OVM, OL: Checking The Health Of An Ethernet Cable Using "$ cat /sys/class/net/ethX/carrier" Produces Error: "Invalid argument" (Doc ID 2149639.1)

Last updated on JUNE 23, 2016

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.9 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.39] and later
Private Cloud Appliance - Version 2.0.5 and later
Oracle VM - Version 3.3.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When attempting to check the health of network interfaces, the following error is being seen:

 

Changes

 N/A

Cause

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