After installing ESX 4.1, the Service Console NIC is set to 100/Half, on what I'm told should be a 100/Full connection. When I try to change it, I get this error: Call "HostNetworkSystem.UpdatePhysicalNicLinkSpeed" for object "networkSystem-55" on vCenter Server "blank.blank.com" failed.
Operation failed, diagnostics report: Operation not permitted: Operation not permitted.
And this is from vmkernel log on host:
Sep 28 10:42:01 vmkernel: 0:18:31:37.343 cpu16:4326)<3>nx_nic[vmnic0]: Setting operations Not permitted
Sep 28 10:45:27 vmkernel: 0:18:35:03.462 cpu4:4100)<4>hpsa0: Device:C0:T0:L0 IllegalRequest.
I am an Aministrator in vCenter.
I'm facing exactly the same issue. I can not change the speed/duplex settings of some network interfaces (ie the one that are on themother board of the servers), while I can do it on the extra nic (PCI card).
Switch ports are all configured on the same way
I'm also running ESXi4.1 with latest fixes.
Have you been able to adress this issue ?
We face the issue only on the Nics part of the motherboard (QLogic base nic).
Others Nic installed on PCI slot work as expected.
PS: Using the lastest driver didn't address the issue
The reason for this issue was an old NX driver for Qlogic NICs.
I used newest driver from HP page: "VMware ESX/ESXi 4.x Driver CD for QLogic Intelligent Ethernet Adapters - v4.0.585 31.Mrz 2011"
Than extracted this ISO (vmware-esx-drivers-net-nx-nic_400.4.0.585-1vmw.2.17.00000.370920.iso) with winrar, copied the ZIP-file from offline-bundle\ntx-nx_nic-4.0.585-164009-offline_bundle-370920.zip to the esxi host and installed it with following command:
/tmp/offline-bundle # esxupdate --bundle=ntx-nx_nic-4.0.585-164009-offline_bundle-370920.zip update
After reboot I was able to change Link/Speed setting on all of vmnic's!
PS: It seems that the nic driver AND the firmware was updated:
~ # ethtool -i vmnic0
~ # ethtool -i vmnic0
qlogic builded up new driver for QLogic adapters:
but if you add this driver to baselines and you will apply to ESX hosts with NetXen HP NC375i adapters, says drivers are updated already...
it seems drivers are only for qlogic adapters and not for netxen...altrought it is the same...
btw. if you configures switch ports speed 1Gbps and full duplex, adapters are fully functional...
just we need 100 full and then you will always get 100 half on your adapters and not full duplex.
and the last threat...if you update NetXen HP NC375i adapters with driver version 4.0.585 your adapters gone from "Network Adapter List"!!! :smileyangry:
so keep your adapters on version 4.0.570.
We are using HP DL580 G7 and HP ESXi 4.1.0. release 381591