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You are commenting using your Twitter account. It was also recommended that we can use beacon probing on the vswitches as a way to failover to other when the pNIC stops passing traffic to the network. I spoke to VMware support today who mentioned broadcom or the hardware provider in our case Dell would need to be contacted. You need to enable security on this component, as it could expose confidential information see Allowing User Impersonation. For example, the preceding command applies if you have 4 tg3 NICs, which can be verified using the esxcfg-nics –list command. This article helped but additional information was required to resolve my issue. According to VMware it is a Broadcom driver issue.

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Will be interesting to see when Broadcom will finally release a fix. Broadcom say that a new ESX 4. I talked to a VMware tech a 2 days ago and he said Broadcom updated the ticket that VMware has with them about this issue.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Did this article help you? Reboot host VMware and Broadcom are currently working on this, more info when I vmwage it. NetQ remove RX filter: For 10 GB network adapters connecting to a 1 GB switch, the switch interface should be left to auto negotiate.


The cause of the problem was to do with the de-allocation of NetQueues in high network traffic conditions. Am installing it now. We use cookies for advertising, social media and analytics purposes. Copy To Clipboard copy external link to clipboard copied! Was quite hard to find the download for this. What makes you worried that the problem might still occur vmwar NetQueue being disabled?

I have a new Dell R that has 2 nic ports out of commission because of this issue. NetQ set RX Filter: There is now a VMware KB article about this which details the above workaround.

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I spoke to VMware support today who mentioned broadcom or the hardware provider in our case Dell would need to be broadcoj. KB article addressing the issue but no mention of new driver: You are commenting using your Facebook account. NetQueue can only be disabled on third-party async versions of the tg3 driver. Ensure to contact and confirm with your hardware vendor before upgrading to the driver versions mentioned in this article.


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Because I read some documents about netqueue for vmware, I understand it not enable default for ethernet NICs. The aforementioned NIC models are the most commonly broarcom but this issue can occur with any NIC that uses the tg3 driver.

Glad i foudn this thread. Post was not bfoadcom – check your email addresses! View the contents of the esx. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

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RX NetQ allocated on 1 T Under Softwareclick Advanced Settings. Seems that there is a updated driver for vSphere 4. No, the advice is still to disable NetQueue as per above. Or you might have been unlucky with who you spoke to. The de-allocation sequence has been modified to resolve the issue. I had this brozdcom issue with HP Gen8 servers using the s.