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HP NC7170 Dual Port PCI-X 1000T Gigabit Server Adapter

On Sun, 19 Dec 2004, Olaf Hoyer wrote:

> On Thu, 16 Dec 2004, KC Somaratne wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Is there going to be any support for the above HP EtherNet
>> card in FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE?
>> Most of the HP cards listed in the hardware notes for this
>> relase seem to be end-of-life by HP..!
> Hi!
> Well, IIRC the 7170 is a dual-Port Intel-GigE-card, should be supported by 
> the em(4) driver.
> I had some time ago the opportunity to play a short time with a Sun V65x, 
> with 2 of those cards (I think because Sun could/would not supply us with 
> additional NICs we bought 7170 from a HP supplier) equipped, and FBSD 5.2.1 
> worked.
> Are you just curious if they will work in a machnine that you want to buy, or 
> do you have real trouble in an existing setup?

Ok, some short addendum: had a short time with a HP DL 585 
(quad-Opteron, amd64) to play, the 7170 was recognized without problems.
The only drawback on that machine ist, that 5.3R needs long time to 
load, but that could have been caused by the 2 FC-cards in that baby 
(you will need to load explicitly acpi and firmware kernel modules for 


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