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Does anyone know how SmartLink works?

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Does anyone know how SmartLink works?

Mark had a customer question on SmartLink and how it works:




Does anyone know how SmartLink works?


Is it just monitoring carrier detect, or does it test in some way for vLAN ‘operational’?


We have a customer where the physical uplinks do not appear to be disconnecting (according to the switches), but some of the servers are seeing the vNICs go down.




Lionel responded:




SmartLink only monitors VC uplinks state. This is not a per VLAN monitoring.


From the VC interface you can easily identify when SmartLink has been triggered because the FlexNIC would show as “Not Linked/Smart Link” status :







Other comments or questions?