Dell PowerEdge 745N

What would cause this unit to loss connection
SaldanaLindaAsked:
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MPCP-BrianConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You will have to provied more details. Lose connection of what?
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SaldanaLindaAuthor Commented:
lossing network connection for a few minutes
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MPCP-BrianCommented:
So the network works, but sporadically it will drop the connection for a few minutes and reconnect back?
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SaldanaLindaAuthor Commented:
user loss connection to this nas server for a few minutes, sometimes 4 x a day
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SaldanaLindaAuthor Commented:
So the network works, but sporadically it will drop the connection for a few minutes and reconnect back?
answer= yes
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rgutweinCommented:
Sounds like you may have a faulty NIC.  I would install another NIC into the PCI slot if you have one available and see if it is dropping connections.

Note, when you install a new NIC card, it will have a different IP address, so you may want to aware of that and change it manually.

Or you may have a faulty port on the switch itself.

Good luck!
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MPCP-BrianCommented:
It never hurts to update you drivers (NIC)... but Dell does not have a PowerEdge 745N, they have a PowerVault 745N. Eithe way I would start by going to support.dell.com and updating your device Drivers.
How much traffic is there across the network / files being used on the server?

Here is a good link (Solved similar issue) to begin with:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Servers/Q_23102811.html
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SaldanaLindaAuthor Commented:
all seven server are on the same switch power connect 3048 but only the Nas loses connection only.

and I have move to a different port & switch. the Nas server is now on the  Power connect 2724 switch, a new switch.
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SaldanaLindaAuthor Commented:
MPCP-Brian:It never hurts to update you drivers (NIC)... but Dell does not have a PowerEdge 745N, they have a PowerVault 745N. Eithe way I would start by going to support.dell.com and updating your device Drivers.

How much traffic is there across the network / files being used on the server?

Here is a good link (Solved similar issue) to begin with:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Servers/Q_23102811

I have updated the NIC driver, CREC driver and firmware for CERC also.
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rgutweinCommented:
MPCP-Brian, what was the solution that solved your dilemma? I am glad everything worked out for you!
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SaldanaLindaAuthor Commented:
thanks
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rgutweinCommented:
whoops, i meant SaldanaLinda not MPCP-Brian.
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