When using Emulex 10G NIC's for iSCSI, the card intermittently goes suddenly offline and prints "(beiscsi_async_link_state_process():235):Link Down on Physical Port X"

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Issue

  • When using an Emulex card that utilizes the beiscsi module for iSCSI traffic, the link will intermittently go offline and print the message "(beiscsi_async_link_state_process():235):Link Down on Physical Port X" where Port X is the physical port on the system.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

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