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Event log show error netif.linkErrors

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9.9
  • ONTAP 9.8
  • ONTAP 9.7
  • ONTAP 9.6
  • ONTAP 9.3


  • EMS log report the following error every hour:

[cluster1-01: intr: netif.linkErrors:error]: Excessive link errors on network interface x. Might indicate a bad cable, switch port, or NIC, or that a cable connector is not fully inserted in a socket. On a 10/100 port, might indicate a duplex mismatch.

  • This can be reported for different ports and nodes.
  • Ifstat output can also show increasing synchronized Total and CRC errors:


-- interface  e0b  (3 days, 2 hours, 26 minutes, 34 seconds) --
 Total frames:     1529m  | Frames/second:    5707  | Total bytes:     13273g
 Bytes/second:    49528k  | Total errors:    24795  | Errors/minute:       6
  Total discards:      0  | Discards/minute:     0  | Multi/broadcast: 64771
  Non-primary u/c:     0  | CRC errors:      24795  | Runt frames:         0
  Fragment:            0  | Long frames:         0  | Jabber:              0
  Length errors:       0  | No buffer:           0  | Xon:                 0



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