Multicast packets were not sent unless snoop was running when using ixgbevf on Sparc T5-2 (Doc ID 2110147.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 24, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 10 3/05 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 10.0]
Sun SPARC Sun OS
Multicast packets were not sent unless snoop was running.

Symptoms

Customer has a network configuration that uses optical network interface cards.
In the past, during installation, they could not synchronize the DHCP servers. The application had communication error, even with the machine normally responding connectivity tests on the network (ping).
To integrate application modules they had to leave a "snoop -r multicast" capturing packets on Solaris and services were synchronized.

Cause

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