Intel 10Gb on VMware (AMD) ESX 4.0 intermittent problem

Steven King sking at kingrst.com
Sat Feb 20 05:06:33 CST 2010


Have you applied the ESX patches. I don't run ESX, but ESXi, and there
was a firmware patch that addressed some networking issues on Linux
systems. Might give that a try if you have not already.

On 2/19/10 3:52 PM, LEdouard Louis wrote:
> Has anyone experience problems using Intel 10 Gb NIC on VMware (AMD) ESX
> 4.0?
>
>  
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> Some VM's are experiencing intermittent network drop issues even though
> the actual VM is online.  The VM are unable to ping out or respond to
> ping and sometime unable to ping VM-to-Vm on the same physical server.
>
> The problem is only on some VM's on the same ESX host.  We move the vms
> to another ESX 4.0 with same Intel 10 GB card, the problem is resolve,
> but return days later with same VM at new location.
>
>  
>
> The Intel 10 GB has VMDQ features was not sure if that is part of the
> problem.
>
>  
>
> Thanks in advance
>
> --Louis
>
>   

-- 
Steve King

Network Engineer - Liquid Web, Inc.
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CompTIA Linux+ Certified Professional
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