I have a ProLiant DL360 g7 server that was running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I was trying to update the OpenSSH version, but without wanting, my server got upgraded to Ubuntu 16.10. Since then, I have "lost" my NIC cards as the ifconfig does not show them up.
The first thing that I found in google was that the NIC naming system has changed from eth0 to eno1.
When I do
sudo ifconfig eno1 up
I get the error:
Can't load firmware file “bnx2/bnx2-mips-09-6.2.1a.fw” SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
dmesg | grep bnx2
it recognises my 4 interfaces mentioning the old ethX naming and in the end:
Can't load firmware file “bnx2/bnx2-mips-09-6.2.1a.fw”
shows: my four interfaces with the new naming style: eno1, eno2, enp5s0f0 etc
I have also renamed the main interface in
/etc/network/interfaces to correspond to eno1.
If i do
I get what I would expect from ifconfig under normal situation: the right IP assigned in eno1 (i.e. inet, netmask, etc and all counters for packets and errors are 0)
initially returned 1 path:
/lib/firmware/bnx2/bnx2-mips-09-6.2.1a.fw. I copied this file, along with other bnx2 files, to:
uname -r shows:
mentions; Ubuntu. 16.10, yakkety
I feel quite lost in what options I have. I believe the updated system is not recognising my NIC cards and I do not know what I should do.
Other people give a solution for Red Hat (bnx2: Can't load firmware file "bnx2/bnx2-mips-09-6.2.1b.fw") which involves rebuilding the initramfs image in red Hat, but not sure whether this is the direction I should take or how this can be done in Ubuntu. Any help greatly appreciated.