Solved

POWER Systems Network Card

Posted on 2014-02-07
7
497 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-24
I have an 8203-E4A system that I just purchased a network card for (feature 5623).  It is a dual-port Ethernet adapter.  I currently have the system up and running in production with an existing 5623 card in it.  I am using both ports (one for LAN access, other for Operations Console connectivity).  I purchased the second card for failover.  I wanted to swap these cards, so that I can verify that the one I just purchased works.  I am unsure as to how that will work as far as my connectivity to the system is concerned.  

     In the networking realm, is a POWER system like Microsoft (ie., I can change the card and the system will tie the new hardware to the existing ETHERNET Device Description), or like UNIX (network configuration is tied to a MAC address so when I change the card I will lose connectivity [console & LAN] to the system?  Has anyone done this before?
0
Comment
Question by:bitxpert
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
7 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:bitxpert
ID: 39850607
Basically just need to know if I will lose all my network connectivity if I swap out the network interface card (feature 5623) in a 8203-E4A system.
0
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:Soulja
ID: 39860748
Do you mean physically swap them. If so, you will still need to configure the card with the appropriate ip addressing if needed. MAC wise you should be find unless the switch the card is connected to is using some type of port security and has a hard-coded mac on it.
0
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:carlmd
ID: 39864569
If the objective is just to test the new card, why not just add it while leaving the existing one in place. I am not familiar with i series systems, but in p series (similar hardware) you can have serveral (depending on system) lan cards. I would think the i series is the same.

Check the hardware documentation (on line) to determine the correct slot to plug in the new card. Configure, and you should be good to go.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
bitxpert earned 0 total points
ID: 39868226
I just spoke with someone that has done this before, and here is what I learned, just for future reference.  

1) The 8203-E4A system has only one slot that is capable of fitting a feature 5623 daughter card.
2) If you were to swap this card, all network connectivity is most likely lost and will have to be restored using the system's front panel.


Thanks for all the suggestions.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:bitxpert
ID: 39882045
Other answers weren't feasible and/or impossible to perform.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Short answer to this question: there is no effective WiFi manager in iOS devices as seen in Windows WiFi or Macbook OSx WiFi management, but this article will try and provide some amicable solutions to better suite your needs.
When it comes to security, there are always trade-offs between security and convenience/ease of administration. This article examines some of the main pros and cons of using key authentication vs password authentication for hosting an SFTP server.
To efficiently enable the rotation of USB drives for backups, storage pools need to be created. This way no matter which USB drive is installed, the backups will successfully write without any administrative intervention. Multiple USB devices need t…
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

696 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question