-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.5
APT prefers stable
APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
firmware-bnx2 depends on no packages.
firmware-bnx2 recommends no packages.
Versions of packages firmware-bnx2 suggests:
ii initramfs-tools 0.92o tools for generating an initramfs
ii linux-image-2.6.26-2-amd 2.6.26-24lenny1 Linux 2.6.26 image on AMD64
-- no debconf information
Broadcom Nextreme II adapter firmware versions prior 1.9.26 has a known bug with using idrac with shared ethernet card.
if I enable vlan option in idrac menu and if i using ethernet interface with shared mode (Shared mode means both idrac controller and
operating system using same physical ethernet port same time with different MAC and IP address) when debian ifup ethernet interface
idrac controller loss connectivity and when debian ifdown ethernet interface idrac connectivity turns back.
This is and known bug and patched by Broadcom firmware 1.9.26.Current latest firmware version is 2.0.2 and debian firmware-bnx2 very
I tried manually compile and install latest Broadcom driver source and problem resolved.For information refer following
dell support request article : http://lists.us.dell.com/pipermail/linux-poweredge/2010-April/042060.html