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Dom0 network connectivity lost

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10


In the Xen Dom0 ("host") environment, the network settings appears normal, but a Broadcom ethernet interface (driven by the bnx2 driver) stops working(for example, the gateway can no longer be pinged) when a DomU ("guest") is in use or is rebooted.


Update to Service Pack 1 or newer.

Additional Information

As of Service Pack 1, the kernel includes an updated Broadcom driver which addresses this issue by working around a firmware bug with the Broadcom NIC.

Refer to TID 7000387 - How to update to SLES/SLED 10 SP2 or TID 3509359 - How to update to SLES/SLED 10 SP1 for details on the update procedure to bring an installation to a newer Service Pack level.



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  • Document ID:3250346
  • Creation Date: 15-Oct-2007
  • Modified Date:16-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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