3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 13, 2019 5:09 AM by JaapHoetmer

    ESXi 6.7 U3 Receive Length errors

    JaapHoetmer Novice

      While monitoring one of our hosts we noticed network interface errors. Checked cabling but no problems found. Checked NIC stats and the errors are 'receive length errors' only. Tried updating the BIOS and NIC driver, to no avail.


      Stats of the NIC after rebooting, receive length errors are slowly increasing:

      [root@rdcvms01:~] esxcli network nic stats get -n vmnic0

      NIC statistics for vmnic0

         Packets received: 177327

         Packets sent: 494927

         Bytes received: 30356313

         Bytes sent: 662112740

         Receive packets dropped: 0

         Transmit packets dropped: 0

         Multicast packets received: 5267

         Broadcast packets received: 8459

         Multicast packets sent: 503

         Broadcast packets sent: 1274

         Total receive errors: 1877

        Receive length errors: 1877

         Receive over errors: 0

         Receive CRC errors: 0

         Receive frame errors: 0

         Receive FIFO errors: 0

         Receive missed errors: 0

         Total transmit errors: 0

         Transmit aborted errors: 0

         Transmit carrier errors: 0

         Transmit FIFO errors: 0

         Transmit heartbeat errors: 0

         Transmit window errors: 0



      Host: Proliant ML350 Gen10, latest SPP

      HPE Customized Image ESXi 6.7.0 Update 2 version 670.U2.10.4.1

      Updated with ESXi 6.7 U3

      Single NIC in use at present.

      Updated Intel NIC driver to the latest version: Download VMware vSphere , no change in status, errors still increasing.

      Switch is a HPE 1920s, no errors seen on any of the interfaces.

      All interfaces and connections are set to standard MTU size (1500).


      Anyone has seen this before?


      P.s this person has the same issue, and hasn't found a solution either:

      Receive Length Errors on Host NIC : vmware


      Thanks for any tips!