4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 9, 2014 9:09 AM by levi

    Dell workstations network disconnects.

    drjarmon New Member

      Dell workstations with Intel network adapters are reporting network disconnections in Event logs.  Several are connected to a common NV1534 switch and disconnects happen at same time.  Switch isn't reporting any issues other than port flapping.

       

      Firmware Version     R10.5.3

      Part Number            1702590G1

       

      Intel(R) 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection

      Network link is disconnected.

       

      Any insight will be helpful.

      Thanks, Don

        • Re: Dell workstations network disconnects.
          levi Employee

          Don:

           

          There are no known issues with ADTRAN switches and Dell workstations.  Were you able to find any additional information about the nature of the failure?

           

          Levi

          • Re: Dell workstations network disconnects.
            drjarmon New Member

            The was a couple of actions taken to help normalize network connection.


            Steps taken on switch:

            Disabled PoS on ports supporting workstations

            Enabled Edge port on all ports supporting end nodes

             

            Workstations:

            Disabled Power Management for Network interface http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2740020

             

            There is still a chicken and egg situation with the new Windows 7 desktops resulting in failed initial attempts to access Domain controller or computer NETLOGON, Load Group Policies, and Time sync. These services are trying to access the DC before network is available.

             

            “The behavior is caused by a race condition between network initialization, locating a Domain Controller and processing Group Policy. If the network is not available, a Domain Controller will not be located, and Group Policy processing will fail. Once the operating system has loaded and a network link is negotiated and established, background refresh of Group Policy will succeed.”

             

            Ref; http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938449

            • Re: Dell workstations network disconnects.
              levi Employee

              drjarmon:

               

              Do you have further questions on this post?  If so, please do not hesitate to reply.  I will be happy to help in any way I can.

               

              Levi

                • Re: Dell workstations network disconnects.
                  levi Employee

                  drjarmon:

                   

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                  Thanks,

                   

                  Levi