[Beowulf] hp dl170h g6?

Jesse Becker beckerjes at mail.nih.gov
Tue Jul 6 19:44:07 PDT 2010

I've all manner of enumeration problems like this with HP hardware,
going back to the DL145G2 series.  I've neither seen, nor tried, any
firmware fixes.  It's massively annoying, to be sure.  I've a DL385 with
4 on-board NICs labeled as NET1 to NET4.  They are correspondingly
enumerated as eth2, eth3, eth0, eth1.

On Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 10:01:08PM -0400, Michael Di Domenico wrote:
>Does anyone on the list have HP DL170h G6 blade chassis's on their
>floor?  Ours came with the on-board NIC mac addresses programmed in
>descending order, I'm curious if this is something new, I've never
>seen this done before.  Every machine we have on the floor now has
>them in ascending order.
>The downside to the nic enumeration is that in bios eth0 is eth0 and
>pxe's from eth0, however, when inside anaconda (redhat) eth0 is really
>eth1, and thus kickstart cant run.  The only time i've seen this
>happen is when the nic drivers load out of order, but that's easy to
>fix in the initrd
>HP gave me a bunch of software workarounds, that I'm not overly happy
>with, but I'd rather not have to put in a bunch of workarounds all
>over the place for these specific machines.
>Does anyone know if this is firmware flash fixable?  HP refuses to
>acknowledge the question...
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Jesse Becker
NHGRI Linux support (Digicon Contractor)

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