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Dom0 network connectivity lost

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Environment

Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
Xen
Broadcom NIC (bnx2 driver)

Situation

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.

Resolution

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.

Disclaimer

This Support Knowledgebase provides a valuable tool for NetIQ/Novell/SUSE customers and parties interested in our products and solutions to acquire information, ideas and learn from one another. Materials are provided for informational, personal or non-commercial use within your organization and are presented "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

  • Document ID:3250346
  • Creation Date:15-OCT-07
  • Modified Date:27-APR-12
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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