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Xenserver 5.5 - New NICs not visible

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Hello:

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?

Thanks,

Dan
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restart the server and check
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That is the first thing I tried...
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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.
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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.
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Found the answer myself.
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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:
http://hcl.xensource.com/SearchResults.aspx?SearchScope=Network%20Interface&SearchText=x520

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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