Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Netware Adapter Link Is Down Message

Posted on 2004-08-04
6
Medium Priority
?
424 Views
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
I have a number of Netware 6 servers running on various Compaq Proliant ML3x0 systems that are reporting Adapter Link Is Down message. The adapters reconnect and all is well for the time being. My concern is that all have adapters that use the Q57.LAN driver. All the sites may have network infrastructure issues, but I doubt it. These errors are sporadic. I've updated the Q57.LAN drivers to the latest from Compaq, but still have problems. Any ideas
0
Comment
Question by:gbaharoff
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:PsiCop
ID: 11718280
Well, you've already done what I would have suggested, which is replace the drivers with the latest Compaq ones.

Do you do any NIC Teaming? I've sene this issue with Compaq gear, where the switches momentarily get confused by the Teaming and the link bounces. We never did solve that one, but you might want to check that your switches properly support Teaming if you use it.

You acknowledge infrastructure issues - can you be more specific?
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:DSPoole
ID: 11719871
Download HP Support Pack for NetWare 7.10a from the HP web site.

Download and apply all firmware updates to the server and it's components (especially the NIC's). - this comes from the same page you can get the HP Support Pack for NetWare on.

0
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:PsiCop
ID: 11726247
I'd completely forgotten about the Support Packs for NetWare. Been so long since I really had my hands in a Compaq box.
0
Hire Technology Freelancers with Gigs

Work with freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely, and get projects done right.

 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:ShineOn
ID: 11726493
Are they connecting at gigabit speeds?  Did you make sure to use Cat5E or better patch cables?
0
 

Author Comment

by:gbaharoff
ID: 11757393
They are running at 100MB. I've installed the support packs, but not the firmware. I'll try that. I was just hoping someone had seen the same pattern of behaviour.
0
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
pgm554 earned 500 total points
ID: 11811573
The Broadcom chipset and drivers for that card have a reputation of instability.
Dell has quit using the card on their servers all together and started to use the Intel server cards.
I expect HP(Compaq to follow),but HP and Broadcom have a very close working relationship,so keep your fingers crossed.

The newest drivers are available here (7.61) as of August 6th,2004.

http://www.broadcom.com/drivers/downloaddrivers.php?cookiecheck=1
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Are you looking for the options available for exporting EDB files to PST? You may be confused as they are different in different Exchange versions. Here, I will discuss some options available.
This month, Experts Exchange sat down with resident SQL expert, Jim Horn, for an in-depth look into the makings of a successful career in SQL.
Video by: ITPro.TV
In this episode Don builds upon the troubleshooting techniques by demonstrating how to properly monitor a vSphere deployment to detect problems before they occur. He begins the show using tools found within the vSphere suite as ends the show demonst…
Want to learn how to record your desktop screen without having to use an outside camera. Click on this video and learn how to use the cool google extension called "Screencastify"! Step 1: Open a new google tab Step 2: Go to the left hand upper corn…
Suggested Courses

636 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question