07-26-2012 08:30 AM
I have three identical 380 Gen8s with the 331FLR as well as a quad port 1GbE PCIe NIC (NC365T). Every single one of the 331FLR ports is very sensitive to even the slightest movement of cable. I have to jiggle each connection till it is just right, else the port only trains to 100Mbps if it connects at all.
I have 2 different switch brands and I have replaced cables (all manufactured Cat6 patches with plain ends). The issue is the same no matter what I connect to. The NC365T on the other hand has been nearly perfect and links up reliably every time.
Has anyone else seen this? I don't want to add in another round of NC365Ts just to resolve a simple layer 1 issue.