can you disable the interface to check wether or not the interface is broken?
(and having the interface disabled prease check if the interface ip is still available- i have seen ip conflicts cause similar problems)
its on 3 array's that means 6 controllers which all have the problem. So i dont see how will help...
I have gone through your comments and this look like more of a storage array (DELL Equallogic) issue and not releated to VMware ESX. What kind of error message you are seeing? Does that affect any of the function on ESX against the datastore from this array?
You also mentioned that you have enabled hardware acceleration (VAAI) on the storage array. Please confirm that you are running a VAAI supported firmware version on this storage array.
Some EQLs reporting Packet Errors when they connected to (Broadcom based) PowerConnect switches and when the ESX VMKs configurated for using jumbo frames (MTU=9000).
We have a mix environment with PS6010XV (10GbE) and PS4000X (1GbE). If the PS4000 is connected to a PC8024F by using one of the copper based 10000Base-T the ESX hosts went totally mad and the Ethernet Ports reporting Packet errors and the yellow warning pops up. The problem went away when the unit is connected to a PC6248 OR when using standard MTU of 1500 bytes per frame.
Dell have confirmed that there is a problem... but they havent decided yet on which site is the root of the evil (broadcom or EQL). So stay tuned.......
thanks, do you have errors on both array`s?
Which version of the firmware are you running?
I started to get the errors after i upgraded to 5.
No, only with the PS4000 and never on the PS6010. We where already on v5.0.2 for some time and have upgraded to 5.0.4 three weeks ago. In the same step we upgraded the firmware we move the PS4000 to a new location which used the PC8024F and not the PC5448 anymore. So i cant say if the problems also exist with the older firmware or not.
The PS4000 with 5.0.4 works fine with our PC62xx because these are the frondend switches for legacy servers and the clients.
I'm experiencing the same issue. Running a completely new environment with ESX 4.1 Update 1, EqualLogic PS4000, (2) PowerEdge R710 servers, and (2) PowerConnect 62xx switches together in a stack. Using Intel 82576 NICS for connection to the SAN. (two ports per server) I've already tried different cables, ports, and even failed over to a completely different EqualLogic controller. Getting a small number of packet errors and they are occurring on both eth0 & eth1 on the EqualLogic. Has anyone been able to resolve their issues?
did you open a case with the eql team? Its a know problem with no solution yet.
No I have not yet, but thanks I will do so. Is it strictly an EqualLogic issue or being caused by the NICs and switches?
i have exchanged cables, switches, nics, servers. As far as i can tell strictly a EQL issue, If you like i can give you my case number which you can use as a reference. Please send me a pm for that....
Have you read this document from equallogic?
I would also recommend you, to upgrade to firmware 5.0.4.
Its not a config error.
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Verzonden: maandag 11 april 2011 10:51
Aan: IT creation | Hans de Jongh
vSphere + PowerConnect 62xx + EQL
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I am running firmware 5.0.4 with 3 EQL arrays (1 PS6000X, 2 PS4000X) and just noticed that ETH0 on one of the PS4's is reporting 8 packet errors. Never had this issue ever in my envionment. I am opening a ticket with EQL support and will report back with findings.
vSphere 4.1 (non u1) w. EQL MEM + FW 5.0.4 30 day uptime since controller reboot from last firmware update from 5.0.2 > .4.
I just wanted to respond back and report that I opened a ticket with EQL support and sent them logs from the array. The logs showed no errors or issues at this time and since I have a low number of errors just to ignore them for now. I also did not recieve an answer on if this is a firmware issue or not. Since my support call I only have one more packet error, so I am not too concerned at this time.
Has anyone recieved any more information on their issue?
Update: In case any of you are unaware, EqaulLogic has released a new firmware update, FW 5.0.5. I strongly recommend you all applying it and reporting back if the issues of NIC port errors continues. I am curious as if it will resolve the problems in your environments....I haven't applied the upate yet but have scheduled it to take place next weekend.