we have 2 identical HP DL380G5 servers of which 1 is giving the ether link
is down message after around 2 days of uptime, usually it starts in the
morning at around 30 minutes after people start work.
At first we blamed the hardware and swapped the disks between both servers
to be certain but the problem follows the server to the other hardware.
We updated the BX2 driver from the HP site but that didnt help either.

The only software difference between the good and the bad server is that the
bad server is running zenworks 7sp1 and is replica master for most of our
tree, patches and updates are the same otherwise. Both servers run NW6.5
SP6, both integrated nic's are bundled with normal netware load balancing
and failover on each server.

It started to do this after rebooting the cisco 3750G switch which both
servers are connected to, there are no link down/up messages on the main
console, only the below error on the logger screen.

It picks either card to mark as 'down' and usually switches between both,
but i cant figure out whats wrong.

Any ideas?


TCPIP-6.80-356: Thu May 10 08:33:10 2007
Either Link is down for board 3 or board is having some major problem.

Loaded from [SYS:SYSTEM\] on 7 May 2007 18:04:07
(Address Space = OS)
Broadcom NetXtreme II Gigabit Ethernet Driver
Version 2.86 28 August 2006
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