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ESX 3.0.2 Unused NICs reporting Failure

Andres Bohren
Occasional Visitor

ESX 3.0.2 Unused NICs reporting Failure

Hi all,

We have two ESX Servers with HP Agents 7.80 installed. In Insight Manager and on the SHM the two unused NIC's are reported with the orange Icon. Can i somehow configure the NIC Agents witch Interfaces to monitor?

Thank's Andres
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Michael Felkins
Occasional Advisor

Re: ESX 3.0.2 Unused NICs reporting Failure

I have the same problem with unused HBA ports. Any help or ideas?

Mike
Arnold van Poecke_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: ESX 3.0.2 Unused NICs reporting Failure

I have the same problem.
DL380G5 and NC364T with only 2 ports used, the other ports are reported with link down in HP SIM.
Howto disabled this?
Andres Bohren
Occasional Visitor

Re: ESX 3.0.2 Unused NICs reporting Failure

Even when you shut down the Interface in the Console, the Agent still reporting a failure...

Hope this will be fixed in the next release.

Best Regards
Andres
Paul_627
Frequent Advisor

Re: ESX 3.0.2 Unused NICs reporting Failure

ffrancois
Advisor

Re: ESX 3.0.2 Unused NICs reporting Failure

Hi,



I have the same problem with smh hpmgmt-8.0.0-vmware3x.

2 unused NICs report failure.


Did you found a solution

thx
francois
James Kennedy_4
Trusted Contributor

Re: ESX 3.0.2 Unused NICs reporting Failure

I use the ifconfig command on the console to shut the nic's down.

Type 'ifconfig', it will display all your nics.
Look for the ones that aren't transmitting (TX/RX should be 0)

Then type 'ifconfig nic down' (where nic is the name of the nic)

This seems to work most of the time, but it doesn't hold after a reboot, so I usually have to do them all over again. Luckily VMware hosts are rarely rebooted.
Dana Swanson
Regular Advisor

Re: ESX 3.0.2 Unused NICs reporting Failure

As a work around you can run a normal network cable from one port to another and "fool" the network cards, making them appear to be on a network. The gigabit standard creates a crossover connection when you use a normal non-crossover network cable.

Dana
ffrancois
Advisor

Re: ESX 3.0.2 Unused NICs reporting Failure

Ifconfig nic down works fine for me.

Is someone know how disable this at boot in ESX.

MuhammadN
Occasional Visitor

Re: ESX 3.0.2 Unused NICs reporting Failure

use "ifconfig vmnicX down" -- where X = nic #
Chammond
Occasional Advisor

Re: ESX 3.0.2 Unused NICs reporting Failure

Add the command to /etc/rc.local.

Chris