPORT NAME=Q57IPX NUMBER=1 STATUS=ENABLED FRAMES=YES NUMLINKS=0
MEDIA=EtherTsm WANFRAME=UNCONFIGURED


----Snip
TCP.NLM v6.80.02 Sep. 19, 2006 Novell TCP/IP Stack -
Transport module (NULL encryption)
TCPIP.MPM v5.70 Feb. 15, 2006 tcpip Memory Protection Module
TCPIP.NLM v6.80.01 Aug. 4, 2006 Novell TCP/IP Stack - Network


"Marcel Cox" <cimetmc@myrealbox.com> skrev i meddelandet
news:erueur$931$1@linux.cie.etat.lu...
> jvrg wrote:
>
>>IF we set the Q57.lan to AUTO we running in big trouble.

>
> Could you more closely describe your trouble?
>
> --
> Marcel Cox
> http://support.novell.com/forums



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jvrg wrote:

>When we change the speed settings to "Auto" on the Novell Server we loose
>connection completly.
>Just cut the connection. So i am wondering if the Core Switch (ProCurve)
>is the problem.
>No Ping nothing,
>With 100MB/FD --- no problems.
>Sounds strange or ??


Did you use auto on both sides, e.g. the server and the switch?
Also, when the server is on autho, what does MONITOR.NLM report in the
LAN/WAN driver statistics? What speed and duplex does it indicate?

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Hi,

"jörg" wrote:
>
> Hi
> When we change the speed settings to "Auto" on the Novell Server we loose
> connection completly.
> Just cut the connection. So i am wondering if the Core Switch (ProCurve) is
> the problem.


Definitely not. I have several dozen procurves with HP servers running
without a problem. In AUTO of course.

I would say try a different cable.

CU,
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Q57.LAN - Strange behavior - SPEED

We have about 2 dozen netware servers running the Broadcom B57/Q57 in HP
DL380G3 and G4 servers set to autonegotiate without issue. Of course, we
use cisco 6500 series switches. I am not sure about the pro-curve switching
gear, never heard of it. You cant hard-code 1000/full. One thing you could
maybe try is download the latest b57.lan drivers from broadcom and try
those drivers over the HP q57's. We are using the Q57 without incident,
however.

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Re: Q57.LAN - Strange behavior - SPEED

On Mon, 26 Feb 2007 10:53:00 GMT, "jörg" <jorg.schulz@telia.com>
wrote:

>Netware 6.5 sp6
>
>Using HP 380 G4 with Q57.LAN (broadcom) adapter


>The Driver Q57.LAN is 9.42 dated may 20 2006
>


Q57.LAN v9.72 (Aug24, 06) is available from HP in the latest PSP
package (7.70, I think) for DL380 G4. We are using this with no
issues but on Cisco switching.

Best,

DeVern
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Hi all,

I'm having a more less similar problem with speed settings in Netware
6.5 sp5
environment, so let me explain briefly:

I'm having HP DL380 G3 and HP DL380 G4 servers connected to big Cisco
6515 catalyst, all servers have the same drivers and speed settings,
until
now they were connected to Ethernet ports having a speed settings
---
LOAD Q57.LAN SLOT=10017 SPEED=100FD FRAME=ETHERNET_II NAME=Q57_1_EII
---
now I have connected them to Gigabit Ethernet port with speed settings
---
LOAD Q57.LAN SLOT=10017 SPEED=AUTO FRAME=ETHERNET_II NAME=Q57_1_EII
---
now the problem is that on all G3 servers I gain Gigabit connection
but
on all G4 servers I gain only 100 FD, both use the same broadcom
network
adapter tried to change the cable, port but still nothing, so I was
wondering whether anybody has the same or similar problem or any
possible solution

Thanks in advance for any answer


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Re: Q57.LAN - Strange behavior - SPEED

Generally, for 1Gb speed should be autom at both ends. Since the
Broadcom cards have been somewhat problematic, I suggest you try the
verly latest drivers.

- Anders Gustafsson, Engineer, CNE6, ASE
NSC Volunteer Sysop
Pedago, The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)

Novell does not monitor these forums officially.
Enhancement requests for all Novell products may be made at
http://support.novell.com/enhancement

Using VA 5.51 build 315 on Windows 2000 build 2600

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Re: Q57.LAN - Strange behavior - SPEED


Updated drivers to the latest version:

HP NC10XX/NC32XX/NC67XX/NC77XX GIGABIT SERVER ADAPTER
VERSION 10.02 DECEMBER 8, 2006
COPYRIGHT (C) 2000-2006 BROADCOM CORPORATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

still the same problem, on both ends Cisco and dl380 g4 speed set to
Auto but it gets only 100FD, I tried to force 1GB on Cisco switch but
then I loose connectivity, really weird. I guess I will have to stick
with
the same settings until new driver is released from HP/Broadcom.

If anyone finds a possible solution please let me know.

cheers and thanks


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armend
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Re: Q57.LAN - Strange behavior - SPEED

Are you sure it isn't simply a cabling problem? Maybe it's not your patch
cable, but the fixed cabling that may exist between your server and your
switch (if there is a fixed cabling).
Did you try whether another machine can achive Gigabit on exectly the same
connection as one of your problems ervers?

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What I did was I got the cable where DL380 G3 server is connected
and used that to connect G4 and vice versa but still have the same
problem, G3 connects automatically to 1 GB and G4 remains to 100 FD
even though it has settings for auto, it is really weird. I'm gonna do
some testing using other servers as well and see what are the results.
I'll let you know, thanks for immediate response.


Cheers


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armend
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Re: Q57.LAN - Strange behavior - SPEED


Guy's I would apologies,
just noticed that the problem is with all cables not having grounding
After looking at the cables noticed that the cable I am using had no
grounding, after having one cable made, connected and voila it worked
but strange how comes that G3 servers gives you gigabit connection
without grounding and G4 not, so does this mean that 2 adapters
though they have the same name and model that they are connected
differently?, hmmm
None the less, thanks for your quick response
it works that's what matters.


cheers and have a good one


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armend
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