ixgbe interface faulted because of message "Problem: Network adapter has been stopped because it has overheated" (Doc ID 1642066.1)

Last updated on JULY 11, 2017

Applies to:

SPARC M5-32 - Version All Versions and later
SPARC M6-32 - Version All Versions and later
SPARC T5-2 - Version All Versions and later
SPARC T5-4 - Version All Versions and later
SPARC T5-8 - Version All Versions and later
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Affected are all Network Interface PCIe Cards or onboard interfaces that use the Intel Twinville 10G X540 dual Ethernet controller:

Dual 10-Gigabit Ethernet Base-T PCIe Gen2 PN 7014776 / 7070006
Dual 10-Gigabit Base-T PCIe 2.0 ExpressModule PN 7014780 / 7069995

Symptoms

System reports a fault for the mother board (network interface is on mother board) or the PCIe card (network interface is a PCIe) card.

 

Changes

 A network cable is installed but the interface is not yet configured / in use.

Cause

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