Exalytics OVM Server /var/log/messages Shows Repeated Messages like "kernel: Qlcnic 0000:e0:00.0: Link State Down" (Doc ID 2110977.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 28, 2017

Applies to:

Exalytics In-Memory Machine X4-4 - Version All Versions and later
Oracle Exalytics Software - Version 1.0.0.3.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

The Linux global system messages file /var/log/messages on DOM0 on Virtualized Exalytics Server is full of these messages:

Dec 13 05:42:44 srv-xxx-x kernel: qlcnic 0000:a0:00.0: link state down
Dec 13 05:42:44 srv-xxx-x kernel: qlcnic 0000:a0:00.1: link state down
Dec 13 05:42:44 srv-xxx-x kernel: qlcnic 0000:e0:00.0: link state down
Dec 13 05:42:44 srv-xxx-x kernel: qlcnic 0000:e0:00.1: link state down
Dec 13 05:43:14 srv-xxx-x kernel: qlcnic 0000:a0:00.0: link state down
Dec 13 05:43:14 srv-xxx-x kernel: qlcnic 0000:a0:00.1: link state down

No other networking issues or errors are observed on the Server.


What do these messages mean and can we ignore them?
 

Solution

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