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netif.excessLinkInterrupts errors on down port

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Applies to

  • FAS8040
  • FAS8200
  • ONTAP 9.1

Issue

netif.excessLinkInterrupts on unused down port without "total discards" counter increasing.

Example:

  • Warning message:

Netif.excesslinkinterrupts: excessive link status change occurred on network interface e0b

  • Command: sysconfig -a show the port is unused with an empty transceiver:

 e0b MAC Address:    00:00:00:00:00:00 (auto-10g_sr-fd-down)
      SFP Vendor:         AVAGO
      SFP Part Number:    AFBR-709SMZ-NA3
      SFP Serial Number:  AD00000000

      

  • the port "Total discards" did not increase from command: ifstat -a:

-- interface  e0b  (246 days, 19 hours, 50 minutes, 59 seconds) --

RECEIVE
 Frames/second:       0  | Bytes/second:        0  | Errors/minute:       0
 Discards/minute:     0  | Total frames:        0  | Total bytes:         0
 Total errors:        0  | Total discards:      0  | Multi/broadcast:     0
 No buffers:          0  | Non-primary u/c:     0  | L2 terminate:        0
 Tag drop:            0  | Vlan tag drop:       0  | Vlan untag drop:     0
 Vlan forwards:       0  | CRC errors:          0  | Runt frames:         0
 Fragment:            0  | Long frames:         0  | Jabber:              0
 Error symbol:        0  | Illegal symbol:      0  | Bus overruns:        0
 Queue drop:          0  | Xon:                 0  | Xoff:                0
 Jumbo:               0  | JMBuf RxFrames:      0  | JMBuf DrvCopy:       0
TRANSMIT
 Frames/second:       0  | Bytes/second:        0  | Errors/minute:       0
 Discards/minute:     0  | Total frames:        0  | Total bytes:         0
 Total errors:        0  | Total discards:      0  | Multi/broadcast:     0
 Queue overflows:     0  | No buffers:          0  | Xon:                 0
 Xoff:                0  | Jumbo:               0  | TSO non-TCP drop:    0
 Split hdr drop:      0  | Pktlen:              0  | Timeout:             0
 Timeout1:            0  | Stray Cluster Pk:    0

 

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