DELL Poweredge 860, cant get NIC working

Brandon Vincent Brandon.Vincent at asu.edu
Sat Feb 28 16:37:59 UTC 2015


On Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 8:38 AM, Ben Edwards <list4me2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have tried 10.04.02 Server edition (which is supposed to be certified the
> the server) and 14.02.2 (which is the latest version).  Neither find the
> network and lspci reruns no network card (for either).

lspci should return a result if the card is on a system bus.

Can you verify the output of "lspci | grep Ethernet"? You should have
two lines that include "Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5721 Gigabit
Ethernet PCIe".

Are the only two Ethernet ports in the system on the mainboard, or are
there any in the expansion slot area?

I would also verify that the ports have not been disabled in the BIOS.
On PowerEdges, this is usually found underneath the "Integrated
Devices" section of the BIOS.

Brandon Vincent



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