6.89 QLogic cLOM8214 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet NIC Initializes with Link State Down

On some systems, such as the HP ProLiant DL980 G7 server, the QLogic cLOM8214 1/10GbE NIC initializes with link state down.

Workaround: To work around this problem install the qlcnic driver module with the option "use_msix=0". To do this, create the file /etc/modprobe.d/qlcnic.conf and ensure that it contains the following line:

options qlcnic use_msi_x=0

For the change to take effect, you should reboot the server. To temporarily disable the option for the module without rebooting, you can perform the following steps:

# ifconfig ethx down
# rmmod qlcnic
# modprobe qlcnic use_msi_x=0

Bug 15865548 and 18072952