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Xenserver 5.5 - New NICs not visible


I have a Xenserver running 5.5 Dell edition.  It is a standalone server.  We are transitioning it to our 10 Gbe SAN environment using ISCSI.  I bought Intel X520 DA NICs (appeared on the HCL, I believe) and installed them in the server.  I read that Xenserver won't pick them up automatically.  I am supposed to do a "xe pif-scan" command.  I did that, and used the host-uuid as a parameter for the command.  I did not get any errors, but Xen did not pick up the new NICs.  I'm not sure what I am doing wrong.  Can anyone help?


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Muzafar MominCommented:
restart the server and check
ddotsonAuthor Commented:
That is the first thing I tried...
Muzafar MominCommented:
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ddotsonAuthor Commented:
Xenserver 5.6 is not a direct upgrade for Dell Edition....

I did some testing.  I took a host and installed 5.5 fresh on it.  The cards were not recognized then either.

So it appears that they are not supported after all.
FYI, don't care if I get the points....

The Broadcom NICs onboard the dell machines have given me nothing but problems.  HIGHLY suggest you dump an Intel PCI NIC in there.  Should solve your problem.
ddotsonAuthor Commented:
Found the answer myself.
Tee CChief Know IT AllCommented:
Just for other people's reference (I was having the same problem with an Intel X520-T2) the HCL for XenServer and Intel X520 NICs is here:

You find either XenServer 5.6.0 Retail Edition or XenServer 5.6.0 FP1/SP2 Retail Editionare required depending on the Intel X520 NIC variant.
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