• Network connection randomly drops out

    • Closed Minor

    The network connection for my server running 6.9.0 RC2 randomly drops and the only way to reestablish it is by rebooting the server.


    There are instances where it seems the server is running fine for days/weeks, but then I have to do something that requires a reboot and I have to reboot several times hoping the network connection won't drop out.


    I think it has something to do with this warning regarding a firmware error in the syslog:


    'Feb 15 21:29:59 NAS kernel: ixgbe 0000:07:00.0: Warning firmware error detected FWSM: 0xFFFFFFFF'




    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments

    I'm not experiencing the issue anymore, but I'm not quite sure what caused it to stop. It could be related to the fact that I removed a second, unnecessary link from my hba to my netapp ds4246 the might have been causing weird issues to occur. It could also have something to do with upgrading to 6.9.0 stable. I had googled around initially and saw a few posts like the one you linked and sort of guessed that it something funky going on with drivers in the newer kernel, but could never confirm the actual cause.

    Link to comment

    Join the conversation

    You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
    Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

    Add a comment...

    ×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

      Only 75 emoji are allowed.

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

    ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Status Definitions


    Open = Under consideration.


    Solved = The issue has been resolved.


    Solved version = The issue has been resolved in the indicated release version.


    Closed = Feedback or opinion better posted on our forum for discussion. Also for reports we cannot reproduce or need more information. In this case just add a comment and we will review it again.


    Retest = Please retest in latest release.

    Priority Definitions


    Minor = Something not working correctly.


    Urgent = Server crash, data loss, or other showstopper.


    Annoyance = Doesn't affect functionality but should be fixed.


    Other = Announcement or other non-issue.