do you double-check the internal por assignement? How many switchs  has that
blade1 or 2?

You can try running a linux live-cd or maybe Windows to discard a FreeBSD
trouble with the nic. does Freebsd detects 1 or 2 nics, and how many does
the blade have?

On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 10:49 AM, Brian McCann <bjmcc...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 8:18 AM, H.Fazaeli <faza...@sepehrs.com> wrote:
> > what type of blade switch you are using?
> > Are you using HS21 onboard ports or an expansion card?
> >
> > Make sure the corresponding internal ports of
> > the blade switch are at 'no shutdown' state.
> >
> >
> > Brian McCann wrote:
> >>
> >> I'm having problems with the bce interface on a FreeBSD 7.2 install,
> using
> >> an IBM BladeCenter HS21 machine.  The machine uses the NetXtreme II
> card.
> >>  The really strange thing here is, the switch shows a link, but the card
> >> shows no carrier in the setup.  It started working for a few seconds at
> >> one
> >> point when I reset the switch (at least, I think that's what I did), and
> >> it
> >> detected 1000BaseSX as the media and showed a status of active, but
> >> promptly
> >> went away.  If I try setting the media type manually, that doesn't
> appear
> >> to
> >> work.
> >> Has anyone seen this or have any ideas?
> >> Thanks!
> >> --Brian
> >>
> >>
> >
> > --
> >
> > Best regards.
> > Hooman Fazaeli
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
> Yes, I'm using an HS21 onbaord card...the Broadcom.  The internal
> ports show a link (using the Nortel manager...it's got a the Nortel
> L3-7 switch in it).
>
> I found http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=118238 last
> night...it looks like that change was never commited by anyone...I'm
> working on recompiling that into 7.1 now and plan on trying it once
> it's done.  I'll post the results up here (and to freebsd-net as well
> if it works).
>
> I'm really hoping that works...since I really would like to avoid
> installing VMWare ESXi on 14 blades just to run 1 VM in each of them
> and loose performance.  I'll keep y'all posted.
>
> --Brian
>
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mmm, interesante.....
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