certain ixgbe interfaces do not auto-negotiate to gigabit speed with some switches (Doc ID 1612145.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 12, 2016

Applies to:

Sun Server X3-2 - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Server X3-2L - Version Not Applicable and later
Solaris Operating System - Version 10 9/10 U9 and later
SPARC T5-2 - Version All Versions and later
Sun Server X4-2 - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 09-Apr-2015***

Symptoms

Some on-board ixgbe interfaces on certain x86 and SPARC systems are reported not to link up with 1 Gbit/s speed even if the switch advertizes it. The link is down or the Auto-negotiated link speed stays at 100 Mbit/s instead. This was seen in conjunction with certain switch models.

Changes

The symptom was reported with

Cause

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