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Exadata - Ethernet NIC Speed is 100Mb/s Instead of 1000MB/s or Higher (Doc ID 2467010.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.32] and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

An Ethernet NIC is showing a speed of 100Mb/s instead of the higher speed that the NIC is capable of (i.e. - 1000Mb/s, 10000Mb/s, etc).  For example:

The Ethernet cable used by the NIC has been tested and no faults were found.

The NIC is connected to a port on the switch that supports and is configured to use the higher speeds supported by the NIC.

 

Cause

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