e1000, only 2 of 4 expected ports available
On Sun, 01 Jul 2012 23:23:35 -0700, Scott Edwards wrote:
(please, don't cross-post or at least warn the users about it...)
> I have a Dell poweredge 850 server with a quad port intel gigabit
> ethernet pci-x card, but I'm only getting 2 of the 4 expected ports
You mean you get only 2 of the 4 ports for both cards, right?
> The external usb drive used to boot this hasn't deleted the 'auto eth
> renumbering', so ports for eth0 start at eth11 - eth14.
You can re-do the udev rules for the network interface so it starts by
eth0 and so on.
> More diagnostics here:
> I haven't seen anything suspect in dmesg.
Me neither, it seems the 4 NICs are properly detected.
Things I would check:
1/ BIOS (to verify the embedded NICS are not making noise)
2/ Kernel (test with a LiveCD featuring one of the latest kernels available)
3/ "dmesg | grep -i eth" (for possible driver errors)
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