I recently purchase an HP DL380 G6 to replace our current Novell server. Before I installed any software I ran burn in test for a couple of days and ran the full insight diagnostics several times.
When I tried to do a test installation II ran into some issues with the P410i controller but I resolved those by upgrading the firmware on the controller to the most current version and downloading the correct .HAM drivers from HP.
I renamed our current server, changed the IP address and made sure everything was working. I then did a clean install of Netware 6.5 sp8 and added the new server into the tree with the original server name and IP address.
I thought everything was fine until I started copying files between the servers. Other than being pretty slow which I initialy blamed on the original server there were no problems for the first few hours. Then I started getting errors messages saying the file could not be copied the \\server\volume is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource or Cannot copy filename: The specified network name is no longer available.
If I logged on again I could access the file it failed on and restart the copy from there. It would then run for a little while before failing again on a different file. I tried upgrading the firmware on all components to the newest version and downloading and installing the Novell support pack from HP. This seemed to work for a while. I ran some file copies back and forth and I was getting good throughput and no errors.
Howeverwhen I resumed the actual file copies I ran into performance issues again. I went back to the second PC where I did the testing and I could browse directories ok but then I started getting the \\server\volume is not accessible message.
I was getting an IPX routing error on the console so i tried to open inetcfg which was very slow. I ended up walking away before it came up. I also tried to run dsrepair on the new server but it took forever and I ended up cancelling it.
Both the original and the new server are connected on gigabit ports and the PCs I was using for testing are connected on 100 M ports on the same HP switch. I had the status page up for the switch and was watching the traffic to get an idea of throughput, to see if there was unexpected traffic anywhere and to watch for transmission errors. The only ports which showed any activity were the ones I was using for testing and there were no errors at all reported on the switch
I opened a support call with HP but the only thing they said was that they would send someone out to replace the motherboard.
Is there anything I have missed? Any suggestions for troubleshooting the issue?