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Network port down after ONTAP upgrade with switch running CISCO NXOS 9.3(8)

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • ONTAP upgrade
  • Switchless configuration
  • CISCO NXOS  9.3(8)


  • After ONTAP upgrade data port e0e is down. Port e0e is connected to CISCO switch
sysconfig -a
slot 0: 1G/10G Ethernet Controller CNA EP 8324
(Multiple Dual-port, QLogic CNA 8324(8362) rev. 2)
e0e MAC Address: 00:a0:98:xx:xx:xx (auto-unknown-fd-down)
e0f MAC Address: 02:a0:98:xx:xx:xx (auto-10g_twinax-fd-up)
e0c MAC Address: 00:a0:98:xx:xx:xx (auto-unknown-fd-down)
e0d MAC Address: 00:a0:98:xx:xx:xx (auto-unknown-fd-down)
Device Type: EP8324N
Firmware Version:
  • Port remains down after cable/SFP reseat on both ends

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