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Firmware upgrade Stand-Alone C-Blade network issues

Hello,

I recently upgraded my Stand-Alone C22 M3 blade from version 1.5.5 to version 2.0(3d)
The VIC 1225  got firmware version 4.0(1b) (old version 2.2(1b))

After the upgrade using the Host Upgrade Utility I removed all old drivers and installed the newest versions.
so far so good, but almost immediately i noticed very poor basic nateworking.

  • DNS lookups fails
  • pings got lost
  • tracerts can be instant or take forever to complete

We use this blade as a commvault backup server and both VIC 1225 Nics are in a LACP team (Status is Active)
on the host switch Nexus 5548UP there is a FC interface bind to the network interface so we have our backup libaries available on the host
 

Only if i keep pinging the servers i want to backup the network connection stays stable, otherwise backups will fail.
after downgrading the firmware of the vic back to 2.2(1b) everything went to normal again.

is there any explanation for this? known bug?

 

Thanks,

Ivo 

 

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You also have a etherchannel

You also have a etherchannel configured on your nexus 5K, isn't it right?

Take a look at the logging messages and try to find a MAC_FLAPPING message related to the servers MAC addresses.

Also check out this bug: https://tools.cisco.com/bugsearch/bug/CSCuf65032.

It was corrected on the version 2.22(1b) (your old one), but it may be back on the 4.0(1b).

Try to apply the workaround suggested and see if it works.

Cheers,

Kauy Gabriel.

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Hi Ivo.That loss of

Hi Ivo.

That loss of connectivity might be related with the OS.

Have you checked for updates on the OS' NIC drivers after upgrading? 

If you also have a NIC teaming I would recommend you to recreate that too.

Cheers,

Kauy Gabriel.

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Hi Kauy,I tried the drivers

Hi Kauy,

I tried the drivers windows update recommended me (very old (2013)), no improvement
I tried different versions from the cisco site, no improvement

Recreating the NIC Team with all possible configurations LACP, Static Switch and Independent Switch, no improvement.

the only thing that helped was downgrading the VIC firmware

Kind regards,

Ivo

New Member

You also have a etherchannel

You also have a etherchannel configured on your nexus 5K, isn't it right?

Take a look at the logging messages and try to find a MAC_FLAPPING message related to the servers MAC addresses.

Also check out this bug: https://tools.cisco.com/bugsearch/bug/CSCuf65032.

It was corrected on the version 2.22(1b) (your old one), but it may be back on the 4.0(1b).

Try to apply the workaround suggested and see if it works.

Cheers,

Kauy Gabriel.

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Hi Kauy, I didn't find any

Hi Kauy,

 

I didn't find any MAC_FLAPPING messages, but the bug fits the description. eth0 does have the mac address of the teamed NIC. I will try and test it later this month.

Thank you for your helping out.


Kind regards,

Ivo

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