rcxend status breaks network setup on SLES10SP2 VM on Hyper-V

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 2
Microsoft 2008 Server with Hyper-V


Running 'rcxend status' on SLES10SP2 as guest VM on Microsoft Server 2008 with Hyper-V causes the first ethernet device to get renamed and lose network connectivity. /var/log/messages show entries like the following:
Apr  2 11:11:09 sles10sp-w2k8 kernel: Bridge firewalling registered
Apr  2 11:12:06 sles10sp-w2k8 ifup:     tmpbridge 
Apr  2 11:12:06 sles10sp-w2k8 ifup:               No configuration found for tmpbridge
Apr  2 11:12:06 sles10sp-w2k8 ifdown:     seth0     
Apr  2 11:12:06 sles10sp-w2k8 ifdown:     seth0     configuration: eth-id-00:15:5d:42:09:02
Apr  2 11:12:07 sles10sp-w2k8 kernel: seth0 renamed to pseth0
Apr  2 11:12:07 sles10sp-w2k8 kernel: tmpbridge renamed to seth0
Apr  2 11:12:07 sles10sp-w2k8 kernel: device pseth0 entered promiscuous mode
Apr  2 11:12:07 sles10sp-w2k8 ifup:     seth0     
Apr  2 11:12:07 sles10sp-w2k8 ifup:               No configuration found for seth0
Apr  2 11:12:17 sles10sp-w2k8 kernel: pseth0: no IPv6 routers present


An update addressing this issue has been released. Please use the online update to patch the related packages to at least version 3.2.0_16718_24-0.4 of XEN.

Additional Information

The 'rcxend status' command is triggered by e.g. 'yast2 runlevel' or 'supportconfig' command.


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  • Document ID:7002902
  • Creation Date: 03-Apr-2009
  • Modified Date:05-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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