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Posted on 2008-10-09
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During Secureplatform installation, I used "bcm5700" NIC.  Recently, I want
to replace this NIC to "Intel pro 100".  So, anybody know how to change NIC
model since Secureplatform was installed?
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by:yurisk
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Hi evrenbuyer, a bit unclear what you mean by changing  model - CP has been supporting Intel
Pro 1000g cards starting NGX R60 HFA_X , not to say Intel pro 100. Why would you need to change
NIC model ? Depending on your NGX (I guess it is R61) driver for the NIC is supposed to be already
there, so should be enough to plug the NIC and let Linux/Splat recognize it and find relevant driver.
After that running through sysconfig to make sure IP /mask /etc are ok would be enough.
BTW  Do you have in  /etc/modules.conf  lines like these ?
alias eth1 bcm5700
alias eth2 bcm5700
......................

No need to change it anyway , all is done automatically.
NOTE before any change I'd back up all /etc/  folder at least.
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by:evrenbuyer
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H0 Yurisk thx for your reply,

I'm not very good at Secureplatform and I wonder if my whole configuration may fail after NIC replacement. I have a HW problem on one of my NICs. Which is shown as "pcnet32" below, and I want to replace it with Intel Pro 100 Server adapter. Do u think is it gonna be a big problem for my configuration to do so? And as you explained but I want to make sure that is it gonna be automaticallay recognized as eth2?

alias eth0 bcm5700
alias eth2 pcnet32
alias eth1 3c59x

Thx for your time and interest....
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yurisk earned 125 total points
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Well, in theory anything is possible, but ... I've personally seen few dozen NIC replacement
being done all Splat (mostly with the client being on the phone ) and haven't yet seen new NIC install/replacement that ended in system becoming totally damaged. Problems I am aware of with NIC
replacements are -  new NIC wasnt recognized at start up correctly (had to manually set duplex/speed/autonegoiation settings ), NIC wasnt recognized at all - so when running sysconfig to test/set configs of this new NIC it was absent, also ifconfig -a didnt show this NIC (turned out
NIC was somehow defective, another one was ok) , there are problems with Quadro (Intel) cards
and their driver (not always). But again that is just my experience - take it as it is.
If you decide to go on with that do at least back up of the current FW configs using upgrade_export
utility in Splat.

2) yes it should be autorecognized as eth2
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