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BriX 4th January 2008 23:50

VMWare Server on Debian Etch Link is down/up
 
I have a fresh install of vmware server on debian etch using howto.
The problem is after a while the network stops working.

dmesg output on host machine reveals this:

Quote:

skge eth1: Link is down.
skge eth1: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex, flow control tx and rx
skge eth1: Link is down.
skge eth1: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex, flow control tx and rx
skge eth1: Link is down.
skge eth1: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex, flow control tx and rx
skge eth1: disabling interface
bridge-eth1: disabling the bridge
device eth1 left promiscuous mode
audit(1199479745.046:3): dev=eth1 prom=0 old_prom=256 auid=4294967295
bridge-eth1: disabled promiscuous mode
bridge-eth1: down
/etc/init.d/networking restart brings the network up again
I checked the NIC in the host, the network switch and cable.
Any idea how to stop the link from going down?
TIA

falko 5th January 2008 15:33

Did you have the same problem before you installed VMware Server?

tfunky 5th January 2008 21:13

I had the same problem with the NICs built into a HP DL385 when I installed Etch and Vmware server 1.04.

I wound up swapping NICS (even the the built in NICs worked great until VMWare went on)

I dropped in USR 10/100/1000 Nics and haven't had the problem sense.

It's not necessarily sound trouble shooting, but at least you know of one workaround :)

BriX 8th January 2008 23:31

The problem started after vmware server was installed.

Thanks tfunky but I've replaced the NIC once already and the problem still exists. If all else fails I will consider buying some USR NICs then.


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