MICROSERVER GEN8 / BCM5720
I try to get 3x functionnal Pfsense systems on 3x HP Microserver Gen8. Unfortunately I am having problems with the Broadcom interfaces.
When Pfsense boot up it's impossible to ping interface as if they were Down, i need to unplug and plug the cable for pings to work…
I search on the Web and apparently the BCM5720 is supported on FreeBSD 8.3 with bge driver.
Is there anyone who had or have the same issue ?
What is it connecting to? As a test, can you try a different switch?
Also, can you see if you can fix it by bringing it down and then back up again? It may be a negotiation issue. I think the BCM5720 has been problematic for a while, and it may not be fixed until FreeBSD 10.0. As a trial, you could also see if pfSense 2.2 alpha does any better (based on FreeBSD 10)
Thanks for reply,
This system is connected to a Linksys SW2016.
Definitely, i'm sure it's a compatibility probleme because the 3th nic is a NC112T and work perfectly.
Is it possible to integrate a command script who bring it down and up automatically at the startup ?
I don't want to try the 2.2 Aplha because these 3x Pfsense are for production sites.
If i don't find a stable solution, i think i will install VMWARE ESXi on the physical and deploy Pfsense as an Appliance, the BCM5720 is certified compatible with ESXi 5.x
It' a shame, the last one's, on MicroServer Gen7 have raised no problem with Pfsense 2.x.