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Procurve 2848 link drops randomly

Fletcher Cocquyt_1
Occasional Visitor

Procurve 2848 link drops randomly

Hello, we have replaced this switch once already (on June 4) - we are still seeing the gig link dropping randomly and simultaneously on two Sun Solaris 9 servers.

The firmware is I.07.32

The two servers are the only machines on the switch and the fact they log simultaneous outages tells me the switch is to blame.

Wondering what the solution might be ? try another replacement switch?
Here are the logs from the Solaris 9 servers (fully patched) - sho log on the switch does not show anything relevant - just time adjustments :
/var/adm/messages.3:May 13 02:22:58 irt-app-01-new bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link down
/var/adm/messages.3:May 13 02:24:19 irt-app-01-new bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link up 1000Mbps Full-Duplex
/var/adm/messages.2:May 24 16:53:53 irt-app-01-new bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link down
/var/adm/messages.2:May 24 16:55:18 irt-app-01-new bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link up 1000Mbps Full-Duplex
/var/adm/messages.2:May 24 23:36:46 irt-app-01-new bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link down
/var/adm/messages.2:May 24 23:38:07 irt-app-01-new bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link up 1000Mbps Full-Duplex
/var/adm/messages.1:May 28 11:09:54 irt-app-01 bge: [ID 801725 kern.info] NOTICE: bge0: link up 1000Mbps Full-Duplex (initialised)
/var/adm/messages.1:May 28 11:59:28 irt-app-01 bge: [ID 801725 kern.info] NOTICE: bge0: link up 1000Mbps Full-Duplex (initialised)
/var/adm/messages.1:May 29 02:23:18 irt-app-01 bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link down
/var/adm/messages.1:May 29 02:24:39 irt-app-01 bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link up 1000Mbps Full-Duplex
/var/adm/messages.0:Jun 1 11:48:40 irt-app-01 bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link down
/var/adm/messages.0:Jun 1 11:50:00 irt-app-01 bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link up 1000Mbps Full-Duplex
/var/adm/messages.0:Jun 4 14:12:10 irt-app-01 bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link down
/var/adm/messages.0:Jun 4 14:12:18 irt-app-01 bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link up 1000Mbps Full-Duplex
/var/adm/messages.0:Jun 5 14:48:04 irt-app-01 bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link down
/var/adm/messages.0:Jun 5 14:49:24 irt-app-01 bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link up 1000Mbps Full-Duplex
/var/adm/messages:Jun 8 07:37:59 irt-app-01 bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link down
/var/adm/messages:Jun 8 07:39:19 irt-app-01 bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link up 1000Mbps Full-Duplex
/var/adm/messages:Jun 10 04:18:17 irt-app-01 bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link down
/var/adm/messages:Jun 10 04:19:37 irt-app-01 bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link up 1000Mbps Full-Duplex

/var/adm/messages.3:May 13 02:22:58 irt-app-02-new bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link down
/var/adm/messages.3:May 13 02:24:19 irt-app-02-new bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link up 1000Mbps Full-Duplex
/var/adm/messages.2:May 24 16:53:53 irt-app-02-new bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link down
/var/adm/messages.2:May 24 16:55:17 irt-app-02-new bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link up 1000Mbps Full-Duplex
/var/adm/messages.2:May 24 23:36:46 irt-app-02-new bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link down
/var/adm/messages.2:May 24 23:38:07 irt-app-02-new bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link up 1000Mbps Full-Duplex
/var/adm/messages.1:May 28 12:02:17 irt-app-02 bge: [ID 801725 kern.info] NOTICE: bge0: link up 1000Mbps Full-Duplex (initialised)
/var/adm/messages.1:May 29 02:23:18 irt-app-02 bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link down
/var/adm/messages.1:May 29 02:24:39 irt-app-02 bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link up 1000Mbps Full-Duplex
/var/adm/messages.0:Jun 1 11:48:40 irt-app-02 bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link down
/var/adm/messages.0:Jun 1 11:50:01 irt-app-02 bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link up 1000Mbps Full-Duplex
/var/adm/messages.0:Jun 4 14:10:50 irt-app-02 bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link down
/var/adm/messages.0:Jun 4 14:10:56 irt-app-02 bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link up 1000Mbps Full-Duplex
/var/adm/messages.0:Jun 5 14:48:04 irt-app-02 bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link down
/var/adm/messages.0:Jun 5 14:49:24 irt-app-02 bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link up 1000Mbps Full-Duplex
/var/adm/messages:Jun 8 07:37:59 irt-app-02 bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link down
/var/adm/messages:Jun 8 07:39:20 irt-app-02 bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link up 1000Mbps Full-Duplex
/var/adm/messages:Jun 10 04:18:17 irt-app-02 bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link down
/var/adm/messages:Jun 10 04:19:37 irt-app-02 bge: [ID 801593 kern.notice] NOTICE: bge0: link up 1000Mbps Full-Duplex


thanks for any help!

fletch @ med.stanford.edu
4 REPLIES
Daveee
Advisor

Re: Procurve 2848 link drops randomly

this could also be caused by a bad cable,and is the linkspeed set to autodetect on those servers or are they set manualy?

regards.
SCOOTER
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Procurve 2848 link drops randomly

Hi fletch,

The log looks fine to me there is no toggeling, looks like normal restart / reboot / re-connect.

Have you never rebooted the Solaris or the switch during the dates in the logfile?

What is the uptime of the switch?

Have you tried fixing both the port on the switch and the Solaris box on 1000FDX?

What do the switchlogs look like?

Is the Solaris box connected to an RJ45 or a mini-Gbic? Waht kind of cable are you using?

Regards,

SCOOTER
Fletcher Cocquyt_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: Procurve 2848 link drops randomly

This is from our network admin:

I just talked to HP tech support. The switch is crashing and restarting
itself. They are currently testing a software fix for this problem. They
hope to get me the new software in the next couple of weeks.

This will be a patch update to I.07.32

Thanks,

Fletch.
SCOOTER
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Procurve 2848 link drops randomly

Hi Fletch,

Ok, then I know what bug we are talking about ;)

Regards,

SCOOTER