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Intel NIC physical port remains up when vmnic interface  is explicitly set to down

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Applies to

  • NetApp HCI Compute nodes
  • VMware ESXi 6.5, 6.7, 7.0 U1

Issue

The copper transceiver 1/10GbE led port remains up even when the  vmnic2 / vmnic3 interface in ESXi host is explicitly set to down.
 
esxcli network nic down –n vmnic3

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