E1000g cards reporting error: Invalid NVM checksum. Please contact the vendor to update the NVM. (Doc ID 1596349.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 30, 2013

Applies to:

Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220 Server - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 E1000g cards was reporting errors in /var/adm/messages file as below:
Oct 30 09:14:49 hostname1 e1000g: [ID 801725 kern.warning] WARNING: pciex8086,105e - e1000g[4] : Invalid NVM checksum. Please contact the vendor to update the NVM.

 

If you try to plumb e1000g4, it gives error as below:

# ifconfig e1000g4 plumb

ifconfig: SIOCSLIFNAME for ip: e1000g4: Invalid argument

Also, at OK prompt, the cards are not being recognized if you run below command:

watch-net-all

 

But /etc/path_to_inst file sees it and Kernel recognizes it. Physically, cards were there in the system.

 

Cause

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