12 มีนาคม 2553 15:07Hello all
I have a Dell R610 with 4x onboard BroadCom 5709C NICs. O/S is Hyper-V R2.
We purchased a 5709C Dual Gb Ethernet Controller, to give a total of 6 NICs for link aggregation.
However, when setting up the team in the BroadCom Advanced Control Suite (BACS), the 2x controller NICS are greyed out.
Remotely connecting to the Device Manager, NIC properties for the controller show "...Windows can not load the drivers required for this device (Code 31)."
According to BACS, the driver version for the onboard NICS (bxnd60a.sys) is 22.214.171.124.
Attempting to install the NetXtreme II Base Driver Dell Update Package version 14.1.5,A01 gives "This Update Package is not compatible with your system configuration"
Attempting to install the Windows Server 2008 R2 version 12.26.02 drivers from the BroadCom site gives "Setup cannot proceed with the istallation. The setup files are not compatible with the current installed software package".
Any idea how I can get the NICs on my dual Gb controller to sprintg to life, so I can include them in the team/ link aggregation?
Thanks in advance,
13 มีนาคม 2553 15:59Hi,
Try get the driver from here http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/downloaddrivers.php .
16 มีนาคม 2553 6:36ผู้ดูแล
Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is a special version of Windows system, some driver may not compatible with it, I recommend that you contact the manufacture of the network adapter to check whether driver is compatible.
By the way, based on my experience, some guys in this forum encountered the similar with yours.
Hyper-V Server: Intel PRO/1000 only showing up as one NIC?
In addition, you may try to use command line to install the drivers.
- To add hardware to a server running a Server Core installation
1. Follow the instructions provided by the hardware vendor for installing new hardware:
• If the driver for the hardware is included in Windows Server 2008, Plug and Play will start and install the driver.
• If the driver for the hardware is not included, proceed with the steps 2 and 3.
2. Copy the driver files to a temporary folder on the server running a Server Core installation.
3. At a command prompt, open the folder where the driver files are located, and then run the following command:
pnputil -i -a <driverinf>
driverinf is the file name of the .inf file for the driver.
4. If prompted, restart the computer.
- ทำเครื่องหมายเป็นคำตอบโดย Vincent HuModerator 18 มีนาคม 2553 6:01
3 เมษายน 2553 18:02
Bah. Eventually got the drivers to load by uninstalling BroadCom Advanced Control Suite (BACS) first.
BroadCom 5709C drivers showed as Feb 2010 version in BACS after reinstalled, but as Microsoft 2008 drivers when connecting to the host remotely with Device Manager.
After this, had random ports on both the 4 port onboard controller and 2 port PCI card controller showing within Hyper-V R2 O/S. Unteamed NICS, and uninstalled BACS again, and that time a different set of random ports showing in Hyper-V.
B****r this, thought I, and put in a 4-port Intel NIC. Teamed all 4 ports and configured switch, and have had no problems since. Others have found the same - demoting onboard Broadcoms to management functionality only.
Very suspicious now of Broadcom driver readiness for Hyper-V R2. Also, baffled as to how one would possibly get support long-term for teaming with Hyper-V R2 - do you go to OEM (Dell, HP), Broadcom (suppor only from resellers), or Microsoft?
3 days struggling with NICs on this project. I could have done the same ten times over with ESX!
3 สิงหาคม 2553 16:14Broadcom drivers are shocking! I'm running a DELL R410 with w2k8r2 and Hyper-v It has 2 built in broadcom ports and I've added a 4 port intel NIC for hosting VM's. I suffer random disconnects when using a broadcom port (using it just for the management interface) and now I'm getting random BSOD's with win32k.sys and it looks like its the broadcom driver thats doing it (box runs fine when the broadcoms are disabled). I'm running the latest DELL Broadcom release. grrrrrrrr
18 มิถุนายน 2555 9:33
Wow, thanks a lot for this input.
I just uninstalled the BACS, installed it from the Broadcom download page and voilá.