Compatibility issue between Dell OMSA 6.5 and Broadcom driver

There seems to be a compatibility issue between Dell OMSA 6.5 and Broadcom driver for Linux (bnx2).
The problem appears as an issue with the bnx2 network driver when you try to unload/reset it while running Dell OMSA 6.5. This configuration prevents interfaces from loading after network re-configuration.
The issue affects both regular and Xen kernels: on a regular kernel the interface will fail if “/etc/init.d/network restart” command is issued after boot, and Xen networking fails during the boot process as Xen renames interface during the startup.

As the driver fails to reset/unload, the following messages are logged to system console/log:
bnx2: fw sync timeout, reset code = 9040006
bnx2: fw sync timeout, reset code = 1030009

Some related error codes have been reported in various online forums: (community.dell.comserverfault.comlinuxquestions.org).

You could find how to fix the problem in our KB article How to fix “bnx2: fw sync timeout, reset code” issue.

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