Displaying Network Interface Status
To display detailed information about a member’s network interfaces, click:
Members > member_name > Network tab
The Member Network window appears (Figure 14: Member Network), displaying detailed information about the network interfaces.
The Status of Network Interfaces panel shows the following information:
- Operational status. This is the current status of the network interface and can be up (operational, connected to a functioning network, configured with an IP address and subnet mask, and enabled) or down (not operational, not connected to a functioning network, not configured with an IP address or subnet mask, or disabled).
- Requested status. This is set by administrative action and can be enabled or disabled.
Note that if the operational status is down, but the requested status is enabled, identify and correct the error.
- Speed. Ensure that the interface speed is as expected.
- MTU size. Each interface automatically determines the path MTU size. You can set the Ethernet frame size on an iSCSI initiator.
- Packet errors. A few packet errors may not indicate a problem. A large number of packet errors should be investigated and may indicate a network problem.
Note: If a port or network interface fails or if a large number of packet errors occur, you may be able to regain network connectivity by moving the cable connection to a functioning network interface port.