10Gb Fiber NIC Unable To Link - transceiver mismatch
(Doc ID 2152988.1)
Last updated on NOVEMBER 02, 2020
Applies to:Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 HW1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Interfaces on a "Dual 10-Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ LP" PCIe NIC card (Niantic, Option X1109A-Z P/N 375-3617 ) were unable to obtain a link with a 10Gb switch.
There was no apparent problem with the dual 10Gb card. It was recognized by the system, and interfaces could be plumbed.
The card was even replaced - and moved to different PCIe slots. Also different fiber cables and switch ports were tried - still no link.
Kstat data revealed evidence of a signal quality issue - for example:
The ixgbe2 instance in this case was the interface primarily being tested .
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