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NICS drop on host in ESXi

I have an ESXi 7.0 host that has 4 nics--2 1gb and 2 10gb.  I have a recurring problem where the NICS go to a 'down' state over a 2-3 month period.  Rebooting resets them which leads me to suspect it is a software driver issue.  Using esxcli to mark them 'UP' has no effect.


The hardware is a SYS-5028D-TN4T system.  


I've migrated all the VMs off this host so I can play with it at will.  Anything I should try before just rebooting it?


--Ben




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8/22/2022 - Mon
Carl Webster

Is this a Xeon 12-core CPU server?
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Ben Conner

Actually 8 core, but close.
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU D-1541 @ 2.10GHz
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Ben Conner

Wow.  That's troubling.  Will look for firmware updates and see what I can do.  Thanks for the link, Carl!

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Ben Conner

OMG.  What a precious dog!  He is so cute!
Carl Webster

Thank you. I miss him dearly. His mate, Sophie, is still with us. She is almost 14 and in poor health.
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Ben Conner

I am so sorry.  Been there too many times myself.
Carl Webster

You may want to read this article. I don't know how much help it will be, but worth a read.

Workaround and fix for intermittent Intel X552/X557 10GbE/1GbE network link-down outages on Xeon D-1500 Series​​​
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Ben Conner

Thanks, Carl.  Paul is always a great source if he has covered what you need.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

@Carl, @Ben

nothing really to do with the question, but just catching up, it's so difficult, we've lost two cats in COVID-19, Maltilda in May 2020, and Esther in June 2021, and unfortunately, my "ginger boy Honeybun" Angus (cat), has been ill the last month, and today, because things were getting on top of us, we went for a long walk, and unfortunately on returning home this evening, his heart started to fail.

I still cannot believe he's gone, and will no longer be sitting on my expensive turntable!

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Angus his favorite sitting position! My partner would say "assuming the position!".

So long Angus, I'm really going to miss you!!!
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Ben Conner

Oh Andrew.  I'm so sorry.  I still miss my kitty from 3 years ago.  He was my best bud.  Cried a lot leading up to having to put him down.  So many happy memories...

Carl Webster

Oh man. Sophie is not doing well and I don't think I can emotionally handle it if I had to take her to the vet to have her put down. I was a basket case when Simon died by my side. He has been gone almost two years and I still miss my constant lab buddy.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

Thoughts are with your Carl & Ben

It's so bloody difficult, Angus had a blood clot about 1 month ago, we thought he had broken his leg, jumping down off my expensive turntable!

It's a turntable shelf - bolted to the wall about 6 foot off the ground, thinking he would never get up there, how wrong I was! He was always sleeping on it, I could never play any vinyl!

He always came in my office, when I was recording EE videos, in fact he may be in one I've recently recorded, I may dedicate it to him, when I edit and upload!

Anyway so, in the last month, he was put on human bloody thinners, but we knew, and we treated every day as his last...

sadly slipped away today.

We are devasted by his loss, and last cat to go.

All the best

Andy
Carl Webster

Sophie and Simon grew up with cats. Sophie took after the cats and became a jumper. A couple of weeks ago, she jumped down from my high master bed, landed awkward, and the vet said Sophie tore the tendons in her back right leg and redamaged the ones in her back left leg. She now walks by hopping on her back legs. The vet said since she is almost 14, there was no use in doing the surgery. Not that we would have paid almost $6,000 US dollars to repair her tendons. I treat her very carefully and try to carry her around as much as possible. She stills climbs the 19 steps to my office a few times a day. I hate that because I am sure that must cause her pain.
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Ben Conner

Animals have an amazing pain tolerance.  Had a cat who a vet saved after getting hit by a car.  Crushed her back right hip socket.  Over time she formed what is called a 'false socket'.  I'm sure that was as painful as it sounds.
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Oh.  Years later their office staff confided in me that when I brought the cat in from the injury and they were filling out the paperwork, that was the most difficult admit they'd done to keep from laughing.  Reason?

The cat's name was Curiosity. :)

--Ben