Ted, Apoligises for being difficult, I must be suffering from my super early mornings and information overload.
Thank you for explaining it, my dealer has picked up on the fact that I'll require the PT instead of MT card that I suggested. Thanks again for your help, what would be the best way of grabbing the latest driver for em for the 1000PT card? Regards, Will On 04/07/06, Ted Mittelstaedt <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
I think your trying to second-guess very simple instructions and making things very hard for yourself. I'll try to explain one last time then I'll throw my hands up in the air The HP DL320 G4 slots, whether PCI-X or PCI Express, to be accessible, MUST USE A RISER CARD. HP has TWO different riser cards available. BOTH riser cards have TWO slots, a half-height and a full height. The first riser card has a half-height PCI-Express slot, and a full-height PCI Express slot. This is the riser card that is supplied by the factory and it comes with the server. The second riser card is OPTIONAL and it contains a half-height PCI-Express slot and a full-height PCI-X slot. It REPLACES the factory-supplied riser card, if you use it. The Intel MT card is a PCI-X card. It will not fit in a PCI Express slot. It works with FBSD 6.1 The Intel PT card is a PCI Express card. It will not fit in a PCI-X slot. It does not work with FBSD 6.1 unless you load the driver. You can either do ONE of the following: 1) Use the Intel MT card with the optional HP PCI-X riser card. This works out of box with FBSD 6.1 2) Use the Intel PT card with the HP riser card that ships with the server. This DOES NOT work out of the box with FBSD 6.1 You MUST load the current driver for this to work. You CANNOT USE the MT card with the riser card that ships with the server. You CANNOT use a low-profile PCI-X card because the optional PCI-X riser card DOES NOT HAVE a low profile PCI-X slot. It has a standard height PCI-X slot ONLY. Incidentally the fact that your HP dealer cannot apparently explain this to you pretty much means YOUR HP DEALER SUCKS THE BIG WEENIE. Ted ----- Original Message ----- From: "William" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "Ted Mittelstaedt" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Cc: "Antony Mawer" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Monday, July 03, 2006 11:05 PM Subject: Re: FreeBSD 6.0 compat with DL320 G4 > Ok, I think its best I just order a Intel MT card with the low profile > PCI-X adapter instead of flapping about with these riser cards and > then just use 6-stable. All getting quite confusing. > > On 04/07/06, Ted Mittelstaedt <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > Correct, it will not fit - unless you order the PCI-X riser card from HP and > > replace the PCI-Express riser card that ships with the 320 with the PCI-X > > riser card. > > > > Ted > > > > ----- Original Message ----- > > From: "William" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > > To: "Antony Mawer" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > > Cc: <email@example.com>; "Ted Mittelstaedt" > > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > > Sent: Monday, July 03, 2006 10:56 AM > > Subject: Re: FreeBSD 6.0 compat with DL320 G4 > > > > > > > Did you guys say the card I've got in another box wont fit into a 320? > > > > > > On 03/07/06, Antony Mawer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > On 29/06/2006 9:27 PM, Erik Trulsson wrote: > > > > > On Fri, Jun 30, 2006 at 07:56:00AM +0100, William wrote: > > > > >> Antony, > > > > >> > > > > >> I've got an Intel card in production already on a homebrew box, the > > > > >> code is INTEL-PWLA8492MT and description is "Intel Dual Port Server > > > > >> Adapter 10/100/1000". Any idea if that will do? > > > > > > > > > > That is a PRO/1000 MT card, which is a PCI-X adapter and is supported > > > > > by the standard em(4) driver in FreeBSD 6.x, > > > > > > > > > > The PRO/1000 PT mentioned below is a PCI-Express adapter and is not > > > > > supported by the standard driver in 6.x, but (as mentioned) should > > > > > be supported by the driver available from Intel. > > > > > > > > If you wish to utilise the PCI Express expansion slots by using a > > > > Pro/1000 PT network adapter, the procedure to follow might be something > > > > like be this: > > > > > > > > 1. Install 6.1-RELEASE from CD, being sure to install the kernel source > > > > 2. Obtain the latest Intel driver for FreeBSD 6.x (if it is still not > > > > available on the website, email me and I will send it to you) > > > > 3. Burn the driver onto a CD or other media and copy it onto the server > > > > 4. Extract the driver source, and copy the if_em* files across into > > > > /usr/src/sys/dev/em/ > > > > 5. Build a new kernel (GENERIC will suffice) which will utilise the new > > > > driver source (cd /usr/src && make buildkernel) > > > > 6. Install the kernel and reboot (make installkernel) > > > > > > > > You should now have a working network with your Pro/1000 PT... > > > > > > > > Regards > > > > Antony > > > > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > > > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > > > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" >
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