2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 22, 2019 3:13 PM by Tayfun DEGER

    Esxi6.7: Intel X520 - ixgben  Down/Down

    abuzzi Novice

      Hello,

       

      we have some Cisco servers equipped with Intel X520-DA2 card.

      As you can see below the very same server running ESXi 6.5 see the 2x 10GB links active (Up) but as soon as the ESXi get updated to 6.7 the ports get marked as Down.

      Interestingly the activity leds still blink and the switch side still see the connection UP/UP.

      From google search I found that only selected SFP seems to be officially supported yet we had connectivity UP when running 6.5.

       

      Does anyone faced any similiar issue already (and possibly find a workaround to it?) ?

       

      Thx,

      A.

       

      Server model: UCSC-C220-M3L

      NIC card: Intel X520-DA2 10 Gbps 2 port NIC

      NIC card cable: Cisco SFP-H10GB-CU3M

       

      --- 6.5 ---

       

      [root@esxi165:~] vmware -v

      VMware ESXi 6.5.0 build-8294253

      [root@esxi165:~]

      [root@esxi165:~] esxcli network nic list

      Name    PCI Device    Driver  Admin Status  Link Status  Speed  Duplex  MAC Address         MTU  Description

      ------  ------------  ------  ------------  -----------  -----  ------  -----------------  ----  ----------------------------------------------------------------

      vmnic0  0000:01:00.0  igbn    Up            Up            1000  Full    88:5a:92:88:35:8e  1500  Intel Corporation I350 Gigabit Network Connection

      vmnic1  0000:01:00.1  igbn    Up            Up            1000  Full    88:5a:92:88:35:8f  1500  Intel Corporation I350 Gigabit Network Connection

      vmnic2  0000:82:00.0  ixgbe   Up            Up           10000  Full    90:e2:ba:6d:48:7c  1500  Intel Corporation 82599EB 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ Network Connection

      vmnic3  0000:82:00.1  ixgbe   Up            Up           10000  Full    90:e2:ba:6d:48:7d  1500  Intel Corporation 82599EB 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ Network Connection

      [root@esxi165:~]

      [root@esxi165:~] esxcli software vib list | grep ixgbe

      ixgben                         1.4.1-12vmw.650.2.50.8294253          VMW     VMwareCertified   2019-10-15

      net-ixgbe                      3.7.13.7.14iov-20vmw.650.0.0.4564106  VMW     VMwareCertified   2019-10-15

      [root@esxi165:~]

       

       

      --- 6.7 (1) ---

       

      [root@esxi165:~] vmware -v

      VMware ESXi 6.7.0 build-13004448

      [root@esxi165:~] esxcli network nic list

      Name    PCI Device    Driver  Admin Status  Link Status  Speed  Duplex  MAC Address         MTU  Description

      ------  ------------  ------  ------------  -----------  -----  ------  -----------------  ----  ----------------------------------------------------------------

      vmnic0  0000:01:00.0  igbn    Up            Up            1000  Full    88:5a:92:88:35:8e  9000  Intel Corporation I350 Gigabit Network Connection

      vmnic1  0000:01:00.1  igbn    Up            Up            1000  Full    88:5a:92:88:35:8f  1500  Intel Corporation I350 Gigabit Network Connection

      vmnic2  0000:82:00.0  ixgben  Down          Down             0  Half    90:e2:ba:6d:48:7c  1500  Intel Corporation 82599EB 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ Network Connection

      vmnic3  0000:82:00.1  ixgben  Down          Down             0  Half    90:e2:ba:6d:48:7d  1500  Intel Corporation 82599EB 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ Network Connection

      [root@esxi165:~]

      [root@esxi165:~] esxcli software vib list | grep ixgbe

      ixgben                         1.4.1-16vmw.670.1.28.10302608         VMW     VMwareCertified   2019-10-15

      net-ixgbe                      3.7.13.7.14iov-20vmw.670.0.0.8169922  VMW     VMwareCertified   2019-10-15

      [root@esxi165:~]

       

       

      --- 6.7 (2) ---

       

      [root@esxi165:~] vmware -v

      VMware ESXi 6.7.0 build-14320388

      [root@esxi165:~] esxcli network nic list

      Name    PCI Device    Driver  Admin Status  Link Status  Speed  Duplex  MAC Address         MTU  Description

      ------  ------------  ------  ------------  -----------  -----  ------  -----------------  ----  ----------------------------------------------------------------

      vmnic0  0000:01:00.0  igbn    Up            Up            1000  Full    88:5a:92:88:35:8e  9000  Intel Corporation I350 Gigabit Network Connection

      vmnic1  0000:01:00.1  igbn    Up            Up            1000  Full    88:5a:92:88:35:8f  1500  Intel Corporation I350 Gigabit Network Connection

      vmnic2  0000:82:00.0  ixgben  Down          Down             0  Half    90:e2:ba:6d:48:7c  1500  Intel Corporation 82599EB 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ Network Connection

      vmnic3  0000:82:00.1  ixgben  Down          Down             0  Half    90:e2:ba:6d:48:7d  1500  Intel Corporation 82599EB 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ Network Connection

      [root@esxi165:~]

      [root@esxi165:~] esxcli software vib list | grep ixgbe

      ixgben                         1.7.1.16-1vmw.670.3.73.14320388       VMW     VMwareCertified   2019-10-15

      net-ixgbe                      3.7.13.7.14iov-20vmw.670.0.0.8169922  VMW     VMwareCertified   2019-10-15

      [root@esxi165:~]