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vifmgr.cluscheck.crcerrors alerts with ifstat output reporting long frames

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • FAS/AFF platforms


  1. Long frames can be seen in the output of ifstat. Example:

-- interface  e1d  (5 days, 13 hours, 44 minutes, 30 seconds) --
 Total frames:      438k | Frames/second:       1  | Total bytes:     32232k
 Bytes/second:       67  | Total errors:    32047  | Errors/minute:       4 
 Total discards:      0  | Discards/minute:     0  | Multi/broadcast:   561k
 Non-primary u/c:     0  | CRC errors:          0  | Runt frames:         0 
 Long frames:     32047  | Length errors:       0  | Alignment errors:    0 
 No buffer:           0  | Pause:               0  | Jumbo:               0 
 Noproto:             0  | Bus overruns:        0  | LRO segments:        0 

  1. Either of the below events can be logged in EMS, depending on the ONTAP version
    • [Node1: vifmgr: vifmgr.cluscheck.crcerrors:alert]: Port e1d on node Node1 is reporting a high number of observed CRC errors.
    • [Node1: vifmgr: vifmgr.cluscheck.crcerrors:alert]: Port e1d on node Node1 is reporting a high number of observed hardware errors, possibly CRC errors.
    • [Node1: vifmgr: vifmgr.cluscheck.hwerrors:alert]: Port e1d on node Node1 is reporting a high number (at least 1 per 1000 packets) of observed hardware errors (CRC, length, alignment, dropped).
  2. The port is configured with a MTU 1500
  3. On the switch side, the switch port is not receiving any long frame, but transmitting them:

switch# show interface eth0/10
Ethernet0/10 is up
    0 jumbo packets  0 storm suppression bytes
    32047 jumbo packets


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