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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 14, 2018

Ethernet card type 268C (Virtual) reports incorrect speed

Ethernet card type 268C reports as 1G even though the PHY card served by VIOS is 10G. In the result, monitoring software reports thresholds exceeding 100% when throughput exceeds 1G.


Use Case:

We get alerts when Ethernet usage approaches 1G.


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jul 25, 2018

    The Virtual Ethernet adapter is not directly tied to a physical adapter that is being bridged. It is also not directly limited in bandwidth the same way a physical adapter would be (ie the bandwidth can be more or less than any bridging adapter or aggregation of bridging adapters). In IBM i 7.2 and 7.3 the adapter will show *AUTO instead of 1G. To monitor bandwidth you may want to consider monitoring the bandwidth of the physical adapter in the VIOS.

  • Guest
    Jul 24, 2018

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Virtualization, Cloud
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Large User Group (LUG)

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Hardware
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Large User Group (LUG)