Several error messages about ixgbe driver on T4-2 servers (Doc ID 1622880.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 01, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 1/13 U11 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 Customer opened this service request because several T4-2 servers were showing the below error messages,

Jan 10 03:12:33 hc001xw8 ixgbe: [ID 611667 kern.info] NOTICE: ixgbe0: link down
Jan 10 03:17:29 hc001xw8 ixgbe: [ID 611667 kern.info] NOTICE: ixgbe1: link down
Jan 10 03:17:29 hc001xw8 ixgbe: [ID 611667 kern.info] NOTICE: ixgbe0: link down
Jan 10 03:17:34 hc001xw8 ixgbe: [ID 611667 kern.info] NOTICE: ixgbe1: link down
Jan 10 03:17:34 hc001xw8 ixgbe: [ID 611667 kern.info] NOTICE: ixgbe0: link down
Jan 10 03:20:41 hc001xw8 last message repeated 1 time
Jan 10 03:20:41 hc001xw8 ixgbe: [ID 611667 kern.info]

 

These interfaces were not used in the system,

Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 s10s_u10wos_17b SPARC
Kernel version: SunOS 5.10 Generic 147440-27

 

lo0: flags=2001000849<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4,VIRTUAL> mtu 8232 index 1
inet 127.0.0.1 netmask ff000000
igb0: flags=1000843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 2
inet x.y.z.w netmask fffffe00 broadcast x.y.w.255
ether A:B:C:D:E:F
vsw0: flags=9000842<BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4,NOFAILOVER> mtu 1500 index 3
inet x.y.w.18 netmask fffffe00 broadcast x.y.w.255
groupname sc_ipmp0
ether L:K:J:I:H:G

 

the vswitches were not configured with either,

VSW|name=unix-gold-vsw0|nclients=10|mac-addr=00:14:4f:f9:d2:15|net-dev=nxge0|dev=switch@0|default-vlan-id=119|pvid=119|vid=121,107|mode=|mtu=1500|linkprop=|inter-vnet-link=on|id=0
VSW|name=unix-gold-vsw1|nclients=10|mac-addr=00:14:4f:f9:2e:8b|net-dev=nxge2|dev=switch@1|default-vlan-id=119|pvid=119|vid=121,107|mode=|mtu=1500|linkprop=|inter-vnet-link=on|id=1

 

Cause

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